Radiation-detecting plastic gets ingredient to stay in the clear

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have identified a straightforward change to the formula for radiation-detecting plastic. The change prevents “fogging,” which reduces the lifetime of the plastics used to detect nuclear material transiting through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s radiation detectors.

The change also fits well into existing manufacturing...

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Czech Mayors in Hiding Due to Mystery Russian Poison Plot

Three Czech political figures have gone into hiding after it was believed they were being targeted by a Russian assasin in retaliation for affronts to Moscow. 

It was reported that a Russian man had entered Prague a few weeks ago with an unspecified quantity of ricin in his suitcase, intent on...

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Obituary - Julian Perry Robinson

Professor Julian Perry Robinson, Emeritus Professor at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Sussex University passed away last week. Julian was a legend in CBRN arms control and was always insightful, generous and free with his time. He came from that generation of people that you needed to know nothing...

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Additional Black Hornet Contract for FLIR

FLIR Systems, Inc has won an additional $20.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver its FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will support platoon- and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS)

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NASA-Developed Ventilator Authorized by FDA for Emergency Use

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients today was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the FDA's ventilator Emergency Use Authorization.

Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), the device was developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion...

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Obituary - Marty Malin

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies announced the recent passing of Dr. Martin (Marty) Malin, who served for many years as the Executive Director of the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. Marty was a distinguished scholar on arms control and nonproliferation issues, especially those pertaining...

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DroneShield Release RfPatrol MKII

DroneShield Ltd is pleased to announce the release of the next generation version of its body-worn drone detection device, RfPatrol MKII™.
 
The original RfPatrol™ was released in May 2019, having proven to be a well-regarded product, with purchases by a number of high profile customers around the world.
 
The device is completely...

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Decontaminating N95s with UV

CS Medical is pleased to announce the distribution agreement with AirClean Systems to offer the AirClean UV Light Box.

The UV Light Box is just another example of when collaboration between companies can provide a solution in a time of need. Shortwave UV light has been used for years to...

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Levrum COVID-19 Effects Simulator

Levrum has created a COVID-19 effects simulator to help organizations gauge the impacts of different epidemiology parameters for the pandemic on the organization’s ability to respond, based upon disease incidence progression in the community and the rates of exposure and transmission to operations staff. The simulator has seven parameters to simulate the impact of...

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Riskaware Awarded £2 million DSTL Contract

Riskaware has announced it has been awarded a Digital Marketplace call-off contract worth up to £2 million to provide ongoing support to Dstl’s Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defence programme.

The contract, entitled Software Development & Support of CBRN Modelling and Information Management Systems, will focus on development, modification and updating existing CBRN...

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Russian Land Force to Receive Newest RKhM-8 CBRN Vehicle

The Ministry of Defence announced this month that the Russian Land Force is to receive the newest model of the RKhM-8 CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle this year. 

"The Land Force is set to receive more than 1,500 combat vehicles … including the modern RKhM-6 and RKhM-8 CBRN vehicles," the MoD's press department...

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