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DARPA Award to MIT for Living Foundries: 1000 Molecules

The U.S. Department of Defense has recently awarded the following notable contract related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense or life science research of interest for potential applications in...


North Korea Unveils New Satellite Control Center

Moscow (Sputnik) May 05, 2015 – North Korea will continue developing space technology despite international sanctions, the country’s leader Kim Jong-un said when visiting a newly-built satellite command and control center earlier this week....


Iran nuclear talks to resume May 12 in Vienna: EU

Brussels (AFP) May 5, 2015 – Negotiations seeking a definitive accord on Iran’s nuclear programme will resume on May 12 in Vienna, the European Union and Tehran said Tuesday. EU negotiator Helga Schmid and...


Iran leader tells nuclear team to avoid ‘humiliation’

Tehran (AFP) May 6, 2015 – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday instructed his country’s negotiators to steer clear of “humiliation” in nuclear talks with world powers that resume next week in...


Battelle Brings Expertise to EPA Decontamination Conference

Chemical, Biological and Radiological experts from Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, will present on the next generation technologies and solutions. Battelle-associated experts will deliver eight presentations during the event. In...


The toll of a tragedy

THE ECONOMIST – The first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone....


IDEF 2015: FNSS unveils Pars 4×4 vehicle

FNSS unveiled its Pars 4×4 armoured combat vehicle at the IDEF 2015 defence exhibition in Istanbul on 5 May. The vehicle is the first-ever 4×4 developed by FNSS and has been designed as a...


Iran Nuclear Deal Roundtable Discussion

The discussion was held on April 9th, 2015 with Jeffrey Knopf moderating. The post Iran Nuclear Deal Roundtable Discussion appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read more From:: James Martin Center...


CBRNE Forensics: Chemical Threat Agent Attribution

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking proposals for chemical threat agent attribution signature studies in support of the Chemical Forensics Program. The primary internal customers of the Chemical Forensics Program are law...


New Entity to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

The World Health Organization is stepping up efforts to accelerate the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in the African Region. Health experts, donors, development partners and affected countries have reached a consensus on...


Misconceptions About Smallpox’s Role in Native Depopulation

When University of Kansas researcher Paul Kelton came across a description from missionary Daniel Butrick that documented a Cherokee ritual aimed at fighting smallpox, it revolutionized Kelton’s thinking about the role diseases played in...


US soldiers praised cooperation with Slovaks

THE SLOVAK SPECTATOR – THE US army praised a combined Slovak and US military exercise that took place at the Lešť (Banská Bystrica Region) and Zemianske Kostoľany (Trenčín Region) training areas in April on...


NCT CBRNe USA 2015: The launch event

Taking place in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and close to the center of US decision making, NCT CBRNe USA 2015 assembled the ‘crème de la crème’ of U.S. CBRN stakeholders. Speakers and delegations...


China’s strength draws US and India together

Key Points A military, diplomatic, and intelligence relationship is rapidly emerging between the US and India that seeks to curtail rising Chinese power projection. India is aiming to spend around USD150-200 billion to modernise...


Spider Webs on Front Lines of Biowarfare Detection

A series of two-tined, stainless steel forks sit on a conference table in Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The spider silk wrapped across the tines is barely visible against the dark wood of the desk....

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