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Category: CBRN

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Don’t Blame CNN for the Ebola Panic

FOREIGN POLICY – No wonder we’re scared of Ebola. The current outbreak could become the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation,” warns Oxfam. World Bank head Jim Yong Kim goes as far as to...

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Use of Text Messages in Fight Against Malaria

Each year, malaria kills over 600,000 people, more than half of them children. Now researchers with the non-profit Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Harvard University found that simple text message reminders to take...

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Battelle Wins CBRNE Contract from CENTCOM

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – Experts from Battelle will now provide on-site support at U.S. Central Command (CENTOM) headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fl., helping in their critical mission to Counter Weapons of...

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Image of the Day: Ebola Spending!

Want to know where your favorite (or home) country or philanthropist ranks in terms of money pledged to fight Ebola? This chart will give you all the answers! Brought to you by Statitsta. …read...

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W88 warhead hardware flown and test-dropped

A Critical Radar Arming and Fuzing Test (CRAFT) conducted in June successfully test-flew a prototype radar sensor for the W88 Alt 370 (alteration) upgraded version of the US W88 nuclear warhead used in the...

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Dutch to purchase new BMD-capable radars

The Netherland’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 October its intention to replace its two Medium Power Radars (MPRs) with a ground-based version of the Thales Netherlands Smart-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars...

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Iran denies claim that nuclear deal ‘finalised’

Tehran (AFP) Oct 28, 2014 – Iran’s government was forced to deny Tuesday it had already struck a nuclear deal with the West, after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country...

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Infectious Disease Society Weighs in on Involuntary Quarantines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) issued a statement this week indicating it does not support mandatory involuntary quarantine of asymptomatic healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected areas. “This approach carries unintended negative consequences...

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LLNL Researchers Cut Sample Prep Time Dramatically

When Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers invented the field of biological accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) in the late 1980s, the process of preparing the samples was time-consuming and cumbersome. Physicists and biomedical researchers used...

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France Probes Mystery Drones Flying Over Nuclear Reactors

BLOOMBERG – Reports of unidentified drones flying over seven French nuclear plants this month are being investigated, France’s interior minister said. “There are means to neutralize these drones. I won’t explain how they work,”...

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Metro arrives at the CBRN National Training Center

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE – THE NETHERLANDS The National Training Center (NTC) at the Bredero barrack in Vught received some metro coaches yesterday. The arrival of the coaches is part of the final phase of...

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Radiation Detector Market to Generate $3.5 Bn in 209

According to a new report now available on ASDReports, Te market for radiation detectors will grow from $25.7 billion (USD) in 204 to $3.5 billion in revenues in 209. Te report, analyzes and forecasts...

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The 2014 NCT CBRNe Award Winners

The NCT CBRNe Awards are part of Asia’s premier CBRNe event, The Non-Conventional Threat: CBRNe Asia. During the last three years, NCT CBRNe Asia has become the largest and leading forum in the field...

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