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Category: CBRN

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What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola

THE NEW YORK TIMES – The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done. There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300...

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908 Devices land some TSWG cash

908 Devices announced that they had received a $2.6 million award from TSWG for further development of their mass spectrometry …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)

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Environics lands a brace

Environics have been busy boys and girls over the summer holidays with a brace of new orders …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)

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Recipes from the Islamic State’s Laptop of Doom

FOREIGN POLICY – The black Dell laptop found in an Islamic State safe house inside Syria not only contains instructions for how to weaponize the bubonic plague, it also includes thousands of files that...

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How Quickly Can Viruses Contaminate Buildings?

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within 2...

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Tomahawk launches validate missile software improvements

Two recent flight tests by the US Navy (USN) and Raytheon have validated software improvements to the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile, the company announced on 9 September. These upgrades are intended to improve...

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Israel conducts inconclusive test of improved Arrow 2

Israel carried out a test of an improved version of its Arrow 2 ballistic missile interceptor on 9 September. The trial reflected the fact that the existing Arrow 2 system, which became operational in...

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Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo

A proposal for a nuclear weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the strife-torn Middle East remains in limbo. Credit: Bomoon Lee/IPS By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 2014 (IPS) After four long years of protracted negotiations,...

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South Africa develops mobile chem-bio defence lab

Protechnik Laboratories, part of the research and development division of South African defence acquisition agency Armscor, has developed a mobile chemical and biological defence laboratory in conjunction with engineers from the South African company...

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Many in West Africa May Be Immune to Ebola Virus

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Although few medical experts realize it, part of the population in West Africa is immune to the Ebola virus, according to virologists who specialize in the disease. Continue reading....

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Japan nuclear regulator approves reactor restart

BBC – Japan’s nuclear regulator has given its formal safety sign-off for two reactors at a nuclear plant in the south of the country to restart. Continue reading. …read more From:: CBRNe (CBRN)

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Explosion at German chemical plant

THE GUARDIAN – Blast at facility in Ritterhude where solvents are handled damages nearby residential area and is heard for miles around. Continue reading. …read more From:: CBRNe (CBRN)

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