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Product Profile: Scienta Sensor Systems Sauna II

Scienta Sensor Systems markets, installs, and services ultrasensitive systems for detection of radioactive xenon in the atmosphere, e.g. for detection of nuclear explosions or malfunctioning nuclear plants. Scienta has the largest installed base of...


Case Study: Uranium in Queens?

In the Spring of 2014, the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) was cleaning out a vacant lot in the Borough of Queens when they found a metal cylinder that was about 25 cm in...


Pandora Report 8.10.2018

Biological Weapons Convention – Meeting of Experts The 2018 Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts (MX) is underway and we’ll be reporting out, but if you need a daily dose of news, check out...


Editorial Column by Dr. Akashi

Since the discovery of X-rays in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen and of radioactivity by Antoine Henri Becquerel in 1896, radiation exposure has had an adverse effect on society. In the same year, an...


DASA Launch Event – Don’t Blow It

As announced at the CWD Conference in May, the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition seeking low technology readiness level proposals for innovative technologies in accessing, disabling and destroying...


Project Encircle needs your input

As part of the EC project Encircle – European CBRN Innovation for the market cluster – the team behind it are looking for input from the CBRN community. By providing the project with your...


NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory...


Industry Profile: Environics Oy

When lives are at stake not all threats are visible, and in order to protect people and the environment you need the capability to see and identify chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear (CBRN) threats....


Interview with Maj. Gen. Shunji Yoshino

For the second issue of the NCT Magazine, Anna Paternnosto, Vice President of the CBRNe Society interviewed Maj. Gen. Shunji Yoshino, Commander of the Chemical School of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) to...


New Media Partner for Convergence 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have a new media partner for Convergence 2018 in the form of Counter Terror Business. Counter Terror Business is a specialist quarterly publication distributed to heads of...


India successfully tests local missile interceptor system

India’s government-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired its locally designed Advanced Area Defence (AAD) missile interceptor system off the country’s east coast against a specific target concealed among multiple decoys....


UN backs plan to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 6, 2018 – The UN Security Council on Monday approved US-drafted measures aimed at ensuring that tough sanctions on North Korea do not impede deliveries of humanitarian aid...


Trump firm as US set to reimpose sanctions on Iran

Washington (AFP) Aug 6, 2018 – US President Donald Trump on Monday told Iran to change its “destabilizing” behavior or risk further economic isolation, hours before the reimposition of sweeping sanctions against Tehran, though...


North Korea foreign minister visits Iran

Tehran (AFP) Aug 7, 2018 – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday, on the same day the US reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on the...

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