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Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including...

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Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

Credit: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 2017 (IPS) More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear...

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USAID Global Health Challenge BAA

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting proposals under a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing [Read more]...

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First IRBM intercept test for THAAD

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in a test on 11 July, executed a successful intercept of a threat representative intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) with the Lockheed Martin-developed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)...

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Desktop electronics scanner makes progress

The MobiLab ES desktop electronic device scanner from US-based One Resonance Sensors (ORS) has undergone assessment by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and is now proceeding to concept of operations development at the TSA...

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US B-1B Lancers conduct joint drills with RoKAF

Two US Air Force (USAF) Boeing (Rockwell) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers conducted joint drills with the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) on 7 July in a show of force directed at North Korea...

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US B-1B Lancers conduct first night-time training with JASDF

Two US Air Force (USAF) Boeing (Rockwell) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers conducted their first night-time training with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) on 6 July to demonstrate Washington’s defence commitment to Japan following...

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South Korean navy receives sixth KSS-2 attack submarine

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has taken delivery of its sixth air-independent propulsion (AIP)-capable KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric submarine, according to a Yonhap report on 10 July. The 1,800-tonne vessel, which will be...

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Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says

A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster on top of war, economic collapse and...

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Agilent purchase Cobalt Light

US technology giant, Agilent Technologies, today announced it has acquired U.K. based raman technology company, Cobalt Light Systems for £40m …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)

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