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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...


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...


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]...


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)...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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