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North Korea releases launch images of Hwaseong-15 ICBM

North Korea has released images of its 29 November test-launch of a Hwaseong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Pyongyang claims is capable of striking anywhere in the United States. The land-based ICBM, which was...


Thermo Scientific TruNarc Analyzer Now Detects Carfentanil

Law enforcement agents, narcotics officers and customs personnel can now quickly and safely identify the synthetic opioid carfentanil and dozens of additional emerging drugs with the newest library update for the Thermo Scientific TruNarc...


What I Learned from the People who Built the Atom Bomb

Former secretary of defense Ash Carter reflects on how technologists can help government solve big problems. November 27, 2017 When I began my career in elementary particle physics, the great figures who taught and...


Berlin police find radioactive iodine on playing cards

Police raiding a Berlin restaurant have discovered playing cards which had been laced with a radioactive substance. Detectives believe players could wear a hidden detector on their bodies allowing them to recognise certain cards,...


Going Green to the Red Planet

ESA’s ground station in Western Australia routinely communicates with spacecraft at far-away places like Mars. Now, it’s using sunlight to generate electricity, significantly reducing energy costs. Whether orbiting a planet, following a comet or...


Cobham Receives $39M for EW Systems from Harris

Cobham recently received a series of orders from Harris Corporation for RF Microelectronics that support a leading edge Electronic Warfare program valued at approximately $39M. The work will be performed by the San Jose...


Politics plays part in US missile modernisation

Key Points The US is planning to modernise its ageing nuclear deterrent across all three legs of the nuclear triad, including new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) on land; new aircraft, air-launched cruise missiles, and...

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