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Bochem Increasingly Using New Media

06-08-2014

Bochem Instrumente GmbH presents sections of its overall product spectrum in various new videos. The recently finished productions provide a compact overview of the product groups of lab jacks, electrical lifts, containers as well as stands and clamps. They can be found on the company’s website ...

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Knowing whether food has spoiled without even opening the container

19-03-2014

A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether a carton of milk has turned sour or a can of green beans has spoiled without opening the containers, according to researchers. The tag, which would appear on the packaging, also could be used to determine if medications and other perishable ...

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New way of detecting concealed radioactive material

University of Maryland researchers propose method to sniff out dirty bombs via the electromagnetic breakdown of air

15-11-2010

Researchers at the University of Maryland have proposed a scheme for detecting a concealed source of radioactive material without searching containers one by one. Detection of radioactive material concealed in shipping containers is important in the early prevention of "dirty" bomb construction. ...

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Corning to Acquire Plaslab S.A.S.

Acquisition to add sampling, testing, and analysis consumables to its life sciences product portfolio

16-08-2010

Corning Incorporated announced that it has reached an agreement with the shareholders of Plaslab S.A.S. to acquire all outstanding shares of the company. Assuming certain closing conditions are met, the acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2010. Plaslab is a French ...

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Sniffing out terrorists

06-01-2010

A new intelligent system has been developed to help identify terrorists carrying explosives. Sensitive electronic noses capture the smell of the explosives; the system processes the acquired data, correlates it with individuals’ movements … and ultimately tracks down the suspects. Literally ...

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More protection against explosives and nuclear material in freight containers

13-05-2009

Illegally transported, conventional explosives and nuclearly relevant or radioactive ma-terials can enable international terror organizations to transport hazardous materials for attacks to any place in the world. For improved protection against such hazardous freight, scientists of the ...

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How dangerous are gases from ship containers for consumers?

A BfR expert meeting is to examine the available data and identify research needs.

07-11-2008

Ship containers are frequently treated with gas to combat pests. Dock workers who open the containers, warehouse workers who repack the goods and consumers who then purchase these goods, may be exposed to gas residues. In recent years minor health impairments linked to the opening of gas ...

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INL nuclear materials detection technology wins national security award

15-09-2008

New technology under development at Idaho National Laboratory has been proven to safely detect hidden nuclear materials smuggled into ports and across borders. Now, the research being conducted by a team of INL and Idaho Accelerator Center engineers has earned the 2008 $25,000 Homeland Security ...

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LLNL researchers create tool to monitor nuclear reactors

14-03-2008

International inspectors may have a new tool in the form of an antineutrino detector, that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor. A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-Sandia National Laboratories' team recently demonstrated that the operational status and thermal power of ...

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New laser technique promises better process control in the pharmaceutical industry

20-02-2008

Scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, UK have developed an effective laser based method for the characterisation of the bulk chemical content of pharmaceutical capsules - without opening the capsules. In close ...

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