Tag Archives: Chemistry

18May/20

Reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other diseases using a new device that attacks pathogens in the air and on surfaces

PA Consulting and Hydroxyl Technologies Ltd seek commercial partners to rapidly manufacture a powerful device that uses hydroxyl radicals to neutralize coronaviruses and other pathogens in indoor spaces, protecting people as they go about their daily lives. Read more

13May/20

Milestone Marked at Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

A Bechtel-led team has successfully completed the destruction of projectiles containing the nerve agent GB at a chemical weapons facility in Kentucky.

The destruction of the nearly 4,000 GB projectiles at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) moves the U.S. one step closer to meeting an international treaty obligation to eliminate the country’s stockpile of chemical weapons. Read more

09Nov/17

Colombia seizes 12 tons of cocaine, its biggest ever haul

APARTADO, COLOMBIA (NOVEMBER 08, 2017) (MUTE) (COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Police seized more than 12 tons (11 metric tonnes) of cocaine from Colombia’s top crime gang on Wednesday (November 8), the biggest haul ever in the nation’s long-running fight against drug trafficking, President Juan Manuel Santos said. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Spain seizes massive cocaine haul in Atlantic

CADIZ, SPAIN (OCTOBER 7, 2017) (GUARDIA CIVIL) – Spanish authorities seized 3.8 tonnes of cocaine found in a hidden compartment of a tug-boat on Saturday, (October 7). The massive drugs haul was part of an international operation in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

06Oct/17

Tech giants in Silicon Valley crack down on hate speech

China Central Television (CCTV) – Tech giants in Silicon Valley are cracking down on what they have deemed “hate speech”, but experts warned the dangers of stamping out voices not in line with that in the tech industry. Continue reading

16Sep/17

‘Significant’ arrest made over London bombing

British police have arrested an 18-year-old man in what they’re calling a “significant” detention as they hunt for the perpetrators of Friday’s London underground bombing. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

SANTIAGO, CHILE (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Continue reading

17Mar/17

Scientists suggest volcanic eruptions formed Snowball Earth

A new theory from scientists at Harvard University posits that atmospheric sulfur resulting from volcanic activity may have led to the Earth’s first and largest ever planetary freezing. Continue reading

08Feb/17

Trump to nix “conflict minerals” rule

President Donald Trump is planning an executive order targeting a rule that requires companies to disclose if their products contain “conflict minerals” from a war-torn part of Africa, according to sources. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading