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IAEA Releases Two New E-learning Courses on Radiation Protection of Workers

Hundreds of users worldwide have already signed up for two new e-learning courses on radiation protection of workers, recently launched by the IAEA: Occupational Radiation Protection based on General Safety Guide No GSG-7 and Management and Control of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). The material focuses on strengthening worker protections and occupational exposure control and provides guidance on monitoring and recording methodologies.

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Dräger introduces wireless gas detection solution for flexible and cost-efficient monitoring of plants

The Polytron 6100 EC WL is a flexible and cost-efficient solution for plant expansions, upgrades, or new installations. The wireless gas detection transmitter reduces the planning efforts while retaining the same safety levels provided by a wired transmitter. This device uses field proven Dräger Sensors optimized for industrial applications, covering a spectrum of 140 different hazardous gases in a wide temperature range.

ATI Releases New Mask Test Adapter for Use with the 100X Automated Filter Tester

Air Techniques International recently announced the release of a new mask test adapter for PPE testing. That is an airtight fixture that securely holds cup and duckbill style masks commonly seen with N95, FFP, and P100 respirators in place while allowing aerosol to enter the adapter and challenge the PPE according to industry standards.

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How 3M is expanding STEM career opportunities for students

3M collaborates with a growing number of schools to provide students with the opportunity to learn what a career in the skilled trade industry looks like. The 3M Manufacturing and Academic Partnerships program (MAP) was created as a response to the lack of appropriate replacement for the retiring workforce, witnessing impressive success. 3M seeks to expand this program across the US and will soon launch a pilot program in Poland.

908 Devices Launches New Aerosol Module for Handheld MX908

908 Devices announced updates to its MX908 handheld mass spec device. These include an innovative aerosol module to detect and identify aerosolized chemical threats, added targets allowing responders to recognize additional priority drug substances, and activated Bluetooth capability to export reports and device history to Android devices. These capabilities address gaps in responders’ workflows and speed chemical detection at the point-of-need for multiple missions.

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First Line Technology partners with Korey Stringer Institute

First Line Technology, designer and manufacturer of lab-to-saving products and equipment for emergency response and disaster preparedness, has announced its official corporate partnership with the Korey Stringer Institute. The new partnership will showcase the importance of science integrated with cutting-edge technology that will drive change for new ways of approaching how heat-stress-related industries work in and on the field.

Fully Automated Thermo Scientific Nexsa G2 Accelerates Surface Material Analysis with XPS

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the Thermo Scientific Nexsa G2 surface analysis system: a fully automated x-ray photoelectron spectrometer designed to increase productivity and innovation for academic and industrial labs. The Nexsa G2 delivers significant software and hardware improvements that enable researchers to uncover comprehensive surface chemistry insights. It also offers the potential for product advancements through greater sample throughput and correlative analysis if compared to the previous models.

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Textile research institute (Spain) chosen to develop bulletproof jackets under new 2021-2027 EU common budget for defense

The EU has approved its first-ever defense research budget, exceeding €7bn for 2021-2027. This budget has been designed to foster an innovative and competitive industrial base to increase Europe’s military autonomy. Accordingly, the EDA has awarded the Textile Research Institute of the Valencia region in Spain (AITEX), as a consortium leader, the framework contract for the provision of services in the field of “NBC Protection Research and Technology”.

FLIR Wins Additional Contract for Black Hornet Nano-UAV Systems for US Army

FLIR Systems announced it won an additional $15.4m contract to deliver its FLIR Black Hornet® 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) to the US Army, for a total value of SBS orders for Black Hornets now topping $85m. The advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used to augment squad and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program.

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