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Explosion hits Russian research facility harbouring smallpox virus 17 September 2019

An explosion on September 16 caused a fire at the Vector Institute, a biological research facility in Siberia known for being one of the two sites in the world housing samples of live smallpox virus. ...

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UK HSE calls for partners in high hazard research programmes 17 September 2019

HSE’s Shared Research Programme supports external investment and collaboration in HSE’s research portfolio. This allows resources and expertise to be shared for the benefit of all. By supporting the shared research approach, contributing partners will be able to help shape the focus of the research activity, gain ongoing access to emerging findings and have early sight of draft outputs....

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California researchers find grooves in building materials improve explosion protection 16 September 2019

Cutting grooved patterns into building materials can make them much more resistant to the huge shockwaves of explosions or earthquakes, a team from the University of California San Diego has found....

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NOMINATIONS OPEN Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence 13 September 2019

The Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition in Harrogate, UK, on 26 & 27 February 2020 will feature a hazardous area and process safety awards programme to highlight examples of excellence across the sector. Categories open for nomination are Contribution to Safety, Contribution to the Environment, Technical Innovation, Best User Application and Best Customer Service....

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BP deploys Mars technology on UK continental shelf as part of worldwide methane monitoring initiative 12 September 2019

BP's North Sea division has successfully executed a pilot project testing innovative ways of remotely monitoring methane emissions around its offshore assets. This includes the use of drones with advanced sensor technology originally designed by NASA for its Mars exploration programme....

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