New analysis puts more accurate figure on size of last year’s Beirut blast

New light has been shed on the size of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in August 2020 that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands more. Estimate of the explosive yield of the blast, which resulted from the detonation Read More …

Indian scientists develop cost-effective device to rapidly detect explosives

Indian scientists have developed a thermally stable and cost-effective electronic polymer-based sensor for rapidly detecting nitro-aromatic chemicals used in high-energy explosives. The detection of explosives without destroying them is essential for protection, and criminal investigations, minefield remediation, military applications, ammunition Read More …

Can a cheap AI rover save thousands of lives at risk from landmines?

In 59 countries, leftover weapons of war continue to maim and kill civilians decades after a conflict has passed. An international team at Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is working to change that, now entering the final phase of Read More …

Raman spots traces of buried landmines

Tests at Robert Gordon University confirm ways to remotely identify explosives in soil environments. Buried landmines represent a major threat to life and an impediment to relief efforts in several parts of the world, so landmine detection technology is in Read More …

Dstl announces armoured UGV concept study at DSEI

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has initiated a study into future Uncrewed Ground Vehicle (UGV) concepts to explore cost effective solutions to protect UGVs from threat and provide specific armour and technology that will ensure high levels of Read More …

UK: Dstl research and funding priorities

Guidance to industry and academia on priority areas and funding opportunities for science and technology, research and development, and innovation 2021 to 2025. The unprecedented increase in the defence budget will mean around £6.6 billion funding for research and development, Read More …