March News Round Up

Head of Isis chemical weapons program captured by US in Iraq last month | World news | The Guardian Iraqi officials say man is Sleiman Daoud al-Afari, who specialized in chemical and biological weapons in Saddam Hussein’s Military Industrialization Authority


Who Is Sleiman Daoud Al-Afari? ISIS Chemical Weapons Leader In US Custody: Report The Associated Press cited unidentified sources reporting that Sleiman Daoud al-Afari, who has links to Saddam Hussein’s regime, was captured in Iraq.
ISIS Detainee Tells U.S. of Terror Group’s Chemical Weapons Plans – NBC News A senior defense official tells NBC News that an ISIS official captured by U.S. Special Operations Forces is a chemical weapons specialist.
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DARPA looks to head off threats from off-the-shelf tech Security threats are no longer the reserve of a hostile nation’s military. With advanced technologies increasingly accessible, DARPA is initiating a program called “Improv” that’s intended to identify and anticipate potential threats from commercially-available off-the-shelf technology.​


Carbon nanotubes shown to protect metals against radiation damage ​An international team of scientists led by MIT hhasave discovered that adding small amounts of carbon nanotubes to metals makes them much more resistant to radiation damage.


Low-cost “Paper Skin” boasts same sensory functions as the real thing Researchers in Saudi Arabia have used low-cost everyday items that you probably have laying around your house​ to develop a paper-based sensor that reacts to the same stimuli as human skin, such as pressure, touch and temperature.


Existing drugs used to tackle dangerous new viruses A team of researchers in the UK has found that a group of drugs currently used to treat conditions such as depression might also prove an effective means of combating emerging viruses.



Infection-fighting bandages may help treat serious burns When a burn wound is healing, it’s highly-susceptible to infection, and bandages often make the situation worse, acting as breeding grounds for harmful microbes. A new bandage could improve the healing process considerably, accelerating the scarring process, while stopping bacteria multiplying.



Iran’s missiles: How big a threat to regional rivals? – AJE News What kind of a military impact could Iran’s ballistic missile arsenal have in the event of a potential conflict?



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