News tagged with chemical weapons

How chlorine became a chemical weapon

New claims that the Syrian government have dropped barrel bombs full of chlorine on a suburb of Aleppo are the latest in a series of allegations of chemical weapon use. Although the Syrian government denies using chemical ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Materials Science
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Taking a stand against 'killer robots'

Lethal autonomous weapons (or killer robots as the media likes to call them) are the subject of intense discussion in the corridors and committee rooms of the United Nations in Geneva this week.

dateApr 14, 2016 in Robotics
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The dark side of Nobel prizewinning research

Think of the Nobel prizes and you think of groundbreaking research bettering mankind, but the awards have also honoured some quite unhumanitarian inventions such as chemical weapons, DDT and lobotomies.

dateOct 04, 2015 in Other
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Chemists against chemical weapons

Professor David Cole-Hamilton, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews and EuCheMS President, will lead more than 160,000 chemists across 32 countries this week in calling for the complete elimination ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Other
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