The U.S. 7th Fleet announces temporary repositioning of its ships and aircraft away from the Fukushima Daichi plant in Japan after 17 Navy helicopter crew members are exposed to low levels of contamination.
Japanese hydrogel R&D firm is growing a cornucopia of plants on film instead of soil. The film prevents bacteria and viruses from harming the plants, so chemicals aren't needed, which could be useful when soil gets contaminated.
A crash that killed 154 people two years ago may have been partly caused by a mainframe contaminated with malware, according to a report in Spain's top newspaper.
Using a standard remote-control chassis, you put a tissue box on top and drive the absorbent paper to its destination. Think of it as a bomb disposal robot that enters dangerous contaminated territory where no man should tread.
Indoor-outdoor, pocket-size mini-chopper is a must-have for looking into hostile or contaminated areas, says company.
Older models of the iRobot military-grade inventions don't fade away. Instead, they get reassigned to a still-useful purpose as scouts for contaminated areas.
Canadian developers at Authentex Software are now shipping an antivirus product for Microsoft Exchange. The ThunderByte product detects polymorphic and macro viruses on email attachments before the documents are opened. The company said the tool integrates with the messaging engines running on Windows 95 and NT, then notifies both sender and receiver. Contaminated documents can be automatically deleted or "quarantined" in special files to be disinfected later. The product sells for $49.95.