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USS Arizona Memorial

Lighting up damage

Cath O'Driscoll, April 2017

Bridges, planes and ships are all liable to weaken and degrade over time. But green laser light could detect structural damage far earlier than other non-destructive testing (NDT) methods. According to researchers speaking at the ACS meeting in San Francisco in April. It could warn of danger sooner.

Feature

Shear thickening of fluids is being put to good use in sports science.

Shear brilliance

Lou Reade, April 2017

Shear thickening of fluids is something that engineers usually try to avoid, but the effect is now being put to good use in applications from football helmets to space suits, Lou Reade reports

Comment

Trade mission

Stan Higgins, Nepic, April 2017

Wikipedia states that a ‘trade mission is an international trip by government officials and business people that is organised by agencies of national or provincial governments for the purpose of exploring international business opportunities’. Business people who attend trade missions are typically introduced both to important business contacts and to well-placed government officials. A trade mission is a way in which countries or organisations can seek out potential buyers and sellers, usually after significant market research.

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Business digest

April 2017

European contract pharma development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), 3P Biopharmaceuticals has signed a collaboration agreement with Australian biotech Ondek for the production of an immunotherapy based on the Helicobacter pylori organism........

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Movers and Shakers

April 2017
David Gregory

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) in London, UK, has elected David Gregory as its president. David has a portfolio of non-executive roles in food and science-related businesses and organisations; he is also a visiting professor at the University of Reading Centre for Food Security and a fellow of IFST.

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