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2012-05-30 11:19:41

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new standard reference material (SRM) to aid in the detection of two explosive compounds that are known to be used by terrorists. Researchers designed the new test samples to simulate the size and behavior of residues that remain after handling the explosives PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate) and TATP (triacetone triperoxide). Instrument developers, academic researchers and government labs can use the SRM to test,...

2010-10-19 17:18:24

University of Illinois chemists have developed a simple sensor to detect an explosive used in shoe bombs. It could lead to inexpensive, easy-to-use devices for luggage and passenger screening at airports and elsewhere. Triacetone triperoxide (TATP) is a high-powered explosive that in recent years has been used in several bombing attempts. TATP is easy to prepare from readily available components and has been difficult to detect. It defies most standard methods of chemical sensing: It doesn't...

2006-08-10 11:20:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Chemicals sitting in anyone's bathroom at home could be used to make a bomb that would badly damage a passenger jet, and experts have been warning about this danger for years. British police said they foiled a plot on Thursday to blow up aircraft flying between Britain and the United States, and U.S. and British authorities banned liquids, including drinks, hair gels and lotions, from carry-on baggage. "My hunch is that the reason...

2005-11-11 07:08:14

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man, one of 18 arrested in recent days on terror charges, attended covert meetings in 2005 with the other accused to discuss explosives and their packaging, a Sydney court was told on Friday. Mirsad Mulahalilovic, 29, appeared shackled and wearing orange overalls in a video link to the court from the high security Silverwater Jail in Sydney. The Central Local Court heard that Mulahalilovic, arrested on Tuesday in Australia's biggest counter-terrorism...

2005-11-11 03:43:34

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man, one of 18 arrested in recent days on terror charges, attended covert meetings in 2005 with the other accused to discuss explosives and their packaging, a Sydney court was told on Friday. Mirsad Mulahalilovic, 29, appeared shackled and wearing orange overalls in a video link to the court from the high security Silverwater Jail in Sydney. The Central Local Court heard that Mulahalilovic, arrested on Tuesday in Australia's biggest counter-terrorism...

2005-07-15 07:43:37

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - An Egyptian chemistry student who may have been involved in last week's London bombings is understood to have been arrested in Cairo, a British police source said on Friday. U.S.-trained Magdy Elnashar, 33, was wanted for questioning over the bomb attacks that killed at least 54 people and injured 700. Media reports said he had left Britain two weeks before Western Europe's first ever suicide bomb attack. British newspapers said the chemist had rented...

2005-07-15 04:15:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Detectives are confident they can find an al Qaeda link to the British bombers who killed 54 people in western Europe's first suicide attack, London police chief Ian Blair said on Friday. Warning that another attack is "a strong possibility," Blair said the hunt is now on for the financiers and bomb makers who supplied the young killers in London's deadliest peacetime bomb attack. Four British-born Muslims, the youngest only 18, blew themselves up in...


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