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How Dangerous Is Natural Asbestos When It's Blowing In The Wind?

Most of us, when we think of asbestos, think of the insulation in old buildings up for demolition. But asbestos fibres are naturally occurring minerals, and their natural habitats are deposits that meander all over the country. When wind blows asbestos off the hills, exactly how dangerous is it?

Telstra Has New Guidelines For Asbestos Handling

You’ve probably heard more about asbestos in the last month or so than you’d care to, but now Telstra is finally issuing new public guidelines about how its employees and contractors should handle the deadly substance.

What Happened With The NBN This Week?

Turns out failing to meet roll-out targets that you promised to a major client like NBN Co is bad for business. Who knew?

Asbestos-Detecting Lasers: Finally A Weapon For The Good Guys

Graphene might be the latest and greatest hero of the scientific community, but lasers are still awesome and have a new trick up their sleeves to prove it. Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom have developed a device that can detect the presence of airborne asbestos particles — a fireproof material now known to cause lung cancers like mesothelioma — using a laser-based detection system.

What Happened With The NBN This Week?

A storm cloud filled with bad news hung over the National Broadband Network this week, with asbestos fears and the death of a contractor marring the roll-out of the multi-billion dollar fibre network.

The Sad State Of One Of The Most Iconic Buildings In The US

This sad gigantic building is the mighty Hangar One, one of the largest freestanding structures in the world. At a whooping eight acres (32,000sqm) it’s also one of NASA’s biggest buildings. It has seen better days.

Are Nanotubes the New Asbestos?

A new study has found that carbon nanotubes—if inhaled—could be as dangerous as asbestos. This is not only problematic for a future of semiconductors that would like to exploit the technology, but the goods already on the market now that use nanotubes in composite mixtures, like baseball bats and tennis rackets.

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