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Funded by the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), chemists at Idaho National Lab (INL) are researching ways to help the nation clean up after potential chemical attacks.
In a series of tests still underway at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground, INL researchers have been using ultraviolet-wavelength lasers to scrub surfaces clean of sulphur mustard gas and VX (a nerve agent) that may remain after terror attacks.
The tests have proved successful so far, even on complex, porous surfaces like concrete.
Originally posted by UberL33t
Well this is exciting. However, what happens if the stuff gets on you?