Thursday, February 29, 2024

Snakes help monitor Fukushima Fallout

Researchers have equipped snakes with tracking devices and dosimeters to measure the radiation levels in the vicinity of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, in which there were three core meltdowns in March 2011 – one of the largest anthropogenic releases of radioactive contamination in history. Radiation leaks forced tens of thousands of people ... Read more

Japan keen to build local nurses’ capacity

The Japan government is keen to provide assistance to Bangladesh for building capacity of the country’s nursing system through providing various kinds of skill development training as well as institutional support to nurses. The Japan government is planning to provide its

Honda inks deal to assemble motorbikes in Bangladesh

The Honda Motor Company, Japan’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, and the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation on Thursday signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Bangladesh to assemble, and later manufacture, motorcycles by the end of this year. The joint venture, Bangladesh Honda Private Ltd, will assemble 10,000 motorcycles in the

Tokyo braces for radiation

Japan Nuke Plant Blasts Tokyo braces for radiation Japan faced a potential catastrophe yesterday after a quake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating toward Tokyo, prompting some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on essential supplies. Radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant has reached harmful levels, ... Read more

Rumours cause radiation panic

The nuclear power plant explosion in Japan caused by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami triggered rumours in Bangladesh on Tuesday with text messages and e-mails circulated by unknown sources warning people of a radioactive hit asking them not to go out in rain and suggesting use of particular ointments for protection of