Here’s a little mystery item on our internet radar. A few days ago, the popular gizmag.com reported about a handheld anthrax detection system by Veritide Ltd., a New Zealand company. What’s interesting, is that now the original article is missing completely from gizmag.com‘s website. You can only see a Google cache of it. Company’s website is still “under construction.” There is no info about the system there as well.
Here’s how the original and now deleted article described the device:
The lightweight, portable Veritide bacterial spore detector is about the size of a coffee mug and as simple to use “as a torch” according to Professor Lou Reinisch of the University of Canterbury (NZ) who developed the technology. With final development almost complete, Veritide is now taking orders, with supply expected to begin in Q1, 2007. The company expects global interest from Governments keen to ensure a small group of people does not impose its will on their population.
Indeed, sounds impressive. So the question is: did gizmag.com spill some secret beans? We’ll follow up on this one.
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