Texas Tech in the news

The January incident at Texas Tech, when a graduate student was badly injured while handling explosive material, has resurfaced in the news over the past few weeks. Here are the main stories:

We’ll have a more detailed story about the accident and its aftermath coming soon, too. In the meantime, if you’re curious to know more about how some academic labs handle highly hazardous materials, here’s a story I wrote on that topic a couple of years ago: Making explosives in the lab.

8/24/2010 UPDATE: As documented here, the students were most likely working with nickel hydrazine perchlorate. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal story has also been corrected.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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