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Reports from the Robot

Reports from the Robot

Phenomenal robotics system anyone? A few years ago we were introduced to the Veolia Nuclear System’s (formerly Oxford Technology) Dexter robotics system.  It totally blew us away.   A true haptic feedback system that was hugely versatile, intuitive to use and could be...

Clever Stuff – Novichok Case Report

Clever Stuff – Novichok Case Report

When Valent's Managing Director happens to also have been a Cardiologist in a previous career, folks around here tend to take an interest in the medical consequences of CW in a bit more detail. The Lancet is not a publication that we in the industry often associate...

WWI Chemical Munitions – the gift that keeps on giving…

WWI Chemical Munitions – the gift that keeps on giving…

Although WWI ended over a century ago the chemical munitions it left behind just keep on turning up when you least expect them. When they contain something persistent like Mustard then the effects are just the same today as they were in 1918. The short article in the...

A Cautionary Tale of Angry Badgers – Part 1

A Cautionary Tale of Angry Badgers – Part 1

As a kick off to 2021 and for the start of this new company blog I thought it would be good to answer some of the most common questions we get asked about the company and our technology.  When I analysed the list there were 2 clear favourites that get asked, time and...

Clever Stuff – Toxic

Clever Stuff – Toxic

Here at Valent we like to think we can be quite intellectual as well as phenomenally good engineers (ahem...)  As such we read books. That may come as surprise to some folks who have met us but it is true. Too be honest with all the lockdown restrictions it is an...

The Life of a Hermit

The Life of a Hermit

For anyone who has ever visited Edinburgh you cannot miss the Firth of Forth estuary to the north of the city.  At the mouth of the Firth lies a barren little island known as Bass Rock.  It is a wild, windswept place with no trees or habitation and surrounded by...

Look younger with invasive technology

Look younger with invasive technology

Welcome to the Valent Applications Blog/Vlog thingy.  As a company we have shied away from doing something like this. Most company social media stuff is pretty mundane, usually out of date and to be honest do you really care Bill in accounts has completed 25 years...