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2010-12-11 07:20:00

The United States Navy proved in a record-setting test on Friday in Dahlgren, Virginia that its dream weapon -- the rail gun -- is the real deal and unlike any other weapon ever used in warfare. Rather than relying on an explosion to fire a projectile, the technology uses electromagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times faster than the speed of sound. The conductive bullet zips along a set of electrically charged parallel rails and out of the barrel at speeds up...

2010-11-08 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, has analyzed the recent mid term elections last week in terms of what it will mean for the missile defense program going forward. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. His comments are outlined below: "This past Tuesday, the American public changed the makeup of the House of...

2010-10-12 07:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PBSOQ), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PACA Body Armor ("PACA") has been awarded a contract with the City of Columbus, Ohio, Division of Fire valued at approximately $250,000. The competitive solicitation was based on PACA's NATO style tactical carrier design constructed of abrasion resistant, Cordura outer shell materials...

2010-10-06 07:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (OTC-BB: PBSOQ.PK), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor ("PBBA") has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $100,000 to supply over 200, NIJ .06, Vision® Level IIIA concealable body armor systems. The contract was awarded by the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Material Command and production...

2010-09-01 14:43:03

Providing body armor to all law enforcement officers in the United States would provide enough benefit to justify the cost, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Analyzing police officer shootings over a four-year period, the study found that wearing body armor more than tripled the likelihood that an officer would survive a shooting to the torso and estimated that providing such equipment to all officers nationally would save at least eight lives annually. While most police departments...

2010-08-30 15:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PBSOQ), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PACA Body Armor ("PACA") has been awarded the Virginia State Police contract for soft body armor, which applies to all state, city and county law enforcement and corrections agencies. "We are honored to have been selected by the State of Virginia as their trusted supplier of soft body...

2010-03-23 07:20:00

SPINDALE, N.C., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Armor is pleased to announce the NIJ 0101.06 certification of its latest Synergy(TM) Series of soft, flexible, high-performance, lightweight body armor. This new model is available in concealable and tactical body armor configurations. First Choice Armor's newest armor model, Synergy IIIA XS6X, is an exciting addition to the popular Synergy(TM) series, which is available in standard sizes and may be custom fit upon request. The Synergy...

2009-11-11 13:33:00

DENVER, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Forensic Technology Inc. is proud to be associated with this year's winners of the prestigious 2009 August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award. Presented during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference last month in Denver, Colorado, the August Vollmer Award recognizes the innovative use of forensic technology by law enforcement. Rocky Edwards and Louis Martinez of the Santa Ana Police Department won the award for...

2009-10-05 07:30:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. ("PBSI", OTC Pink Sheets: PBSO), a leader in the field of protective body armor, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor, received an award in the amount of $2.4 million from the Defense Supply Center of Philadelphia ("DSCP") to supply its Vision concealable vest and plate carriers to support the U.S. Army's Military Police. The Company will begin production in October...

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2009-08-26 12:30:00

Using numerical hydrodynamic computer simulations, Lawrence Livermore scientists Willy Moss and Michael King, along with University of Rochester colleague Eric Blackman, have discovered that nonlethal blasts can induce enough skull flexure to generate potentially damaging loads in the brain, even without direct head impact.Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from mechanical loads in the brain, often without skull fracture, and causes complex, long-lasting symptoms.TBI in civilians is usually...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.