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2014-03-21 16:22:16

NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BOMB launches its newly restructured and redesigned website--a platform for the ongoing creation of artist-to-artist dialogue and a portal into BOMB's archives. Thanks to funding from A.W. Mellon Foundation, over the past two years, BOMB has digitized its previously published content--over 6,000 articles involving more than 7,000 artists. With additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fiddlehead Fund, BOMB's Board of...

Researchers Develop Bomb Detection System Using Sound Waves
2013-10-24 14:01:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Conference have developed a remote bomb detection system that can identify whether a bomb contains low-yield or high-yield explosives. The device is the first remote bomb detection that is able to discern between these two parameters. Existing methods require the user to get really close to the suspicious object, but the latest device is a remote...

2013-08-19 13:21:03

The Boston Marathon bombing brought international attention back to the devastating effects of terrorism. There were numerous victims with severe injuries that needed immediate attention. A novel study in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), presents cases from Boston-area hospitals where victims were treated, examining the medical response and imaging technologies used to save lives and limbs. On April 15,...

Asteroid Impact In Russia: ESA Update And Assessment
2013-02-19 08:00:31

ESA The first firm details of the 15 February asteroid impact in Russia, the largest in more than a century, are becoming clear. ESA is carefully assessing the information as crucial input for developing the Agency´s asteroid-hunting effort. At 03:20 GMT on 15 February, a natural object entered the atmosphere and disintegrated in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia. Extensive video records indicate a northeast to southwest path at a shallow angle of 20° above the horizontal....

Unexploded Bombs And Military Ordnance In Gulf Poses Threat To Shipping
2012-09-28 16:35:54

Millions of pounds of unexploded bombs and other military ordnance that were dumped decades ago in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as off the coasts of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, could now pose serious threats to shipping lanes and the 4,000 oil and gas rigs in the Gulf, warns two Texas A&M University oceanographers. William Bryant and Neil Slowey, professors of oceanography who have more than 90 years of combined research experience in all of the Earth's oceans, along with...

Device That Preserves Evidence While Dismantling Pipe Bomb
2012-08-17 09:33:21

Mobile mechanism from Homeland Security dismantles a pipe bomb while preserving the evidence The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) new low-cost device for dismantling dangerous pipe bombs may look like a tinkerer's project, but that's no accident. The Semi Autonomous Pipe Bomb End-cap Remover (SAPBER) is unassuming in appearance, but sophisticated enough to preserve the forensic evidence needed to track down the perpetrator. "From ten...

2012-08-09 00:54:06

With the best explosive detectors often unable to sniff out the tiny amounts of TNT released from terrorist bombs in airports and other public places, scientists are reporting a potential solution. Their research in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry describes development of a device that concentrates TNT vapors in the air so that they become more detectable. Yushan Yan and colleagues point out that TNT and other conventional explosives are the mainstays of terrorist bombs and the...

2012-02-01 21:14:57

Predicting bomb shockwaves, building vulnerability, and evacuation priority Thanks to lightning-fast software from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), if a truck bomb was discovered in Lower Manhattan we will now be able to predict the likely damage patterns in the surrounding areas, and prioritize the first responders' activities long before the bomb's acoustic shockwave ricocheted out at the speed of sound. It's called the Urban...

2009-07-30 06:50:00

LAFAYETTE, La., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Burner Fire Control, Inc., of Lafayette, LA, recently delivered its patented Global Defender Blast Mitigation System to the Arkansas State Police Bomb Squad. On July 16, 2009, Burner Fire Control conducted a comprehensive training session, including live explosive devices, and officially transferred ownership to the Arkansas State Police Bomb Squad. Bill Buford, Commander of the Arkansas State Police Bomb Squad, acquired the system to meet a wide...

2009-07-22 17:12:35

Police say a Colorado strip mall was evacuated after a Claymore mine was discovered among the donations at a Goodwill store. Arvada police Sgt. Jeff Monzingo said a Goodwill employee familiar with military equipment recognized the device as an explosive Tuesday and notified police that some type of mine had been donated to the store, KMGH-TV, Denver, reported Wednesday. The Jefferson County Bomb squad identified the device as a Claymore mine and disposed of it. The bomb squad said the mine is...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.