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Latest Chemical warfare Stories

2011-12-10 02:16:36

Terrorist attacks with chemical weapons are a real possibility, according to a study that appears in the online open access journal, published by SAGE. Thanks to their extensive knowledge of toxic agents, and how to treat those who have been exposed, pharmacists are an invaluable resource in the event of an actual or potential chemical weapons attack. Chemical weapons act on their victims through a number of mechanisms. They include nerve agents, chemicals that cause blistering...

Clinton Addresses Biological Weapons Conference In Geneva
2011-12-07 10:49:45

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today addressed the Biological Weapons Convention -- a 1975 treaty outlawing their production and use -- in Geneva. Clinton is seeking to rally international efforts against the biological weapon threat, warning of the potential that new gene assembly technology could be used by terrorist groups to create new biological weapons. She said the emerging gene synthesis industry offers benefits to researchers “but it could also potentially be used...

Boston Dynamics Releases Video Of PETMAN Robot
2011-11-01 05:06:39

[ Watch the Video ] Boston Dynamics has released a video of its PETMAN robot walking on a treadmill, doing squats, and performing push-ups. The company says PETMAN is just "an anthropomorphic robot for testing chemical protection clothing used by the U.S. Army." The robot is supposed to go through various maneuvers wearing a suit and taking heavy doses of chemical warfare agents.  The bot stands about 6 feet tall and can mimic human physiology by generating heat and sweat....

2011-09-19 18:45:33

Gulf War Illness (GWI)–the chronic health condition that affects about one in four military veterans of the 1991 Gulf War–appears to be the result of several factors, which differed in importance depending upon the locations where veterans served during the war, according to a Baylor University study. Published online today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the study investigated links between GWI and veterans' locations during the war. GWI was most prevalent in...


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2010-10-26 18:19:25

A gas mask is designed to go over the face to protect the wearer from inhaling "airborne pollutants". The mask seals the nose and mouth and many times covers other soft tissues of the face. Some have respirators. Most gas masks provide protection from gaseous and particulate and are often used by riot police and rioters alike. They are also used by graffiti artists to protect them from the fumes. The original design had two small glass eye windows that were thick in order from keeping the...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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