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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...

Locating Landmines And Buried IEDs Made Easier With New Chemical Sensor
2012-08-02 08:09:07

A chemical sensing system developed by engineers at the University of Connecticut is believed to be the first of its kind capable of detecting vapors from buried landmines and other explosive devices with the naked eye rather than advanced scientific instrumentation. The research was first reported in the May 11, 2012 online edition of Advanced Functional Materials. The key to the system is a fluorescent nanofiberous film that can detect ultra-trace levels of explosive vapors and buried...

2012-04-21 23:01:20

PROSHRED®´s secure “DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION AT YOUR DOOR” shredding and recycling system helps thousands of businesses and residents enhance information security and fulfil their obligation to the environmental (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Focused on enhancing the information security of America´s small and medium enterprises (SME) through its secure “DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION AT YOUR DOOR” shredding and recycling system, PROSHRED® is pleased to announce that its...

2012-03-29 10:20:15

The pregnant ichthyosaur female from Holzmaden (Germany) that perished 182 million years ago puzzled researchers for quite some time: The skeleton of the extinct marine reptile is almost immaculately preserved and the fossilized bones of the mother animal lie largely in their anatomical position. The bones of the ichthyosaur embryos, however, are a different story: For the most part, they lie scattered outside the body of the mother. Such peculiar bone arrangements are repeatedly found in...


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2010-09-29 16:59:34

Dynamite, invented by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel in 1867, is an explosive that harnesses the potential of nitroglycerin to explode. Normally it is sold in an 8 inch long stick and weighs about .6 pounds although other sizes do exist. TNT is usually the standard by which explosive power is gauged; however, dynamite actually has more than 60% greater energy density than TNT. Nitroglycerin dissolved in nitrocellulose and a small amount of ketone can form another type of dynamite. This type...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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