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2009-07-28 11:06:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- EMPACT America today announced plans for an international conference "Protecting America Against Electromagnetic Pulse," to be held at the Niagara Falls Conference Center, Sept. 8-10. The conference, which will feature opening remarks from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich via video and in-person speakers including experts on EMP representing Congress, the military, academia and the private sector. The conference will focus on the nation's...

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2008-02-19 18:00:00

Researchers can now determine when a human was born by looking into the eyes of the dead Using the radiocarbon dating method and special proteins in the lens of the eye, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and University of Aarhus can now establish, with relatively high precision, when a person was born. This provides a useful tool for forensic scientists who can use it to establish the date of birth of an unidentified body and could also have further consequences for health science...

2006-05-26 17:25:35

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's plan for a massive detonation of conventional high explosives in Nevada to test the effectiveness of weapons against deeply buried targets has been postponed indefinitely, officials said on Thursday. The National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the Energy Department, said it was withdrawing its finding that the planned detonation of 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil in the Nevada desert would cause "no...

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2005-10-11 07:10:00

WASHINGTON -- In a more hopeful time, buoyed by the promise of science, it was thought hurricanes could be tricked into dispersing, earthquakes could be disarmed by nuclear explosions and floodwaters held at bay by great mounds of dirt. Such conceits are another victim of a year of destruction. The planet's controlling forces romp over dreams like those. Usually the best that can be done is to see the danger coming long enough to run. Rich and poor nations have taken the hit over a period...

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2005-08-28 09:50:25

Sandia -- Dust from asteroids entering the atmosphere may influence Earth's weather more than previously believed, researchers have found. In a study to be published this week in the journal Nature, scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division, the University of Western Ontario, the Aerospace Corporation, and Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories found evidence that dust from an asteroid burning up as it descended through Earth's atmosphere formed a cloud of micron-sized particles...

2005-08-26 19:05:23

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Dust from asteroids entering the atmosphere may influence Earth's weather more than previously believed, researchers have found. In a study to be published this week in the journal Nature, scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division, the University of Western Ontario, the Aerospace Corporation, and Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories found evidence that dust from an asteroid burning up as it descended through Earth's atmosphere formed a cloud of micron-sized...

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2005-04-07 07:17:22

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using an enormous X-ray machine to see what happens inside an exploding nuclear weapon without actually setting one off. The machine examines an explosion of the non-nuclear parts of a warhead commonly used in submarine-launched ballistic missiles. In the latest of about a dozen large-scale nuclear weapons tests, scientists gathered data on the components' behavior during an explosion. The lab said the data collected...

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2005-03-11 15:17:49

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's chilling to walk by a dented Army helmet with big tinted goggles on the brim, a frayed "atomic cocktail" recipe book and then come face to face with a family of mannequins, frozen in time in a fallout shelter. Baby boomers will recognize the Civil Defense character Bert the Turtle and know by heart the instructions droning in black-and-white on the family's boxy Packard Bell TV: When sirens sound, find shelter. Don't look at the light. Duck and cover. A digital...


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