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2008-08-19 03:00:34

By Sheble, Nicholas A new machine can detect explosive, chemical, and biological agents all at the same time. A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers proved a three-in-one machine, or "universal point detection system," can work, said George Farquar, a postdoctoral fellow and physical chemist at the Lab's Glenn T Seaborg Institute. The machine could help clear airplane passengers and screen baggage. The team uses a mass spectrometry system to detect the...


Word of the Day
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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