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2011-08-16 02:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AUVSI, Booth #3109 -- Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of visual computing solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced two new additions to its award-winning Thermite® family of embedded computers, the Thermite XVG 4000 and Thermite TL 2000. Poised to set new industry standards for performance in field-deployed computing, the new Thermite XVG 4000 offers state-of-the-art processing and performance and...

2011-05-11 02:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of visual computing solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced its Thermite® TL tactical visual computer has been integrated into the Man-portable Aircraft Survivability Trainer (MAST) developed by AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. Recently selected by the U.S. Army Program Executive of Office for...

2009-06-25 13:41:39

For centuries it has been known for its violent combustion upon contact with air "“ but this week a Cambridge-led team of researchers reveals that it has tamed one of the most hazardous chemical substances.Their work could also result in an array of hazardous chemicals being handled and transported more safely in future.The substance in question is white phosphorous, a feedstock for the preparation of many useful chemicals such as weed killers, insecticides and fertiliser.White...

2009-06-17 09:09:00

American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) receives order for 66mm MK 1 MOD 0 STAFFORD, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) announced today that it has received an $8.2 million order from the Program Manager for Ammunition, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA for Grenade, 66mm Smoke Screening IR, Vehicle Launched, (SSVL) MK 1 MOD 0. The order signifies continued satisfaction with the company's designs, which address mission needs and support federal directives...

2009-06-04 15:26:06

Neighbors of Arizona's San Tan Mountain Regional Park complained that they were not warned before authorities used the park to detonate a grenade. Alden Rosbrook said the explosion late in the evening May 22 knocked pictures off the wall of his home while he was watching TV with his wife, the East Valley Tribune of Mesa, Ariz., reported Thursday. I thought a bomb had been thrown through our Arcadia door, Rosbrook said. That was my first thought. Rosbrook said he soon discovered that the...

2008-07-22 15:00:48

By Brandie Jefferson Part of the terminal at T.F. Green is evacuated for about 40 minutes while a pair of dummy grenades is examined. A section of the terminal at T.F. Green Airport was evacuated Sunday when two grenades were spotted in luggage. The grenades were inert with no explosive materials, according to David Hayden, who is both chief of the airport police and a lieutenant in the Rhode Island State Police. The incident started at about 3:30 p.m. when Clint B. Damm, 28, of...

2008-04-07 16:43:41

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Ironically, it was a quest for immortality that led to the invention of the deadliest weapon before the arrival of the atomic bomb. Experimenting with life-lengthening elixirs around A.D. 850, Chinese alchemists instead discovered gunpowder. Their explosive invention would become the basis for almost every weapon used in war from...

2005-11-16 13:44:16

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday acknowledged using incendiary white-phosphorus munitions in a 2004 counterinsurgency offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja, but defended their use as legal. Army Lt. Col. Barry Venable, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S. military had not used the highly flammable weapons against civilians, contrary to an Italian state television report this month which said the weapons were used against men, women and children in...


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2010-11-19 16:21:16

Napalm, used for military operations, is a thickening/gelling agent generally mixed with gasoline or other fuel. The term napalm comes from the ingredients of aluminum salts of naphthenic and palmitic acids. This style of napalm, however, has been long obsolete in warfare. "Napalm b" is the modern version of napalm although it is distinctly different from the previous form. Napalm is often used as the generic name of several flammable liquids used in warfare. These are often forms of...

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  • 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.
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