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2010-11-01 15:53:10

In April 2010, the US government adopted a new nuclear strategy that depends on the conclusion that the current missile defense systems will reliably protect the continental United States in the extreme circumstances of nuclear-armed combat. Now research in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, shows that these defenses have not been tested against real-world threats and would not be effective in real combat conditions. The April 2010 strategy relies on assumptions that the...

2010-10-06 08:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has received a $106 million engineering, manufacturing and development contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation to develop the next-generation Reentry Field Support Equipment (RFSE) for the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. Under the 58-month contract awarded in July, Lockheed Martin will design, develop, test and deliver two sets of RFSE....

2010-10-05 07:11:00

TOKYO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- An antinuclear exhibition created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), "From a Culture of Violence to Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit," was launched at the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre on October 4 in cooperation with the NGO Committee on Peace, Vienna. It will be on display through October 15. The exhibition's opening reception was attended by some 200 people including UN officials, diplomats, and NGO...

2010-09-07 08:16:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the announcement of its recent deal to purchase over 1,900 of Verizon's New York Phone Kiosks, Titan is growing and strengthening its New York and national sales force. Titan's latest hire is Greg Ald, who joins as a National Account Manager. He will be managing large national accounts in New York and selling into each of Titan's ten markets in the United States. Prior to joining Titan, Mr. Ald spent five years in senior sales roles at JC...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID), the leader in frame rate converter (FRC) products, today announced that it will be unveiling the industry's first-integrated 240Hz frame rate converter solution at this week's IFA show in Berlin. The new Trident FRC-V is the only single-chip solution that can convert 50Hz and 60Hz material directly to new 200/240Hz systems, enabling substantial system cost savings and higher refresh rates needed for 3D...

2010-08-10 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the ABTA Conference this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, announced that the Trident HiDTV((TM)) PRO-SX solution has been selected by AOC to power four new AOC digital TV models (the D26W931, D32W931, LC32W053 and LC42H053.) The new AOC TVs, which are being showcased in the Trident booth number C3, provide full support for the...

2010-07-27 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Streaming downloadable video and audio from the conference "Israel's Nuclear Arsenal: Espionage, Opacity and Future" is now available from PULSE Media and the Internet Archive: http://pulsemedia.org/2010/07/14/israels-nuclear-arsenal-espionage-opacity-and-future/ High-definition video of this panel discussion was recorded at the International Spy Museum in downtown Washington, DC on July 7, 2010. Three panelists and moderator Jeffrey...

2010-07-27 08:33:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan has renewed its exclusive contract to sell the advertising on the Orange Country Transportation Authority (OCTA) properties following an initial five-year partnership. The new five-year contract, won competitively, is based on an initial three-year term, followed by two, one-year extensions. It begins September 1, 2011. This win maintains the company's Transit dominance in the Los Angeles and Orange County DMA. When combined with Titan's other...

2010-07-23 12:35:00

House and Senate Appropriators Fund 27% Increase in Nonproliferation Programs WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two key Congressional committees this week gave a big boost to the administration's efforts to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the hands of violent extremist groups. Both committees fully funded the administration's request for a 27 percent increase for two Energy Department programs to secure vulnerable nuclear materials in other countries. "The...

2010-07-22 15:26:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As Moviegoers who watch Countdown to Zero leave theaters this week wanting to know how to make ZERO happen, "Apocalypse Never" a new book, by author Tad Daley, and published by Rutgers University Press, will be available at Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com, as the perfect accompaniment to the film. Speaking on opening night at the invitation of Landmark Theaters, the author will introduce the film and the immediacy of the nuclear peril on...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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