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Image 1 - Smoke Particles Are Not All the 'SAME'
2012-01-06 05:25:38

Where there's smoke, you need a functioning smoke detector that can tell the difference between, say, smoke particles and dust. Yet in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station, telling the difference between an actual fire and a false alarm may not be so simple. To understand how best to detect smoke in space, researchers from NASA's Glenn Research Center flew the Smoke Aerosol Measurement Experiment, or SAME, aboard the space station. This experiment was originally...

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...

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...