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Mutant proteins may be key to defeat chemical warfare
... were tested. Indeed, many compounds - notably the military
agents - are mixtures of two chiral forms, but the mixture and either form can have important toxicological differences, hence the independent study of each chiral form. "One of the chiral forms usually fits better than the other one into the active ...
Study: King Midas' feast offered golden opportunity for fungi
...an explorer Adolphus Greely, who set out to lead a military
expedition to the North Pole in 1882. The voyage ended in disaster when supply ships failed to reach his group. Filley and Blanchette plan to continue their research in the Arctic next summer. Collaborating with Filley were Blanchette of the Universi...
Sandia-developed formulation among products selected to help rid U.S. facilities of anthrax
...ly friendly. In multiple independent lab tests and military
field trials, the formulation was effective against viable anthrax spores and chemical warfare agents. In lab tests at Sandia it also destroyed simulants of anthrax, simulants of chemical agents, vegetative cells, toxins, and viruses. It has perfor...
NSF funds Expresso project, a bioinformatics collaboration
...r reconstituted with water. This can help make the military
less dependent on supply lines," Ramakrishnan said. There are also other medical applications. In collaboration with the International Potato Institute in Lima, Peru, the group is developing microarrays for the study of environmental stress and enhan...
Anthrax - Trail of terror
...l strikes cattle in the western US.Recent American military
research publications also mention an "Ames" strai...d in the recent attacks must either be theAmerican military
strain or one that's very similar. So why choose this strain? "Ames is certainly a challenge to any ...
Penn engineers develop fuel cell that uses liquid diesel, the first such device to run on a widely available fuel
...isting batteries. Scientists, corporations and the military
are all interested in fuel cells, which are far mo... to make it many miles away," Gorte said. The U.S. military
regards fuel cells as a possible source of portable "palm power" for soldiers carrying electronic de...
Arctic ecosystems being nibbled away
...Other threats to Arctic ecosystems include mining, military
activities, heavy reindeer grazing, and recreation... associated with petroleum development, mining and military
activity, the explosive growth of ecotourism is affecting all sectors of the Arctic. We suggest that...
Future army could run on alternative fuels, photosynthesis
...mittee. One of the most well-known examples of a military
energy crisis occurred near the end of World War I...tions. "Obviously there are always spin-offs of military
innovation, but the committee was concerned with what would improve the operations of the Army." S...
Biotechnology promises major advances for U.S. Army
...rstanding of biology's role in research leading to military
applications. The report recommends that the Army adopt new approaches to work with the private sector, encouraging relationships between government and industry. The report also urges the Army to invest in education, assembling "a cadre of science ...
Military foods could enhance soldiers' performance by 2025
...s problems in combat is the potential for what the military
calls unintentional fratricide, and is known to th...ldier eats." Another important area of inquiry for military
research is in functional foods, which are foods that can deliver extra nutrients or other healthful...
Taming chaos? German scientists force checkerboard patterns from turbulence, suggesting better control strategies
...y." A field initially developed for industrial and military
applications, control theory has been used for steering physical and chemical systems, for example, and for stabilizing missile trajectories. "Control theory plays a role in simple problems, like regulating your heater with a thermostat, as well as m...
ORNL technology puts power of lab into the field
...h protection, food inspection, law enforcement and military
applications. "Instead of taking a sample and having to send it off to a laboratory, where it may take days to get the results, this instrument will enable people to get an instant analysis of samples in the field," Vo-Dinh said. "This will result in...
Operation of self-aiming camera modeled on how part of brain works
...d find use as an intelligent sentinel in sensitive military
applications, originally was built to demonstrate the versatility of a simulated neural network, which the researchers modeled after the superior colliculus of the human brain. The superior colliculus serves as the visual reflex center of the brain, ...
Artificial lung on the horizon, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting
... year. A potential application also exists for military
personnel and civilians who may become victims of chemical warfare or terrorist attack involving toxic gases, he reported. In an invited keynote lecture at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, B...
Agent Orange might boost the risk of leukemia, UNC researcher says
... exists between AML in children and their fathers' military
service in Vietnam or Cambodia," Hertz-Piciotto sa...fects in laboratory animals. As a result, the U.S. military
suspended use of Agent Orange in 1970 and halted all herbicide spraying in Vietnam the following yea...
NSF weighs options for treating South Pole patient
...ses, including the use of ski-equipped civilian or military
aircraft, to evacuate Dr. Shemenski and fly in ano... "Hercules" transport aircraft and would perform a military
evacuation. Approximately 35 aircrew and maintenance personnel from the 109th will leave Stratt...
Organgutan numbers plummeting worldwide; species may vanish in ten years, study says
... where rampant logging is backed by the Indonesian military
and police. "All remaining forests that are accessible by road or river are subject to a seemingly unstoppable pandemic of illegal logging, regardless of their protection status," van Schaik said. Van Schaik found that orangutan densities decreased...
Trauma treatment from the sea
...ntered on the battlefield. During the seven major military
operations since the Korean War, open wounds to th...ncy care. In addition to its major contribution in military
medicine, the RDH Bandage is expected to play a critical role in the civilian trauma setting. In the...
Zooming liquid particles show technological promise
...one day serve as power sources inlaptop computers, military
uniforms with coolants and other portabledevices. "A chemical reactor on a microchip would run on a very small amount ofliquid," says Chaudhury. "That liquid would have to be pumped from oneend of the reactor to another. It would be very difficult t...
Biological warfare: an emerging threat in the 21st century
...rea) an affordable way to counter the overwhelming military
superiority of the United States and other nuclear...itain.`` During the Second World War, the Japanese military
killed thousands of Chinese prisoners by subjecting them to experimental doses of anthrax, cholera, ...
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