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Listening to gunshots may save lives and wildlands
... might be able to determine if it was a handgun or rifle
and the type of ammunition at best but you couldn't rule in, or out, a specific firearm," Maher said. Finding a sniper holds more promise. While a sniper may be able to hide and use a silencer to cover the sound of gunpowder exploding in a shell...
Widespread elephant slaughter discovered in Chad
...passed over I saw a guy and a horse and an assault rifle
in the poacher's hands. The third time we flew over, this time only about 150 feet above the camp, I could see the man shooting at us." No one was hurt. Zakouma National Park in southeastern Chad makes up part of a Texas-sized region of central Afri...
MIT, Brigham: Nanoparticles armed to combat cancer
... with medicine - and aimed with the precision of a rifle
- are offering a promising new way to strike at cancer, according to researchers working at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital. In a paper to appear the week of April 10 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...
The synapse is a shotgun
... the synapse may behave more like a shotgun than a rifle
when it comes to firing the neurotransmitters involved in neuronal communication. The textbook view of the synapse describes it as a place where rifle-like volleys of neurotransmitter are launched from one defined region of the sending neuron to anot...
Do lead bullets continue to be a hazard after they land?
...un range and 12 metric tons of lead bullets in the rifle
range. "These ranges are 10 years old. Most of the lead shot has accumulated on about four or five acres. Some shots have been into the woods, which cover hundreds of acres," Rimstidt said. Professor James Craig, now retired, and Rimstidt looked firs...