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Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized
...orld Trade Center (WTC) towers collapsed after two aircraft
were flown into the buildings by terrorists on Sep...es vary in detail for WTC 1 and WTC 2) are: Each aircraft
severed perimeter columns, damaged interior core columns and knocked off fireproofing from steel as ...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...m the World Health Organization estimated that the aircraft
release of anthrax over a city of 5 million people (just over half the size of New York) would result in 250,000 deaths. Owens and his colleagues evaluated the cost-effectiveness of different methods of defending against such an attack. For their stu...
Environmental factors, particularly air pollution, increases risk of myocardial infarction
...senlund's research into environmental factors like aircraft
noise, passive smoking, drinking water quality, an...that a correlation exists between hypertension and aircraft
noise, the latter calculated as either "aircraft noise levels" over 55 dBA or as maximum aircraft
K-State professor takes chemistry to another world
...rch aircraft. "The 'vomit comet' is essentially an aircraft
that does a series of parabolic maneuvers," Culber...us to earth -- you get a simulated freefall in the aircraft
cabin." In the future, Culbertson plans to take several more flights in hopes of qualifying the micr...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...ons. "Designing one is very much like creating an aircraft
simulator to test and train pilots," said Rizzo, who is currently a research scientist at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies. "But now we've created simulations that can assess and rehabilitate a stroke patient under a range of stimulus condit...
Exposure to aircraft noise may affect children's reading and memory
Exposure to high levels of aircraft
noise could impair the development of reading and ...lleagues, assessed the effects of road traffic and aircraft
noise on children's cognitive development and health. Over 2,800 children, aged 9-10 years, from 89 ...
Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation
...ct independent measurements on the ground and from aircraft
to fully understand and characterise the geophysical uncertainties in the CryoSat products. The data collected during the Pole Track expedition will be used, for instance, to estimate how much snow on top of sea ice affects the retrieval of sea-ice t...
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
... traditionally used to improve the aerodynamics of aircraft
wings to make it capable of accurately measuring the effects of medical implants on blood flow. Their work will allow medical device manufacturers to improve the design of devices such as heart valves and pumps, and provide doctors with a way to dete...
ERS altimeter survey shows growth of Greenland Ice Sheet interior
... the Greenland Ice Sheet using field observations, aircraft
and satellites have improved scientific knowledge during the last decade, but there is still no consensus assessment of the ice sheet's overall mass balance. There is however evidence of melting and thinning in the coastal marginal areas in recent ye...
As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution
... in regional climate and even count the number of aircraft
condensation trail 'contrails', which have a climate impact by increasing the amount of cirrus clouds....
Envisat sees smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire
...has driven smoke particles high into the sky, with aircraft
reporting pollution reaching above 2750 metres, and the cloud stretching from East Anglia to Salisbury Plain....
5 finalists compete for Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research
... called Critical Chain to reduce the number of C-5 aircraft
in the depot undergoing repair and overhaul from 1..., the time required to repair and overhaul the C-5 aircraft
has reduced by 33 percent. The 5 additional aircraft
now in operation have generated immediate addit...
Researcher studies sleep deprivation's effect on decisions
...ns and fulfilling all the briefing, debriefing and aircraft
pre- and post-flight requirements, he recalled that he and the crew looked like "the walking dead." "I don't think you really know the fatigue that sets into your body until you are finally able to rest," he said. "Even though I was getting enough...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...ent aviation danger in volcanic zones. When a jet aircraft
flies into the ash from a volcanic eruption, the s... the engines. In the last 20 years, more than 200 aircraft
have interacted with volcanic ash. At least seven cases caused loss of engine power, but fortunatel...
Binghamton University researchers ready nanotechnology innovations for market
...e U.S Air Force to develop air quality sensors for aircraft
cockpits plus an invitation to apply for a $750,000 Phase II SBIR grant to turn the prototype sensors into products, provided the spark for his company, NSC Technology. Zhong and post-doctoral senior research associate Jin Luo, who serves as the co...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...pilots, with no history of seizures especially in aircraft
on sunny days. The team found several photosensiti... seizing, induced by quick-flashing light. "Many aircraft
commonly used for air medical transport have similar frequencies to the 24 flickers per second of th...
Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2
...the Alfred Wegner Institute (AWI). The Dornier-228 aircraft
carries the ASIRAS instrument, which is an airborne version of the radar altimeter instrument onboard CryoSat-2. By comparing the airborne data with ground measurements scientists will test and verify novel methods for retrieving ice-thickness change...
Decorated professor adds Farfel Award to his long list of honors
...order' in fluid turbulence. His interests include aircraft
drag and reduction for lower fuel consumption and ...llution, as well as abetting wake hazard to reduce aircraft
separation during takeoff and landing a major problem at busy airports. Additional studies he is i...
Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
...that would make most future military vehicles and aircraft
operate unmanned and autonomously, thereby saving thousands of lives during combat operations. "The economic impact of the Decade of the Mind will be felt in all levels of society," said Olds. "By translating our knowledge of the human mind to bu...
System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins
...dvertent release of infectious pathogens inside an aircraft
is especially dangerous during lengthy international flights, said Chen, who is a principal director of the center. The effort involves an interdisciplinary team of Purdue researchers from chemical and mechanical engineering, physics and chemistry. ...