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  • Massachusetts Considers Ban on Aluminum Bats

    10/31/2002 9:09:58 AM PST · by Frapster · 73 replies · 1,074+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, October 31, 2002 | Associated Press
    <p>BOSTON — Massachusetts could become the first state to ban aluminum baseball bats in high school play, a move prompted by injuries from line drives that can rocket through the infield at close to 100 mph.</p> <p>The state Interscholastic Athletic Association on Thursday will consider banning the bats from next year's state tournament. It will also decide whether to recommend a ban for all high school games.</p>
  • Iraq operates nuclear weapons assembly line, defector claims

    09/15/2002 5:26:55 PM PDT · by knak · 46 replies · 810+ views
    times online ^ | 9/16/02
    Saddam Hussein is developing nuclear capability, using pirated centrifuges to refine uranium IRAQ is using pirated copies of German equipment to process nuclear material in an assembly line that will regularly produce nuclear weapons, an Iraqi scientist who led a section of the Iraqi nuclear bomb programme before his defection in 1994 claims. President Saddam Hussein may need only months more to put together up to three nuclear cores, if he has not already done so while his programme has not been monitored, the defector says. Dr Khidir Hamza also said that, even if given unfettered access, UN inspectors would...
  • Spores, Additives Raise Iraq Questions

    11/02/2001 9:57:54 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 16 replies · 284+ views
    ABC News | 11/01/01
    Thursday November 01 02:13 PM EST Spores, Additives Raise Iraq Questions By Suspicion of an Iraqi link to anthrax attacks in the United States grows.   Former U.N. weapons inspectors tell ABCNEWS they've learned the anthrax spores found in a poison letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle are nearly identical to those discovered in Iraq in 1994. ABCNEWS has learned that at least two European chemical companies make aluminum-free bentonite, meaning further tests are needed to rule out the presence of the troubling additive in an anthrax-laced letter that was mailed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. Though ...
  • Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie: An Effective, Low-Cost Solution To Combating Mind-Control

    11/27/2001 5:59:10 AM PST · by WindMinstrel · 40 replies · 2,101+ views ^ | 1997-12-31 | Lyle Zapato
    Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie An Effective, Low-Cost Solution To Combating Mind-Control Site Menu: What Is It? Building An AFDB Usage & Maintenance History Of Aluminum Use Aluminum Alternatives Testimonials External Links Special Note For "Website Evaluators" Add an AFDB button to your website today to let people know that they can stop the destructive forces of mind control! Rated Crank Dot Net "Met een 'Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie' blijven uw geheimen uw geheimen."- Planet Internet [1998-11-30] Welcome to the AFDB Homepage This non-commercial site is dedicated to spreading the word about the Aluminum* Foil Deflector Beanie and how it ...
  • Alcoa Donates Materials, Engineering Expertise for Mars Habitation Station

    07/09/2002 10:35:36 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 12 replies · 352+ views ^ | 9 Jul 02 | staff
    Alcoa Donates Materials, Engineering Expertise for Mars Habitation Station Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:32 AM ET NOTE TO MEDIA: Multimedia assets available PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2002--Alcoa aluminum might be going to Mars. Alcoa has donated approximately 1,500 pounds of 6061-T6 aluminum sheet and treadplate along with engineering expertise to the Mars Society, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars. The aluminum products were used to produce the skin of the Mars Habitation Station (MarsHab), a test facility designed for living on the Red Planet. The MarsHab is the centerpiece for the Mars...
  • High costs put crimp in recycling

    07/09/2002 8:44:44 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 33 replies · 1,168+ views
    WSJ / MSNBC ^ | July 9, 2002 | John J. Fialka
    WASHINGTON, July 9 — The fizz has gone out of the recycling business. For the first time in more than 20 years, Americans are throwing away more aluminum cans than they recycle. Environmental groups and industry groups alike see it as an ill omen for the rest of the recycling business because aluminum soft-drink and beer cans are the single most valuable consumer commodity being recycled. WHILE POLLS show Americans overwhelmingly support recycling, the data show they are doing it less than they did in the early 1990s. “People are just too busy,” says Jennifer Gitlitz, research director for the...
  • Transparent Alumina - (aluminum oxide) Three Times Stronger Than Steel

    05/01/2002 5:38:11 PM PDT · by FatherTorque · 86 replies · 1,749+ views ^ | 2-25-02
    Transparent Alumina - Three Times Stronger Than Steel A ceramic research lab in Dresden, Germany, has developed transparent Alumina by subjecting fine-grained (I'm guessing extremely fine-grained) aluminum to a whopping 1200 degrees Celsius ...the result of which is amazingly light but three times tougher than hardened steel of the same thickness, and it's see-through.  Needless to say, the Pentagon is quite interested.        For story (in German)  According to a post at Slashdot (News for Nerds) this is not transparent aluminum but transparent Alumina, which is aluminum oxide - Al2-O3. Also found this link here, which...