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  • Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom - and he did it to

    04/05/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/13 | Emma Innes
    Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom - and he did it to discover why his brother is ginger Fred Turner, 17, from Yorkshire built a DNA testing machine in his bedroomBuilt the polymerase chain reaction machine from items he found at homeWanted to see if his brother had the mutated gene that causes ginger hairExperiment was a success and proved why his brother is ginger and he isn'tFred was named the UK's Young Engineer of the Year for his design A teenager has astounded scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom...
  • Obama Talks, Israel Builds

    05/19/2011 9:44:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 5/19/11 | Elad Benari
    The objections subcommittee of Jerusalem’s regional planning and building commission confirmed on Thursday the commission’s earlier approval of a development plan for the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev. The approval was given followed a hearing, in which the neighborhood administration and residents expressed their opposition to some aspects of the development plan. They claimed that going through with the construction would add to traffic congestion, among other considerations.
  • Computer circuit builds itself

    10/16/2008 10:21:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 538+ views
    Nature ^ | 10/16/08 | Geoff Brumfiel
    Organic molecules organize themselves to form a bridge between electrodes.A team of European physicists has developed an integrated circuit that can build itself. The work, appearing in this week's Nature1, is an important step towards its ultimate goal — a self-assembling computer. Today's computer chips are made by etching patterns onto semiconducting wafers using a combination of light and photosensitive chemicals. But the technique is being pushed to the limit as ever more processing power is being packed onto chips, requiring engineers to etch details just a few tens of nanometres across. So scientists are hunting for alternative ways to...
  • Robot builds itself for special tasks

    02/22/2007 10:23:59 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 580+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/22/07 | Lisa Zyga
    (Left) Independent s-bots with blue lights, and (right) s-bots joined into a swarm-bot with red lights. Credit: Groß et al. ©IEEE 2006. In one of the latest studies on autonomous robots, scientists sat back and watched as their robot created itself out of smaller robotic modules. The result, called “swarm-bot,” comes in many varieties, depending on the assigned task and available components. As the current state of the art in autonomous self-assembly, swarm-bots offer insight into the potential versatility and robustness that robots may possess to perform missions beyond human abilities. A project coordinated by Professor Marco Dorigo, which was...
  • Freedom Walk Momentum Builds as Sept. 11 Anniversary Approaches

    08/16/2006 4:08:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 289+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2006 – Momentum continues to build as 48 U.S. cities -- a number that continues to grow -- prepare to sponsor America Supports You Freedom Walks to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The first Freedom Walk, inaugurated Sept. 11, 2005, in Washington, D.C., attracted more than 15,000 participants, including family members who lost loved ones in the attacks. The walk proved to be so meaningful to those involved that Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, hopes to make it a nationwide observance. “We knew that it...
  • Shanghai Builds Vast Bunker To Shield Against Terrorism Attack

    07/30/2006 6:19:57 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 838+ views
    Shanghai builds vast bunker to shield against terrorism attack (Filed: 31/07/2006) The authorities in Shanghai, which is the Chinese financial hub, have built a huge underground shelter against the eventuality of terrorism or industrial accidents. The vast 968,400sq ft subterranean complex could accommodate 200,000 people for up to 15 days.It is linked to government offices, commercial and residential areas and the transport system by a labyrinth of tunnels. The bunker can protect occupants from "nuclear radiation, poisonous gases, explosions and other disasters," the state's news agency Xinhua reported yesterday. "In peacetime, parts of the bunker could be used as garages,...
  • Coalition builds base at Jurf As Sukhr

    03/21/2006 4:22:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 154+ views
    FOB KALSU, Iraq (Army News Service, March 21, 2006) -- Coalition forces completed construction of a patrol base in Jurf As Sukhr, about 80 miles southwest of Baghdad, March 17. The base was built primarily as an integrated security effort between Coalition Forces and the Iraqi police from the Musayib police station while the Jurf As Sukhr police station is being built. “The patrol base is a sort of incentive to promote the stability the town required in order to get the construction of the new police station underway,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Donahoe, commander, 1-67 Armor, 4th Infantry Division....
  • Iran Builds A Secret Underground Complex As Nuclear Tensions Rise

    03/11/2006 5:14:32 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-12-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Iran builds a secret underground complex as nuclear tensions rise By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 12/03/2006) Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West over their illicit nuclear programme, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. The complex of rooms and offices beneath the Abbas Abad district in the north of the capital is designed to serve as a bolthole and headquarters for the country's rulers as military tensions mount. Iran uses small attack boats to simulate assaults on US warships The recently completed command centre is...
  • 'Combatives' Training Builds Patients' Skills, Confidence

    01/04/2006 5:19:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 498+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2006 – Military amputee patients are taking their desire to return to active duty to the mats. Jason Keaton, a civilian instructor with the Modern Army Combatives Program from Fort Knox, Ky., watches as Army Staff Sgt. Orlando Gill (top), patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, practices taking control of an opponent. In this case, the opponent is Army Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Greenlee, another program instructor. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Members of the Modern Army Combatives Program from Fort Knox, Ky., have taken their program to Walter...
  • F-14 Program Builds Historic Business Bridge to Poland

    12/06/2005 7:04:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 889+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Chuck Wagner
    PATUXENT RIVER , Md., Dec. 6, 2005 – For a people who first heard of it while they lived under Soviet influence, this U.S. Navy fighter aircraft is of great public interest. Polish citizens invariably know it by name. Employees of PZL-Swidnik even refer to it with a hint of ownership – the F-14 Tomcat. " The recent agreement paves the way for the eventual creation of long-term technical and economic benefits that will produce dividends for both the U.S. and Poland." Czes Covington A business bridge between the U.S. Navy’s F-14 program and a Polish aerospace company is in...
  • Team Builds Border Post to Enhance Iraq's Security

    11/18/2005 4:42:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Elaine Eliah
    BAGHDAD, Nov. 18, 2005 – The Iraq/Syria border is a seemingly arbitrary line scratched into the sand, punctuated occasionally by cone-shaped stone marker piles, which are often the highest points around. It's only 250 miles from Baghdad, but with circuitous routing that goes from bad roads to no roads at all. By the time an advance party of the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence and contractor ECC International completed their 12-hour trip, no one was in the mood for surprises. "When we arrived, there were only three tents," recalled Ali Mommad Hadi, the first Iraqi civil engineer hired by...
  • NMCB 40 Builds Tent City for FEMA, Parish

    09/30/2005 5:09:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 265+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SCW/SS) James G. Pinsky
    PLAQUEMINE PARISH, La. (NNS) -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 built a 500-man tent city in September for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials in Plaquemine Parish so the officials could relocate from temporary accommodations at Belle Chasse Primary School. The tent city, which includes air conditioned tents, showers and a 40 ft. by 60 ft. dining facility, will allow FEMA to conduct their day-to-day operations while Belle Chasse Primary School concentrates on getting their students back in class. “Disaster recovery is part of our job,” said Steelworker 1st Class (SCW) James Reddinger, project crew leader. “And we know...
  • Afghan Army Builds on Engineering Skills

    09/29/2005 5:33:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sep 29, 2005 | Capt. Cenethea Harraway
    Two Afghan National Army engineer soldiers demonstrate their new skills as one operates an Italian-made bulldozer and the other gives hand signals. The demonstration was a part of the Afghan National Army engineer training course graduation ceremony. Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Victoria Meyer Afghan Army Builds on Engineering Skills The training covered heavy engineer machinery operation, force protection, and natural disaster and relief operations. By Army Capt. Cenethea Harraway Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2005 -- The Afghan National Army recently graduated 26 engineers from a six-week training course...
  • U.S. Builds Water Treatment Plant in Dibis, Iraq

    09/29/2005 5:22:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 301+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 29, 2005 | Elaine Eliah
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Sept. 29, 2005 – Most Americans take running water for granted. Not so for some residents near Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk. Before January 2005, they had never had running water. The Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence didn't start out on a humanitarian mission when it contracted with Environmental Chemical Corporation International to renovate and construct Kirkuk Military Base, also referred to as "K1." Officials with Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq set out to supply 40 company, brigade and battalion headquarters facilities and 30 barracks for the new Iraqi army. The base included auditoriums, classrooms, firing ranges,...
  • Watch out Jesse James: Colorado Marine builds choppers in Al Asad

    08/11/2005 3:55:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,340+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 11, 2005 | Sgt. Juan Vara
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 11, 2005) -- The high operational tempo of the second largest air base in Iraq requires many of the service members here to find ways to get from place to place faster than by just walking. Bicycles, a cheap and effective mode of transportation, have become the most popular way to overcome this challenge. Sgt. Dustin W. Lambert, an airframes mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, didn’t want to be like everyone else riding a stock bike. Inspired by Jesse James, famous builder of motorcycles and host of the Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage, Lambert built...
  • Company Historian Builds on a Fascination with Firearms

    01/13/2005 11:04:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 858+ views ^ | 1 9 05 | Eric Goldscheider
    There is an entire bookshelf (10 feet, 6 inches long) in Roy G. Jinks's home office that contains every firearms patent issued in the United States from June 29, 1832, to May 17, 1921. They were compiled and bound first by Daniel Baird Wesson, who died in 1906, and then his sons. D. B. Wesson, as he was known, together with his business partner Horace Smith founded Smith & Wesson, a company that holds a special place in American industrial history. Roy G. Jinks in his home office, which mirrors the office of Smith & Wesson co-founder D. B. Wesson,...
  • Al Qaeda Builds a Euro Army

    02/25/2004 10:39:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 221+ views ^ | February 25, 2004, 3:10 PM (GMT+02:00) | DEBKAfile
    Warnings of al Qaeda’s continuing threat came Tuesday, February 24, from Washington and London as well as one of its top leaders. Addressing the Senate intelligence committee, CIA director George Tenet spoke of the spread of al Qaeda’s radical agenda to local groups who now threaten the United States and are capable of 9/11 scale attacks. British interior secretary David Blunkett, announcing new stringent measures to combat terror, said a terrorist attack on Britain was “inevitable.” Pointing up these statements, Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri gave not one but two signs that his group was still after “Crusader” blood....