Archaeologists in northwest China's Shaanxi Province said Sunday that one piece of thigh armor and two pieces of upper-body armor dating back 3,000 years may be the oldest pieces of bronze armor ever unearthed in China.
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WDC to practice tornado drill Thursday in new safe room On Thursday, April 18, Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) Schools will take part in the statewide tornado drill at 1:45 p.m., and for the first time, grades 5-12 students and staff will seek shelter in the school’s new safe room. Attached on the northwest side of the middle/high school, the tornado-proof safe room will provide a...
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Johnston school officials and the architects contracted to design a potential new high school are looking at options to build a secure safe room that would protect students and staff from inclement weather.
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June 17 - Scientists are developing a new type of gripping arm for medical and engineering applications, using the the flexible armor of seahorses as a model. A team at the University of California San Diego says the creature's natural armor plating provides a degree of strength and flexibility that does not exist outside nature. Tara Cleary reports.
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If any soldier needs body armor, its a paratrooper making a parachute drop. Unfortunately, standard body armor is too inflexible for paratroopers to use without the risk of being injured upon landing, but the US Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate hopes to rectify this, conducting test jumps with both the latest parachutes and body armor. ..
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Although deadly storms have swept through the state recently, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says there will be no law requiring every school to build a safe room for tornadoes.
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Given that scientists are already looking to sea sponges as an inspiration for body armor, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that foam is also being considered ... not just any foam, though. Unlike regular foam, specially-designed nanofoams could someday not only be used in body armor, but also to protect buildings from explosions. ..
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Rep. Loretta Sanchez expresses concern female soldiers will be hindered by armor designed for men.
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After a natural disaster where homes are destroyed, many people assume their cats perished. But cats are very resourceful. They stay safe and they hide, usually within six blocks of where they went missing. Sometimes they live in...
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Safe-room program was caught in red tape prior to monster tornado.
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