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High Density Plastics Help Urban Blight

In May 2014, Durham, North Carolina officials sought to combat urban neglect. The town couldn’t afford radical modifications, but it could cover certain blemishes. The city, therefore, prohibited plywood boarding on abandoned homes and instead used high density plastics. The city found that it made a tremendous difference for the neighborhood’s impression. It additionally steadied housing costs and even leveled the crime rate.

The construction company the city contracted installed see-through, sturdy polycarbonate on certain properties. The switch to high-density plastics further helped to sell vacant buildings. In 2011, when the city started focusing on blight, there were nearly 500 boarded-up homes. As of the beginning of 2017, only 56 buildings remained.

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New Vest Proves to Be Lighter, Safer and More Effective than Conventional X-Ray Shields

Healthcare clinics and hospitals are full of tools and equipment that emit radiation. The modern-day x-ray is a boon to mankind, but it is also quite dangerous for the workers who work around radiation day in and day out. While there are adequate radiation and x-ray shielding policies in place, it’s easy to fall into a routine and become careless. High levels of stress, countless emergencies and innumerable life and death situations don’t help either.

Lead has traditionally been used in radiation shieldingmaterials, but it poses health problems and concerns of its own. And if anything, the Flint fiasco just showed us why we cannot afford to be careless when it comes to the dangers posed by lead.

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Federal Case Brings Funding to Flint

Lead has been a serious problem for modern-day society. Our hectic lifestyles and the fact that the effects of lead poisoning cannot be seen or felt immediately meant that we kept sweeping the issue under the carpet, but the Flint fiasco gave lead poisoning the attention it deserves the world over. However, while communities and states around the country finally began discussing lead substitute, the people of Flint were still suffering from countless horrors that lead poisoned waters brought into their daily lives.

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Asteroid Clay is a Better Space Radiation Shield than Aluminium

Space travel Two words that make most of us jump up with joy. Turns out Star Trek and Stargate fans might only have to wait a few decades before they can start thinking about traveling to distant ‘lands’. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to space travel is radiation poisoning, and protecting the human body in outer space for long periods of time seems to be impossible at this moment. Researchers, however, are trying to change that by researching new Radiation shielding materials.

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And as it turns out, those massive asteroids floating through space could end up being the very things that save the human body during space travel. Researchers now believe that the clay extracted from these asteroids could be used to shield astronauts from celestial radiation during deep space missions.


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Vibration Dampening Iron Design for Golf Balls

Vibration dampening is an important consideration when it comes to designing and manufacturing golf clubs. Vibrations transmitted through the club during ball striking can have an adverse effect on performance and accuracy if not properly addressed. In the past decade, golf club designers have been tackling this issue which has led to developments in vibration dampening and related materials.

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Gunshot Wounds A Source of Lead?

Lead poisoning can be really hard to detect as people with high levels of blood often seem to be healthy in the early stages. In most cases, symptoms and signs of lead poisoning doesn’t appear until the lead in your blood reaches dangerous levels. And if we didn’t have enough to worry about with bullets and all those shootouts, turns out that getting shot could also expose you to lead poisoning. And that’s just another reason to encourage a switch to lead free ammunition!

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How is it a Danger Really?

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NASA to Test Radiation Shielding Vests on Lunar Mission

NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s on a mission that could possibly shape the future of humanity for all eternity. Likely touted to be the most dramatic mission since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, this mission could very well be the pioneering mission that sees humanity venturing towards other planets in search of new homes and great adventures.

Lead Free Radiation Shielding - Ecomass Compounds

 

This 250 million mile voyage is sure to be fun and exciting, but it is also full of peril. One of the main issues that astronauts shall face on their journey is the constant barrage of dangerous particles from the sun in the form of solar radiation. To ensure their well-being, Tel Aviv-based StemRad, a NASA contractor, recently unveiled the AstroRad Radiation Shield that is made of and Radiation shielding materials and is already...  Read More

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Copper Pipe Deal Finally in Place, Flint Moves Forward in its Road to Recovery

The long turbulent road to recovery from the lead crisis of 2014 has forced residents to depend on filtered and bottled water to save themselves from the dangers of lead poisoning. That ordeal might finally be coming to an end as Mayor Keren Weaver announced that members of the Copper Development Association Inc. helped the city acquire 200,000 feet of copper pipes at a discount of $1 million to replace the lead-tainted pipes of about 5000 homes.


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Lead poisoning has haunted Flint for far too long and news of Lead replacement come as a much-needed relief for citizens who constantly live in the fear of things like premature births, learning difficulties, high blood pressure, developmental delays and joint pains. This deal is the latest to become a part of the Fast Start initiative, a...  Read More

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Lead Poisoning Claims Even More Victims

Lead has been used by humans in various forms throughout the ages. From cooking utensils and beauty to commercial and industrial applications, this deadly toxin found its way into all walks of life before humans woke up and realized the danger that it posed in front of humanity and its future generations. Lead was consequently banned in the United States by the mid-nineties, but somewhat bafflingly, it is still used in bullets used to hunt small animals and game birds and in fish tackle. And this is when lead free ammunition is easily and readily available!

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Why You Should Switch to Frangible Ammo

Bullets have been around for a really long time. Man began using bullets made out of lead, stone or clay millennia before the concept of firearms was even developed and the Romans even managed to take the basic bullet to the next level with whistling bullets that traveled at speeds of 100 meters per second and were made using 1-ounce lead balls in their centers. The modern-day bullet has evolved tremendously, with one particular invention holding center stage- the frangible bullet.

The Purpose of a Frangible Bullet

Frangible bullets


Frangible projectiles were first created for shooting galleries back in the mid-20th century, but as science started to gain a foothold in the industry and the world progressed to a new era, these projectiles became more and more advanced. The main purpose of a frangible bullet is to eliminate or reduce...  Read More

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