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The Dangers of Lead poisoning

Did you know that lead isn’t just dangerous for humans? It hurts the environment around us, causes irreparable damage to the ecosystem and then comes back to haunt us. Lead poisoning was recently discovered in loons and eagles and this poses an entirely new threat. Dr. Helene Van Doninck expressed concern over a research she conducted showing that hunting and fishing activities introduced lead to the environment causing tremendous negative impacts on both man and nature.
 
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What About Lead?
 
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Could Earth's Protective Shield Be Cracking?

The earth’s magnetic shield is responsible for protecting us against meteorites and charged particles and offering radiation shielding capabilities. It is also responsible for the stunning Northern Lights. But you don’t think about this everyday do you? After all, it’s one of those things that we simply take for granted. But as it turns out, a temporary crack has developed in the earth’s magnetic shield, which is allowing damaging cosmic ray particles to enter the earth’s atmosphere.
 
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What is Magnetic Reconnection?
 
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A Bullet Train with Fold-Up Beds

China just came up with a bullet train that has the capability to convert its seats into a sleeping berth in order to meet the demands of operating round-the-clock. Commonly known as the Panda due to its unique nose designs, the first bullet trains are just rolling out of the assembly lines in Jilin Province. The trains are equipped with 16 carriages and 13 of these shall host these bed-cum-seats. The beds will be rolled out for nighttime operations while seats shall be used for day transits. Passengers shall also have access to modern amenities such as WiFi and USB ports as well as a backrest, cup holders and armrests in a bid to maximize comfort. So how does this connect to vibration dampening, you ask.
 
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Ammo the Key to Hunting Deer?

Anyone who has gone deer hunting probably has a fair share of horror stories of frozen torture and narratives of stopping that young buck in its tracks. Deer hunting is unlike any other. It demands persistence and patience, but most importantly it requires basic skill and a steely grit. While there is no substitute for sheer hard work and the ability to catch the animal dead in its tracks, having the right frangible projectile could certainly make the difference between a successful deer season or a few days of torture in the wild.
 
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Hunters around the world are crediting frangible ammunition to a successful kill and you’d begin to wonder whether having the right ammunition can make so much of a difference. Could the solution to actually ending up with a deer really be so simple? Let’s find out.
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Thermoplastics Find Their Way into the Renewable Energy Market

Thermoplastics refer to materials that have been made by polymers which have been linked with intermolecular interactions to form branched or linear structures. Think of the material as a set of strings that are mixed with each other on a table, and the greater the mixing, the more effort it needs to separate them from each other.

In today’s word, high density materials and thermoplastics have been quick to make a place of their own. They’re now dominating aviation and automobile markets as one of the greatest innovations in recent years, but are slowly making their way into all kinds of tools and appliances that are used in all spheres of life.

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Preventing Lead Poisoning In and Around Your Home

“Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable environmental diseases among young children,” says Marissa J. Levine, MD, State Health Commissioner of Virginia. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week was held in the month of October to raise awareness on the steps one can take to protect their loved ones from the dangers of lead.

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Why Do We Keep Using Lead Bullets?

Today, most of us know firsthand what lead poisoning looks and feels like. Thousands have been affected in cities like Flint and news channels have been quick to educate society on the perils of lead poisoning. We’ve started to replace those old pipelines, get rid of lead paints, take preventive measures and also educate our kids. We’re just starting to do our bit as a society to remove this menace once and for all. But why do we ignore our bullets, even when we know that we have lead free ammunition available?

Poisoning the Future?

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Radiation Shielding the Biggest Challenge to Life on Mars

They say once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially 'colonized' it. So technically, I colonized Mars. In your face, Neil Armstrong!” We hear you Mark Wattney, we really do! Matt Damon and The Martian make us dream about life on Mars, but before we are truly successful in colonizing other planets, we need to deal effective radiation shielding materials.

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