Dogs can detect 40-parts-per-billion nitroaromatics in the air, which is more than sufficient to detect the chemical signature of buried anti-personnel land mines. We knew it was possible — the challenge was to develop a technological way to do it. I wrote the software for Rockwell's bid on the project to try to detect the explosives from signals coming from our device.
Why not just train dogs to clear the minefields? Because, horrifically, dogs are heavy enough to trigger many mines. I hate even thinking about that.
Enter the APOPO project, which since 2003 has trained and deployed African giant pouched rats to detect landmines (and now also tuberculosis in sputum samples). The rats have noses as sensitive as the dogs', and are light enough not to trigger the mines. Each agent is called a HeroRAT.
Please read more about the project, and consider donating. It's a worthy cause.
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"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Happy, happy day. Baby steps out of the Dark Ages.
#SCOTUS #gayrights #gaymarriage #marriageequality #gayrightsarehumanrights #lgbt #glbt
Well, from my knowledge. Not allow this was rule into dark ages. After all, this concept of "TRADITIONAL FAMILY" is something created inside the Christianity and just 1600 ago.
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(If they ship it via #OnTrac and their asshole throws this box against the front door from the bottom of the steps, there will be hell to pay.)
The researchers designed an algorithm that monitors blood sugar levels and computes an insulin dose that it delivers quickly and automatically when necessary. The algorithm is designed to work with implanted devices, specifically with an artificial pancreas, and would overcome the delays experienced with current devices.
#diabetes #type1diabetes #science #chemistry #medicine #technology #cool
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