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Engineer creating more sensitive, safer landmine detectors

COLUMBIA, Mo. Long after a conflict, landmines remain buried underground unless someone can locate and detonate them. According to the United Nations (UN), there are more than 100 million landmines buried in 68 countries around the world. The UN estimates that more than 2,000 people are killed o...

Victims of Landmine Blasts Walks with the Help of Jaipur Foot

More than 20 crippled Lebanese, victims of land mine blasts in that country, are able to walk now, thanks to the prosthetic Jaipur Foot developed by a non-governmental organisation here.// A two-member team from the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) conducted a preliminary camp ...

Wounded Marines Running Their Way to Recovery at Fourth Annual Pat's Run

...a positive impact in their community. Chris Chandler "Moving" On Staff Sgt. Chandler lost his left leg below the knee in 2001 when he stepped on a landmine while providing security for an explosives ordinance disposal unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In the wake of the injury, the Aurora, Colo. native mad...

Human rights violations widespread in eastern Burma

...er than five years was five times higher among households that reported multiple human rights violations There was a substantial increased risk of landmine injuries among households that reported forced displacement or food theft or destruction Poor nutritional status among children was associated wit...

Jaipur Foot All Set to Launch Its Centre in Columbia

...nal Committee of the Red Cross found the Jaipur Foot to be the hardiest to tackle the tough, mountainous Afghan terrain. Since then, countless landmine victims in many countries have been fitted with the Jaipur Foot. The limb has also provided relief to 15,000 physically disabled people in foreign cou...

Jaipur Foot Takes Off for Lebanon

...ternational Committee of the Red Cross discovered that the Jaipur Foot was the hardiest limb for the mountainous Afghan terrain. Since then, countless landmine victims in many countries have been fitted with the Jaipur Foot. The beauty of the Jaipur foot lies in its lightness - those who wear it can run...
Landmine in Medical Technology

Michigan Catholic Conference Welcomes Announcement of Non-Embryo Destructive Stem Cell Research Advancement

...e, reports that researchers have found a way to coax virus-free skin cells into an embryonic stem cell-like state while avoiding the ethical and moral landmine of intentionally destroying human embryos. It is the hope of the Conference that state lawmakers will pursue legislation that enables non-embryo destr...
Landmine in Biological News

Tropical soils impede landmine detection

MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 4, 2008 -- Use of a metal detector is the most common technique when searching for landmines, which litter the soil in approximately 90 countries around the world. Many of these countries are located in the tropics where intensively weathered soils are prevalent. These tropic...

Triage technology with a Star Trek twist

...is a technology known as Laser Doppler Vibrometry, which has been used in aircraft and automotive components, acoustic speakers, radar technology, and landmine detection. When connected to a camera, the vibrometer can measure the velocity and displacement of vibrating objects. An algorithm then converts tho...

Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots'

...r example, they might gain entry to an improvised explosive device to gather information or potentially disable the device. Other applications include landmine detection, search and rescue in hazardous conditions, and biomedical diagnosis. They will also be capable of carrying miniature or micro versions of t...
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