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Satellites, Security, and Scandal: Understanding the Politics of Export Control
In the pre-dawn hours of 15 February 1996, a Chinese rocket carrying an Intelsat communications satellite tilted off its launch tower during take-off, flew into a hillside village a few miles from Xichang, China, and ...
Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of the 'Dangerous Activities' Categories Defined by the CISSM Controlling Dangerous Pathogens Project
The Controlling Dangerous Pathogens Project of the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) outlines a prototype oversight system for ongoing microbiological research to control its possible misapplication. ...
Appendices to "Colonization of thistles by biocontrol agents"
Appendices B, C, and D for a manuscript from Gary Dodge's dissertation research (Biology Department, UMCP).
23 Nation Poll Finds Strong Support for Dramatic Changes at U.N.: Citizens of All Countries Polled Favor Adding New Permanent Members to UN Security Council
A BBC World Service poll that surveyed 23 countries finds nearly universal support for dramatic reforms in the United Nations in parallel with a desire for increased UN power in the world. Majorities throughout the world ...
EFFECTS OF PREHEATED COMBUSTION AIR ON LAMINAR COFLOW DIFFUSION FLAMES UNDER NORMAL AND MICROGRAVITY CONDITIONS
Global energy consumption has been increasing around the world, owing to the rapid growth of industrialization and improvements in the standard of living. As a result, more carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide are being ...
Beyond Realism: History in the Art of Thomas Eakins
Art historians often associate Thomas Eakins's realist depictions of modern life with the artist's most rational tendencies. In these images, Eakins's scrutiny of his subjects seems to verge on the scientific. Consequently, ...
Using Recombinant PCR to Study Sequence Polymorphisms in a Family of Compact Albumin Binding Domains
Sixteen homologs of a compact albumin binding domain were previously identified in six proteins and four bacterial species. These domains, which exhibit varied affinities for different albumins, have been shown to support ...
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ENERGY HARVESTING DEVICE
To enhance performance and safety, structures of all types are made "smart" with the addition of sensors. These sensors require power, but in some cases conventional power supply methods are inadequate. Ideally, these ...
The effects of foliar pubescence and nutrient enrichment on arthropod communities of Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae)
(Ecological Entomology, 2005)
1. Nutrient resource availability and host-plant foliar pubescence both influence arthropod food webs, but multifactor studies are needed to understand their interdependence and relative importance. Arthropods were sampled ...
Essays on Job Flows Dynamics
Gross job flows dynamics, defined as the behavior of creation and destruction of jobs at the establishment level, has become a topic of great interest in economics during recent years and researchers have resorted to ...