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In response to a bioterrorism attack in the Washington, D.C., area in October 2001, a mobile laboratory (ML) was set up in the city to conduct rapid molecular tests on environmental samples for the presence of Bacillus anthracis spores and to route samples for further culture analysis. The ML contained class I laminar-flow hoods, a portable autoclave, two(More)
Noug (Guizotia abyssinica) is a semidomesticated oil-seed crop, which is primarily cultivated in Ethiopia. Unlike its closest crop relative, sunflower, noug has small seeds, small flowering heads, many branches, many flowering heads, and indeterminate flowering, and it shatters in the field. Here, we conducted common garden studies and microsatellite(More)
Uncertainty exists about the forces applied by dentists during dental crown cementation. A measuring system was developed based around a commercially available miniature (3.8 mm high and 12.7 mm diameter) load cell. The load cell was mounted in a finger stall and the applied force measured. Experimental results suggest that dentists typically apply a force(More)
In recent years there has been an increasing awareness of the radiological impact of non-nuclear industries that extract and/or process ores and minerals containing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). These industrial activities may result in significant radioactive contamination of (by-) products, wastes and plant installations. In this study,(More)
A revised method for calculating containment conditions for intermediate and large MSLBs was developed. The revised method and the NRC-recommended method (of NUREG-0588) were evaluated by comparing results of the Carolina-Virginia Tube Reactor test with the predictions of each method. The revised"method was developed to obtain more realistic temperature(More)
Nitrate is known to accumulate under legume crops. The effects of legume crop, inoculation, row width, sowing rate, sowing date, and intra-cropping with wheat, on the amount and soil distribution of mineral N, residual soil water, crop biomass and crop N were studied at Wagga Wagga in south-east Australia. After removal of most of the above-ground plant(More)