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Japan Test-Fires Space Cannon Designed To Shoot Asteroid

Japan Test-Fires Space Cannon Designed To Shoot Asteroid | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
Japan Test-Fires Space Cannon Designed To Shoot Asteroid Huffington Post UK Researchers Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess of the United States and US-Australian Brian Schmidt won the 2011 Nobel Physics Prize on October 4, 2011 for their research on...
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Mechanical Behavior of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete - Hindawi ...

Mechanical Behavior of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete - Hindawi ... | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
The two most used setups to study the dynamic behavior of concrete are the Split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) and the one-stage light gas gun. The dynamic behavior of concrete-like materials at strain rates between 10 1 ...
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US Army's New Helmet Looks Like 'Halo'

US Army's New Helmet Looks Like 'Halo' | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
Apparently inspired by its own promotional materials, the US Army appears determined to turn itself into a video game for real.
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Caltech names physicist from University of Chicago as new president - Los Angeles Times

Caltech names physicist from University of Chicago as new president - Los Angeles Times | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Caltech names physicist from University of Chicago as new president Los Angeles Times Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology,...
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Japan says has built an asteroid-shooting cannon (but what for?)

Japan says has built an asteroid-shooting cannon (but what for?) | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
We can now shoot asteroids and actually make a dent, but maybe not for the reason you think.
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Ice-blasting test proves that comet impacts can spark life's ingredients - NBCNews.com (blog)

Ice-blasting test proves that comet impacts can spark life's ingredients - NBCNews.com (blog) | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
Sky News Australia Ice-blasting test proves that comet impacts can spark life's ingredients NBCNews.com (blog) Then they loaded sterilized steel balls into a light gas gun and fired the projectiles at the ice, at a velocity of up to 16,000 mph...
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National Technical Systems Develops Computer Model for High Intensity Shock

National Technical Systems Develops Computer Model for High Intensity Shock | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
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University of New Brunswick gun tests armour for planes and ...

University of New Brunswick gun tests armour for planes and ... | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
The ballistics facility in Fredericton has special guns, including light gas guns, that can shoot projectiles at up to hypersonic speeds. It's all in an effort to gather data on materials to better protect jet planes, military equipment, ...
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Copper shock: An atomic-scale stress test

Copper shock: An atomic-scale stress test | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists used the powerful X-ray laser at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create movies detailing trillionths-of-a-second changes in the arrangement of copper atoms after an extreme shock.
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Japan Just Successfully Tested Its Asteroid-Shattering Space Cannon

Japan Just Successfully Tested Its Asteroid-Shattering Space Cannon | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
You have to crawl before you can walk—be you a baby or an asteroid-blasting space cannon.
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Hyper Velocity Projectile

The Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP) program is a next generation, common, low-drag, guided projectile capable of completing multiple missions for gun systems...
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Researchers use shock tube for insight into physics early in blasts

Researchers use shock tube for insight into physics early in blasts | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Sandia's one-of-a-kind multiphase shock tube began with a hallway conversation that led to what engineer Justin Wagner describes as the only shock tube in the world that can look at how shock waves interact with dense particle fields.
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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) 2012 News Release - SwRI acquires light-gas gun facility for hypervelocity research

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) 2012 News Release - SwRI acquires light-gas gun facility for hypervelocity research | Shock Physics | Scoop.it
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Light gas gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Light gas gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The light-gas gun is an apparatus for physics experiments, a highly specialized gun designed to generate very high velocities. It is usually used to study high speed impact phenomena ( hypervelocity research), such as the formation of impact craters by meteorites or the erosion of materials by micrometeoroids.

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