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Date: 01/25/13 12:31 PM

13 Responses to Research Blow Up Trains to Look into Bomb Terror

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    Link: Research Blow Up Trains to Look into Bomb Terror - Asplosion!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    Despite all that, you`d still be stuck inside a metal tube. the concussion alone in those confines could be enough to rupture your organs and kill you. At that point, whether the ceiling tiles or glass stays in place is irrelevant.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    We`ve concluded yes bombs will kill you in there.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    @CrackrJak surely trying to reduce shrapnel etc is a good thing? Like yeah if you`re in there you`re gonna be pretty drated, but if you can reduce the collateral damage then why not?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    That`s a good start but there`s still a problem. When the first one blows apart all the pressure is released, but the prototype keeps the explosion contained which means the power of the shockwave would be multiplied. Some people don`t realize that you don`t have to hit by shrapnel or blown to bits to die from an explosion. If the shockwave from the explosion is strong enough it can turn your organs & tissues to mush.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    Crakr: More or less what I was going to say, only better said.
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    drips Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    Definitely a mitigation technology that assumes those on-board have a very high likelihood of sustaining serious or fatal injuries so the point is to protect folks outside the car itself.

    Kinda similar to this
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    Yeah if a bomb that size goes off in a rail-car? Everyone inside is pretty much toast.

    Keeping the external damage to a minimum and allowing rescue crews in faster to help any who might have survived is still a good idea though.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    Much easier to clean out the minced meat with a hose than picking up pieces amongst the debris...
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    razbitom Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    the new model poos out a vortex ring!
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2013 at 2:36 am
    `The furniture and ceiling tiles stay in place.`
    My goodness who writes this crap?
    Lowest common denominator, that`s who writes it, and we get to read it and watch this. Don`t you people ever see the error in communication? Some people make our world very crappy.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 26, 2013 at 7:35 am
    If you are inside that carriage you are still screwed, but reduced damage to those outside and quicker access for rescue crews. Also, some mitigation of damage to passengers if the safety windows allow the pressure out more easily and seats are not blown down the carriage.

    Unfortunately necessary research.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    We`re now designing things so they blow up properly.
    Wow. What a world.

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