Keywords: life sciences
Year of publication: 2016
Mary Roach GRUNT THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF HUMANS AT WAR In memory of William S. Rachles By Way of Introduction THE CHICKEN GUN HAS a sixty-foot barrel, putting it solidly in the class of an artillery piece. While a four-pound chicken hurtling in excess of 400 miles per hour is a lethal projectile, the intent is not to kill. On the contrary, the chicken gun was designed to keep people alive. The carcasses are fired at jets, standing empty or occupied by simulated crew, to test their ability to ...
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