Agent Orange- An Herbicide
– Agent Orange was a herbicide that that was “first developed by the U.S. Army as an instrument of chemical warfare at Fort Detrick, Maryland.”(Wilcox, 1983, p. introduction/x) It was later used in the Vietnam conflict as a defoliant on a large scale in Operation Ranch Hand, where “11,000,000 gallons were sprayed in Vietnam alone (Wilcox, 1983, p. 29). In total, 12,000,000 gallons were sprayed in Southeast Asia. The basis of Agent Orange starts out as equal parts of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) which contained traces of 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)….
– Agent Orange In 1961, the United States began spraying herbicides in its military campaign to defoliate the jungles of southern Vietnam. Mimicking Smokey Bear, American pilots chuckled “Remember. Only you can prevent forests,” as they dropped weed killers over target sites. But as research progressed, the true nature of the chemicals which they were spraying came to light. It is certainly no longer a laughing matter when it is realized that Agent Orange, a major herbicide used, could be as deadly to humans as it is to plants….
Medical aspects of exposure to Agent Orange
– History of Agent Orange Agent Orange is a chemical defoliant introduced in agriculture in 1946 as an herbicide to aid farmers and was used accordingly throughout 1950, after which its production was switched solely for military uses under the Defense Production Act of 1950. Since then, even though ingredients were commercially available and accessible to the public, mass production became heavily regulated and only a handful of the US Chemical manufacturing companies were able to produce it. Agent Orange derives its name from the distinctive orange bands that were used by the military to mark Agent Orange storage containers in which it was transported, rather than from the color of the subst…
Formal Specification Language for Agent-Based Systems
– Introduction Software engineers have learned, from several incidents, that the behaviors of a system ought to be understood and documented before the system is place in operation. One amongst such incidents that’s associated with autonomous software agents especially is that the crash of Air France’s airliner 320 at associate air show in Gregorian calendar month 1988. Airliner 320 was the first fly-by-wire rider craft within the world. In alternative words, it had been controlled by associate autonomous agent….
Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent
– Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent: A Critique of Late-Victorian Gender Roles February 15, 1894, was the most interesting afternoon in the otherwise dreary history of Greenwich Observatory. Earlier in the day, Martial Bourdin, a skinny anarchist, traveled by train from Westminster to Greenwich, concealing a small bomb. As he ominously ambled through Greenwich Park, towards the Observatory, something happened – no one knows exactly what – and he blew most of himself to shreds. The British, who loved to quantify in the late nineteenth century, noted that the explosion spread bits of flesh over a distance of sixty yards….