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  1. Antoine

    Recent Warfare Technologies

    From: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/09/discoloured-detection-sarin-bipyridine-ligand Discoloured detection of sarin "UN inspectors seeking evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Syria have now left the country. As the world awaits their official findings, scientists in France and...
  2. Antoine

    Recent Warfare Technologies

    Sniffing out explosives This article is a bit technical and I didn't want to take too much space on this website by quoting all of it. If you are interested to read more about this article, you'll find it at: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2012/04/sniffing-out-explosives
  3. Antoine

    Recent Warfare Technologies

    Highlights - Lightweight helmets for Canadian soldiers, developed by National Research Council Canada. Good use of our tax ! More at : www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/news/nrc/2012/03/01/drdc-nrc.html
  4. Antoine

    Making Canada Relevant Again- The Economic Super-Thread

    I always enjoy the Munk debate. This one, "Be it resolved, North America faces a Japan-style era of high unemployment and slow growth", is available for free on CPAC: http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&pagetype=vod&hl=e&clipID=6268
  5. Antoine

    L'armée des souverainistes

    On est aussi present sur la cote Ouest ! http://www.maillardville.com/
  6. Antoine

    Recent Warfare Technologies

    The following is a bit of a specialized paper, but for chemist in the CF, you might find it interesting. PM me if you don't have access to the article but you would like to read it. Review Destruction and Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents, Chem. Rev., Article ASAP, (Web): June 13, 2011...
  7. Antoine

    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    Interesting debate on CPAC www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&pagetype=vod&hl=e&clipID=5823
  8. Antoine

    Phobias in the Navy

    By the way we were today in a small boat on our way to watch "le roche perce" on a stormy sea and we saw a couple of small wales. We had a blast, lots of big waves, beautiful birds, salty water and strong winds. Check it out if you pass by Perce, gaspesie, Qc.
  9. Antoine

    The 'What If Canada Gets Attacked' Superthread

    what I don`t like with having squirrels bazooka, as pictured earlier, is that they are ready to work for peanuts, good for taxpayers but not soldiers.  ;D
  10. Antoine

    Restrepo: upcoming movie documentary on US outpost in Korangal Valley

    Great movie. The extra interviews are also worth listening to.
  11. Antoine

    Making Canada Relevant Again- The Economic Super-Thread

    The latest McNaughton-Vanier Round Table is not related directly to economic but could contribute to "make Canada relevant again". Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie had interesting points that he brought up. www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&pagetype=vod&hl=e&clipID=5008
  12. Antoine

    Officer vs NCM with an unrelated degree

    If you are applying for the reserve, by going at your chosen unit, when they are open for recruiting, you can ask if you could meet a signals officer. You can also try the same at the CFRC. From www.forces.ca/en/job/signalsofficer-79#info-1 it seems to be phys-math-computers hardcore stuff. You...
  13. Antoine

    The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

    I don't have any military training, but it might be of interest for you. Particularly during watchkeeping under sleep deprivation. In (1), some example and in (2) the long explanation. 1) www.theinvisiblegorilla.com/videos.html 2) www.youtube.com/atgoogletalks#p/u/6/4rdUk52h-MY
  14. Antoine

    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    I caught a graduate student cutting a good amount of sodium soaked in oil on a paper towel. Sodium is highly flammable, and a fire caused by metal is not good. Oil is used to protect the sodium from atmospheric moisture. However, paper is a good combustible and absorb the oil...
  15. Antoine

    2012 Phenomenon

    Neil deGrasse Tyson host of NOVA Science Now (PBS) talked about 2012 myth many times. He is an awesome communicator but also points out how critical thinking using a scientific method (all in the method) helps to get closer to the reality. Here, in the following hyperlink a great interview he...
  16. Antoine

    Canadian Coptic Christians seek protection post-bombing, online threats

    I've heard about the attack in Alexandria on New Year's Day but I was wondering why are you specifying in your title about Vancouver ? Regards,
  17. Antoine

    Provincial NDP Leadership Rules

    Again, NDP is not helping the left wing quest. They should check out the following equation that is going to describe a reality pretty soon, in term of numbers: X + Y Generation > Baby Boomer generation. Knowing that the formers have been raised in Thus, many belonging to the X and Y...
  18. Antoine

    kicked out of university for being a reservist?

    I did that too for a couple of students in the past years. It is too bad that university doesn't put in place a system like sport-scholarship in which they tell us about students involved with military and than we can plan their exams/homework according.
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    kicked out of university for being a reservist?

    One might run in problems if he/she received a scholarship that requires a number of hours, week,...of mandatory academic work to keep the scholarship active. There are also requirement in some of  graduate programs on the number of hours you need to put in your research to graduate that might...