life-support systems


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life-support systems

The fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, exit lights, hoods, portable fire extinguishers, and other such warning and protection systems in commercial buildings. Most recently, halon (nonwater) fire-extinguishing systems became an important component, because of the need to protect sophisticated computer and telecommunications equipment in the event of a fire.Industry leaders are now calling for inclusion of protections,or at least warnings,for chemical and biological contaminants associated with possible terrorist attacks. Sometimes called life safety systems.

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The most recent suits worn on the space shuttle, with their own integrated life-support systems, are reusable, heralding the new waste-conscious ethos in garment design.
Astronauts now perform about 12,000 complex procedures to maintain life-support systems, inspect space suits, conduct science experiments, perform medical exams and other routine tasks.
Consciously avoiding habitat destruction and mitigating the effects of land use change, reducing the direct exploitation of plants and wildlife, and slowing climate change can help us stop weakening the very life-support systems we depend on.
Warren was on life-support systems and not expected to survive, but he clung to life for the next eight months.
Jumping-jack reporters in a positive frenzy at the post-op press conference asked breathlessly whether Clinton could really STILL go to Helsinki, as if postponing a meeting with a guy barely off life-support systems might reignite the Cold War.
The panel recommends that MRI not be used on patients with cardiac pacemakers and that caution be taken with those on life-support systems.
Isolation Chamber Tester: At NASA, engineers responsible for life-support systems sign up to spend a few months in cramped captivity to test their equipment.
It's a critical mission, since the Rocketdyne equipment will power the space station's life-support systems.
Current life-support systems are designed to provide protection only up to 450 knots.
At press time the boy was off life-support systems and healthy, according to a university spokesperson.
Each farm is completely self-contained, with backup life-support systems to ensure the safety of the fish crop.
O'Leary went home, but was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center later that morning and died three days later after being removed from life-support systems.