Glass Notes

In the wake of the Oklahoma outrage, researchers from the Glass Research and Testing Laboratory at Texas Tech University reached a significant conclusion. They found that damage to property and person could have been reduced if laminated glass had been used in the buildings that surrounded the Federal building.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

The FBI defines terrorism as "the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, more prosaically, defines it as "the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective."

Like it or not, the threat of terrorism is one which we live with daily. Objectively and statistically, we may not have much to worry about; perceptually, it’s a different matter.

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