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"The replacement of lead azide is an extremely challenging task," said C.A. Pfleegor, an engineering division director in the Naval Surface Warfare Center. "It has become a holy grail of energetic materials research."
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
This is indeed good news. One step towards a cleaner, greener world?
Now all they have to do is get cracking on a replacement for depleted uranium in munitions, as that is alot more toxic and dangerous.