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Russian Meteor Is The Largest Ever Detected By CTBTO’s Infrasound Sensors
2013-02-19 12:31:59

CTBTO Infrasonic waves from the meteor that broke up over Russia´s Ural mountains last week were the largest ever recorded by the CTBTO´s International Monitoring System. Infrasound is low frequency sound with a range of less than 10 Hz. The blast was detected by 17 infrasound stations in the CTBTO´s network, which tracks atomic blasts across the planet. The furthest station to record the sub-audible sound was 15,000km away in Antarctica. The origin of the low frequency...

2010 Korea Bomb 'Tests' Possibly False Alarms
2012-10-09 13:56:55

Amid nuclear tensions, a seismic reality check This spring, a Swedish scientist sparked international concern with a journal article saying that radioactive particles detected in 2010 showed North Korea had set off at least two small nuclear blasts--possibly in experiments designed to boost the yields of much larger bombs. Shortly after, the pot was stirred with separate claims that some intelligence agencies suspected the detonations were done in cooperation with Iran. Now, a new paper...

2012-04-02 11:11:18

The United States is now in a better position than at any time in the past to maintain a safe and effective nuclear weapons stockpile without testing and to monitor clandestine nuclear testing abroad, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report, requested by the Office of the Vice President and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, reviews and updates a 2002 study that examined the technical concerns raised about the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban...

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2011-03-18 07:20:00

Radioactive particles leaking from Japan's disaster-stricken nuclear power plant have been flowing eastward across the Atlantic in low concentrations and are expected to reach the North American coast within days, according to a Swedish official on Thursday. But, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington DC, said radioactivity would disperse over the long distance and it does not expect any harmful amounts to reach the United States. "We expect the United States to avoid any...

2011-01-25 23:00:00

TOKYO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a proposal released on Jan. 26, "Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Creative Life," Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda calls for global civil society to take the lead in resolving two key challenges of our time: abolishing nuclear weapons and building a global culture of human rights. While these issues are daunting in scale and complexity, Ikeda expresses his faith, as a Buddhist, in the human capacity to...

2010-10-05 07:11:00

TOKYO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- An antinuclear exhibition created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), "From a Culture of Violence to Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit," was launched at the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre on October 4 in cooperation with the NGO Committee on Peace, Vienna. It will be on display through October 15. The exhibition's opening reception was attended by some 200 people including UN officials, diplomats, and NGO...

2010-02-19 14:36:55

Report identifies technical steps to help US downsize the arsenal, prevent spread of atomic bombs and keep stockpile safe and secure The American Physical Society (APS), the world's leading organization of physicists, has released a report identifying technical steps that will help the U.S. achieve its goals to downsize the nuclear arsenal, prevent the spread of atomic bombs and keep the stockpile safe and secure. Vice President Joe Biden today outlined those objectives during a speech in...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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