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2011-03-08 14:29:33

Using genetic methods to count endangered eagles, a group of scientists showed that traditional counting methods can lead to significantly incorrect totals that they believe could adversely affect conservation efforts. Andrew DeWoody, a professor of genetics at Purdue University; Jamie Ivy, population manager at the San Diego Zoo; and Todd Katzner, a research assistant professor at the University of West Virginia, found that visual counts of imperial and white-tailed sea eagles in the Narzum...

2011-02-28 07:25:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This "round-the-world" adventure rally may be right up there with being a civilian on a space shuttle. MIR Corporation http://www.mircorp.com/, a US-based specialist in active and cultural travel to Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, is offering John Q Public a chance to ride or drive from Beijing to Paris as part of World Race 2011 - New York to Paris. http://www.world-race.net/ "This is a modern re-creation of the epic and grueling 1908 New...

2011-02-23 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD), a drilling contractor and service provider, today reported results for the 2010 fourth quarter and annual periods ended December 31, 2010. The Company's results for the fourth quarter included a net loss attributable to controlling interest of $13.4 million or $0.12 per diluted share on revenues of $173.3 million, compared with a net loss attributable to controlling interest of $4.3 million or $0.04 per diluted share on...

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2011-02-11 10:29:55

A Sandia National Laboratories team helped reach a major milestone in the nation's nuclear nonproliferation efforts by working with the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan to move nuclear materials "” enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons "” to safety. Sandia provided security and logistics expertise to complete the transfer across Kazakhstan of spent fuel containing 11 tons (10 metric tons) of highly enriched uranium and 3.3 tons (3 metric tons) of weapons-grade...

2011-01-26 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today that a SITECH® Technology Dealer has been established to serve Turkey, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. SITECH Eurasia joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships--the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor. SITECH Technology...

2011-01-13 14:11:00

LONDON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lady Barbara Judge, a previous chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, said Kazakhstan is poised to be a leader in the field of nuclear energy, with several planned nuclear power facilities. In a wide-ranging interview to Open Central Asia magazine, Lady Judge, a member of the Order of the British Empire, said of Kazakhstan, "If they want to become serious players they can be, but they clearly need the regulatory advice. They have huge...

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2010-12-15 15:00:00

The newest International Space Station (ISS) crew has successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The crew included NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli. The team will join up with Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skipochka aboard the ISS. NASA Television will air docking coverage on Friday of the hatches opening and a...

2010-12-07 08:23:00

ZHENGZHOU, China, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Valves Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVVT) ("China Valves" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese metal valve manufacturer, today announced that the Company has received a purchase order from Beijing China-Petroleum Everbright Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (CPEEC) to supply large diameter high pressure singles lit welded ball valves for the Sino-Kazakhstan oil pipeline project, and a purchase order from Yangzi Petrochemical for...

2010-12-02 03:46:00

AMSTERDAM and NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "VimpelCom Ltd" ("VimpelCom" or the "Company") (NYSE: VIP), a leading international provider of telecommunications services, today announced its operating and financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Third Quarter Highlights: Number of mobile subscriptions increased to 92.0 million (up 40.7% y-o-y); broadband subscriptions grew to 3.1 million (up 58.8% y-o-y) Net operating revenues increased by 24.1% y-o-y...

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2010-11-26 08:05:00

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a pair of American astronauts safely touched down near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan late Thursday evening. The three-person crew--Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker of NASA--landed at 11:46pm EST (10:46am on Friday, in local time) following a five-month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS). With Yurchikhin at the helm, the trio departed from the ISS at...


Latest Kazakhstan Reference Libraries

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mountain Weasel, Mustela altaica
2013-01-01 14:17:37

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the solongoi, pale weasel, or Altai weasel, can be found in a range that extends from the Himalayas to Mongolia and includes Ladakh, India, northeastern China, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Korea, southern Siberia, and areas of Russia. It prefers a habitat within grassy woodlands and rocky tundra areas with dense vegetation, at altitudes of at least 11,480 feet. The mountain weasel displays a slight sexual dimorpism, with males growing larger than...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

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2007-08-15 11:06:34

The Urial (Ovis vignei), is a medium sized wild sheep and is considered a member of the goat/antelope subfamily. The Urial is also known as the Shapo or Arkhar. The Urial is found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Baluchistan and Ladakh. To the east they are displaced by the bigger Argalis and to the southwest by the Asiatic Mouflons. The habitat consists of grassy slopes below the timberline. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that...

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2007-01-19 11:30:53

The Russian Desman (Desmana moschata) is a small semi-aquatic mammal. It inhabits the Volga, Don and Ural River basins in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. It constructs burrows into the banks of ponds and slow moving streams. It prefers small, overgrown ponds with abundance of insects and amphibians. The Russian Desman often lives in small (usually non-kin related) groups of 2 to 5 animals. It appears to have a complex (but largely unstudied) communication and social system. The Russian...

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