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2010-01-20 07:56:49

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has issued a decree to reopen the controversial Baikal pulp and paper mill, which has worried environmentalists for 25 years. Putin's decree, signed on January 13 but made public on Monday, reverses an earlier ban on the production of cellulose paper and storage of waste around Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake. Greenpeace said it was deeply concerned by the plans and that it would ask Medvedev to overturn Putin's decision. Roman...

2009-11-17 10:20:22

Many biological processes are controlled by small molecules known as microRNAs, which work by suppressing the expression of specific sets of genes. Xiang-Hang Luo and colleagues, at Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, People's Republic of China, have now identified a previously unknown microRNA (miR-2861) as crucial to bone maintenance in mice and humans. Of clinical importance, expression of functional miR-2861 was absent in two related adolescents with primary...

2009-11-12 05:25:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) ("Shamir") expects to issue its third quarter of 2009 earnings results on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss the results at 10:00 A.M. ET that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will...

2009-08-06 06:38:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) ("Shamir") expects to issue its second quarter of 2009 earnings results on Thursday, August 13(th), 2009, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 A.M. EDT that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You...

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2009-06-10 08:15:00

Two space station crewmen worked in a small airlock on Wednesday to rearrange a docking mechanism. This was done to make room for a research module anticipated to be delivered later this year. American Michael Barratt and Russian Gennady Padalka squeezed into the transfer section in the station's Russian-made Zvezda service module 10 minutes later than scheduled because of some pressure issues within the airlock. However, they finished the job speedily and exited the small airlock after...

2009-05-12 06:09:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) ("Shamir") expects to issue its first quarter of 2009 earnings results on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 10:00 am EDT. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will need to register, and may need to download and install the required audio...

2009-05-07 05:00:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) ("Shamir") expects to issue its first quarter of 2009 earnings results on Thursday, May 14th, 2009, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 A.M. EDT that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will need to...

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2008-12-01 07:40:00

Technical problems with an automated system forced a Russian cosmonaut to manually guide a modernized cargo ship to the International Space Station. Russian Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin said the Progress M-01M craft docked safely with the station. The space craft delivered propellant, oxygen and water plus equipment, hardware and holiday gifts for cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov and his two American crew mates. Russian Mission Control's flight director for the International Space...

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2008-11-18 11:22:51

No one takes out the trash in space. In the cramped living quarters of a space station, garbage can pile up, spoil and become a health hazard for astronauts. There has never been a good system for dealing with space waste -- the space shuttle now brings full trash bags back to Earth; on the Russian space station MIR, junk would accumulate in hallways for months before it was sent to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere. And that is why Jean Hunter, associate professor of agricultural and...

2008-07-30 03:00:29

Two Russian mini-submarines explored the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal -- the world's deepest lake -- this week, scientists said. Mir 1 and Mir 2 reached depths of 5,184 feet and 5,223 feet, respectively, the Guardian reported Tuesday. The Russians initially said they had gone down 5,512 feet but issued a correction later, the British newspaper said. Back in the 1990s, another research expedition had measured its descent at 5,371 feet. We have gone to the depths of Lake Baikal to find...


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2012-09-03 07:41:01

Vladimir Dezhurov is a former Russian cosmonaut who has performed nine spacewalks. He was born Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov on July 30, 1962 in Yavas, Zubovo-Polyansky District, Mordovia, Russia. Dezhurov attended the S.I. Gritsevits Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School, where he graduated with a pilot engineer’s diploma in 1983. After graduating, Dezhurov served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Russian Air Force. In 1987, he was assigned to the Cosmonaut Training Center, where he...

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2012-05-12 09:29:42

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...

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2012-05-12 09:25:13

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 27, 1995 at 3:32 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 7 at 10:54 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 153 times at an altitude of 170 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes, and 17 seconds. STS-71 marked a number of historic firsts in human spaceflight: 100th U.S. human space launch conducted from the Cape; first U.S. space shuttle-Russian Space Station Mir...

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2012-05-12 08:56:08

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 8, 1993 at 1:29 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on April 17 at 7:37 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 148 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.9 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes, and 24 seconds. The primary payload of the flight was the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-2 (ATLAS-2), designed to collect data on relationship between sun's energy...

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2011-01-04 21:50:03

Nikolai Budarin is a Russian cosmonaut and a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin on April 29, 1953 in Kirya, Chuvashia. Budarin is married to Marina Lvovna Budarina, and they have two sons, Dmitry and Vladislav. In 1971, Budarin served in the Soviet Army in Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the evening education department of the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979, specializing...

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