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Iran's Attempt At Space Monkey Launch Failed
2011-10-13 05:08:46

The Iranian government revealed Wednesday that they failed to launch a live monkey into space atop a live rocket, this was their first step into sending a man into space. Deputy Science Minister Mohammed Mehdinijad-Nouri told the ISNA news agency, “The Kavoshgar-5 rocket carrying a capsule with a live animal (a monkey) was launched during Shahrivar (an Iranian month that runs from August 23 to September 22). However, the launch was not publicized as all of its anticipated objectives...

2011-08-05 14:03:37

An instrument developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has enabled a research team at a fusion energy experiment in China to observe--in startling detail--how a particular type of electromagnetic wave known as a radiofrequency (RF) wave affects the behavior of hot ionized gas.  In the experiment at EAST (the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak located at the Institute of Plasma Physics in Hefei, China), scientists...

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2011-04-13 15:55:25

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that the country must preserve its pre-eminence in space. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Schools had special lessons dedicated to Gagarin, billboards carried his smiling face, and national television channels broadcast a flow of movies and documentaries about the flight. "We were the first to fly to space and have had a great number of achievements, and we mustn't lose our...

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2011-04-08 06:20:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia will boost its efforts to explore the solar system and seek a bigger share of the market for space launches in the next decade. Putin said while speaking ahead of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering space flight that Russia's plans go beyond transporting crews to the International Space Station. "Russia should not limit itself to the role of an international space ferryman. We need to increase our presence on the...

2011-01-10 14:01:47

Researchers at the University of Warwick's Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics and the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy may have found a way to channel the flux and fury of a nuclear fusion plasma into a means to help sustain the electric current needed to contain that very same fusion plasma. The researchers used large scale computer simulations to confirm a longstanding prediction by US researchers that high energy alpha particles born in fusion reactions...

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2010-10-25 05:45:00

Russia marked the 50th anniversary of the worst space catastrophe in history on Sunday, remembering the day when 126 people were burned alive when a prototype rocket exploded on the launch pad before a scheduled launch. According the the AFP news agency, the accident happened October 24, 1960 at the Baikonur cosmodrome, located in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soviet Union was locked in a heated space race with the United States and had been developing an intercontinental ballistic...

2010-04-23 16:33:00

ATIKWA LAKE AU-CU, ON, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSX.V: OPW / OTC: OPWEF / FRANFURT: OE5A)("Opawica" / the "Company") announces drill hole results from the first hole of a six hole program at the Company's 100% owned Atikwa Lake property located near Kenora, Ontario. A total of 4 holes have been drilled to date under the current program consisting of about 2200m of drilling. All holes are mineralized with intermittent pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite throughout...

2010-02-17 12:30:00

After Over $50 Billion Spent by U.S., Japan, Russia, UK, India and France, No Commercial Model Found; High Cost, Unreliability, Major Safety Problems and Proliferation Risks All Seen as Major Barriers to Use. PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hopes that the "fast breeder"- a plutonium-fueled nuclear reactor designed to produce more fuel than it consumed -- might serve as a major part of the long-term nuclear waste disposal solution are not merited by the dismal track...

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2009-11-02 10:04:54

Progress in advanced operational scenarios for tokamak fusion devices provides hope for steady-state fusion power plants In the quest to produce nuclear fusion energy, researchers from the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have recently confirmed long-standing theoretical predictions that performance, efficiency and reliability are simultaneously obtained in tokamaks, the leading magnetic confinement fusion device, operating at their performance limits. Experiments designed to test these...


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Automation and Remote Control
2012-05-08 14:57:48

Automation and Remote Control is a Russian periodical published by MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica Press. It is distributed in English exclusively by Springer Science. It has been online since August 2004. The journal was founded in April 1936 by the USSR Academy of Sciences Department of Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes Problems, along with the Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of USSR Academy of Sciences and Institute of Information Transmission Problems of USSR Academy of...

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