Saturday, March 31, 2012

Will Russia ever have Alaska back?

Sergei Sayenko 

30.03.2012, 19:30


One hundred forty-five years ago today, on March 30, 1867, Russia sold Alaska and the Aleutian Islands to the US. Since then many Russians have been wondering why their government made such a decision. Sergei Sayenko attempts to answer the question. Let us first have a look at the history.

One hundred forty-five years ago today, on March 30, 1867, Russia sold Alaska and the Aleutian Islands to the US. Since then many Russians have been wondering why their government made such a decision. Sergei Sayenko attempts to answer the question.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NASA launches rockets to study jet stream

 
27.03.2012, 16:17
NASA has launched five rockets from a space center on Wallops Island, Virginia, that are part of a study of the upper level jet stream. The experiment is to help scientists learn more about the jet stream, which is located 60 to 65 miles above the Earth's surface.
NASA has launched five rockets from a space center on Wallops Island, Virginia, that are part of a study of the upper level jet stream.The experiment is to help scientists learn more about the jet stream, which is located 60 to 65 miles above the Earth's surface.
Source: Voice of Russia

Russian Express-AM4 satellite to crash into Pacific

 
21.03.2012, 12:02
The Russian Express-AM4 telecommunications satellite will drop into the Pacific Ocean next week, Dennis Pivnyuk, chief financial officer of the Russian Satellite Communications Co. said at the International Satellites-2012 Conference last Friday. The satellite will be guided into controlled descent starting March 20. “We have decided to de-orbit it between March 20 and March 26,” Pivnyuk said.
The Russian Express-AM4 telecommunications satellite will drop into the Pacific Ocean next week, Dennis Pivnyuk, chief financial officer of the Russian Satellite Communications Co. said at the International Satellites-2012 Conference last Friday. The satellite will be guided into controlled descent starting March 20.“We have decided to de-orbit it between March 20 and March 26,” Pivnyuk said. “While the satellite was not damaged during its launch, it has spent seven months in an orbit that exposed it to radiation and left it in a bad shape. We’ve been considering different plans to save the satellite but none was feasible.”
Source: Voice of Russia

Will ‘electronic spies’ oust human ones?

Pershkina Anastasiya, Yulia Ashcheulova
27.03.2012, 18:56
The development of new technologies is easing the work of intelligence services practically day by day. Today, it is possible to trace a person and secretly watch him or her through his or her computer, telephone or car navigator.
Today, one can enter the Internet from practically every point of the globe. But, on the other hand, it is probably the easiest way for secret services to find out in what point of the globe a person is if he or she writes something in social networks.Besides, at present, one doesn’t even need a computer anymore to enter the web. You can enter it with the help of many devices – from a cell phone to a car navigator.
Source: Voice of Russia

Assad’s cortege attacked in Homs


27.03.2012, 21:32
Syrian President Bashar al-Assadstopped his visit to the city of Homs on Tuesday, March 27 after his cortege was attacked, RIA Novosti reported citing Al Arabiya. Syrian state-run media did not report on the attack.
Assad visited the troubled Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs on Tuesday, pledging a “return to normal life” for the city.According to new UN data, over 9,000 people have lost their lives in Syria since the outbreak of an uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad a year ago. Syrian observatory for human rights said the number of victims is getting closer to 10 thousand, 7 thousand of them are civilians and the rest are the Syrian army soldiers.
Source: Voice of Russia

Russia-US nuclear security dialogue to continue


Chernitsa Polina, Svetlana Andreyeva
27.03.2012, 19:03
Russia is interested in further dialogue with the US on missile defense no matter who wins the presidential elections there in November, President Dmitry Medvedev told journalists after the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.
Commenting on the results of the summit, Medvedev said that Russia pays much attention to international efforts aimed at fighting nuclear terror. He also added that Moscow would be doing its best to persuade Iran and North Korea to resume talks on its nuclear programs. The summit’s agenda was dominated by US plans to deploy an anti-missile shield in Europe. "Moscow is determined to continue talks with Washington on the issue and avoid the worst-case scenario", Mr. Medvedev said.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Another Russian Pacific Fleet squadron heads home from Horn of Africa

26.03.2012, 12:00

The seventh squadron of Russian Pacific Fleet ships is through with its mission of patrolling pirate-infested waters off the Horn of Africa and is heading home now. The squadron is due to call at the port of Ho Chi Minh City from the 4th to the 7th of April, to have some rest and replenish supplies.

The seventh squadron of Russian Pacific Fleet ships is through with its mission of patrolling pirate-infested waters off the Horn of Africa and is heading home now.The squadron is due to call at the port of Ho Chi Minh City from the 4th to the 7th of April, to have some rest and replenish supplies.

2013 – a year of critical space capabilities

Anastasia Kislyakova
25.03.2012, 09:15
Investment in American space programs was a priority in this year's Air Force budget, according to Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton. Air Force leaders sought to sustain and modernize the capabilities that enable the service to support the Department of Defense's new strategic guidance. The U.S.
Investment in American space programs was a priority in this year's Air Force budget, according to Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton.Air Force leaders sought to sustain and modernize the capabilities that enable the service to support the Department of Defense's new strategic guidance. The U.S. military continues to rely heavily on Air Force space programs for a wide variety of activities that allow the military to be effective on the battlefield.
Source: Voice of Russia

Ready for V-Day: Red Army rehearse parade

Published: 21 March 2012
Author: Image from cr2.livejournal.com
 Here come the Topol-M intercontinental missiles on their mobile launchers. 
Ready for V-Day: Red Army rehearse parade — Here come the Topol-M intercontinental missiles on their mobile launchers.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Russia to show off Su-35 at FIDAE-2012



23.03.2012, 12:59
On March 27, a major Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Aviation Corp. will show off its multipurpose Su-35 fighter of the “4++” generation at the upcoming FIDAE-2012 expo in Santiago, Chile. “A model of this fighter jet will be showcased at the company’s stand.

On March 27, a major Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Aviation Corp. will show off its multipurpose Su-35 fighter of the “4++” generation at the upcoming FIDAE-2012 expo in Santiago, Chile.“A model of this fighter jet will be showcased at the company’s stand. Apart from the Su-35, we are bringing along models of the Jak-130, the Sukhoi SuperJet-100 and the MS-21,” the Sukhoi group announced.

ISS safe as debris passes nearby



24.03.2012, 12:35
A discarded piece of the Russian rocket Cosmos 2251 has passed safely at a distance of 14 km away from the ISS, a source in the Russian Space Flight Control Center reported. The station crew had to evacuate to the Soyuz spacecraft as a precaution.
A discarded piece of the Russian rocket Cosmos 2251 has passed safely at a distance of 14 km away from the ISS, a


source in the Russian Space Flight Control Center reported.The station crew had to evacuate to the Soyuz spacecraft as a precaution.

Syrian Army continues clashing with rebels

24.03.2012, 13:47

The Syrian Army continues clashing bitterly with the rebels. Government troops are firing on rebel positions in many Syrian regions. Fighting was especially fierce Saturday in the Idlib Province, in the north, with the insurgents driven out of two villages. According to the SANA news agency, several terrorists were wiped out.
The Syrian Army continues clashing bitterly with the rebels. Government troops are firing on rebel positions in many Syrian regions.Fighting was especially fierce Saturday in the Idlib Province, in the north, with the insurgents driven out of two villages.
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Source: Voice of Russia.

Russia-US relations after Putin’s election victory

Crystal Park 

24.03.2012, 10:24

Russian president elect Vladimir Putin and U.S. president Barack Obama have agreed to meet soon after Mr. Putin is sworn in on May 7th as Russia’s newest president. We are joined now to discuss the relationship between Russia and the U.S.
Russian president elect Vladimir Putin and U.S. president Barack Obama have agreed to meet soon after Mr. Putin is sworn in on May 7th as Russia’s newest president. We are joined now to discuss the relationship between Russia and the U.S. going forward is Alexander Kubyshkin, a Professor and Faculty Member at the International Relations and Chair of the American Researchers Department.

Russia-US:no headway on missile defense

Mamonov Roman 

24.03.2012, 16:33

This week, President Dmitry Medvedev has yet again demanded that the US should provide guarantees that its European missile defense system is not directed against Russia. Medvedev said that the system as such was design to disrupt the nuclear parity.
This week, President Dmitry Medvedev has yet again demanded that the US should provide guarantees that its European missile defense system is not directed against Russia. Medvedev said that the system as such was design to disrupt the nuclear parity. Russia’s defense ministry has announced plans to call a missile defense conference in Moscow, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have arranged to meet shortly after Putin’s inauguration in May. But a Russia-NATO summit has been cancelled, NATO’s Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. Evidently, Moscow and Washington are set on entering a new phase in bilateral relations. The new phase is expected to be set into motion on May 7th, the day of the inauguration of President-elect Vladimir Putin. Most experts believe that the reset in Russia-US relations which was launched by Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama will now undergo changes, first of all, in connection with the deepening differences over the European missile defense system.

Russia remains an energy superpower

Ilya Kharlamov 

25.03.2012, 00:25

Russia’s natural gas industry is successfully reducing its costs and has no plans to increase the price of its gas for domestic or foreign buyers. Prime Minister Putin spoke about this Friday after touring new energy projects near St Petersburg.
Russia’s natural gas industry is successfully reducing its costs and has no plans to increase the price of its gas for domestic or foreign buyers. Prime Minister Putin spoke about this Friday after touring new energy projects near St Petersburg.Appearing at a meeting of senior executives in the gas industry, he also emphasized the role of new export pipelines, including the Nord Stream, the first pipe of which has already connected northwestern Russia to northern Germany across the bed of the Baltic Sea: "This pipe has created a direct export route, which reduces the need for precarious overland transit. The second Nord Stream pipe is half-ready and should be completed on time. Once fully operational, the Nord Stream pipeline should pump 55 billion cubic metres each year. Russia remains a reliable global supplier of energy and values its reputation as such. It is also open to partnerships on energy projects, including in fields like investment, the infrastructure and geological exploration".

Source: Voice of Russia.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Russia to launch compact collider


Maria Domnitskaya
19.09.2011, 14:35
Russian designers have created a pilot model of a desktop laser collider which will be able to accelerate charged particles with greater speed than the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and will have a far greater range of application options.
Russian designers have created a pilot model of a desktop laser collider which will be able to accelerate charged particles with greater speed than the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and will have a far greater range of application options.The project of a desktop collider was born at the Lebedev Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences as a result of joint effort from the Institute’s researchers and their colleagues from the Moscow State University. The compact laser generates a very short but extremely powerful energy impulse with the resulting electro-magnetic fields hitting levels unreachable even during explosions of supernovas in the Universe.

Large Hadron Collider reaches highest energy level


 
23.03.2012, 09:28
The world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has ramped up particles to higher energies than ever before, scientists announced on Thursday. The LHC is 27 km long underground ring near Geneva, Switzerland, where protons are sped up to near the speed of light and then slammed into each other.
The world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has ramped up particles to higher energies than ever before, scientists announced on Thursday.The LHC is 27 km long underground ring near Geneva, Switzerland, where protons are sped up to near the speed of light and then slammed into each other.

Chicago summit cancelled: NATO and Russia take a pause


Ilyashenko Andrei
23.03.2012, 18:42
The NATO Secretary General Anders Fog Rasmussen announced on Thursday that the Chicago Russia-NATO summit in May is cancelled. Of course this is not a sign of crisis, like the one experienced after the Russian-Georgian conflict.
The NATO Secretary General Anders Fog Rasmussen announced on Thursday that the Chicago Russia-NATO summit in May is cancelled. Of course this is not a sign of crisis, like the one experienced after the Russian-Georgian conflict. It is clear, however, that the interested parties need a pause to reconsider the new reality, especially concerning the Russian-US debate on the issue of ABM, and principal difference in the approaches to the crises in the Middle East."I have personally discussed that matter with Russian President-elect Putin, and we agreed that the Russian busy internal political calendar makes it difficult to hold the NATO-Russia summit in Chicago in time", - Rasmussen told the RIA Novosti news agency. "Besides, I can confirm that next month our Ministers of foreign Affairs will meet, and it proves that we are all committed to dialogue and practical cooperation. And it will continue before and after Chicago, because we plan our relations with Russia not only for one day or one meeting; we are talking about a long-term cooperation", - The NATO Secretary General emphasized.

BRICS to create common development bank


Garibov Konstantin
23.03.2012, 19:01
The BIRCS group of states may create a common development bank. The idea was put forward by India during a meeting of the BRICS finance ministers and central bank chiefs in Mexico and is likely to get further scrutiny at the upcoming BRICS summit in New Delhi, due on March 28-29.
The BIRCS group of states may create a common development bank. The idea was put forward by India during a meeting of the BRICS finance ministers and central bank chiefs in Mexico and is likely to get further scrutiny at the upcoming BRICS summit in New Delhi, due on March 28-29.Boris Shmelyov, director of the Center for Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Economy Institute, deems it as a logical and timely move that will make the BRICS format more institutionalized.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Putin, Obama to meet in May

Andreeva Svetlana 

21.03.2012, 20:38

A few days after his inauguration on May 7th, new Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the entire range of Russia’s relations with the United States at a meeting with his American counterpart Barack Obama. The announcement came from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

A few days after his inauguration on May 7th, new Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the entire range of Russia’s relations with the United States at a meeting with his American counterpart Barack Obama. The announcement came from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Russian analyst Dr Leonid Polyakov explains the nature of the Russian-American dialogue: 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Moscow streets: The heroes of 1812. Part I


Gorokhova Ekaterina
20.03.2012, 10:00
The Voice of Russia World Service continues a series of programs timed for the bicentenary of Russia’s Victory in the 1812 war against Napoleon. In this program, we acquaint you with Moscow streets that were named after the heroes of the 1812 Patriotic War.
The Voice of Russia World Service continues a series of programs timed for the bicentenary of Russia’s Victory in the 1812 war against Napoleon. In this program, we acquaint you with Moscow streets that were named after the heroes of the 1812 Patriotic War.Moscow treasures the memories of those who fought against Napoleon’s invasion in the 1812 war. The names of the 1812 heroes are perpetuated in streets, avenues, cinemas, metro stations and memorials that adorn roadsides and squares in both Moscow and the rest of Russia.

USS Abraham Lincoln enters Persian Gulf


 
20.03.2012, 12:38
Nuclear-powered USS Abraham Lincoln with its military escort has entered the Persian Gulf, after having passed through the Hormuz Straight, the US Navy press office says.The aircraft carrier is expected to replenish its stocks in one of the region’s ports.
Another aircraft carrier strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson, is currently deployed off Iran’s south-eastern coast in the northern Arabian Sea. Previously, the USS Carl Vinson group was often backing NATO troops in Afghanistan. Yesterday, its deck-based fighters were forced to stop their training flights due to a major sandstorm.A new strike group, led by the nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Enterprise is currently approaching the Strait of Gibraltar. The unit, which includes a guided missile cruiser and three missile destroyers, will be stationed in the Mediterranean and then redeployed to the Persian Gulf to counter Iran’s attacks in case of a military conflict. The USS Enterprise is expected to spend the most part of its seven-month Middle Eastern deployment as part of the US Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain.

Russia to continue arms exports to Syria


20.03.2012, 14:04
Russia is fulfilling its contractual obligations to provide arms to Syria, Chief of Russian General Staff Nikolai Makarov said.
“We will be delivering everything we are to deliver under the contract since we have never imposed any sanctions on Syria,” he told the journalists.“We are an independent state,” he added when commenting on the arms embargo slapped on Syria by other countries.

Source: Voice of Russia.






Monday, March 19, 2012

GLONASS steaming towards completion

Moscow Time
17.03.2012, 22:12
Eleven foreign countries including Australia are close to signing agreements to host ground support stations of Russia’s GLONASS global navigation and positioning system. A total of 34 countries are expected to act as GLONASS station hosts. Three of the planned stations are already functioning in Antarctica.

Eleven foreign countries including Australia are close to signing agreements to host ground support stations of Russia’s GLONASS global navigation and positioning system.A total of 34 countries are expected to act as GLONASS station hosts. Three of the planned stations are already functioning in Antarctica. 

Russians make record number of online purchases

Jessica Jordan 

17.03.2012, 10:29
A new trend has emerged among Russia's consumers. The country is witnessing a large upswing in online shopping. According to a new survey conducted by Synovate Comcon, a record 6.1 million Russians made online purchases last year. That amounts to more than a 16% growth in comparison with the previous year.
A new trend has emerged among Russia's consumers. The country is witnessing a large upswing in online shopping. According to a new survey conducted by Synovate Comcon, a record 6.1 million Russians made
online purchases last year. That amounts to more than a 16% growth in comparison with the previous year. We wanted to discuss this new trend, so we are joined by Aaron Block, an investor and CEO of Bay.ru, its international online e-commerce store selling goods from the U.S. We are also joined by Karen Kazaryan, a Senior Analyst from the Russian Association for Electronic Communications. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Russian archaeologists to be supplied with 'age teller'

14.03.2012, 12:01 

Russian scientists of the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics have created a spectrometer to establish the exact age of archaeological finds. The device has passed all necessary tests and is ready for use. It enables archaeologists to determine the age of organic substances throughout a time span of over 70,000 years.

Russian scientists of the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics have created a spectrometer to establish the exact age of archaeological finds.The device has passed all necessary tests and is ready for use.

Residents of Northern Hemisphere stunned by planetary duo


 
14.03.2012, 12:02
Residents of the Northern Hemisphere enjoyed a spectacular sight last night as Venus and Jupiter came together to form a dazzling pair. The planetary duo looked particularly bright up in the mountains. As for a similar Mercury and Uranus duo, it was only visible through telescopes. Vesti
Residents of the Northern Hemisphere enjoyed a spectacular sight last night as Venus and Jupiter came together to form a dazzling pair.The planetary duo looked particularly bright up in the mountains.

Roskosmos to invest RU65mln in debris warning system


 
14.03.2012, 15:08
Russia’s Roskosmos space agency will spend 65 million rubles on creating an automatic space debris warning system. A tender for such a system has been posted on the Roskosmos website. The system should be able to ‘cover’ 30 spacecraft and issue a threat warning 30 hours in advance.
Russia’s Roskosmos space agency will spend 65 million rubles on creating an automatic space debris warning system.A tender for such a system has been posted on the Roskosmos website.

How much oil is in the Arctic?


 
29.11.2011, 11:28
For years, experts believed that the Arctic Region contained about 20% of the world’s unexploited oil and gas reserves. Now, there are reasons to believe that the Arctic hides a much greater share of natural resources.
For years, experts believed that the Arctic Region contained about 20% of the world’s unexploited oil and gas reserves. Now, there are reasons to believe that the Arctic hides a much greater share of natural resources.Due to the fact that over the past 15-20 years no large onshore oil or gas deposits have been discovered on the territories of the world’s principle oil and gas producers, Russia included, 30% of oil and gas production has been aimed seawards. This will make the Arctic Region a global oil and gas hub in the near future.

We must preserve the Arctic

Maria Domnitskaya 

15.12.2011, 20:21

In the autumn, the area of the Arctic covered by ice decreased, reaching its historical minimum, which opened up ice-free Northern Shipping route. In view of this, there has been a surge in plans to develop the Arctic, which included developing its oil and gas fields.

In the autumn, the area of the Arctic covered by ice decreased, reaching its historical minimum, which opened up ice-free Northern Shipping route. In view of this, there has been a surge in plans to develop the Arctic, which included developing its oil and gas fields. Due to this growing threat to the fragile ecosystem in the region, the World Wildlife Fund’s Russian division declared 2012 the Year of the Arctic.WWF Russia has urged the Russian government to undertake the leading role in the preservation of the Arctic by becoming a role model for the other countries in the region. It identified the most urgent issues which have to be solved in the coming year. The key task is to expand the conservation area in the Russian Arctic. The new conservation area will reach 2 million hectares which could be compared to the total areas of Israel and Slovenia.

Syrian army overruns Idlib, rebels flee: activist


 
14.03.2012, 12:10
The Syrian army has seized full control of Idlib following a four-day assault and rebel troops have retreated, an activist in the northwest city told AFP on Wednesday.
"Since last night there has been no more fighting," said Noureddin al-Abdo, reached by telephone from Beirut. "The (rebel) Free Syrian Army has withdrawn and regime forces have stormed the entire city and are carrying out house-to-house searches."AFP

Missile defence as indicator of 'resetting'


Denisova Olga
14.03.2012, 16:29
Russia is interested in constructive equal relations with the US. The signing and ratification of the START Treaty, Russia’s entry into the WTO and the facilitation of visa-issuing are the results of the two countries’ cooperation. However, trust could be weakened by US activities in launching a missile defence system, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes.
Russia is interested in constructive equal relations with the US. The signing and ratification of the START Treaty, Russia’s entry into the WTO and the facilitation of visa-issuing are the results of the two countries’ cooperation. However, trust could be weakened by US activities in launching a missile defence system, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes.“We are aware of potential problems in Russian-US relations, which are capable of impeding our cooperation and hurting confidence. I mean US activities in launching a global missile defence system. Washington’s readiness to take into consideration Russia’s concerns about missile defence and making an effort to reach a mutually acceptable compromise would become an indicator of mature ‘resetting’ and a base for a long-term dialogue. We are putting forward one simple condition. If the US does not mean to change anything in its missile defence plans  we would like to have reliable guarantees that missiles due to be deployed in Europe will not be aimed against Russian strategic nuclear forces.”

Victorious Anti-Whaling Activists Return to Australia

Panetta: US Shooting Will Not Undermine US-Afghan Relations

Panetta: US Shooting Will Not Undermine US-Afghan Relations

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Middle East: time to seek solutions


Denisova Olga
12.03.2012, 21:59
Russia is prepared to approve the UN Security Council resolution on Syria. This was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a speech at a Security Council meeting on Monday.
Russia is prepared to approve the UN Security Council resolution on Syria. This was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a speech at a Security Council meeting on Monday. At the same time, he stressed that this would only be possible on the basis of the five point plan proposed by the Arab League.Today we should be looking for real solutions to ending the violence, rather than for someone to blame, Sergei Lavrov said at the beginning of his speech. Obviously, these solutions must not involve demands for regime change, the introduction of unilateral sanctions, or calls to support armed struggle. According to Mr Lavrov, these would constitute nothing more than “risky recipes of geopolitical engineering”.

Azerbaijan not to allow using its land to attack Iran


 
13.03.2012, 12:44
Azerbaijan will not allow using its territory to attack Iran. This came in a statement by the Azeri Defence Minister Safar Abiyev, who has arrived in Tehran on a visit.
The General said in an answer to reporters’ question about his country’s ties with Israel that although Azerbaijan does buy Israeli weapons to beef up its own armed forces, it will never use them against Iran. Tehran is apprehensive of an attack by Israel, whose government has repeatedly threatened to Iran due to the latter’s nuclear programme.Mayak

USS Enterprise sets sail for Persian Gulf


 
12.03.2012, 17:55
The nuclear-powered USS Enterprise has left Norfolk and is now heading for its combat duty in the Mediterranean and then in the Persian Gulf, the US Navy reports. The Enterprise is expected to spend the most part of its seven-month Middle Eastern deployment as part of the US Fifth Fleet, stationed in Bahrain.
The nuclear-powered USS Enterprise has left Norfolk and is now heading for its combat duty in the Mediterranean and then in the Persian Gulf, the US Navy reports.The Enterprise is expected to spend the most part of its seven-month Middle Eastern deployment as part of the US Fifth Fleet, stationed in Bahrain.

X-37B, a vehicle for the space future


Zakutnyaya Olga
12.03.2012, 19:09
X-37B, automatic spacecraft of the US Air Force, has just celebrated 1 year in orbit and keeps working. Buran, the Soviet unmanned craft which made its first and only flight in late 1980s is thought to be a prototype for the American machine.
X-37B, automatic spacecraft of the US Air Force, has just celebrated 1 year in orbit and keeps working. Buran, the Soviet unmanned craft which made its first and only flight in late 1980s is thought to be a prototype for the American machine. Although X-37B’s specific tasks were never made public, some experts suggest testing of details for prospective military spacecraft among the most probable. However, its real importance for space technology may be even greater.The official name for X-37B is OTV-2 (Orbital Test Vehicle), thus meaning that the spacecraft is the second in the OTV series. Its predecessor OTV-1 flew between April 22 and December 3, 2010, having spent more than 224 days on orbit. The spacecraft performed automatic landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, thus repeating the twenty-year-old Soviet achievement of Buran, which performed automatic landing in 1988.

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Has DB Cooper Hijacked your bankruptcy? by Craig Andrews

If you have filed, or are thinking about filing bankruptcy, you should be aware of one of the newer scams going around: bankruptcy hijacking. Just like D.B. Cooper, an intruder in your bankruptcy can wreak havoc then jump out into the night and disappear.
To explain how the scam works, some basic understanding of bankruptcy filing and property records are necessary. Bankruptcy filings are a matter of public record, they are readily available at the filing courthouse, or are available 24/7 through a centralized database called PACER. You don't need to be an attorney to join PACER to have access to the database. Once your filing is in the PACER database, it is available for review by anyone who is a member of the database.
Real estate records are also readily available online. Most real estate professionals have access to a title company's information file, which means that nearly any deed or document recorded in the public record can be downloaded within minutes. This included both deeds and the required recorded notices to institute foreclosure proceedings.
Getting access to both of these databases is not particularly difficult, even for the ethically challenged. Having all the information available, the scam works like this.
David Debtor files a legitimate bankruptcy proceeding. The information on the case, like the filing date and the case number, hit PACER within a few hours of the filing, and is available for all the world to see.
Harry Homeowner is facing foreclosure. He finds somebody with database access, DB Cooper. Cooper goes looking for a bankruptcy file to stop Harry's foreclosure. He downloads the data from David's bankruptcy. He then downloads Harry's deed and foreclosure information. The information linking the property to Harry is edited out by computer. The data linking the property to David is then added to the deed. Cooper now has a deed which for all intents and purposes adds Harry's property to David's bankruptcy.
From there, Harry and Cooper provide a copy of the newly created deed to the foreclosing trustee. This stops the foreclosure in the short term, which is what Cooper and Harry want.
Crucially, the original recording document number (all documents recorded with a county recorder are stamped with a unique identification number and date of filing) and the notary jurat (a good notary can be hard to find) remains unchanged, to make the document look more authentic.
Since the foreclosure industry is very, very busy, nobody at the foreclosing trustee's office or the foreclosing bank's office actually compares the supplied information with the real document. It's easy enough to do, from the same sources described above.
The problem now shifts to David Debtor and David's attorney, if he has one. The foreclosing bank will now file a court proceeding called a "motion for relief from stay" alleging that David Debtor owns the property and the foreclosure should take place. They persist in this despite evidence to the contrary; in Los Angeles, in fact, it's estimated that 1 in 3 bankruptcy motions for relief from stay are due to a forged deed.
Lesson: if you are in bankruptcy and a motion lands in your mailbox concerning a property you have never heard of or about, file paperwork with the court explaining the situation.

Craig Andrews, JD is a former attorney who writes on credit, debt collection, foreclosure and bankruptcy issues. His website is http://www.bklifeboat.com

The 6 Simplest and Best Weight Loss Tips by Gladys Alvarez

Losing weight today can be a daunting project, but not an impossible one. Many ads say that you can lose 20 pounds in seven days or in three days, but even if that were true, the weight would come back and perhaps even increase faster than you say "Fast Diet". Read on to find out the most reasonable tips for a permanent weight loss plan."
Many people have a hard time losing weight due to all of the conflicting information floating around in the media and online these days. There is so much contradiction that it can make weight loss seem like an impossibly complicated pursuit. The fact is, weigh loss is not complex. It just takes reasonable goals, consistency and patience. A workable weight loss plan is one that is gradual, flexible and can be reasonably carried out in the long term.
Read on for six of the simplest and best weight loss tips ever!
1. Change your relationship with food! Realize that you need good food to stay healthy and strong. Eating is nothing to be ashamed of, and having a good appetite is a positive thing. Pamper yourself by purchasing the best whole, natural foods and learning how to prepare them well. Only eat delicious food. If a food is mediocre, don't eat it.
2. Be flexible in your diet plan! Once you have committed to eating only whole, natural fruits, veggies, grains and protein sources, realize that there will be times when you will be confronted with other foods. If you are at a party or restaurant or your in-laws home, you don't have to make a big fuss over sticking with your diet. Make the best choices you can of what is on offer, and if there is something you particularly love that is not really on your plan, have a moderate serving! You aren't a prisoner!
3. Learn to make smart substitutions and measure your choices mindfully! When you do this, you will be able to enjoy dining in any venue and still adhere (at least loosely) to your diet plan. When you go home, don't agonize over having gone off your plan a bit, and whatever you do, don't allow yourself to fall into the trap of, "I already blew it, I might as well pig out!" That's nonsense. Just get back on track and move forward.
4. Make pure water your best friend! One of the best, most available and most economical health and beauty aids is pure water. Benefit yourself and the planet by purchasing an economical water purifying pitcher and substituting fresh, pure water for all of your other drinks. This change, consistently applied, will make a tremendous difference in your health and fitness level, and you may find the pounds just falling off!
5. Don't starve yourself! Be sure to get plenty of protein to prevent hunger! Choose a good, pure form of healthful protein such as lean meats and fish, nuts, beans, tofu, eggs, and even cheese. Healthful, natural protein is good for you. As long as you make mindful choices about the amount you eat (not more than a quarter of your total food intake) it will not cause you to gain weight.
6. One of the very best weight loss tips ever is to eat healthful portions of healthful foods. By eating an abundant diet of that is half fresh fruits and veggies, a quarter whole grains and a quarter high quality protein choices, you will improve your health and fitness levels and attain and maintain your ideal weight for life.
Losing weight today can be a daunting project, but not an impossible one. Many ads say that you can lose 20 pounds in seven days or in three days, but even if that were true, the weight would come back and perhaps even increase faster than you say"Fast Diet". Read on to find out the most reasonable tips for a permanent weight loss plan."
Dr. Gladys Alvarez has 35 years of research in nutrition and weight reduction. She is now able to present you with her Diet Master program that can kill up to 11 Lbs of belly fat, excess water, and toxic waste in just seven (7) days without starving yourself, and spending endless hours at the gym. http://www.problemslosingweight.com Today!

US to seek Russian help in ISS flights


 
9.03.2012, 11:47
The United States will have to resort to Russia’s help in delivering its astronauts to the ISS over the next five years, the NASA chief said. NASA’s Charles Bolden told Congress hearings that Russia’s astronaut delivery services would cost the US $450mln a year.
The United States will have to resort to Russia’s help in delivering its astronauts to the ISS over the next five years, the NASA chief said.NASA’s Charles Bolden told Congress hearings that Russia’s astronaut delivery services would cost the US $450mln a year.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Russia-US relations expected to take a new turn


Olga Sobolevskaya
11.03.2012, 17:29
Some experts believe that the US President`s decision to host the G8 summit on May 18-19 at his Camp David retreat instead of Chicago, demonstrates his intention to bring US-Russian relations to a new level. Barack Obama has decided on different venues for the G8 summit and another high-profile meeting of NATO leaders and partners scheduled for May 20-21.
Some experts believe that the US President`s decision to host the G8 summit on May 18-19 at his Camp David retreat instead of Chicago, demonstrates his intention to bring US-Russian relations to a new level.Barack Obama has decided on different venues for the G8 summit and another high-profile meeting of NATO leaders and partners scheduled for May 20-21. In this case, the departure of Russia`s newly-elected president Vladimir Putin from Chicago won`t be interpreted as a walkout. 

iPad 3 Toe to Toe With The iPad 2 by Bobby Richardson

It has been months and months of speculation and rumors, but it is finally upon up. The iPad 2S aka iPad HD aka iPad 3 is now known as just the iPad. That's right; Apple has gotten rid of the numbers and is calling their new piece of hardware "the new iPad".
Don't let the name allow you to breeze past all of the new features with new release. Let us take a closer look at both of the tablets and see if there are any real noticeable differences.
Design
Both iPad are nearly a split replica of each other with the new iPad being a tab thicker. There is no way that you would notice a real difference unless you had the time and the energy to take the measurements yourself.
The Weight-In
As with the design, the new iPad is slightly heavier than the previous version. If you're slowly starting to think the Apples latest tablet has jumped off to a bad start, just wait until we really start to dig in.
Screen
Oh yea, the highly anticipated high definition tablet screen is here. This is one of the new iPad's stand out feature. The screen is an amazing 2048x1536 pixels, which has doubled the resolution since the release of the iPad 2.
With this new screen, you can expect icons, text, and anything else to look extra crisps and clean on this new display. Even if Apple decided to make this the only upgrade for the new iPad, it would still be worthy of a purchase.
Graphics and Processing Power
The clock rate of the new A5X chip has yet to be released, but we do know that the new chip is going to be a beast. The major upgrade takes place in the graphics department, enabling four cores of processing power.
Ram
It is still rumored that the new iPad is going to incorporate 1GB of ram. Apple still hasn't compared this number but if so, that is a substantial upgrade.
Wireless Connectivity
This new piece of hardware will be the only Apple product that supports LTE. Those who love a little more speed will have the option of connecting to Verizon's or AT&T's 4G networks.
Battery Power
This is one area that Apple decided to keep the same. The battery power is equal to that the iPad 2 which is still not a bad thing, but it would have been nice to see a bump in battery usage.
Camera
Here we get another pretty big improvement since the iPad 2. The iSight camera that is featured in the new iPad is way better than any of Apple's previous tablets. However, the tablet does have less megapixel than the latest iPhone (tablet: 5MP iPhone 4S: 8MP), but it incorporates the same optics. This includes an f/2.4 aperture, rear illumination sensor (great shots in the dark), and a 5 element lens. The new iPad will also be able to shoot video in sweet 1080p.
Bonuses
With the release of this new tablet, we will definitely see a price cut for the iPad 2. Yea, I know it's hard to want a previous version when the new tablet is being release but if you are short on money it might be the better option.
Again, the new display is worth the upgrade in my opinion. If you think about, without a great looking screen, a tablet will be crap no matter what is inside. All of the other upgrades that I mention above can be considered an added bonus.
Born 1985 in Fayetteville, NC to Devonne Renee Fairley, was a young boy who would become known as Bobby Richardson to most and Bushwick or BRich to a few. After briefly living in Fayetteville, Bobby's mother would relocate to Tacoma, WA where he spent the majority of his life growing up.
Bobby grew up with two cousins Kenneth and Xavier Johnson on the Southside of Tacoma. Bobby preferred things like music over TV, chocolate over vanilla, jeans over khakis, safari over internet explorer, nonfiction over fiction, and suv's over cars. Bobby is your average sports fan with basketball being his favorite sport to watch. Bobby has lived in Hamburg, Germany briefly in his childhood and became enamored with their rich history.
A healthy self-esteem, empathy for others, and intellectual curiosity are among some of Bobby's most dominant character traits. He moved to Florida after high school to further his education and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Bethune-Cookman University. Bobby has two boys, Kyshawn and Amarion Richardson and he loves to spend time with them creating lasting memories. Bobby is also an avid reader enjoying books from authors such as; John Maxwell, Frank Bettger, Zig Ziglar, Napolean Hill, Debra Fine and so on. Reading helps him find that critical distinction to leverage other parts of his life.
Bobby enjoys expressing himself through his writing. He has had several articles published online, and also runs numerous active blogs on a variety of topics. He is very passionate about genuinely helping others. He is a very active member of not only his online community but his offline communities as well.
Master entrepreneur and visionary Bobby have established himself as a leading online and online marketer. It was through marketing that Bobby discovered that he had a writing talent that other people appreciated.
Deciding whether or not to purchase a tablet is a valid debate. I am leaning towards the Apple iPad 3 and I will be reviewing it shortly. Read up on what you need to know about the Apple iPad 3

Mercado Virtual by Regenildo

As the emergence of the Internet there have been several changes in people's lives. The information is transmitted instantly and everything that happens in the world we learn at the same time. Communication between people has become more agile, because we can talk to people anywhere in the world. However we can find everything, whether articles, books, electronics and more. Thousands of people accessing and searching for products and services available 24 hours a day.
As the diversity of products and services millions of people access the lookout for something and if you have a product or want to share that knowledge with others, the network is a good place to explore.
If you think you must have great knowledge with; Learn program, a degree in marketing, have grids resources. There must be a great professional, because the internet you will find everything you need.
Do not give up their projects because of these difficulties, because you do not need to have great knowledge in order to sell on the Internet.
On the internet there is many platforms and systems that help you deliver products to potential customers. Investigate platform sales and affiliate systems where they offer several tools to help them become true sales success. These systems and platforms are made in a way that guarantees a lot of knowledge in addition to being very intuitive and simple to use.
The internet is a great way of spreading and is available for all who want to know and get their ideas. Explore this tool with a lot of work and therefore requires much effort and creativity.
How To Have A Home In
Having a Web site is personal or professional add much value to the person is a place where you can expose your ideas, suggestions or publicize your business.
With the increasing access to Internet surfers are not just looking for information they are posting their own thoughts, ideas and businesses through various forms of dissemination and texts, photos, videos, and much bannes more.
To have a page on the internet is not difficult, because there are many ways to be paid or free. If you are not willing to pay an accommodation can opt for a free, where you can publish free of charge. There is a multitude of systems to post their thoughts that do not have to pay. Shall go on to search blogs and find many free room nights.
But if you choose to be more professional hosting so you have more resources and tools that will make your site more customized.
Whatever your choice you will have no difficulty in having a site, because all these forms are quite intuitive.
Having a personal or professional website adds much value to the person is a place where you can expose your ideas, suggestions or publicize your business.
With the increasing access to Internet surfers are not just looking for information are themselves posting their thoughts, ideas and businesses through various forms of dissemination and texts, photos, videos, and more bannes.
To have a web site is not difficult, because there are many ways being paid or free. If you are not willing to pay an accommodation can opt for a free, where you can publish free of charge. There are a multitude of systems to post their thoughts do not have to pay. Shall go on to search blogs and find many free room nights.
But if you choose to be more professional hosting so you have more resources and tools that will make your site more customized.
Whatever your choice you will have no difficulty in having a site, because all these forms are quite intuitive.
How to Make Money with your Website?
There a companies that pay to advertise products on your site. Every day different people access your site. These people are potential customers, ie, it is possible that they are interested in the products of these companies and by your statement you'll make money, and so the more people you will earn more commissions.
And as it turns money?
Is very simple: You do advertise the products on your website through banners (Figures inviting your visitors to know the products), links or other forms.
Each time one of your visitors resolve to learn more about the products and decide click on the banner, you get a commission. Fair enough, after all, you said the person.
How do you know who you indicated?
They have a strict system of control. By registering on the system you will receive a unique code to include with the banner advertising on your site.
When a visitor clicks on your banner, your statement will be recorded in our system. This way you can receive the commission.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

New iPad debuts March 16


 
8.03.2012, 01:25
The new generation of Apple iPad tablet computer goes on sale in the U.S. and six other countries on March 16th. Its price will be the same as the previous model, according to a company representative speaking at a press conference in San Francisco. The new iPad has a record high-resolution screen, four times higher than the first two generations.
The new generation of Apple iPad tablet computer goes on sale in the U.S. and six other countries on March 16th.Its price will be the same as the previous model, according to a company representative speaking at a press conference in San Francisco.

Scientists capture photon

 

 
7.03.2012, 14:17
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have succeeded in taking the first ever photographic picture of a photon of light. Using a super-speed camera which can take 1 trillion photos per second, scientists photographed laser-emitted light on a tomato surface that spread in waves.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have succeeded in taking the first ever photographic picture of a photon of light.Using a super-speed camera which can take 1 trillion photos per second, scientists photographed laser-emitted light on a tomato surface that spread in waves.