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Thursday, 14 October 2010

"Light & Wind"

Sony | 2010 |
English http://sony.net/clock/
ソニーのコーポレートサイト"Sony Japan"の壁紙コンテンツ"α CLOCK"の写真を撮影している貫井勇志氏による映像集です。カメラには"α" NEX-5を使用。撮影はイタリアの世界遺産「オルチャ渓谷」で行われました。Aマウントのレンズで撮影した写真も映像の中に挿­入されています。リニアPCMレコーダー"PCM-D50"で録音された現地の音も一部BGMとして使用しています。

"α" NEX-5 Video "Light & Wind" Valdorcia, Italy イタリア世界遺産「オルチャ渓谷」


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

EHA Engineering - Mining News (Mining, Gold)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

"Climate Research in Service to Society" Dr. Ghassem R. Asrar



SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Goals and Vision

A better understanding of the behavior of the climate system and its interactions with other Earth system components is critical to predict its future evolution, reduce vulnerability to high impact weather and climate events, and sustain life.
This need is perhaps greater than ever before given that humans have emerged as the dominant agent of future change.

Progress will require, moreover, an increasingly holistic approach across scientific disciplines, as well as an unprecedented commitment to the development of a diverse and talented future workforce.

To advance its attack on such challenges, the WCRP will assemble for the first time ever its entire research community, and engage other key international research programmes, in a major Open Science Conference (OSC) in October 2011.
Through a unique synthesis of presented research findings, the OSC will assess our current state of knowledge on climate variability and change, identify the most urgent scientific issues and research challenges, and ascertain how the WCRP can best facilitate research and develop partnerships critical for progress.

Anticipated Outcomes

The WCRP OSC represents an exclusive opportunity to assemble the international scientific community working to advance understanding and prediction of variability and change of the Earth’s physical climate system on all space and time scales. The OSC will facilitate cross-fertilization across the diverse research communities within the WCRP, as well as with other international research programmes, including the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).

The OSC will appraise the current state of climate science, thereby making a measurable contribution on the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It will identify key opportunities and challenges in observations, modeling, analysis and process research required to understand and predict responses of the Earth as a system.


By entraining as many young scientists and students as possible from across the world, including less-developed and developing countries, the OSC will facilitate growth of the diverse future workforce needed to meet the increasingly complex scientific challenges of the future.




Climate Research in Service to Society
24-28 October 2011
Denver, Colorado, USA



WCRP Open Science Conference

Climate Research in Service to Society

Dr. Ghassem R. Asrar is a member of the Scientific Organizing Committee. He currently the Director of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to this position, he served as the Deputy Administrator for Natural Resources and Agricultural Systems with... Agricultural Research Service (ARS), of the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2006-2008, after 20 years of service with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Dr. Asrar served as the chief scientist for the Earth Observing System in the Office of Earth Science at NASA Headquarters prior to being named as the Associate Administrator for Earth Science in 1998. While in his position of chief scientist, he led an international team developing the scientific priorities and measurements to be obtained from a series of advanced Earth-orbiting satellites that provided fundamental new insights into the connections between Earth’s land, oceans, atmosphere, ice and life. He also established the NASA Earth System Science graduate fellowship and New Investigators Programs to support training of the next generation of Earth scientists and engineers, that have graduated more than 1000 recipients to date.

During his tenure as Associate Administrator for Earth Science, NASA program achieved successful launches of more than 20 Earth observing research and operational environmental satellites, and he guided the development of a comprehensive data and information system to manage record amount of useful information resulting from these satellites and serving more than 2 million users each year.

Dr. Asrar is the recipient of U.S. Presidential Distinguished Executive Award (2002), an elected Fellow of American Meteorological Society (2001), and IEEE (2000). He has received numerous awards and honors, including the NASA Exceptional Performance Award in 1997, the AIAA Goddard Memorial Lecture Medal in 1998, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 1999, NASA Distinguished Leadership Medal, 2000, the Space System Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006, and Distinguished Alumni Award from the Michigan State University, 2008.


CRYOSPHERE & CLIMATE

ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY & DYNAMICS

ATMOSPHERE, OCEANS & CLIMATE

WATER, ENERGY & CLIMATE


Contact Address
WCRP Joint Planning Staff
c/o World Meteorological Organization
7 bis, Avenue de la Paix
Case Postale 2300
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 730 81 11
Fax: +41 22 730 80 36
Email: wcrp@wmo.int

Friday, 8 October 2010

What Perfumes Did Ancient Egyptians Use? Researchers Aim To Recreate 3,500-year-old Scent

What Perfumes Did Ancient Egyptians Use? Researchers Aim To Recreate 3,500-year-old Scent

This world premier will now in all probability be followed by another one: "The desiccated residues of a fluid can be clearly discerned in the x-ray photographs," the museum´s curator explains.

Go beyond oil


Our hundred year relationship with oil is at a crossroads. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has shone a light on the far reaching consequences that our addiction to oil is having on the natural world and on the climate. Instead of chasing the last drops of dirty oil, we need to kick-start the clean energy age. We have one planet, and if we're going to protect it, everyone - from local communities, to businesses and governments - will need to come together to go beyond oil.

Pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2050

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Natural fibres are a sustainable choice

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

XIII Khariton’s Topical Scientific Readings "Extreme States Of Substance. Detonation. Shock Waves" will be held on 14–18 March, 2011, Sarov, Russia

Russian Federal Nuclear Center - The All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC - VNIIEF) - is a Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FSUE) of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”. The Institute was founded in 1946 to implement the Soviet Atomic Project. The first Soviet atomic and H-bombs were developed here.

Today, FSUE RFNC - VNIIEF is the largest research and development institution in Russia that successfully handles defense, science and national economy problems. Safety and reliability of the Russian nuclear stockpile was and remains to be the RFNC - VNIIEF's primary mission.

There are several institutes within the RFNC - VNIIEF: Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics, Institute of Experimental Gas Dynamics and Detonation Physics, Institute of Nuclear and Radiation Physics, Research Institute of Laser Physics, Research Center of High Energy Density and Beam Physics, with Design Bureaus and other programmatic divisions as well - all directed by the general scientific and administrative management.


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Scientific events

Khariton Scientific Readings - International Conference. The Readings, held annually, starting from 1999, are the tribute to the memory of an outstanding scientist Yuly Borisovitch Khariton, who used to be the unchallenged leader of RFNC-VNIIEF, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, thrice the Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of Lenin and Stalin State Awards, the honorary freeman of Sarov city. The first topical Readings, arranged in 1999, addressed the field "Supercomputing and mathematical simulations".
The XIII Khariton’s Topical Scientific Readings "Extreme States Of Substance. Detonation. Shock Waves" will be held on 14–18 March, 2011.









The Readings, held annually, starting from 1999, are the tribute to the memory of an outstanding scientist Yuly Borisovitch Khariton, who used to be the unchallenged leader of RFNC-VNIIEF, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, thrice the Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of Lenin and Stalin State Awards, the honorary freeman of Sarov city. The first topical Readings, arranged in 1999, addressed the field Supercomputing and mathematical simulations.

The promoters of the Conference:

Federal State Unitary Enterprise the Russian Federal Nuclear Center - All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics
State Corporation for Atomic Energy of Russian Federation "ROSATOM".
The XIII Khariton’s Topical Scientific Readings "Extreme States Of Substance. Detonation. Shock Waves" will be held on 14–18 March, 2011, Sarov, Russia.

Topics of the Conference continue topics of the III, V, VII, IX, XI Khariton's Readings named ”Extreme states of substance. Detonation. Shock waves”. (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009). The Conference subject was among the favorite scientific interests of Yuly B. Khariton. It is still one of the foundation stones of the VNIIEF scientific school.

Conference Topics

Energetic materials and physics of detonation
Equations of state and phase transitions
Dynamic strength of materials
High-velocity launching and impacts.Cumulation phenomena Hydrodynamic instabilities
Test techniques
Explosive technologies


Conference Chairman
R. I. Il’kaev - Academician of RAS. Scientific director of FSUE RFNC-VNIIEF

Conference Vice-Chairmen
A. L. Mikhaylov - Director of Institute of Experimental Gasdynamics and Physics of Explosion of FSUE RFNC-VNIIEF

Program Committee
A. L. Mikhaylov – Chairman
V. A. Raevsky
O. V. Svirsky
M. V. Zhernokletov
O. B. Drennov
Yu. V. Yanilkin V. M. Bel’sky
B. A. Nadykto
V. A. Ogorodnikov
I. R. Trunin
V. N. German

Conference Executive Secretary - Tat’yana S. Palenova

Deadline for submitting Registration Forms
November 01, 2010
Deadline for submitting abstracts
December 01, 2010

REGISTRATION FORM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “XIII KHARITON'S TOPICAL SCIENTIFIC READINGS”

Abstract Guidelines
The official languages are Russian and English.
Volume: limited to a single page
Font: Times New Roman
Size: 10 pt.
Spacing: single line
Format: A4, MS Word document
Alignment: according to page width
Abstract should include:
paper title, name of author(s), and total address of affiliation
Send, please, your Registration Forms and abstracts in English to the following E-mail address: root@gdd.vniief.ru

Stay costs 1200$. It covers accommodation, meals, rent of rooms, banquet, Conference Proceedings, transport services for Conference, and social events.

Participants and guests of the Conference will have opportunity to visit House-Museum of Yuly B. Khariton, VNIIEF Museum of Nuclear Weapon.
The Conference participants will have opportunity to visit places, where Serafim Sarovsky lived. Besides, Organizing Committee prepared tours to Serafimo-Diveevsky Convent.
The VNIIEF House of Scientists will also welcome the Conference participants with interesting program of social events.

Inquires:
For further information, contact, please:
Tat’yana S. Palenova
607190, Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region
37 Mira Ave., FSUE RFNC-VNIIEF
Fax: 7 (83130) 2-03-20
E-mail: root@gdd.vniief.ru
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Khariton Topical Scientific Readings 2009
Khariton Topical Scientific Readings 2008
Khariton Topical Scientific Readings 2007


Federal State Unitary Enterprise
RUSSIAN FEDERAL NUCLEAR CENTER
All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics
FSUE RFNC - VNIIEF
Kostyukov Valentin Efimovich - Director
Address: 607188, Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region, Mira Ave, 37
Teletype: 651203 Mimoza
Telex: 151109 Arsa SU
Tel: 8 (83130) 4-48-02
Fax: 8 (83130) 2-94-94
E-mail: staff@vniief.ru

Center for International Relations (CIR)
Rogachev Vladimir Grigorievich - RFNC-VNIIEF Deputy Director for International Science and Technology, Head of CIR
Address: 607188 Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region, Muzrukov Ave, 10
Tel: 8 (83130) 4-16-15
Fax: 8 (83130) 2-14-35
E-mail: osv@dc.vniief.ru

Human Research Management Service (HRMS)
Gusev Nikolay Ivanovich - RFNC-VNIIEF Deputy Director for Human Research Management, Head of HRMS
Address: 607188 Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region, Mira Ave, 37
Tel: 8 (83130) 2-60-02
Fax: 8 (83130) 2-13-06
E-mail: gusev@personnel.vniief.ru

Supplies and Sales Administration (SSA)
Tarasov Sergey Vladimirovich - RFNC-VNIIEF Deputy Director for Sales and Supplies, Head of SSA
Address: 607188, Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region, Zheleznodorozhnaya Str., 4
Tel: 8 (83130) 2-58-04, 2-47-53
Fax: 8 (83130) 2-47-96
E-mail: usis@usis.sar.ru

Advertising and Exhibiting Center (AEC)
Girin Yaroslav Nikolaevich - Head of AEC
Address: 607188, Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region, Lenina Ave, 18
Tel/fax: 8 (83130) 7-69-38
E-mail: adv@vniief.ru

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