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700-Yo Virus From Ancient Caribou Poop Revived, Infects Living Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Canada, Ecology, Global warming, Health, Law, Russia, SciTech, Social networks, USA )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - rt.com
Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses.
Viewpoint: Turning Old Bombs Into Carbon-Free Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Energy, US, Russia, Agreement, Plutonium, Recycling )

Brian
- 6 days ago - bizjournals.com
"In 2000, the United States signed an agreement with Russia to eliminate 34 metric tons of plutonium. That is enough fissile material to power 17,000 nuclear weapons."
International Schemes Hatch to Tap Nuclear for Industrial Heat
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Nuclear Energy, China, India, Russia, Industrial Production, Reducing Emissions, Fighting Climate Change )

Brian
- 28 days ago - energy2blog.com
"China, India, Russia others eyeing high temperature reactors for producing metals, hydrogen, fossil fuels, petrochemicals. Desalination too. Beijing targets 2017."
Russia's Rosatom Ready to Produce Fresh Water Using Nuclear Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: Clean Water, Russia, Desaliinization, Nuclear Energy, Rosatom, Global Water Shortages, Population )

Brian
- 35 days ago - en.ria.ru
"About two billion people in the world suffer from water scarcity and in the decades to come the problem is expected to get worse, as the population of the regions, already experiencing water shortage will continue growing."
Russian Physicists Seek Help to Build Nikola Tesla's 'Planetary Energy Transmitter' - Via Waking Times
Science & Tech  (tags: Physics, Russia, Nikola Tesla, Energy, World, Sustainability, Ethics, Good News )

Victoria
- 85 days ago - wakingtimes.com
Leonid Plekhanov and Sergey Plekhanov, both graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, believe that by combining Tesla's plans with modern materials and other recent discoveries, they will succeed in delivering free, clean energy.
Russia Launches Live Animals on Two-Month Space Mission
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, Launching, satellite, live animals, plant seeds, space mission, materials samples, research, biological, physical, science, animals, scientists, study, world )

Lone
- 99 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A high-flying package of live animals, plant seeds, and materials samples shot into space Friday aboard a retrievable Russian Foton satellite, launching a two-month mission focusing on microgravity research into biological and physical sciences.
Thorium
Science & Tech  (tags: Thorium, Element, Energy, Energy Technology, Nuclear Energy, Abundance, Low Waste Production, Recycling, Zero Emissions, Non-Weaponization, Safety, Research, Development, China, India, Russia )

Brian
- 133 days ago - world-nuclear.org
"Thorium fuel cycles offer attractive features, including lower levels of waste generation, less transuranic elements in that waste, and providing a diversification option for nuclear fuel supply."
Nuclear-Scale Asteroid Blasts in Earth's Atmosphere Up to 10 Times 'More Common' Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, SciTech, Security, Space, USA )

Ray
- 190 days ago - rt.com
There have been 26 nuclear-scale asteroid explosions in the Earth's atmosphere between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report. The most powerful of the impacts was dozens of times the magnitude of the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.
Big Meteorite Strikes in Russia -- Again!
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Meteorite, Russia, performance, environment, society, space, world, news )

Frank
- 190 days ago - nydailynews.com
Unlike the celestial object that exploded over the town of Chelyabinsk last year, this recent one injured no one on the ground, say Murmansk emergency workers.
Spectacular Fireball From Space Explodes Over Russian City (VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: Natural disasters, Physics, Russia, Space )

Ray
- 193 days ago - rt.com
A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk.
Suspected Russian Spyware Turla Targets Europe, United States
Science & Tech  (tags: internet, malware, cyber espionage, TURLA, investigation, technology, society, computers, russia, security researchers, NewTechnology )

Angelika
- 235 days ago - reuters.com
A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
ROSATOM Is in Discussion for Construction of 40 Nuclear Units Abroad
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, ROSATOM, energy, energy policy, nuclear power, reactors, construction, #climatechanged )

Brian
- 289 days ago - energybangla.com
"Russia's state nuclear corporation-Rosatom's foreign order portfolio to date comprises 20 nuclear power reactors and construction of 40 more reactors is under discussion with various countries."
Life Found 4000 Meters Beneath Antarctica
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, discovery, interesting, Lake Vostok, Louisiana State University, prehistoric, Russia )

Kayleen
- 419 days ago - sciencenews.org
A Russian team drilled through the ice, breaching prehistoric Lake Vostok for the first time. Microbes and DNA from water fleas, mollusks, and something related to a sea anemone was discovered. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Tereshkova Marks 50 Years Since Historic Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, space, science, Valentina Tereshkova, research, astronomy, design, Russia )

Michael
- 500 days ago - cbc.ca
It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago -- putting a woman in orbit. And 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova carried her part with grace, shouting "Take off your hat, sky, I'm coming!" as she blasted off.
Asteroid Stalked Earth for Thousands of Years Before Blasting Russia, Experts Say
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroid, astronomy, discovery, impact, NASA, news, Russia, science, space )

Dan
- 604 days ago - cosmiclog.nbcnews.com
NASA said the energy release was equivalent to 500 kilotons of TNT, 30 times the energy released by the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, the biggest cosmic impact since 1908. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
 

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