Monthly Archives: October 2014

Gazprom and CNPC Ink Power of Siberia Technical Agreement

The Technical Agreement defines basic parameters of design, construction and operation of the Power of Siberia gas trunkline’s cross-border section As of today, all the necessary documents on gas supplies to China have been signed, including the Intergovernmental Agreement. The … Continue reading

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Helium Happily Shares Electrons to Create Dianions

Helium, the most parsimonious element that invariably sits with its arms tightly folded and refuses to participate in chemistry, turns out to be surprisingly generous when it is in the right environment, willing to donate not just one but two … Continue reading

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Searching for Superconductivity

The discovery involved “little heroism, more luck than good management, and a starring role for a trainee instrument-maker who dozed off.” Maybe. When you start looking into the origins of the world’s great inventions, you’ll quickly start finding charming myths … Continue reading

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Magnetic Fields Lock in the Heat for Fusion

Sandia researchers demonstrate that magnetic fields help retain heat in an imploding pellet of fuel, increasing the number of fusion reactions. Ever since the first successful test of a thermonuclear device in 1952, scientists have had their sights on extracting … Continue reading

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New Machine Offers Powerhouse to The Brain

The quest to understand medicine‚Äôs final frontier, the human brain, will take a dramatic step forward today with the commissioning of a powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine set to offer neuroscientists a window through the human skull and into … Continue reading

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