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Looking for Some Uranium?
November 30, 2006, 11:34 am
Filed under: Nuclear, Scientific Method

Old fashioned web site design at its best at United Nuclear. They offer useful advice on Polonium-210 on their isotopes page. Continue reading

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EU Countries Condemned for their Role in ‘Extraordinary Rendition’ by EU Parliament Committee
November 29, 2006, 12:15 pm
Filed under: Covert, Strategic, Surveillance

Sarah Ludford, a Liberal Democrat MEP and vice-chair of the EU Temporary Committee on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners has passed damning comment on the UK’s role in the affair. Continue reading



Cheap Labour of the Future
November 28, 2006, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Economic, Metaverse

Two stories collided in my aggregator today. Who ever thought that the future would pay so badly that you couldn’t get a mortgage on a job straight out of 20th century Sci-Fi? Continue reading



China & India GDP to Exceed G7’s by 2050
November 28, 2006, 3:18 pm
Filed under: Economic, Strategic

Former World Bank president, James Wolfensohn, has warned that western countries are not prepared for the change in the balance of world power as the Chinese and Indian economies develop [Source:Yahoo News].



Anshe Chung Worth $1 Million?
November 28, 2006, 2:27 pm
Filed under: Metaverse, Strategic

It was reported last weekend that Second Life avatar entrepreneur, Anshe Chung’s virtual property business is now worth $1 million. Continue reading



How Gazprom sees its Place in the World
November 28, 2006, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Energy, Environment, Strategic

Gazprom are commissioning architecture for their capital, Gazprom City, in St. Petersburg. Needless to say, if any of these designs are built in St. Petersburg it will tell us all rather a lot about power in modern Russia. Continue reading



International Fusion Reactor Consortium
November 25, 2006, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Energy, Fusion, Nuclear

New Scientist report that representatives from China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States signed a pact to build a fusion reactor. The EU will put up 50% of the cost and the reactor will be built in Cardache in Southern France. Continue reading