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The inventor of clocks

The elephant clock was a medieval invention by al-Jazari (1136–1206), consisting of a weight powered water clock in the form of an Asian elephant.

An ingenious man called al-Jazari from Diyarbakir in South-East Turkey was a pious Muslim and a highly skilled engineer who gave birth to the concept of automatic machines. By 1206, al-Jazari had made numerous clocks of all shapes and sizes.


More protection: UN says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.
The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.

Two thirds of Russians take interest in achievements of science

Source : RT / 20 Sep 2014

Nearly two thirds of Russians take a keen interest in achievements in the present-day science, especially in medicine and biology, according to a public opinion poll result made public on Wednesday.


Russia to build two nuclear plants in Iran

Source : World Bulletin / 03 Sep 2014

Russia will build two new nuclear power plants in Iran, says the head of Iran's nuclear energy institution.

Semi-official Fars News Agency on Saturday quoted Ali Akbar Salehi, the chairman of Iran Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), as saying that Moscow and Tehran would soon sign a deal for the construction of the new nuclear plants in southern coastal province, Bushehr.


Russia calls off launch of newest space rocket Angara

Source : Reuters / 28 Jun 2014

Russia was forced to abandon Friday's debut launch of its first new space rocket since the Soviet era when the Angara booster cut out during a final countdown watched by President Vladimir Putin via video link from the Kremlin.


New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

Source : RT / 13 May 2014

Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that can be used to clean up polluted soils and harvest commercially viable metals.


Iran planning to launch new generation of space explorers

Source : Trend / 12 May 2014

The head of Iran's Aerospace Research Institute said the country plans to launch a new generation of space explorers weighing 300-500 kg, which will jet-boost in higher altitudes compared to the previous rockets, FARS news agency reported.


​Russia will begin Moon colonization in 2030 - draft space program

Source : RT / 12 May 2014

“We are going to the Moon forever,” the Russian Deputy PM said in April, and it was not just empty words. It appears Russia does plan to colonize the Moon by 2030 and the first stage of the ambitious project may start as soon as two years from now.


Launch of first Kazakh Earth remote sensing satellite successful

Source : / 01 May 2014

The launch of the first Kazakh Earth remote sensing satellite KazEOSat-1 was carried out at the French Guiana spaceport on Wednesday, the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan (Kazcosmos) reported.


Rescue robot updated in Kabardino-Balkaria

Source : Vestnik Kavkaza / 25 Apr 2014

The Institute for Information and Problems of Regional Management of the Kabardino-Balkaria Science Center of the RAS have started building a unique multi-agent rescue robot, reports.


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