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  • #31
    Re: News in Science

    This man needs to learn history then type ,turk have Armenian gene's cause of the rapings , kid stealing's and making them turks and Janissaries very common practice made into centuries hence there European features , they are bastard child all of them.One single turk may have ancestors from pakistan to albania all between them included.
    You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.


    • #32
      Re: News in Science

      Originally posted by UrMistake View Post
      This man needs to learn history then type ,turk have Armenian gene's cause of the rapings , kid stealing's and making them turks and Janissaries very common practice made into centuries hence there European features , they are bastard child all of them.One single turk may have ancestors from pakistan to albania all between them included.
      "Turks have Armenian gene's cause of the rapings , kid stealing's and making them turks"

      Your point is very much interesting; UrMistake!
      The post you refer just means that most of people in Turkey don't know their true nationality ... yet. And we need to help them to learn that.

      It would be interesting to investigate what percentage of people in Turkey have tipical Armenian gene and Turkish one.

      I assume that people with typical Turkish gene, in Turkey, will be minority there.

      Therefore most of people that are raised and "educated" as "Turks" are of Armenian and other nationalities; they just don't know their roots/origin.

      Does someone encounter statistics on that?
      Last edited by gegev; 08-25-2012, 12:35 AM.


      • #33
        Re: News in Science

        September 29, 2012 | 18:00

        YEREVAN. - The experts of the Institute of Hydroponics Problems at
        the Armenian National Academy of Sciences have invented a technology
        of making sweet dust (sweetener) out of stevia (Stevia rebaudiana -
        SrB) without calories. The plant is being cultivated in Southern
        and Central America, one of the co-authors of the invention Mikhael
        Babakhanyan said.

        In addition, the dust also removes toxic substances and heavy metal
        salts from the body. To note, the plant was cultivated in Armenia and
        later it will grow in Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh] as well. Researches
        were conducted with support of budget and institute's own expenses.
        Hayastan or Bust.


        • #34
          Re: News in Science


          Tehran, Jan 28, IRNA - Iran launched Pioneer Explorer Satellite
          and placed it into space, taking a giant stride in the field of
          space bio-research, Public Relations Department at Iran Aerospace
          Organization said on Monday.

          The Explorer Satellite was launched concurrent with the auspicious
          birth anniversary of Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

          The explorer was put in the orbit as per schedule and altitude.

          The Islamic Republic of Iran has sent a monkey into space aboard an
          indigenous bio-capsule as a prelude to sending humans into space.

          Iran launched its first indigenous satellite, Omid (Hope), in 2009.

          The country also sent its first bio-capsule containing living creatures
          into the space in February 2010, using the indigenous Kavoshgar-3
          (Explorer-3) carrier.

          In June 2011, Iran put the 15.3-kilogram Rasad (Observation) orbiter
          in space. Rasad's mission was to take images of the Earth and transmit
          them along with telemetry information to the ground stations.

          Iran launched Navid-e Elm-o Sanat (Harbinger of Science and Industry),
          another indigenous satellite, into the orbit on February 3, 2012.

          The satellite was a telecom, measurement and scientific one, whose
          records were reportedly used in a wide range of fields.

          Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the UN Committee on the
          Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1959.


          Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1055739
          Hayastan or Bust.


          • #35
            Re: News in Science

            Russians Propose Space Billiards for Planetary Defense


            MOSCOW, May 31 (Alexey Eremenko, RIA Novosti) - The meteorite that
            blew up over Russia's Urals in mid-February, leaving 1,500 injured,
            came as a striking reminder of how vulnerable we are on our small,
            blue planet. It was suddenly palpably clear that we have no way of
            preventing celestial bodies from slamming into Earth.

            The way out just might be to hit dangerous asteroids with other
            asteroids, Russian scientists say.

            Several near-Earth asteroids can be towed into the vicinity of the
            planet to serve as a cache of celestial projectiles against incoming
            space threats, said Natan Eismont of the Space Research Institute of
            Russian Academy of Sciences.

            `I was skeptical about it myself, until we actually tried to do
            computer modeling of the situation,' Eismont, one of the project's
            authors, told RIA Novosti in a recent interview.

            The orbiting asteroids can be `lined up' so that one passes 100,000 to
            200,000 kilometers from Earth every few weeks or months, ready to be
            used against non-catalogued and hazardous asteroids, recent research
            by the Space Research Institute and the Higher School of Economics in
            Moscow suggests.

            There are currently more than 9,000 near-Earth asteroids, or asteroids
            whose orbits bring them within 1 astronomical unit (149 million km or
            92 million miles) of the Sun, and thus relatively close to the Earth
            as well. But this figure could be as little as 1 or 2 percent of their
            total number, Eismont said. New asteroids are discovered every day.

            © RIA Novosti.

            Asteroids That Buzz Planet Earth

            Most suitable asteroids have elliptical orbits that bring them close
            to Earth at certain points, while the rest of the time they are
            several astronomical units away.

            It is currently possible to send an unmannedProton rocket - a staple
            of the Russian space program -to land on an asteroid, carrying with it
            up to 2 tons of rocket fuel, Eismont said. Properly anchored, the
            rocket fuel would then ignite at a designated time, tweaking the
            asteroid's orbit.

            Space rocks best suited for planetary defense weigh 1,500-2,000 tons
            and are 10 to 15 meters in diameter - smaller than the meteorite that
            blew up over the Urals, which measured 17 meters across and weighed
            over 9,000 tons. The 99942 Apophis - which was considered a potential
            hazard until updated calculations rolled in earlier this year - is
            estimated to be 325 meters in diameter and weigh 40 megatons.

            Asteroids the size of Apophis hit Earth about once every 63,000 years,
            experts say, but the casualties from this kind of event could reach 10
            million, and that warrants some caution.

            Meteorites such as the one that blew up over the Urals hit once every
            50 to 80 years, Eismont said.

            The asteroid 1998 QE2, which is 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) in
            diameter, will zip past Earth at a distance of 5.8 million km (3.6
            million miles) - or 15 lunar distances - at 20:59 universal time
            Friday (0:59 Saturday, Moscow time.)

            The program costs about $1 billion per Proton launch, and the
            equipment needed to maneuver an asteroid into position can be
            developed within 10 to 12 years, Eismont said.

            This whopping price tag may suggest that the plan is doomed to the
            realm of sci-fi. But in fact, NASA is already doing something similar
            with its Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization project, which proposes to
            rope in a 500-ton asteroid and bring it into lunar orbit, where it can
            be studied by manned missions starting in 2025. The White House has
            supported a plan to allot $105 million in 2014 for the first stage of
            the NASA project, which has a total price tag of $2.6 billion.

            The Russian project saw money from a state `megagrant' of 150 million
            rubles ($4.8 million) plowed into it, but so far remains purely on

            Commenting shortly after the meteorite incident in the Urals last
            winter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that
            planetary defense is a priority for Russia's space industry. But the
            Russian government has so far not expressed any interest in the
            asteroid-ramming project.

            The approach may counter some classes of celestial hazard, said Donald
            Yeomans, who heads the search for near-Earth objects at NASA's Jet
            Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena - a job that landed him on Time
            magazine's 2013 list of 100 most influential people in the world.

            `If the asteroid that was predicted to strike Earth was fairly large
            and massive, its deflection as a result of a controlled impact by a
            small asteroid might make some sense,' Yeomans told RIA Novosti.

            However, smaller asteroids, though still dangerous, are better
            intercepted by ramming them with more maneuverable spacecraft, not
            other asteroids, he told RIA Novosti.

            The Russian project raises a lot of technical problems, such as
            developing the asteroid-maneuvering equipment and anchoring it to the
            asteroid, said Vladimir Surdin of Moscow State University's Sternberg
            Astronomical Institute.

            `There are other problems too, but nothing fatal. The method needs
            work, [but] it should be in the planetary defense arsenal,' Surdin

            And mankind needs just such an arsenal, given that, at least in
            Eismont's view, some kind of `attack' from space is inevitable.

            `Nobody can tell you when the next asteroid will come, but everyone
            would tell you that come it will,' Eismont said.

            (Updated with correct date, May 31 instead of June 31, correct size of
            the asteroid 1998 QE2, and a revised definition of near-Earth

            Hayastan or Bust.


            • #36
              Re: News in Science

              WASHINGTON (AP) — New fossil evidence of the earliest complete skeleton of an ancient primate suggests it was a hyperactive, wide-eyed creature so small you could hold a couple of them in your hand — if only they would stay still long enough.

              The 55-million-year-old fossil dug up in central China is one of our first primate relatives and it gives scientists a better understanding of the complex evolution that eventually led to us. This tiny monkey-like creature weighed an ounce or less and wasn't a direct ancestor. Because it's so far back on the family tree it offers the best clues yet of what our earliest direct relatives would have been like at that time, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

              "It's a close cousin in fact," said study author Christopher Beard, curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. He said it is "the closest thing we have to an ancestor of humans" so long ago.

              Primate is the order of life that includes humans along with apes, monkeys, and lemurs. Humans and other primates are set apart from other mammals because of our grasping five fingers and toes, nails, and forward-facing eyes. And this new species called Archicebus achilles fits right in, Beard said.

              Among primates there are three suborders: anthropoids, which include apes, monkeys and us; and two other suborders that include lemurs and the lesser known tarsiers. This new species is in the same grouping as tarsiers, but close to the offshoot branch in the family tree where humans come from. The fossil includes anthropoid-like features.

              "It's a cute little thing; it's ridiculously little," Beard said. "That's one of the more important scientific aspects of the whole story."

              With a trunk only 2.8 inches long, the furry creature was about as small as you can get and still be a mammal, Beard said. Just like elephants and horses, the farther back in time you get for some of today's bigger mammals, the smaller they get, Beard said.

              Because it was so small and warm-blooded, it had to eat bugs and move constantly to keep from losing internal heat, Beard said.

              That means, Beard said, our earliest primate relatives were "very frenetic creatures, anxious, highly caffeinated animals running around looking for their next meal." They lived in a tree-lined area near a Chinese lake, swinging around trees in a hotter climate, Beard said.

              Outside experts praised the study as significant, confirming what some thought about our primate ancestors. Rick Potts, director of the human origins program at the Smithsonian Institution, said this fossil's mix of different features illustrate the fascinating and crucial changes that occur around major evolutionary branch points in our family tree.

              The study also bolstered another theory that early primates first developed in Asia, even though humans evolved nearly 50 million years later in Africa, Beard said.
              Hayastan or Bust.


              • #37
                Re: News in Science


                Monday, June 17th, 2013

                The star's flare (Photo by Casey Reed/NASA)

                Astrophysicists at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
                and the Byurakan Observatory (Armenia) have detected a star of low
                luminosity which within a matter of moments gave off a flare so strong
                that it became almost 15 times brighter. The star in question is the
                flare star WX UMa, reported.

                "We recorded a strong flare of the star WX UMa, which became almost 15
                times brighter in a matter of 160 seconds," explains astrophysicist
                Vakhtang Tamazian, professor at the University of Santiago de
                Compostela. The finding has been published in the 'Astrophysics'

                This star is in the Ursa Major constellation, around 15.6 light
                years from the Earth, and it forms part of a binary system. Its
                companion shines almost 100 times brighter, except at times such as
                that observed, in which the WX UMa gives off its flares. This can
                happen several times a year, but not as strongly as that which was
                recorded in this instance.

                Dr Tamazian and other researchers detected this exceptional brightness
                from the Byurakan Observatory in Armenia. "Furthermore, during this
                period of less than three minutes the star underwent an abrupt change
                from spectral type M to B; in other words, it went from a temperature
                of 2,800 kelvin (K) to six or seven times more than that."

                Based on their spectral absorption lines, stars are classified using
                letters. Type M stars have a surface temperature of between 2,000
                and 3,700 K; Type B between 10,000 and 33,000 K.

                WX UMa belongs to the limited group of "flare stars", a class of
                variable stars which exhibit increases in brightness of up to 100
                factors or more within a matter of seconds or minutes. These increases
                are sudden and irregular - practically random, in fact. They then
                return to their normal state within tens of minutes.

                Scientists do not know how this flaring arises, but they know how it
                develops: "For some reason a small focus of instability arises within
                the plasma of the star, which causes turbulence in its magnetic
                field," explains Tamazian. "A magnetic reconnection then occurs,
                a conversion of energy from the magnetic field into kinetic energy,
                in order to recover the stability of the flow, much like what happens
                in an electric discharge."

                Next, kinetic energy in the plasma transforms into thermal energy
                in the upper layers of the atmosphere and the star's corona. This
                significant rise in the temperature and brightness of the star enables
                astronomers to detect changes in the radiation spectrum.

                "Photometric and spectroscopic monitoring of this kind of flare stars
                is very relevant because it provides us with information about the
                changing states and physical processes, which are in turn key to
                studying the formation and evolution of stars," Tamazian explains.

                To carry out this study, in which flares in other binary systems (HU
                Del, CM Dra and VW Com) have also been analysed, the SCORPIO camera of
                the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory was used. This camera enables
                both the spectrum and the brightness of these objects to be detected.

                Flare stars are intrinsically weak, and can therefore only be observed
                at relatively short distances in astronomic terms, specifically in the
                vicinity of the Sun, up to a distance of a few tens of light years,
                according to
                Hayastan or Bust.


                • #38
                  Re: News in Science

                  Haykakan, I know you do it more often than not, but can you please try to link (or at least cite) a source for every post? Thank you, sir!
                  [COLOR=#4b0082][B][SIZE=4][FONT=trebuchet ms]“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
                  -Henry Ford[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]


                  • #39
                    Re: News in Science


                    By MassisPost

                    Updated: August 12, 2013

                    YEREVAN - Several students from Yerevan State University who have
                    been conducting their thesis work at the Cosmic Ray Division of
                    the Yerevan Physics Institute have entered a new milestone in their
                    career preparation.

                    Hripsime Mkrtchyan and Hasmik Rostomyan successfully finished their
                    Master in Physics courses at the Yerevan State University. Hripsime's
                    Master's thesis was titled "The Electrical structure of Thunderclouds
                    and Initiation of the Thunderstorm Ground Enhancements (TGEs)", and
                    Hasmig's was "The Maximal Energy of Solar Accelerators: Evidence from
                    Space and Earth's Surface Measurements". Now they have applied for
                    a job at the Cosmic Ray Division (CRD) of Yerevan Physics Institute
                    (YerPhI) and will prepare for the Thunderstorms and Elementary
                    Particle Acceleration (TEPA 2013) international conference to be held
                    at the Nor-Amberd research station, Armenia, September 9-13. They
                    will also prepare for the YerPhI PhD program entrance examinations
                    in November. Hripsime and Hasmig were the recipients of the Kirakos
                    Vaporciyan Scholarship for CRD students at Yerevan State University
                    this year. Congratulations to Hripsime and Hasmig for their recent
                    accomplishments and we wish them well during the coming years.

                    Hayk Avagyan graduated from the Computer Science Department of the
                    Yerevan State University and started his work at the CRD. His main
                    topics of interest at the CRD will be the development of new algorithms
                    for data analysis and the analysis and correlation of the Aragats
                    Space Environmental Center data, and data from other astroparticle
                    physics experiments.

                    Patrick Fasano, an undergraduate student at the University of Notre
                    Dame in South Bend, Indiana, USA, started his internship at the
                    CRD with the support of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
                    at the University of Notre Dame. Patrick will work 10-weeks at the
                    Cosmic Ray Division, assisting with upgrades and improvements to CRD's
                    data storage and processing software, as well as learning about data
                    analysis of Thunderstorm Ground Enhancements, a newly discovered high
                    energy phenomena in the terrestrial atmosphere. He will also work with
                    CRD graduate students to make improvements to Advanced Data Analysis
                    System (ADAS) file servers for conserving computer storage space.

                    Thirteen of the CRD's young scientists and staff received a performance
                    based bonus from the Harutyun and Nadya Vaporciyan Family for their
                    outstanding work and their resolve to pursue scientific excellence
                    in Armenia. "I have their picture on my mirror, and I look at them
                    every day and I am so proud", says Harutyun Vaporciyan when he speaks
                    of these talented young people.

                    "All in all, we are satisfied with the progress of our students and
                    our young and seasoned scientists who mentor our students", says Prof.

                    Ashot Chilingarian, the director of Yerevan Physics Institute and the
                    head of its Cosmic Ray Division. "We are also very grateful to the
                    Vaporciyan family for supporting our young scientists and students
                    with scholarships and prizes."
                    Hayastan or Bust.


                    • #40
                      Re: News in Science


                      13:38 ~U 08.10.13

                      An ethnic Armenian scientist from Russia is said to have high chances
                      of being nominated for Nobel Prize this year.

                      Artyom Ohanov, who ranks among the top 10 best-known scientists at
                      home and the top 50 internationally acclaimed Russia-based scientists,
                      was earlier mentioned as a possible nominee of the Noble prize.

                      A graduate of the Moscow State University, he has been a guest lecturer
                      in the United Kingdom, Italy, France and China. He is now a laboratory
                      director at the New York University, as well as in Russia and China,
                      according to Russky Reporters.

                      Ohanov, however, does not turn out to be very ambitious. He has
                      told the Russian news website that he wishes to keep doing his job,
                      without ever thinking about the Nobel prize.

                      A new family of polymers with the dielectic properties, which the
                      scientist had predicted, has been possible to obtain in a laboratory.

                      In an earlier interview with Snob, Ohanov spoke of his Armenian

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                      Hayastan or Bust.