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Findclone
apparently a very power facial recognition search engine, trawls all the russian SNS sites
russia  OSINT  facial  face  recognition  search  engine  SNS  recon 
9 weeks ago by asteroza
Astra Linux - Универсальная операционная система
Debian derivative for official russian government use, ostensibly to replace the special windows build the FSB checks/builds/releases for government use. Cleared recently for secret work too.
russia  debian  fork  linux  distro 
june 2019 by asteroza
Material for New-Generation Atomic Reactors Developed in NUST MISIS
New steel-vanadium-steel layered composite might be good for nuclear reactor fuel rod tubes
russia  nuclear  fuel  rod  radiation  heat  resistant  steel  vanadium  composite  alloy  metal  metallurgy  materials  science  research  technology 
march 2019 by asteroza
CIA Soviet Joke reference
Well, this might be an interesting historical reference, or a joke...
humor  CIA  soviet  russia  russian  joke 
september 2018 by asteroza
High power density nuclear battery prototype based on diamond Schottky diodes - ScienceDirect
High density, but needs nickel-63. The diamond energy conversion cells may be usable for carbon-14 use as well however.
betavoltaic  nickel-63  isotope  nuclear  battery  energy  storage  power  generator  russia  diamond  converter  conversion  cell  materials  science  research  technology 
june 2018 by asteroza
Отслеживание количества актуальных IP адресов из выгрузки Роскомнадзора
SHowing number of IP's blocked by russian federal censors. Sudden jump to over 16 million IP's is due to spat with Telegram, which is domain fronting from google and AWS.
russia  IP  block  live  statistics  dashboard  censorship 
april 2018 by asteroza
SRC "Sea Launch" purchase
So SeaLaunch changes hands again officially, now owned by S7 airlines. Notable is that they appear to want to modifify the SeaLaunch platforms to accommodate Syouz-5 aka Fenix, which also implies use of Federastia, the new passenger capsule.
sea  launch  S7  russia  soyuz  Fenix  newspace  space  rocket  launcher 
april 2018 by asteroza
ATLANT
Some sort of dynamic variable buoyancy airship?
russia  dynamic  variable  buoyancy  airship 
november 2017 by asteroza
Маяк
crowdfunded student research cubesat called mayak, which will deploy a large reflector to make an artificial star in LEO
russia  mayak  cubesat  artificial  star  solar  reflector  space  crowdfunding  student  research 
july 2017 by asteroza
Breaking the ice with loads of nuclear waste | The Independent Barents Observer
Interesting, a shallow draft pseudo-icebreaker hull to allow both arctic and river ops.
russia  nuclear  carrier  ship  river  icebreaker  vehicle  transportation  waste  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
FindFace - Инновационный сервис поиска людей по фотографии
demo of a facial recogniton service, that takes a picture then crawls (russian) social media sites to locate matches. Notable for outing vkontakt profiles of russian adult actresses...
facial  recognition  social  media  SNS  search  engine  service  russia  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Russian space agency suspends Dnepr carrier rocket project
Whelp, the smallsat industry just got a swift kick in the goolies. No more cheap rides...
Dnepr  rocket  space  launcher  market  smallsat  microsat  nanosat  industry  russia  ukraine  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
Russian Icebreakers With Frickin' Laser Beams - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
Okay, using a laser to score ice fields to make it easier to break through by introducing a fault is not insane, in the context that there were serious proposals to use excess reactor heat to run steam jets from an icebreaker's bow to assist icebreaking. But, this smells like a military naval laser program in civil clothing...
russia  icebreaker  arctic  ice  breaking  operation  marine  maritime  engineering  research  technology  laser  cutter  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Rusatom Overseas and CNNC New Energy (China) signed Memorandum on the Project for Development of Floating Nuclear Power Plants
Oh this is kinda big. Factory built reactor power barges that can be relocated easily, and repossessed if the lease is up...
russia  china  floating  NPP  power  generator  nuclear  reactor  barge  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Yaliny.com: Mobile Experience You`ve Never Had
Some russian company is crowdfunding a start for a large satellite telephone/data system, using over 100 LEO sats. Probably all digital data+VoIP. Seems to user lasers for orbital crosslinks, so sorta like Iridium (which also debated using lasers for crosslinks but chose RF for both generations of sats). The idea here is a separate portable accesspoint/wifi router device, to avoid telephone device lockin issues.
Yaliny  satellite  telephone  service  constellation  accesspoint  hardware  electronics  devices  russia  wifi  laser  space  communication  crowdfunding  indiegogo  Delicious 
april 2014 by asteroza
Steer me sideways: icebreaker attacks pack ice side-on - tech - 02 August 2013 - New Scientist
Oddball icebreaker uses an asymmetric hull and an oblique stance with swiveling propulsors to break a wide path. Not quite beam on ice breaking though.
marine  russia  oblique  ship  asymmetric  shape  hull  engineering  design  icebreaker  Delicious 
august 2013 by asteroza
Техника - молодёжи
An archive of older magazines, roughly the russian equivalent of Popular Mechanics.
magazine  russia  scifi  futurism  USSR  Delicious 
july 2013 by asteroza
Block China Web Traffic IP Addresses and Chinese Hackers
While I feel using country specific netblock blocking is like using a bazooka to kill a fly, some people feel it does have its usefulness...
tricks  tips  sysadmin  security  nigeria  russia  china  country  netblock  address  list  block  IP  network  blacklist  Delicious 
april 2012 by asteroza
Russia designs nuclear train - BarentsObserver
As in nuclear powered, as in the reactor is on board the train. Gives fireman a whole new meaning...
Russia  CIS  nuclear  powered  train  locomotive  prototype  demo  hardware  transportation  vehicle  cargo  breeder  reactor  Delicious 
march 2011 by asteroza
Eco-city Inside a One Kilometer Crater in Siberia - eVolo | Architecture Magazine
I dunno, kinda hard to expand this city after it's finished. That, and it kinda gives off that James Bond villain survival getaway from the apocalypse (though that would also mean it would be full of attractive people...)
Siberia  crater  mining  pit  brownfield  reuse  ecocity  city  russia  dome  tent  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
ExcaliburAlmaz
So this ex-astronaut thinks it's a good idea to resurrect Almaz hardware for commercial spaceflight purposes. Which basically means he would have to bankroll the same work that went into converting the current Soyuz to digital flight hardware, on a vehicle with far less flight hours logged. It would make more sense to build a Soyuz variant with a larger service module and maybe a Block DM upper stage to make up for the increase in mass. At least that's still in production.
commercial  spaceflight  russia  Almaz  reentry  spacecraft  vehicle  space  transportation  technology  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
PortNews - News - Baltiysky Shipyard launches the Akademik Lomonosov, part of nuclear powered plant
So they actually launched the nuclear power barge recently, though it seems commissioning will take almost 2 years. This is a good stepping stone as this gets some modern practical nuclear power barge experience.
russia  floating  nuclear  reactor  power  generator  barge  ship  vessel  green  energy  PWR  Delicious 
july 2010 by asteroza
Sibfox – Tame Fox - domesticated fox bred in Russia, available in USA from SibFox, Inc.
The capitalist outcome of a slightly freakish classical genetics experiment in SIberia that's been running for more than 50 years. Tamed and domesticated russian silver foxes, that exhibit behavior that's a cross between cats and dogs, and actually in a way started turning into dogs physically.
russia  russian  fox  pet  importer  animals  genetics  research  domestication  taming  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza
Russian Cargo Submarine – Bizarre Maritime Technology
Russian swords-to-plowshares program? using the Typhoon production line to make a cargo submarine certainly is interesting...
russia  CIS  typhoon  cargo  submarine  commercial  marine  shipping  underwater  vessel  ship  transportation  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza
English Russia » Soviet Russian Album Covers
Apparently hair metal was not an exclusively capitalist product of the 80's...
humor  80's  80s  soviet  union  russia  russian  hair  metal  album  cover  retro  history  image  picture  photo  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza
Superlight armour jacket announced | SciTech from 2009-02-27 till 2009-02-27 | RT
Possible alternative armored vest design , which takes some design cues from the dragonscale armor much touted by soldiers and PMC's in Iraq. I think it is a form of forced tumbling of the bullet, so it can't hit the real armor layer underneath using the point of the bullet, and instead the armor layer gets hit with a bullet that is traveling sideways, which improves the spread of kinetic energy in the armor layer and thus reduces the chances of penetration Doesn't solve the problem of it hurting like hell though, but maybe a shear thickening layer of gel padding underneath the main armor layer might help mitigate it from being kicked by mule to being assaulted by a phonebook.
technology  materials  research  science  protection  defense  clothing  military  vest  russia  police  armor  ballistic  ricochet  balls  Delicious 
march 2009 by asteroza
The Russia-China oil puzzle By Philip Zelikow | Shadow Government
Hrm, smell a chinese green energy project financing opportunity here...
development  finance  project  russia  oil  china  Delicious 
february 2009 by asteroza
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