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  • NASA wastes $350 million

    12/21/2014 8:06:55 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies ^ | Dec-21-2014 | unknown
    NASA has just finished building a $350 million test facility in Gulfsport, La., despite the program it was designed for having been canceled nearly four years ago.
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
  • Why Is The US Building A Secret $100 Million Underground Facility Outside Tel Aviv?

    11/29/2012 11:28:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/12 | Robert Johnson
    Leave it to legendary Walter Pincus from the Washington Post to flesh out a Request for Proposal construction project planned for Israel called Site 911. The oddly named project will cost up to $100 million, take more than two years to complete, and can only be built by workers from specific countries with proper security clearances. Palestinians need not apply. When complete the well-guarded compound will have five levels buried underground and six additional outbuildings on the above grounds, within the perimeter. At about 127,000 square feet, the first three floors will house classrooms, an auditorium, and a laboratory —...
  • Iran atomic chief says 'explosives' cut power at facility

    Iran's nuclear chief said Monday that "terrorists and saboteurs" might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to derail his nation's atomic program, in an unprecedentedly harsh attack on the integrity of the U.N. organization and its probe of allegations that Tehran is striving to make nuclear arms. Fereydoun Abbasi also rebuked the United States in comments to the IAEA's 155-nation general conference, reflecting Iran's determination to continue defying international pressure aimed at curbing its nuclear program and nudging it toward cooperation with the IAEA inspection. As such, the speech was bound to give a greater voice...
  • Is Hamas Building a 53,000 Square Foot Facility in America

    06/11/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 6/11/12 | Eric Allen Bell
    Hamas, also known as the “Islamic Resistance Movement,” is an organization that has engaged in countless suicide bombings, against unarmed civilians. 50% of their funding comes from the Saudis through “Islamic charity organizations.” The acts of Islamic terrorism by Hamas have been aimed primarily at killing Jews. The US State Department, Canada, Japan, Israel and the entire European Union have named Hamas as an Islamic terrorist organization. The Hamas Charter, identified Hamas as the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine and declares its members to be Muslims who “raise the banner of Jihad.” The Hamas charter states that “our struggle against the...
  • A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise

    11/30/2011 5:10:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 92 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11/30/11 | Sheera Frenkel
    AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack. Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.
  • Iran's Natanz nuclear facility recovered quickly from Stuxnet cyberattack

    02/15/2011 10:18:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/15/11 | Joby Warrick
    VIENNA - In an underground chamber near the Iranian city of Natanz, a network of surveillance cameras offers the outside world a rare glimpse into Iran's largest nuclear facility. The cameras were installed by U.N. inspectors to keep tabs on Iran's nuclear progress, but last year they recorded something unexpected: workers hauling away crate after crate of broken equipment. In a six-month period between late 2009 and last spring, U.N. officials watched in amazement as Iran dismantled more than 10 percent of the Natanz plant's 9,000 centrifuge machines used to enrich uranium. Then, just as remarkably, hundreds of new machines...
  • Possible Syrian nuke facility identified by satellite

    12/02/2010 9:36:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 12/2/10 | Yaakov Katz
    Footage of Masyaf shows missile shaped items; IAEA urges Syria to let inspectors visit reactor that IAF destroyed in 2007. A compound in western Syria with buildings and hundreds of missile-shaped items has been identified as functionally related to a nuclear reactor Israel destroyed northeast of Damascus in 2007. Satellite footage of the site in Masyaf was obtained by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security and shows a compound built in a ravine and surrounded by what appears to be a line of trenches. While there are no security measures visible in the commercial satellite imagery, ISIS said...
  • Diplomats: Iran expands enrichment facility

    05/14/2010 1:07:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 130+ views ^ | 5/14/10 | ap
    Second "cascade" of centrifuges for enriching Uranium to critical 20% level ready to go online VIENNA — Iran has set up new equipment that will allow it to boost its efficiency at enriching uranium at higher levels, diplomats said Friday. The move is likely to give the US more leverage with Russia and China in its push for new UN sanctions on Teheran. Iran's clandestine enrichment activities were discovered eight years ago and have expanded since to encompass thousands of centrifuges churning out material enriched to 3.5 percent. But despite three rounds of Security Council sanctions meant to enforce demands...
  • New R&R facility welcomes weary warriors

    04/05/2010 4:38:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 217+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Britney Bodner, USA
    CAMP VICTORY – The new “Freedom Rest” facility opened here recently where service members in United States Division - Center can escape from the pressures of their deployment and relax when given a four-day pass. Command Sgt. Maj. William Johnson, USD-C and 1st Armored Division command sergeant major, cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the facility, March 30. The Freedom Rest complex consists of two buildings. The first is a three-story guest residence that can house approximately 36 guests, said Maj. Harry Foster, Camp Victory deputy mayor. The second building, a former boathouse, has several amenities on both floors that...
  • Iran opens nuclear fuel facility (open to fresh talks with world powers based on justice, respect)

    04/09/2009 12:36:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 692+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/9/09 | BBC
    Iran's president has opened the country's first nuclear fuel production plant, making what correspondents say was a defiant speech. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran was open to an offer of fresh talks with world powers, but only if they were based on "justice" and "respect". He also announced progress on a new generation of centrifuges. Iran denies Western claims it aims to build a nuclear bomb, saying its nuclear programme is for peaceful ends. The BBC's Jon Leyne in Tehran says it is the president's defiant political message that is the most significant move of the day. Mr Ahmadinejad made...
  • World’s Most Powerful Laser has the Energy of a Hydrogen Bomb

    03/30/2009 11:12:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies · 2,282+ views
    At a cost of $3.5 billion and more than a decade of work, the 192 laser beams are billed as the most powerful in the world.Scientists working at the National Ignition Facility of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, have built the most powerful laser in the world, capable of simulating the energy force of a hydrogen bomb and the sun itself. “The system already has produced 25 times more energy than any other laser system,” said NIF Director Ed Moses. The Energy Department is expected to announce Tuesday that it has officially certified the National Ignition Facility, which...
  • Diplomats: Syria has put missile facility on bombed nuke site

    02/24/2009 1:12:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 405+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/24/09 | ap
    Syria has indicated that it has built a missile facility on the site of an alleged nuclear reactor that IAF warplanes reportedly bombed, diplomats said Tuesday. A satellite photo from Sept. 16, 2003, shows a large structure being built near a site in Syria. Photo: GeoEye/SIME/ NY Times Slideshow: Pictures of the week The diplomats cited Syrian nuclear chief Ibrahim Othman as telling a closed meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency about the facility. The diplomats said that the facility appeared to be either a missile control center or an actual launching pad. They demanded anonymity for reporting on...
  • North Korea prepares to restart nuclear facility

    10/09/2008 9:09:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 471+ views
    ap on ^ | 10/9/08 | George Jahn - ap
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- North Korea announced Thursday that it is preparing to restart the facility that produced its atomic bomb, clearly indicating that it plans to completely pull out of an international deal to end its nuclear program. North Korea told the International Atomic Energy Agency that it was stopping the process of disabling its main nuclear site and barring international inspectors from the Yongbyon facility, the agency said. Pyongyang "informed IAEA inspectors that effective immediately access to facilities at Yongbyon would no longer be permitted," the U.N. nuclear watchdog said. North Korea "also stated that it has stopped...
  • Construction Begins on $92 Million Trauma Research Facility

    01/15/2008 3:53:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 40+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 15, 2008 – Construction of a $92 million center for all Defense Department combat casualty care and trauma research missions began with a groundbreaking ceremony here Jan. 11. Dr. Basil Pruitt (center) laughs at a comment made by guest speaker, Maj. Gen. George Weightman, commander of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, at the Jan. 11, 2008, groundbreaking ceremony for the Joint Center of Excellence for Battlefield Health and Trauma Research, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Photo by Elaine Wilson   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The 150,000-square-foot Joint Center of Excellence...
  • Airmen revamp Iraqi police training facility

    12/20/2007 4:27:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 142+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Army Spc. Jay Venturini
    12/20/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- For Iraqi police to succeed in securing their nation from the hands of insurgents, they need proper training and equipment, and they get help from American servicemembers at the 732nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Det. 6. In five days, Airmen from the unit built a classroom, mock checkpoint, covered live-fire range and living quarters with heat and air conditioning for up to 30 students. "We are providing Iraqi police with a great facility to live and train," said Tech. Sgt. Thundercloud Hirejeta, a Det. 6 electrician. "They will be very happy with the...
  • 'Dirty' Bomb Fears Over World's Most Insecure Nuclear Facility

    09/16/2006 7:26:46 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 715+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-17-2006 | Bojan Pancevski
    'Dirty' bomb fears over world's most insecure nuclear facility By Bojan Pancevski in Vienna (Filed: 17/09/2006) More than two tons of radioactive material stored in a rundown research facility in Serbia is an easy target for terrorists seeking to build a "dirty" bomb, according the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. Nuclear inspectors have branded the lightly-guarded store of highly enriched uranium, from a Communist-era reactor which closed 22 years ago, the world's most dangerous disused nuclear site – because of the potency of the material present, and because some is prone to leaking. Experts warn that the facility could be targeted...
  • Praxair Chemax to Increase Transfill Production of Silane in Toufen, Taiwan

    09/10/2006 7:54:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 291+ views
    Press Release ^ | Sunday September 10, 8:00 pm ET
    DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2006--Praxair Chemax Semiconductor Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX - News) and China Petrochemical Development Corp., announced that it will double the transfill production of silane in their Toufen, Taiwan facility. The increase in capacity is the result of the growing demand for silane in the production of TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display) technology as well as at 300mm semiconductor wafer fabs in the region. "This expansion will allow us to meet the new requirements of our key customers and provide Praxair Chemax with the capability to maintain our leading...
  • Husseiniya fire fighters move into new facility

    07/01/2006 1:33:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Husseiniya fire fighters move into new facility Story and photo by Norris Jones Gulf Region Central District US Army Corps of Engineers The Husseiniya firemen are proud of their new equipment and the training which they have received. They are now able to battle fires and respond to emergencies better than ever before. Baghdad, Iraq -- Husseiniya city officials and fire fighters in north Baghdad Province hosted a ceremony recently marking the opening of a new $1.1 million, three-story fire station that will benefit the city’s 450,000 residents. The 925-square meter concrete structure features five bays; three for ladder...
  • Iran has secret nuclear weapon plant

    06/11/2006 5:05:54 PM PDT · by familyop · 33 replies · 965+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12JUN06 | Con Coughlin
    Fresh evidence has emerged that Iran is working on a secret military project to develop nuclear weapons that has not been declared to United Nations inspectors responsible for monitoring Iran's nuclear programme. Experts working for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna are pressing the Iranians to make a full disclosure about a network of laboratories they have set up at a secret military base outside Teheran. The project is codenamed Zirzamin 27, and its purpose is to enable the Iranians to undertake uranium enrichment to military standard. Zirzamin means "basement" in Farsi, which suggests the laboratories are located...