The Iran Project
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We are willing to accept the obligations, not obligations that Israel had not accepted, but obligations that other countries around there, and then some, the NPT, the safeguards, the additional protocol, all other international instruments that prohibit development of nuclear weapons. Because we don't want to develop nuclear weapons. So those that prohibit development of nuclear weapons have no sunset clause, no sunset clause. Iran will no be free from the obligation not to develop nuclear weapons in ten years, in 20 years, in 50 years. These are permanent undertakings that Iran undertook when it signed and ratified the NPT, when it will ratify, if we have disagreement, the additional protocol and other international instrument. So people are simply engaged in what amounts to demagoguery. We are not about to be free to develop nuclear weapons any time in in in the future.
The Sun Daily - Business
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However, Kenanga Research is somewhat neutral on this corporate exercise. “As details are yet to be firmed up, we refrained from jumping the gun in terms of our recommendation on Affin. Based on the illustrative number provided, we view the proposed development as neutral. However, as we feel that group’s asset quality will still be challenging in the still prevailing volatile environment, we maintain our ‘underperformrecommendation on Affin, for now, with an unchanged target price of RM2.20,” said Kenanga. Meanwhile AllianceDBS Research noted that Affin Bank issued a RM1 billion subordinated medium-term notes (MTN), as part of its RM6 billion MTN programme, and suspects that this instrument could be used to facilitate the internal reorganisation. “While we view this exercise as mildly positive for the group, we maintain our fully valued call on Affin Holdings, as we have yet to see visible improvement on its asset quality indicators (absolute impaired loans increased 7% year-to-date, loan loss coverage is at its lowest level since 2010).
Universe Today
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Beijing Bulletin
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Universe Today
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de Sanctis and her colleagues determined that spectral data obtained by the VIMS instrument corresponded to the presence of these hydrocarbons in a region outside of the Ernutet crater. This crater, which is located in the northern hemisphere of Ceres, measures about 52 km (32 mi) in diameter. The aliphatic compounds which were detected were localized in a roughly 1000 square kilometers region around it. The team ruled out the possibility that these organic molecules were deposited from an external source such as a comet or carbonaceous chondrite asteroid. While both have been shown to contain organic molecules in their interior in the past, the largest concentrations on Ceres were distributed discontinuously across the southwest floor and rim of the Ernutet crater and onto an older, highly degraded crater. In addition, other organic-rich areas were spotted being are scattered to the northwest of the crater.
The Points Guy
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Instrument approaches are nothing new in the aviation industry; planes have been able to operate in rain or shine for decades. Landing instrument aids help align the airplane with the runway and proper descent path, and let the pilot take command at some point prior to touching down. Since the 1970s and 80s, airplane manufacturers have worked with airlines to improve jets' ability to land automatically , aiming to make low-visibility airport operations safer and smoother, reducing strain on pilots but also alleviating weather delays. In this crazy aviation video , watch an Airbus approach and autoland at Auckland International airport (AKL), breaking through the cloud ceiling barely 50 feet above the runway. How do we know the pilots used autoland? Airbus systems sound three pings as the aircraft slows down after landing, indicating the autopilot system being disconnected.
BoingBoing
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Petrolicious
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SPACE.com
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Open Culture
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Musician Rufus Harley did the people of Scotland a great favor when he took up the bagpipes. Like the Loch Ness Monster and haggis , outside its country of origin, the national instrument has evolved into a hackneyed punchline . What better, more unexpected ambassador for its expanded possibilities than a certified American jazz cat? He certainly stumped the all-white celebrity panel when he appeared on Steve Allen ’s popular TV game show, “ I’ve Got a Secret ” in 1966. Politician and former Miss America Bess Myerson ’s opening question feels a bit impolitic from a 50 year remove: Is it how well you play it that’s unusual? “Yes, definitely,” Harley agrees. Having quickly sussed out that the instrument in question is a woodwind, the panel cycles through a list of candidatesflute? Oboe? Clarinet? No? A…sweet potato? Once they start batting around saxophones, Allen issues a brisk corrective: He wouldnt be here tonight if he, you know, just played the saxophone and that was his secret because that wouldnt be too good a secret.
Auto Express
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5 seconds ( Mazda MX-5 pace) but return a claimed 68.1mpg. More importantly that translates as 108g/km of CO2 and a 21 per cent BIK rating - better than any rival. • BMW 520d xDrive review As an M Sport (making up over half over 5 Series sales in the UK) it’s also laden with kit and cutting edge tech. Professional navigation, LED headlamps, leather upholstery, digital instrument cluster, 18-inch alloys, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display and an eight-speed automatic transmission all come as standard. If you’d like a few extra gadgets the £1,495 Technology Pack will be worth looking at. It adds in a digital key fob, wireless charging and Bluetooth, a head-up display, gesture control and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Image 3 of 16 Image 3 of 16 The design and execution of the cabin is also first rate – you certainly wouldnt feel out of place if you’re stepping down from a 7 Series .
Phys.Org
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On Feb. 17, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft was making the first-ever close pass over Saturn's moon Enceladus as it worked through its detailed survey of the planet's icy satellites. Exciting, to be sure, just for the thrill of exploration. But then Cassini's magnetometer instrument noticed something odd.
The Sun Daily
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Universe Today
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Core77
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"Without using any fossil fuel source, I can take a pile of boards and make them into an object of beauty. The tools are the instrument, and the piece becomes a kind of permanent music. If it doesn't burn or blow away, it can last a thousand years—it will be impossible to pull apart."
The Points Guy
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Image courtesy of Albert L. Ortega via Getty Images. The signal that the airplane receives from the ground based station (or GPS if GLS is used) is paramount in assuring all happens safely. 99.9% + of autolands are guided in with an ILS or Instrument Landing System. In fact, in my career, I still have to fly the first GLS approach (or even MLS, both are different systems that can be used), but I understand it may be more common in the USA. These ILS signals are typically assessed by the airline before it approves its pilots to perform an autoland at a specific runway. The quality of the ILS beam and the effect of the terrain profile before the runway should be checked. A little hill or valley before the runway will influence the radio altitude and therefore will mess with the guidance. The airports have to abide by certain equipment regulations if an autoland is to be performed in low visibility conditions.
KyivPost
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The Sun Daily
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Climb into the Peugeot i-Cockpit for direct sensations and simple gestures. From first contact, you are at one with the car. A totally new experience, the new 208 GTi has been designed around you, the head-up instrument cluster and the compact steering wheel ensure precise steering and an exciting, instinctive and safe drive, without taking your eyes off the road. Ideally positioned, the seven-inch colour touchscreen, which comes as standard and has a red and black redline sport theme, gives you access at your fingertips to the navigation system and the different features. This screen has USB port for listening to music or changing your devices, and a Bluetooth connection for making and receiving calls safely.” “The seats are upholstered in Club Nappa leather with Caro Weave fabric finish. The driving position is further elevated by the full-grain leather steering wheel complete with intuitive controls.
WhoWhatWhy
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I felt my God, what the hell did you say? So when it was over, I went to the new director Silvio Merli and I said, “Silvio…” – he spoke good English – I said, “I felt so bad, did I say something that was wrong or insulting in any way?” He says, “No, no you dont understand. The Mannlicher-Carcano, which had been developed in Italy going into World War II, the Mannlicher-Carcano is considered,” said he, “as an instrument of love, not a weapon of war.” They got the best marksman they could find to see how long it took to shoot this weapon. You shoot, you unload, you reload without allowing for re-aiming and repositioning, without allowing for accuracy, shooting from a platform built in an open field. How long did it take, the best marksman they could find to shoot? 2.3 seconds, okay. Fine, that’s what it is. But along came something known as the Zapruder film.
Autocar
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Active aerodynamic flaps are fitted at front to boost downforce or reduce drag, depending on the scenario. Inside, the car gets a more angular dash with an updated instrument cluster display. The car will make its public debut at the Geneva motor show , when it will also go on sale. Pricing is expected to increase slightly from the F12, which starts at £241,073.
I4U News
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Recently NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex captured Jupiter with its three moons for the first time. The instrument captured Jupiter during its mission of optical testing for earth’s Trojan asteroid.Jupiter is in...
EVO Reviews
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Sporty aesthetic flourishes are low key but effective. The standard Golf’s excellent dash is complemented by a gloss black centre console and carbon-look trim , while the instrument dials are unique to the R and include some smart touches such as blue needles. Cloth sports seats with Alcantara bolsters are standard, with leather upholstery available as an option, while the classy and sporty multifunction wheel and well-designed switchgear make everything you touch feel suitably special for a £30k car. LED interior lights, puddle lights, xenon headlamps and classy dials add to the Golf’s upmarket feel, while the tech tally also includes Bluetooth, parking sensors and adaptive cruise control. Design No go-faster decals here - the Golf R manages to stand out from the crowd without being overly aggressive or showy. It’s all in the details. The R grille features a chrome strip, while unique bumpers, wider side sills and smoked chrome mirror caps leave you in no doubt that this is a rather special Golf.
Hackaday
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After getting a power supply and a multimeter, the next piece of gear a hacker would want to add to their bench is the oscilloscope. Nowadays, even the cheapest ones cost a few hundred dollars yet pack in the features. At the other end of the scale, if you can pony up close to a million dollars, you can help yourself to an oscilloscope capable of 100 GHz bandwidth and 240 GS/s sampling rate. With that perspective, it becomes interesting to take a look at this video (embedded below), where [Jack Ganssle] shows us the Philco 7019 Junior Scope which was introduced way back in 1946. It seems the Philco 7019 model was an identical re-badged version of the Waterman Model S-10-A PocketScope. [Jack] is familiar to all of us as an embedded systems engineer, but in this video he does a teardown of this vintage analog model. He starts off by walking us through the various controls, of which there are not a lot, in this portable instrument.
Voice Of America
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Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez also lambasted CNN, saying the whistle-blower in the passports' story was an opposition-linked Venezuelan working for "imperialist" agencies. CNN said the Maduro government was unfairly denying Venezuelans a 20-year news service they had enjoyed, but added that its signal would be available for free on YouTube. "At CNN en Espanol we believe in the vital role that freedom of press plays in a healthy democracy," it added. Flare-up with U.S. The spat with the network has come at a delicate time in U.S.-Venezuelan ties after Washington this week blacklisted Maduro's Vice President Tareck El Aissami on drug charges in the first bilateral flare-up under new U.S. President Donald Trump. Venezuelan officials have reacted furiously to that, though they appear to be trying to avoid provoking Trump. "I don't want problems with Trump," Maduro said on TV on Wednesday, adding that CNN had become "an instrument of war.