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Typhoon Teething Problems

ROYAL NAVY Sea King HC4 support helicopters are flying in Afghanistan with modified composite rotor blades.

Carson composite blades and a new five-bladed tail rotor allow the helicopter to operate with increased carrying capacity and speed in the demanding conditions of Afghanistan.

US-designed Carson blades were selected following an extensive test and evaluation programme conducted by ATEC (Aircraft Test and Evaluation Centre), part of the UK Joint Test and Evaluation Group

AS THE RAF Typhoon Force, based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, continues its efforts to expand the type’s capabilities and prepare for its future operational debut, AFM has received details

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Sleeping cat

I recently experienced a heart-stopping moment: searching for a specific piece of timber in the redundant pigsties where I store my carving wood, something rustled in a dark corner above my head. I froze, looked up and caught the bold stare of a small, stray ginger cat settled on top of a stack of timber. Each time I went in, Puss was not inclined to move. At first, I tried to shoo him away, our hens being uneasy with a feline presence, but Puss was having none of that. Now that feather and fur have become used to each other,

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Hail the fisheye!

I suppose every profession must come with its random assortment of prejudices about items of technology. In the world of photographic hardware the one that’s always confused me is the near-universal dislike for the fisheye. It’s not, as so many suppose, a transitory piece of Johnny-come-lately kit, last refuge of the willfully idiosyncratic. It’s a serious hemispherical lens originally designed for use in meteorological photography. But it’s also a lens with image problems — the main one being hardly anyone takes it seriously.

And although I bought mine with one specific shot in mind — an exaggeratedly curved Arctic landscape

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Bye-bye body hangups

Dr Linda Papadopoulos unravels the causes of poor body image

I hate my nose

Q

When I was 10, my aunt told me I’d ‘inherited the big family nose’, and it’s crushed my confidence. I hate my picture being taken in profile and I’m convinced people are always staring at it. Why is her comment still affecting me?

A

The way we develop body image can be greatly affected by lots of factors: messages from some sections of the media, bullying, insults, compliments… and comments from friends and family. We stop seeing ourselves from our own perspective but rather, see

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Blue Nose Herks

Robert F Dorr joins a New York Air National Guard Hercules on an Arctic deployment as part of the annual Exercise Arctic Research Environment Activity ’93.

ON APRIL 20, 1993 at 08:30, this author climbed out of a Lockheed Hercules at Ruby, an Arctic Ocean ice camp situated north of all land on Earth. Here, wind rushes across an eerie expanse of white, glaring in the high, 24-hour sun. An outpost of metal huts on second-year ice, Ruby is bright-lit but frigid: the temperature is -45°C.

Here, cold takes on a new meaning. On this high ice, north of Greenland,

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Scientists from Vladivostok collected electronic nose (video)

Coastal scientists have invented electronic nose — device that can detect even subtle smells dangerous. While the smart machine responds only to ammonia, but in the future it will be taught to determine, for example, the explosives. And even make diagnoses.

Electronic nose is still not as compact as the natural counterpart, but his instincts are not fooled. The green line on the computer screen began to decline sharply — so is in the air with ammonia.

"The sensitivity of our system allows you to register dozens of odor molecules per billion molecules of other. In fact,

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Influenza: Methods of protection

It is no secret that during the epidemic of influenza virus infection occurs mainly in urban transport. During rush hour, and healthy, who are hurrying to work and patients are very close to each other. Necessarily anyone will blow your nose near you, or even sneeze and cough onwhole salon. No wonder, if after a few days you will feel that flu and got to you.

Some people think that to avoid infection is almost impossible. But this is not the case. Here are some useful tips on how to reduce the risk of infection in public transport

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Demand for titanium nose (technology reconstruction of the lost tissue)

Chelyabinsk group of oncologists and specialists has developed a unique SUSU for Russian technology to reconstruct the lost tissue. Why is there a need for such a technology? Each year, department head and neck tumors Chelyabinsk Oncology Center performs more than 500 operations.

Saving the lives of patients, oncologists remove not only the tumor but also the part of the person affected by a malignant process. Their loss seems to us impossible. Ask yourself often, we see people (if it's not a TV horror movie) without a nose, ear or other parts of the face? Of course

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In the history of Snowden wiped her nose Moscow to Washington

Chinese Newspaper: in the history of Snowden wiped her nose Moscow to Washington

China’s English-language newspaper «Global times» The Kremlin called "winner", and the White House "losers" in theepisode with Edward Snowden. In a publication dedicated to the abolition of Obama’s meeting with Putin, said that Washington is likely to have resigned to the situation surrounding ex-CIA officer, reportsRussian.rt.com.   The authors note that "Moscow demonstrated the Russian national character, which is peculiar to the courage and determination" and forced Washington to experience fear. In their view, the policy of Russia is of crucial importance in the

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Demand for titanium nose (technology reconstruction of the lost tissue)

Chelyabinsk group of oncologists and specialists has developed a unique SUSU for Russian technology to reconstruct the lost tissue. Why is there a need for such a technology? Each year, department head and neck tumors Chelyabinsk Oncology Center performs more than 500 operations.

Saving the lives of patients, oncologists remove not only the tumor but also the part of the person affected by a malignant process. Their loss seems to us impossible. Ask yourself often, we see people (if it’s not a TV horror movie) without a nose, ear or other parts of the face? Of course

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