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Spanish National Research Council

bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim. CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy, since it encompasses an area that takes in everything from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. Its research is driven by its centres and institutes, which are spread across all the autonomous regions. CSIC has 6% of all the staff dedicated

to Research and Development in Spain, and they generate approximately 20% of all scientific production in the country. It also manages a range of important facilities

;ref name "BOE 2008" the current objectives and functions of the CSIC are: * To carry out scientific and technological research and help to encourage such research, where relevant. * To transfer the results

Goddard Space Flight Center

from space. GSFC is a major U.S. (United States) laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. GSFC conducts scientific investigation, development and operation of space systems, and development of related technologies. Goddard scientists can develop and support a mission, and Goddard engineers and technicians can design and build the spacecraft for that mission. Goddard scientist John C. Mather shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on Cosmic

major functions on behalf of NASA: technology development and fabrication, planning, scientific research, technical operations, and project management. The center is organized into several directorate (:wikt:directorate)s, each charged with one of these key functions. Until May 1, 1959, NASA's presence in Greenbelt, Maryland was known as the Beltsville Space Center. It was then renamed the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), after Dr. Robert H. Goddard. Its first 157 employees transferred

tracking of flights through a worldwide network of ground stations called the Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network (STDN). However, the Center focused primarily on designing unmanned satellites and spacecraft for scientific research missions. Goddard pioneered several fields of spacecraft development, including modular (modular design) spacecraft design, which reduced costs and made it possible to repair satellites in orbit. Goddard's Solar Maximum Mission

Kaluga Oblast

, and is one of the largest cultural, educational and scientific centers of Russia. Geography Kaluga Oblast is situated in the central part of the East European Plain. The oblast's territory is located between the Central Russian upland (with average elevation of above 200 m and maximum elevation of 275 m in the southeast), the Smolensk-Moscow upland and the Dnepr-Desna province. Most of the oblast is occupied by flatlands, fields and forests with diverse

OJSC, Kaluga Scientific and Research Institute of Telemechanic Systems OJSC); *products for military purposes (Typhoon JSC, ORPE Tekhnologiya OJSC, KNIRTI OJSC, KZRTA OJSC, KZTA OJSC); *electronic tubes and quantum products (Voskhod-KRLZ OJSC); *devices and equipment for nuclear power plants and radio chemical production facilities (Signal Instrumental Plant OJSC); *diesel locomotives, machines and mechanical devices for railway track repair and maintenance (LTZ OJSC, Kalugaputmash OJSC, RPM

of potential in Kaluga region. The Russian Development Strategy of the Pharmaceutical Industry up to 2020 included Kaluga region into regions where a combination of scientific and educational centers and production facilities is most conductive to the development of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013 33 pharmaceutical companies were registered in Kaluga region. The emerging pharmaceutical cluster of Kaluga region has a constellation of companies developing new ideas and implementing new technologies

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission

; popularize as '''PAEC'''), is an independent (:Category:Pakistan federal departments and agencies) governmental authority (Government of Pakistan) and a scientific (Science and technology in Pakistan) research institution, concerned with research and development of nuclear power, promotion of nuclear science (Atomic physics), energy conservation and the peaceful usage of nuclear technology.

title PAEC and Summer College on Physics work International Nathiagali Summer College publisher Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission url http: INSC Since 1960s, the PAEC is also a scientific research partner and sponsor of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), where Pakistani scientists have contributed to developing particle accelerators and research on high-energy physics.

in 1947, Pakistan emerged as a Muslim-dominated state. The turbulent (Indo-Pakistani War of 1947) nature of its emergence critically influenced the scientific development of the country.


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information about the arctic upper atmosphere. The centerpiece instrument of the facility is an L band incoherent scatter (IS) radar with a fully steerable antenna. It has been operational since the ionospheric radar was transported from Alaska to Kangerlussuaq in 1983 and it continues to be in high demand by the scientific communities.

accessdate 2012-03-16 thumb 300px right Russell Glacier (Greenland) Russell Glacier (File:Russells-gletscher-kangerlussuaq-greenland.jpg), flowing down from Sermersuaq (Greenland ice sheet). Visible is the fresh meltwater outflow and remains of berg bombardment. Kangerlussuaq has also hosted the '''Greenland Space Science Symposium''' in May 2007. The selection of Greenland as a place for the symposium celebrated the rich history of Greenland in using scientific

Marshall Space Flight Center

"Redstone Arsenal Complex Chronology, Part II: Nerve Center of Army Missilery, 1950-62 - Section B: The ABMA AOMC Era, 1956-62" . Redstone Arsenal Historical Information. United States Army In September 1954, von Braun proposed using the Redstone as the main booster of a multi-stage rocket for launching artificial satellites. A year later, a study for Project Orbiter was completed, detailing plans and schedules for a series of scientific satellites. The Army's

the 1960s, the activities were largely devoted to the Apollo Program – man's first visit to the Moon. In this, the Saturn Family (Saturn (rocket family)) of launch vehicles were designed and tested at MSFC. Following the highly successful Moon landing, including initial scientific exploration, MSFC had a major role in Post-Apollo activities; this included Skylab, the United States' first space station. With a permanent space station as an objective, the Space Shuttle was developed

Station), and understanding our world and beyond (Advanced Scientific Research). "Marshall Space Flight Center: About Marshall Missions" Space vehicles MSFC is NASA's designated developer and integrator of launch systems. The state-of-the-art Propulsion Research Laboratory serves as a leading national resource for advanced space propulsion research. Marshall has the engineering capabilities to take

Kerguelen Islands

. This ship's first fatality of the war occurred when a sailor, Bernhard Herrmann, fell while painting the funnel. He is buried in what is sometimes referred to as "the most southerly German war grave" of World War II. Kerguelen has been continually occupied since 1950 by scientific research teams, with a population of 50 to 100 frequently present. There is also a French satellite tracking station. Until 1955, the Kerguelen Islands were part

there include scientific-research buildings, a satellite tracking station, dormitories, a hospital, a library, a gymnasium, a pub, and the chapel of Notre-Dame des Vents. The highest point is the , lies on the west-central part of the island

Baie de l'Observatoire ), just west of Port-Aux-Français, on the eastern fringe of the Central Plateau, along the northern shore of the Golfe du Morbihan. * Cabane Port-Raymond (scientific camp at ), the eastmost point


considered establishing a foundation in Belgrade which would, after his death, take care of his legacy especially the scientific library and archive, and give scholarships to prosperous young lawyers for studying abroad. Bogišić chose the Serbian capital Belgrade, fearing that his rich scientific collection might otherwise end up in Austrian hands, who had a hostile attitude toward Slavic culture back in the days before the First World War. Viktor Novak, Testamentarni planovi

Valtazara Bogišića, Zbornik Filozofsko fakulteta, 1964, 653 At that time, his hometown Cavtat was a part of Austro-Hungary. Since he eventually died with no last will, his sister Marija, who lived in Cavtat, inherited the whole estate including his scientific library and archive. 18 000 books including many rare antiques; 10 000 letters; various notes; ethnological and numismatic collections were kept in Cavtat in inadequate conditions for years. After the World War II

, the scientific library and archive was incorporated into Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts. It was then officially named - Baltazar Bogišić Collection ('' DATE

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

French colony in Brazil. The territory has no permanent civilian population. Those resident consist of visiting military personnel, officials, scientific researchers and support staff. Administration The French Southern and Antarctic Lands have formed a '' '' assisted by a secretary-general; since December

Lands , although not all nations have given it diplomatic recognition. Legal fishing France severely regulates Patagonian toothfish in the waters surrounding the French islands in the South Indian Ocean (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) (Crozet Island, Kerguelen Islands), with scientific oversight from the National museum of natural history (Muséum national d'histoire naturelle) Arrêté 2008-62 du 23 juillet 2008, Journal officiel des Terres australes et

. It is an important breeding site for seabirds. A scientific research cabin on the island is used for scientific or ecological short campaigns, but there is no permanent population. It is under the authority of a senior administrator on Réunion. However, in 2007 Mauritian (Mauritius) authorities indicated that they are exploring a potential claim on both Île Saint-Paul and Île Amsterdam. http: portal goc assemblysite file pnqans06nov07.pdf ref>

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