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  • Cryostat thermal shield | A "strong back" for a fragile component

    The lower cylinder thermal shield is a large silver-plated component, circular in shape and five metres tall, which fits inside the depression in the cryostat b [...]

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    Batch after batch, the elements for the top lid of the ITER cryostat keep arriving from India. As of today, 7 out of the 12 required segments have been delivere [...]

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2010 with record CO2 emission

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When the United Nations comes together in Durban, South Africa, at the end of this month for the next Climate Change Conference, representatives will be faced with some really bad news: The preliminary report from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, indicates that the global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record.

The figures for 2010 mean that levels of greenhouse gases are even higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago. "It's a big jump," the Associated Press quotes Tom Boden, director of the Energy Department's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, as saying. "From an emissions standpoint, the global financial crisis seems to be over."

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