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6 Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train

Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train

Wagon TA-05 - the first Soviet car on an electromagnetic levitation system, built in the period of 1985 to 1986. The first successful launch was conducted on February 25, 1986. "Our laboratory is working on a project of creating a passenger wagon that will move without touching the rails. It will move horizontally using the principle of a linear, three-phase,
asynchronous motor. Moving with a cruising speed of up to 250 kilometers per hour, the vehicle will be virtually silent. The track can be raised on a platform over the main thoroughfares of the city. One kilometer will cost 3 to 5 times less than the subway," the Head of the Laboratory VNIIPItransprogress, A. Chemodurov, said in an interview.
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4 Russian Space Agency Roskosmos Broadcasts from Space to Instagram

Russian Space Agency Roskosmos Broadcasts from Space to Instagram

Mostly in Instagram we can see photos of food, popular stars, selfies...But also
there is such an Instagram that can make you wonder. It is Roskosmos's page there.
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6 Abandoned Microbiology Lab

Abandoned Microbiology Lab

So this is what is said to be an abandoned microbiology lab in Russia. Growing micro organisms for research at one time and now it's a mess - old jars with who knows what
inside are broken or open, large high pressure tanks are unsealed and leaking. Some rooms even have green moss or something similar growing on their floors.
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1 Space Techs  Go into Aviation

Space Techs Go into Aviation

  Polymeric composite materials (PCM) that are used in constructing of space shuttles are lightweight and
strong. Now those technologies are migrating to other spheres of usage. Aviation is among them.
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3 Test Lab for the Electromagnetic Military Devices

Test Lab for the Electromagnetic Military Devices

An abandoned physics lab. This lab was created to explore and test radio and magnetic waves  for military purposes. It is situated in an old house,
that was built in "Stalin's classicism style". That is why the interiors of this lab are looks like old-fashioned. Stays abandoned now.
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4 Place Where Nuclear Fuels Are Being Made

Place Where Nuclear Fuels Are Being Made

  Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant in 2011 produced and sold 70% of world consumption of lithium isotope-7 (1300 kg). It was a new record in the history of the plant. However, the main product of the production of NCCP is  nuclear fuel ."Novosibirsk Chemical
Concentrates Plant" is one of the leading manufacturers of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants and research reactors in Russia and abroad. And the only Russian manufacturer of lithium metal and its salts. It Is part of the State Corporation "Rosatom".
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0 Leeches Growing Facility in Russia

Leeches Growing Facility in Russia

Medicinal leech therapy made an international comeback in the 1970s in microsurgery, used to stimulate circulation to salvage skin grafts and other tissue threatened by postoperative venous congestion, particularly in finger reattachment and reconstructive surgery of the ear, nose, lip, and eyelid.Other clinical applications of medicinal leech therapy include varicose veins, muscle cramps, thrombophlebitis, and osteoarthritis, among many varied conditions. The therapeutic effect is not from the blood taken in the meal, but from the continued and steady bleeding from the wound left after the leech has detached, as well as the
anesthetizing, anti-inflammatory, and vasodilating properties of the secreted leech saliva.The most common complication from leech treatment is prolonged bleeding, which can easily be treated, although allergic reactions and bacterial infections may also occur. International Centre for the Medicinal Leech was created on the basis that had been formed in 1937 with  association "Medpiyavka", which had leeches in the artificial pond near Udelnaya holiday village (Moscow region). If you are not sure you can tolerate images of live leeches then maybe you better don't go further than this!
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3 A Guided Tour into the Museum of the TU Planes

A Guided Tour into the Museum of the TU Planes

  The Design Bureau "Tu" was founded in 1922 by Andrei Tupolev. Since that time the bureau has developed about 300 projects of various types of
aircrafts. Planes with the inscription "Tu" on board still carry passengers and are guarding the Russian borders. Come on a tour inside.
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8 New Russian Spaceport is Being Built

New Russian Spaceport is Being Built

A new Russian spaceport "Vostochniy" ("Eastern") is being built in far east Russia. Earlier, in Soviet times, the majority of launches were performed from the Soviet spaceport "Baikonur" in Kazakhstan. Now Kazakhstan is a separate state and it's said that Russia pays $115 million to Kazakhstan
yearly to be able to use the facility. The construction of the new spaceport is expected to reduce these costs and it also brings more workspaces to the Far East of Russia. The construction began in 2011 and the first unmanned flight is expected to be launched from here in 2015.
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2 Russian Food That Travels to Space

Russian Food That Travels to Space

Several research institutes and experimental plants are operating in Russia for the production of food products for space. This
country is the only one in the world where operating organizations specialized in the manufacture of food for the space.
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