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The Housing Market Recovery

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Foreclosures Rate Surges to 2.9%

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5.27 or 0.17% to 3188.41 and in Frankfurt DAX index traded lower 7.10 or 0.15% to 4877.99.In Zurich trading SMI increased 18.05 or 0.33% to 5461.50.
My Note –
These two listings were in the Google news category today for Zurich – and apparently, “their experts” are ignoring the real numbers, too . . .
What is that – part and parcel of the financial services and investment services industry?
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Electronic Textiles Being Made

Textiles coated with carbon nanotubes form electronic sensors that look and feel like ordinary cotton.

Nanotechnology X-Carbon Particles Coating for Cotton Thread and Fibers to use for Possible Electronics Applications
Nanotechnology X-Carbon Particles Coating for Cotton Thread and Fibers to use for Possible Electronics Applications

Jian Zhu pulls a cotton thread out of the nano5tube solution, where it’s been soaking for about two minutes. Zhu will allow the thread to dry and then repeat the process about nine times to maximize the thread’s electrical properties.
Photo by: Fabrizio Costantini

Read the full article:

Nanotubes Come into Fashion

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http://www.technologyreview.com/article/22505/

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Nanotech Europe 2009
September 28-30, 2009
Berlin, Germany
Nanotech Europe is Europe’s largest annual nanotechnology conference and exhibition; a meeting place for the global nanotechnology community including researchers, industry, policymakers and investors. Nanotech Europe 2009 will be held 28 -30 September 2009 in Berlin, Germany. The fifth Nanotech Europe has a broad scope, covering leading-edge research, industrial applications and cross-cutting topics including: electronics, energy, transportation, healthcare, safety and investment.

To see the speaker line-up and more information, visit: www.nanotech.net

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42nd session of UN int’l trade law body opens in Vienna

42nd session of UN int’l trade law body opens in Vienna
www.chinaview.cn 2009-06-29 17:29:36 Print

VIENNA, June 29 (Xinhua) — The 42nd Session of UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) opened here Monday, with finalizing and adopting the UNCITRAL Notes on cooperation, communication and coordination in cross-border insolvency proceedings high on its agenda.

These documents are aimed at providing practical guidance for practitioners and judges on cooperation and communication in cross-border insolvency cases.

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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-06/29/content_11621411.htm

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Weekly Letter 77

Iran tests Bushehr plant, makes dramatic advances in its nuclear program

more “Contrary to the request of the Board of Governors and the Security Council, Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities, or its work on heavy water related projects” IAEA DG ElBaradei’s latest statement said. “Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of cooperation between Iran and Russia” once said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Hosseini. Indeed, like Russia, the Bushehr power plant (+Natanz) is the heart of Iran’s nuclear ambitions and constitutes its best asset to access nuclear energy and to build military nukes, according to the West. In 1995, the Russian company named “Atomstroyexport” signed a contract to complete the plant since Germany discontinued its participation after the Islamic revolution in 1979.

The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has the capacity of producing one thousand mega watts of electricity (500 in a first stage) and its reactor uses light water. On December 2008, an IAEA report confirmed that Iran increased the number of its operating centrifuges in Natanz from 3,800 to 5,000. Deputy head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi said the job would be completed and that the Bushehr plant would become operational in 2009. Last November, the Russian Federation notified the UNSC Committee of supplies it had delivered for the light water reactor at Bushehr. Group 5+1 – China, France, Germany, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States – posed suspension of enrichment of uranium by Iran as a precondition for starting negotiation. Iran always refused and argued such a precondition violates its sovereignty and that its nuclear program is for peaceful purpose.

Keywords: Iran, Israel, China, France, Germany, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, nited States, Group 5+1, E3+3, Bushehr, Natanz, Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Atomstroyexport, Mohammad Saeedi, Condoleezza Rice, Israel Defense Forces, UNSC Resolution 1803, Bank Melli, Bank Saderat, Uranium, Enrichment, Hasan Qashqavi, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, IAEA, UNSC, UN, Security Council, Eurodif, Ali Larijani, Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, Dual-track approach, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernard Kouchner, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Nuclear Bomb, Centrifuge, International Security, Middle East, Nuclear Power Plant, Reactor, Resolution 1737 (2006), ElBaradei.

The views expressed in the weekly letter do not necessarily reflect those of ISRIA which does not advocate any specific opinion.

http://www.isria.com/9/n77.htm

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