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2008-05-04

Science_111

Entry: Nonproliferation
Focus: Fissile Materials



The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) was founded in January 2006 and is an independent group of arms-control and nonproliferation experts from both nuclear weapon and non-nuclear weapon states. The mission of the IPFM is to analyze the technical basis for practical and achievable policy initiatives to secure, consolidate, and reduce stockpiles of highly enriched uranium and plutonium. These fissile materials are the key ingredients in nuclear weapons, and their control is critical to nuclear weapons disarmament, to halting the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and to ensuring that terrorists do not acquire nuclear weapons.
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http://www.fissilematerials.org/

Technology_81

Entry: Sustainability
Focus: Green Building


The Green Building is the sustainable construction information specialist and they are here to help you create green, healthy and sustainable buildings.
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http://www.buildingforafuture.co.uk/

Architecture_107

Entry: Space Habitats
Focus: Architecture and Vision



Architecture and Vision is an architecture and design practice established in 2003 by the Italian and Swiss architects Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler. The company is based in London and Munich and currently working on the design of a series of research projects. The scope of this work includes the design of buildings and space habitats, Aircraft interiors and product design, graphics and exhibitions. The key words to explain the philosophy of the practice are: innovation, functionality, efficiency, closed-loop-systems, context and complexity, beauty, new materials, experimentation and quality. The central concern of the practice is design excellence, achieved through collaboration with clients and specialists ranging from structural and environmental engineers to cost consultants. Research and development are areas of primarily importance: a driving force.
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http://www.architectureandvision.com/