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tv   Breaking the Set  RT  February 22, 2013 6:28pm-7:00pm EST

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you won't come to the front to the finish as world class athletes ascend on sochi brand new olympic venues are kept safe by high tech sensors behind the scenes congestion battling infrastructure digs deep to do is hard to get thousands where they need to be it's a building google fueled by clean energy research is pretty new life into gold medal dreams the race is on going to see a day here on. the central coast. potentially deadly blizzard taking aim for the northeast it's expected to hit
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stunning in a few hours from new york to maine we have team coverage of the storm. but what we're watching is the very heavy snow moving into boston proper earlier today it was very sticky you can see it start to become much more connery down to the bottom line there is still a lot of snow out here a good place for snowball fight. jason it is going to be pretty incredible day there and even record snowfall throughout much of in life nobody's allowed to be driving listen submergence free beer over exceptions. if you're away. you can watch on t.v.
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any time. oh and welcome to technology update while the. screen winter olympics the clock behind me shows that time is ticking. summertime resort into a cutting edge winter sports complex. countdown. placed in a smattering of the country cities the next winter olympics are fast approaching and that it's time for the final push. the recent
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unveiling of official uniforms for the run up to the games really. began at the nine hundred thirty six olympics. everyone since. each host country has tried to. design. by satellite i was transported underwater at the great barrier reef before the two thousand sydney games. the torch was built by plane and train maker that year. the ninety five centimeter tall torch has been
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specially designed with the center of gravity. of the shape the body is made of aluminum and weighs a total of one point eight kilograms the flame is powered by propane tucked inside which was designed by a rocket engine maker machinist only plant given the stakes designers and engineers want to make sure everything works exactly as it should. first of all. under any condition and it must like immediately it has to function. in temperatures lower than forty five degrees below zero it has to work properly with blowing from. behind from the front. it has to work in the rain or any other whether. the torch has to function in. where there is low pressure which is important to my limited number of torches it will be produced especially for this purpose. the torch can be used to light the cauldron in sochi next year it's got quite
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a busy travel schedule ahead of it it will make its way all over russia carried by many of the country's biggest and brightest personalities the list of those carrying will likely include some. sidelines as their cold weather compatriots national banner into competition. and flown over to moscow from there it will be taken on a whirlwind one hundred twenty three day tour around russia is slated to pastor nearly three thousand cities and to cover around sixty five thousand kilometers in the process. but fifteen thousand olympic and paralympic torches will be filled.
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but that's only half. the country train station.
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the first. this station will help some twenty thousand fans of their high altitude destination each hour. only heavy machinery and supplies are being tugged up and down the line train by the time two thousand and fourteen rolls around new electric. longet speeds up to one hundred sixty kilometers an hour
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thirty minutes from bottom to top it's your high speed ticket all of the olympic projects under expert review to make sure that they don't unnecessarily threaten the environment or spectators. off in the distance russian technology is being used for that very purpose. the longest track in the world. in the whole of russia. it was built from the ground. to make sure everything is working smoothly in anticipation of the world's attention the technology required to create such breathtaking displays is. just the right temperature and is a major part of the task. so far the results speak for themselves. i like to track the ice is getting
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better every day is becoming. i think the track was designed. in the case. priority number one. three inclined to help keep over the top speed. keep an eye on the potentially dangerous chemicals used to make the track traditionally ammonia and freon have been the two main ways to keep big things cool . have always been valued for the relatively low cost as well as better cooling that's been balanced against their overpowering smell and serious toxicity freon on the other hand lower toxicity levels and is totally odorless where. actually may make three weeks more difficult to spot its use in recent decades destroying qualities have become better known a major reason. to be. free doesn't have give off any kind of smell. it's quite
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a heavy gas and in case of major leaks it settles down to the ground. out. there so if they enter a room with a freon leak they can experience oxygen deficiency which may result in poisoning or even death. so while the sun keep track does it use the dangerous freon. pumping throughout. the company responsible for producing first. in case of a leak they have three levels of warning depending on the concentration of whole sections of the piping can be closed off. prior to implementing the system it would take fifteen to sixty minutes for information about emergencies to reach those who needed it at times it was even covered up now it's impossible to conceal
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this kind of data. the company actually developed some produces a wide array of different detecting sensors they run the gamut from electro chemical to thermal catalytic to acoustic the heart they all have fast acting technology after going through calibration and testing here at incomes office they're ready to be plugged in for round the clock contamination monetary. magically it's constantly running constantly doing what it's supposed to. the case of an emergency within forty seconds. transmitted to trigger the warning system and allows the necessary measures to be taken it all happens very quickly. with. all the data from such sensors. and branches of the country's emergency services ministry. information from the connected sensors. stations like this. and another pair of. monitors failed to spot
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a problem those local and federal watchdog should be able to react in real time. to record breaking feats. or the ongoing construction and coming influx of sports mad. power grid was in need of much more. transmission power. station was built in two thousand. techniques. of construction on the surrounding area. substations popping up in the area after it given the sometimes twenty degrees temps engineers house and much of the machinery behind closed doors. including the federal grid company has increased the number of mountain substations many times the. transformers are already hooked
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in and deliver the right voltage to the mountain venue sites while under construction is said to be ready for action this march at the same time six more have been built provide the juice to the coastal. and surrounding areas. existing substations have been updated to ensure the lights don't go out on the olympics. over the past few years. has been on a constant uptick. projects have been completed and. on the grid. safe. stations have constructed to give an extra. capacity to the. gas producers. that they clean. fuel for generators.
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one hundred seventy two kilometers about one hundred sixty of. about four and a half kilometers off. the gas makes its way to the distribution station. absolutely. operational capabilities. but the cutting edge kid. from the equation.
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it gives. to the. station. after the. fifty
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. this is is able to generate. to compensate for spikes in energy consumption by. choice is head which is currently. the company is a joint venture between. solar power technology.
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and the past decade the new head. which are able to harness. between one hundred twenty five and one hundred fifty five such panels could eventually have. panels. just. silicone inside. edition's. produce will be able to capture the whole spectrum of sunlight into energy to. allow them to harness both in. the form and some thirty percent. of course. close cooperation with. we do have sophisticated. scientists working on the premises of. certainly choice
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when you consider that the campus has long been russia's leader. in innovation. including especially. energy technologies so by the time. may be in the position. headlines.
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more news today is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule the day.
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it's a more hard road to top for any of the sun here in russia i have added an experimental exercise enough already and we training regimen. it seems cruel but despite all the hard work blood sweat and tears the majority of aspiring athletes will never reach these peaks of professional sport with that in mind researchers working with the university of physical culture and sport in moscow are looking to harness the latest technology to get aspiring athletes over that hump is potentially dangerous and illegal doping isn't an option the new secret to success may lie in element ever present in the air we breathe but long over looked. was discovered over one hundred years ago by sir william ramsey and morse travers' a novel finding certainly practical applications for the one nine hundred thirty s. when it found use in high speed flash photography and a bit later as an anesthetic and operations. high cost prevented it from being
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adopted by the medicine that all could be changing. thanks to work being carried out here at the institute of medical and biological problems xenon could be on the verge of a major revival. amongst the hyperbaric chambers where many of the country's divers and astronauts have gone through pressure chamber tests and training docs are taking a look at just what xenon has to offer. in recent years what used to be observable favorable side effects of xenon base and has become objects of inquiry in their own right. exactly how the gas interacts with receptors is still under study initial trials and experiments have shown that xenon and its neuroprotective properties can relieve stress. anxiety and even help addicts get over withdrawal symptoms. and if we talk about the production of xenon in russia there's no better place to look than in the
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business for over twenty years it ships its goods all over the globe company officials placed their market share at around one quarter of total demand. for most of their history though the company has primarily dealt with so-called technical xenon that is not for human ingestion but over the years as the gases and medical benefits have grown the demand for peers seen on has followed accordingly. other noble gases are all around us all of the time they just in such small quantities that getting our hands on them require sophisticated machinery and no small dose of know how as a result there's a very limited number of countries currently able to capture scene and then put it to use for human kind. you know if for me to portray it as all of us who are all human producers worldwide extracted from air but there are only five countries they produce it commercially the united states france germany russia and ukraine. is
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recovered as a byproduct of oxygen production it's large mental or physical factories it's plants special air separating machines single out oxygen and also generate as an encrypted mixture as a byproduct of the next of those to gases is then shipped to us before the refining which we manufacture zenon for medical purposes encrypt and mixture requires extra puti cation. the purity of the z. and they will produce is ninety nine point nine nine nine nine percent when i mean additionally we also limit the share of harmful impurities in the gas oh yes you are refining technology isn't paid indeed unique and allows us to remove all the. entity in pure medical. it can further be used for surgeries and all kinds of other treatments. at the end of the process they get nearly ready to be sent to clinics and hospitals under the brand name med at the moment is still rather
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expensive especially when compared with other and statics. proponents argue that when you take into account problems in complications associated with other knockout gases the prices come closer together before the medical gets into the hands of a qualified doctor every batch is tested and checked for purity. requires them to control for six kinds of impurities they go the extra mile to control for a full ten as a result the level of impurities in the medical xenon produced here is around two to three times lower than regulators demand. every year we discover new particularly using xenon isn't anything. as a result we're figuring out absolutely new ways to play. this is a truly unique medicine it is totally harmless to humans but at the same time it is still very powerful and it can be used to treat just about any organ in the body
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depending on what the problem is with the. medical xenon has many potential applications researchers here are specifically interested in how it can improve the performance of athletes they recently organize an experiment to lay the groundwork for future use in sports. to be a very strong stress protector. in other words in all cases involving stress whether it be acute a chronic stress the best way to deal with it is small therapeutic doses of this substance and when we talk about spilled before competition and athletes needs to relax sleep well unimproved he's a functional capacities with this experiment we're trying to see just how xenon can help. a group of athletes were given. a healthy.
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to better understand actually interacts with the organisms as well as working. out after taking in the. athlete. training. country. in his mind. after the experiment in the chamber it was much easier for me to train i was able to recover much more quickly afterwards. during the test trainings at my ski club i posted the best results. more experiments are planned for later this year.
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to get. researchers hope that they've done their part to bring. back home this time next year. old to be used. it's going to be. hopefully they will be able to use it to help get. the main path to the. not for any competition but to mark the start of the final countdown. decent amount of entertaining performances as well as speeches by international sports chiefs and national leaders there's not a minute. much less
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a second to waste. on t.v. like you're counting to the ceremony. for chile coming up point that long to get to take you up close the next time it's going. to come or. you. don't tell me how much time i.
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