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Posted by NNadir in The DU Lounge
Sat Oct 22nd 2011, 06:10 PM


Gerrit van Honthorst, Dutch, 15921656

Oil on Canvas

Circa 1635.

At the Princeton University Museum of Art.
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Mon Aug 15th 2011, 07:20 PM
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Fri Jul 22nd 2011, 07:17 PM


At the Australian National Gallery.

1999-2000, Lucien Freud, British, (born 1922 in Germany, died July 20, 2011.)

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Mon May 09th 2011, 10:00 PM


Oil on Panel

Patricia Traub (1947- ) American

At the Gallery Hennoch.
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Posted by NNadir in The DU Lounge
Fri Apr 15th 2011, 06:42 PM


Vladmir Kush, Russian (1965- )
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Posted by NNadir in Environment/Energy
Sat Feb 26th 2011, 11:32 PM
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Posted by NNadir in The DU Lounge
Tue Feb 22nd 2011, 10:24 PM


Deirdre Franceaux, American, contemporary, 1999, Oil, canvas, encaustic, prescription bottles and IV's

(Private Collection.)
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Tue Jan 11th 2011, 09:06 PM


Eve Mansdorf, American, Contemporary, at the Gallery Hennoch.
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Mon Dec 13th 2010, 08:43 PM


Undated, Zhaoming Wu, Chinese (b. 1958)

At the Astoria Gallery of Fine Art, Jackson Hole, WY.
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Sun Dec 12th 2010, 04:10 PM

Malcolm Liepke, American Contemporary.

Undated.

At the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO.
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Posted by NNadir in The DU Lounge
Mon Nov 22nd 2010, 07:49 PM


Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), American 1908

At the New Orleans Museum of Art.
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Posted by NNadir in The DU Lounge
Thu Nov 11th 2010, 05:54 PM


Glen Baxter, British/American (1944- )

At the Flowers Gallery, New York.
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Posted by NNadir in Environment/Energy
Sun Nov 07th 2010, 07:09 PM
Some 20,000 tonnes of uranium will be supplied to China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp (CGNPC) over a ten year period, while another deal promotes fuel manufacturing with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

The uranium deal was finalised during the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to France, in which various contracts were announced. According to China Daily, France and China have agreed to double the current level of bilateral trade by 2015.

Two Japanese utilities, Kyushu Electric Power and Tohoku Electric Power have both acquired 1% stakes in the Societe d'Enrichissement du Tricastin (SET) the operator of Areva's Georges Besse II centrifuge enrichment plant. The acquisitions was supported by the newly created entity Japan France Enrichment Investing (JFEI), which groups together all Japanese companies with a share in the facility and increases their joint share in SET.

The $3.5 billion fuel contract was signed by Areva CEO Anne Lauvergeon and CGNPC chairman He Yu in front of both the French and Chinese presidents as part of a wider strategic partnership in civilian nuclear power between the two countries which will see cooperation in nuclear reactors, fuel recycling and uranium extraction.


A typical nuclear reactor has an initial loading of 100 MT of uranium. Typically after about a year, the rods are rearranged, and about a third of the fuel is replaced with fresh fuel.

This is what is done with a "once through" cycle, with typical burnups of 40,000 MWd/ton of fuel.

China, like France and Japan is committed to a continuous recycling program however, and will achieve essentially complete burn-up of all the uranium it buys. This is very clear from the type of nuclear fleet that China has announced it is building. The theoretical limit for complete burn-up of uranium - converted to a plutonium intermediate as necessary - is about 930,000 MWd/ton, more than 20 times larger than is observed with the once through cycle.

This means that China is buying enough uranium to produce about 1600 exajoules of energy. China's current energy consumption, dominated by coal burning, is about 75 exajoules per year.

Have a nice evening.

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Posted by NNadir in The DU Lounge
Sat Nov 06th 2010, 06:55 PM


1942 Oskcar Kokoschka (b. 1886, Austria, d. 1980 Switzerland)


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Posted by NNadir in The DU Lounge
Fri Nov 05th 2010, 06:38 PM


Jim Gaylord, American, b. 1974. (2010)

At the Gregory Lind gallery, San Francisco.

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