[time-nuts] CS reservoir depletion
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Fri Jan 14 21:45:22 UTC 2011
Well that crosses off any discussion of Tang as a breakfast drink....
(You would indeed need to be fairly old to remember the TV commercials
selling it based on it's space connection).
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of jimlux
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 4:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] CS reservoir depletion
On 1/14/11 8:12 AM, Jean-Louis Noel wrote:
> From: "Robert Lutwak" <rlutwak at gmail.com>
>> Before this indelible conversation goes too far, note that cesium beam
>> frequency standards are explicitly included on the U.S. ITAR list under
>> §121.IV.28 and that, under §120.10.a, this prohibits the dissemination of
Sadly, it has been made abundantly clear to me and my colleagues that
merely because something is published in the open literature does not
make it export-control free. We are specifically cautioned that
pointing someone to a set of papers in a particular area falls in the
category of "providing technical assistance with the design of defense
articles", for which an export license is needed.
If you come at it with very clean hands.. purely research into
fundamental scientific principles.. then you are pretty safe, but as
soon as you start talking about design and build specifics, or
identifying and ranking alternatives, then you're in dangerous
territory. (speaking here ONLY of things that go into space, since
unless specifically exempted, pretty much anything in space is a
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