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  • Israel to Search for Oil on the Golan Heights

    05/13/2012 1:50:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel has decided to search for oil on the Golan Heights after 20 years of delay due to objections from Syria. After Israel formally took sovereignty over the strategic area in 1980, the Petroleum Act was applied to the area, allowing for the search for oil. If Israel were to discovere oil on the Golan Heights, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would undoubtedly launch an international crisis. The international community, including the United States, does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan, despite the absence of any communities in the area when it was under Syrian occupation. The exploration licenses were...
  • 'Sadness' prevalent as America's Space Shuttle era comes to an end

    07/08/2011 12:23:45 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 37 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | July 8, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – For those fascinated with America’s Space Shuttle program and the exploration of space, today is a bit bittersweet. Today is the end of an era of NASA-led spaceflight. The Atlantis Space Shuttle took off this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its final mission – and the last mission of the remaining Space Shuttle fleet. We wish the crew a successful mission and a safe return. At a very early age I was fascinated with space travel and the exploration of space. The final Apollo mission – Apollo 17 – took place when I was...
  • China to explore Mars with Russia this year

    01/02/2011 1:16:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/211 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) – China's first Mars probe is expected to be launched in October this year in a joint operation with Russia after a two-year delay, state media reported Sunday. The probe, Yinghuo-1, was due to blast off in October 2009 with Russia's "Phobos Explorer" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan but the launch was postponed, the official Xinhua news agency said. Quoting an unnamed expert at the China Academy of Space Technology, the report said the blast-off had been pushed back to October this year. It added that China planned to launch a Mars probe on its own in...
  • U.S. Said to Explore Selling Off Its Citigroup Stock

    09/14/2009 6:54:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 9/14/09 | Robert Schmidt and Bradley Keoun
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  • Drill Here, Drill Now!

    08/30/2009 10:30:54 AM PDT · by PhotoJim · 3 replies · 384+ views
    American Soultions - Mailing ^ | August 30 | JTFowler
    The US Department of the Interior is seeking comments from American citizens about drilling for oil. Except, they are not widely promoting comments from conservatives who understand that our historical reliance on foreign oil has greatly contributed to the collapse of our economy. Keep AMERICAN DOLLARS IN AMERICA! American Solutions will submit your comments to Secretary Salazar. Go to: www.yourenergyopinion.com and let government know, Drill Here, Drill Now!
  • Science

    05/10/2009 9:17:22 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 319+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 05-11-09 | stolinsky
    Will we be exploring the planets and stars that our ancestors gazed at in wonder? Will we be fulfilling our destiny, which I believe is to come as close as we can − with our imperfect minds − to understanding God’s creation? Or will we remain on Earth, our feet stuck in the mud, held back by our constant struggle against barbarians who want to take us all back to the Dark Ages?
  • Earth Critters Hitch Ride to Martian Moon and Back

    02/26/2009 4:53:53 AM PST · by DBCJR · 10 replies · 408+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 | Irene Klotz
    No one knows if there is life on Mars, but if all goes well with a Russian science mission later this year, there will be life on the Martian moon Phobos -- for a short time anyway. An assortment of critters and microbes are scheduled to make a round-trip journey to Phobos as passengers aboard a Russian spacecraft, scheduled to launch in October. The mission, called Phobos-Grunt, aims to return samples of the Martian moon to Earth for analysis. It will be the first Russian-led mission to Mars since the loss of the Phobos 1 and Phobos 2 probes in...
  • Researchers explore scrapping Internet ("doesn't satisfy all needs", clean slate needed)

    04/13/2007 12:01:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 81 replies · 2,245+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/07 | Anick Jesdanun - ap
    NEW YORK - Although it has already taken nearly four decades to get this far in building the Internet, some university researchers with the federal government's blessing want to scrap all that and start over. The idea may seem unthinkable, even absurd, but many believe a "clean slate" approach is the only way to truly address security, mobility and other challenges that have cropped up since UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock helped supervise the first exchange of meaningless test data between two machines on Sept. 2, 1969. The Internet "works well in many situations but was designed for completely different assumptions,"...
  • Pace, Indian Leaders Explore Expanded Partnership Options

    06/05/2006 4:43:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 156+ views
    NEW DELHI, June 5, 2006 – The top U.S. general spent today meeting with India's defense and military leaders to consider ways for the United States and India to further expand their military partnership. Marine Gen. Peter Pace (right), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, takes part in a briefing in New Delhi on June 5, along with his Indian counterpart, Adm. Arun Prakash (center). The visit to India is Pace's first as chairman. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "We want to explore possibilities that allow us to have...
  • Failure is Not An Option: My Two Cents on Taking Up Space

    04/25/2006 7:46:30 AM PDT · by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Spare Change | April 14, 2006 | Dave Aland
    Failure Is Not An Option My Two Cents on Taking Up Space By David J. Aland 14 April 2006 We visited the Kennedy Space Center this week, a bittersweet reunion for me. I have long been a fan of the Space Program, too young to appreciate the Mercury flights, but fully tuned to the Gemini and Apollo programs. Every mission fed a growing spark of enthusiasm, and fed my hope that some day I might also walk upon the Moon. My school years were measured as much by missions as by other milestones. I clearly recall the tense days of...
  • Tenth Planet Has a Moon!

    10/22/2005 9:33:39 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 1,049+ views
    Space and Earth science ^ | October 03, 2005 | E-Mail Newsletter
    Scientists are over the moon at the W.M. Keck Observatory and the California Institute of Technology over a new discovery of a satellite orbiting the Solar System's 10th planet (2003 UB313). The newly discovered moon orbits the farthest object ever seen in the Solar System. The existence of the moon will help astronomers resolve the question of whether 2003 UB313, temporarily nicknamed "Xena," is more massive than Pluto and hence the 10th planet. A paper describing the discovery was submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters on October 3, 2005. "We were surprised because this is a completely different type of...
  • Robots take scientists into sea depths

    08/02/2005 12:42:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 624+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 7/29/05 | Tom Paulson
    Think of it as the Mars Rover but at the bottom of the ocean, remotely exploring our own planet's most alien landscape for scientists back at mission control. "This is how the science is going to be done," said Deborah Kelley, a University of Washington oceanographer. In 2000, Kelley led an expedition using a manned submersible to explore the deep Atlantic Ocean. Her team stumbled upon something never seen before. The researchers discovered a startlingly massive collection of limestone towers located miles away from the tectonic "spreading" cracks in the seafloor that typically produce such structures. Some of these hydrothermal...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger, Democrats explore truce after months of feuding (Conan wimping out?)

    06/25/2005 10:41:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 424+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/25/05 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger feuded bitterly with Democrats throughout the spring over a package of government reform measures he is asking voters to consider in a special election this November. In recent days, the partisan chill that had descended on the state Capitol during the first half of the year has begun to thaw. Polls released over the last few days showed a dramatic drop in the governor's job-approval ratings and the Democrat-controlled Legislature more unpopular than ever. Both sides are inching toward compromise on a package of reforms that could avert a high-stakes showdown this fall, as Schwarzenegger seeks to...
  • The MAJESTIC Documents - Proof of President Trumans involvement with the study of a crashed UFO.

    04/19/2005 6:11:10 AM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 3,269+ views
    The Majestic Documents Mission ^ | 19 September 1947 | Lt. General Twining
    Note: Skeptics abound. Readed the authentication section and the issues. This is the cumulation of over a decade of research and verification and validation of the Majestic Documents set. Majestic Documents.com is a groundbreaking look at the United States UFO program called Majestic and the top secret government documents that tell the story of presidential and military action, authorization, and cover-up regarding UFOs and their alien occupants. A remarkable work of investigative journalism, this website is the first to authenticate top secret UFO documents that tell a detailed story of the crashed discs, alien bodies, presidential briefings, and superb secrecy....
  • Jennings Explores ABCs of UFOs

    02/21/2005 4:14:51 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 139 replies · 3,230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 20, 2005 | Kathy Blumenstock
    Flying saucers and strange beings who have visited Earth aren't the typical topics reported by Peter Jennings, anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight." Jennings, whose new two-hour special tackles the subject of UFOs, admits he and his production team began the project with doubts and a dose of curiosity. "We have a lot of skeptics -- I am very skeptical -- but we seriously investigated something a lot of people are serious about," he said. "And when we come to the end, this is wonderfully interesting. "More than 80 million Americans believe intelligent beings from somewhere else have come here,"...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Explore the planet Mars

    11/05/2004 3:36:33 PM PST · by winodog · 14 replies · 486+ views
    http://www.exploremarsnow.org/ ^ | Nov. 5 2004 | Nexterra
    Using current and Developing technology we can land a crew on the planet Mars in 2015 http://www.exploremarsnow.org/
  • Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia?

    09/11/2004 8:23:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 1,271+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Mon Sep 6, 9:24 AM ET | Editorial Staff
    Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia? Mon Sep 6, 9:24 AM ET EXETER, England (Reuters) - Anthropologists stepped into a hornets' nest on Monday, revealing research that suggests the original inhabitants of America may in fact have come from what is now known as Australia.   The claim will be extremely unwelcome to today's native Americans who came overland from Siberia and say they were there first. But Silvia Gonzalez from John Moores University in Liverpool said skeletal evidence pointed strongly to this unpalatable truth and hinted that recovered DNA would corroborate it. "This is very contentious," Gonzalez,...
  • Despite Bugs, Rovers Still Explore Mars

    08/04/2004 7:46:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 674+ views
    PASADENA, Calif. - Both of NASA (news - web sites)'s aging Mars rovers have been experiencing problems but continue to explore opposite sides of the Red Planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday. A semiconductor component aboard the Spirit rover did not power up while commands were being executed on Aug. 1, affecting the ability to use its three spectrometer instruments. Engineers believe the problem likely involves the timing of instruction signals reaching the component, called a gate array, within microseconds of each other. If that is confirmed, the likely solution would be to insert a delay between the signals,...
  • Archaeologists to seek Kyrgyz Atlantis

    07/30/2004 8:53:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies · 777+ views
    Big News Network.com ^ | Saturday 31st July, 2004 | Editorial Staff
    A Kyrgyz-Russian expedition has embarked for an ancient city covered by Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, local media reported Wednesday. Issyk-Kul, 2,250 square miles in area, is a mountain lake in the north of the country. Historians and legends tell about a disappeared island in the lake with fortifications near the north coast where Tamerlane, the Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia and ruler of Samarkand, held noble prisoners in the 14th century, the Vecherniy Bishkek newspaper said. People have reported seeing stone buildings in on the bottom of northeast Issyk-Kul, not far from the mouth of the Tyup River....
  • Dig discovery is oldest 'pet cat'

    04/09/2004 5:34:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 700+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 8 April, 2004, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK | By Paul Rincon
    The oldest known evidence of people keeping cats as pets may have been discovered by archaeologists. The discovery of a cat buried with what could be its owner in a Neolithic grave on Cyprus suggests domestication of cats had begun 9,500 years ago. It was thought the Egyptians were first to domesticate cats, with the earliest evidence dating to 2,000-1,900 BC. French researchers writing in Science magazine show that the process actually began much earlier than that. The evidence comes from the Neolithic, or late stone age, village of Shillourokambos on Cyprus, which was inhabited from the 9th to the...
  • Russians conquered Mars 30 years ago

    03/24/2004 5:44:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 226+ views
    Pravda ^ | 01/28/2004 17:30 | Tatyana Bateneva
    An ambitious space program of the US voiced by President Bush at the start of his pre-election race has revived the interest of mankind to space that faded away within the past years People have got so much used to the issue of space that it is somewhat boring for us. This is the reason why majority of us are not aware of unique projects carried out by Russian scientists, engineers and investigators. In fact, preparation for a manned flight to Mars started in Russia 30 years ago. One of the program's final stages - imitation of a flight in...
  • Has A Time Vortex Been Found?

    03/24/2004 5:20:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 150 replies · 5,463+ views
    A disturbing story in the March 1 issue of Pravda suggests that the U. S. Government is working on the discovery of a mysterious point over the South Pole that may be a passageway backward in time. According to the article, some American and British scientists working in Antarctica on January 27, 1995, noticed a spinning gray fog in the sky over the pole. U. S. physicist Mariann McLein said at first they believed it to be some kind of sandstorm. But after a while they noticed that the fog did not change its form and did not move so...
  • Space dust to unlock Mexican pyramid secrets

    03/18/2004 5:34:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | Updated: 01:58 PM PT March16, 2004 | By Alistair Bell
    Space dust to unlock Mexican pyramid secrets Muon detector could point scientists to hidden burial chambersTwo vendors sit near the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, where physicists are using a muon detector to look for hidden burial chambers. TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico - Remnants of space dust that constantly shower the world are helping unlock the secrets of a 2,000-year-old Mexican pyramid where the rulers of a mysterious civilization may lie buried. Deep under the huge Pyramid of the Sun, north of Mexico City, physicists are installing a device to detect muons, subatomic particles that are left over when cosmic...
  • Looking into Blackheath's mysterious cavern (Huge Cave system under London)

    03/17/2004 6:04:02 AM PST · by vannrox · 39 replies · 1,214+ views
    icSouthlondon ^ | Sep 03.03 | Mandy Little
    Land around a mysterious cavern underneath Blackheath could soon be under investigation. Parkman's, the surveyors who investigated a six-foot-wide crater that appeared in the A2 at Blackheath Hill last April has said further checks on land stability in the area are needed. Decisions on their report were to be made by Greenwich council last night. But the council, which would apply for a grant from English Partnerships to cover the costs of the investigation, is not yet sure how much it will cost. The collapse of the A2 into chalk pits after subsoil washed away triggered traffic chaos, hundreds of...
  • Zoom in on Mars: New Highly Detailed Images

    02/11/2004 4:20:43 PM PST · by vannrox · 74 replies · 290+ views
    Space.COM ^ | posted: 07:00 am ET 15 October 2002 | By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer
    Mars Global Surveyor passed a milestone earlier this month when its 100,000th image was added to NASA's online image gallery for the mission. The total number of photographs is now more than twice the combined quantity supplied by the Viking orbiters in the 1970s. More interesting is the detail included in the new images. One is said to be among the most detailed views ever provided of the Red Planet. Another reveals new clues about a mysterious "Inca City" on Mars. Inca City In 1972, Mariner 9 returned images that showed ridges on Mars that intersect and appear to rise...
  • Space Expert to U.S.: Don't Do Mars on the Cheap!

    02/11/2004 4:12:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 282+ views
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 1 hour, 35 minutes ago ( Wed, Feb 11, 2004 ) | By Deborah Zabarenko
    Space Expert to U.S.: Don't Do Mars on the Cheap 1 hour, 35 minutes agoBy Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites)'s ambitious plan to send Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars must not be undertaken on the cheap, a space policy expert told a White House-appointed panel on Wednesday. Norman Augustine, a businessman and engineer who headed an earlier examination of NASA (news - web sites) after the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster, warned members of Bush's new space exploration commission not to set firm schedule targets or budget limits for the project....
  • Bush: Lost in Space? (Barf)

    02/03/2004 7:30:08 PM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 211+ views
    Kairosnews ^ | January 9, 2004 - 08:10. | Submitted by blacklily8
    I can't believe it. I guess now I'll have to vote for Bush in the upcoming elections...Not what I expected, but after reading this report where he evinces strong support for the space program, I've had to switch alliances. As many of you know, I'm a big fan of science fiction, but I don't want to live out my life just reading about space--I'd like to go there, and perhaps teach there! However, as usual, Bush is a bit muddled in his plans. Fans of Ben Bova or Bob Zubrin Mars Society Founder know that a moonbase is an unnecessary,...
  • NASA Budget Details Shifting Of Funds To Exploration (Great Budget Outline)

    02/03/2004 3:50:10 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 196+ views
    Aviation Week and World Report (Aerospace Daily) ^ | February 3, 2004 | By Jefferson Morris
    NASA's fiscal year 2005 budget spells out the agency's strategy for reprogramming $11.6 billion in funding over the next five years to support its new space exploration program. Before the loss of the shuttle Columbia, NASA planned to spend roughly $86 billion total over the five-year period starting in 2005. The FY '05 budget proposes redirecting approximately $11.6 billion of that funding, as well as adding $1 billion, to implement the president's space exploration goals (DAILY, Jan. 15). About $5.9 billion will be shifted from the agency's Space Launch Initiative (SLI), which includes efforts such as the Orbital Space Plane...
  • Moon Base: NASA's Recurring Dream

    02/03/2004 3:43:40 PM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 297+ views
    Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Jan. 15, 2004 PT | Noah Shachtman
    <p>Moon base? Old news.</p> <p>In his hotly anticipated announcement Wednesday, President Bush ordered NASA scientists to plan for a manned "foothold on the moon." They might look through their old filing cabinets to start, because the U.S. government and its contractors have been planning lunar colonies since long before Neil Armstrong took his one giant leap for mankind in 1969.</p>
  • Secrets of old mask still hidden, duo say

    01/30/2004 6:44:11 AM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 338+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | Monday, January 26, 2004 | By Joe Bauman
    A mysterious ancient stone mask from Mexico has spoken but apparently only to say that its people's written language remains undeciphered. BYU's Stephen Houston holds a copy of ancient script from Mexico. He disagrees with claims that "Teo Mask" words have been deciphered.Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News A study by Brigham Young University archaeologist Stephen Houston and his colleague from Yale University, Michael D. Coe, say the mask disproves earlier claims that the language had been cracked. Their paper is to be published in "Mexicon," a journal about news and research from Mesoamerica. The title is "Has Isthmian Writing Been...
  • The Mysterious Tribe of Tuwa

    01/30/2004 6:35:04 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 530+ views
    China Times ^ | January 27, 2004 | by Chen Lin
    The Mysterious Tribe of Tuwa-It's said that they originated from the old or wounded soldiers abandoned by Genghis Khan The Mysterious Tribe of Tuwa On the banks of the Kanas Lake, there live 2,000 Tuwas, a Mongolian tribe that have existed in this remote area of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for generations. They mainly inhabit the areas of Kanas, Hemu and Baihaba. Their primitive nomadic lifestyle seems to have been isolated from the modern civilization of the 21st century. They believe in Shamanism and Lamaism and keep the primitive worship of fire and other natural forces as their...
  • Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together

    01/30/2004 6:27:14 AM PST · by vannrox · 17 replies · 1,013+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Jan. 27, 2004 | By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
    Jan. 27, 2004 ? In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. he number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....
  • The First Men on the Moon

    01/10/2004 2:33:34 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies · 262+ views
    SF Site ^ | 1/1/1999 | Steven H Silver
    The First Men on the Moon by Steven H Silver On July 20, AD 1969, two men came in peace for all mankind. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, became the first humans to set foot on another world. Sixty miles above them, Mike Collins orbited the moon in the Columbia, becoming, in his words, the loneliest man in the universe. It is a day that sticks out in the memory of everybody who was alive at the time. At 9:51 PM Eastern Time, more than six hours after landing on the Moon, a grainy black and...
  • Years Were Longer 1.3bln Years ago: Chinese Scientists

    07/22/2003 7:21:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 24 replies · 544+ views
    The Peoples Daily - Science Edition ^ | 7-22-2003 FR Post | Editorial Staff
    Years Were Longer 1.3bln Years ago: Chinese ScientistsPeople who complain that there aren't enough hours in the day might have preferred to live 1.3 billion years ago. At that time, according to the latest research by a group of Chinese scientists, there were 15 hours in one day, 42 days in a month, and 13 to 14 months, or more than 540 days, in a year. The finding was obtained through a five-year systematic study of stromatolite samples, known as "stone with memory", by several researchers with the Tianjin geology and minerals research institute under the China Geological Survey...
  • Scientists explore cause of autism in brain development

    07/16/2003 7:27:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 353+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/16/03 | AFP - Los Angeles
    Autism appears to be caused by a reduction in the brain at birth and then extremely rapid development in the first few months of life, researchers in San Diego, California said. "What we've discovered is really very startling - the first glimpse of when autism begins," said Eric Courchesne, director of the autism research center at the Pediatric Hospital of San Diego. "Excessive brain growth does not allow time for accumulation of experiences and emotions that guide and shape normal behavior." Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life, resulting from a neurological...
  • A stone tablet could be a relic of King Solomon's temple--or a clever forgery

    04/29/2003 6:54:23 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies · 687+ views
    US News and World Report (Online) ^ | Science & Technology 5/5/03 | By Betsy Carpenter
    Science & Technology 5/5/03 Article of Faith A stone tablet could be a relic of King Solomon's temple--or a clever forgery By Betsy Carpenter Solomon's Temple was the glory of Jerusalem after its completion in the 10th century B.C. Fronted by colossal bronze columns, it was said to be built of hewn limestone. The nave was lined with fragrant cedar and held a massive golden table and altar. In an inner sanctuary guarded by gilded olive-wood doors, even the walls glistened with gold. The sole remaining testimony to this wondrous temple is the biblical account--and now, perhaps, a dark slab...
  • Boeing Launches Orbital Space Plane Design

    04/19/2003 6:17:47 AM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies · 354+ views
    Space REF(Boeing) ^ | Date Released: Friday, April 18, 2003 | News Release
    PRESS RELEASEDate Released: Friday, April 18, 2003 Boeing Boeing Launches Orbital Space Plane Design Boeing engineers are designing the Orbital Space Plane (OSP) for NASA utilizing nearly 50 years of expertise in producing spacecraft.Boeing is one of three contractor teams developing proposals for the program which includes the spacecraft, ground operations and all supporting technologies needed to conduct missions to and from the International Space Station.Boeing was awarded a $45 million contract modification on the NASA Space Launch Initiative program for work on the space plane. The modification extends the current contract through July 2004.The Orbital Space Plane will...
  • NASA chief vows to speed development of space plane

    04/19/2003 6:14:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 278+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 9, 2003, 12:01AM | By PATTY REINERT
    HoustonChronicle.com -- http://www.HoustonChronicle.com | Section: National April 9, 2003, 12:01AM NASA chief vows to speed development of space plane By PATTY REINERT Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Whether they turn out to be Apollo-type capsules or shuttle-style orbiters with wings, NASA is determined to speed up development of orbital space planes that within the next decade could be docking two or three at a time at the international space station, the agency's top official told lawmakers Tuesday. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee on his agency's fiscal 2004 budget proposal, said he envisions a system...
  • Commercial Manned Space Program Unveiled by Scaled Composites

    04/18/2003 1:02:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 695+ views
    Space REF ^ | Friday, April 18, 2003 | PRESS RELEASE
    Commercial Manned Space Program Unveiled by Scaled Composites Scaled Composites today unveiled the existence of a commercial manned space program. This previously hidden, active research program has been in the works at its facility for two years. This program includes an airborne launcher (the White Knight), a space ship (SpaceShipOne), rocket propulsion, avionics, simulator and ground support elements. Master of Ceremonies, Cliff Robertson, introduced Burt Rutan who explained the history and the components of the program. Other dignitaries who attended the event were Dr. Maxim Faget (pioneer configuratioin designer of the early NASA space program from the Mercury through...
  • Zahi Hawass searches for the "Hidden" Chamber (Update on the "door" found in the Great Pyramid!)

    04/11/2003 7:14:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 1,126+ views
    IOL ^ | November 28 2002 at 02:24PM | By Owen Coetzer
    Khufu and the chamber of secrets November 28 2002 at 02:24PM By Owen Coetzer History calls it a tomb. Yet no mummy was ever found in it. It is attributed to the 4th Dynasty pharaoh Khufu, (Cheops in Greek) yet the only reference to his name is upside-down in red paint on some quarry blocks discovered by sheer accident in an almost totally inaccessible pressure-relieving vault high above the so-called King's Chamber. In fact, no inscriptions of any kind appear anywhere in the Great Pyramid. And absolute proof is still needed - after some 4 500 years - to attribute its...
  • Scientists Discover Critical Cold-tolerance Gene In Arabidopsis

    04/11/2003 6:52:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 333+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-11-2003 | Editorial Staff
    Scientists Discover Critical Cold-tolerance Gene In Arabidopsis Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered a critical cold-tolerance gene in Arabidopsis. As published in the April 15th issue of Genes & Development, the identification of ICE1 by Dr. Jian-Kang Zhu and colleagues holds promising implications for the improvement of cold tolerance in agriculturally important crops. Cold temperature is one of the major factors affecting crop yield in temperate climates, with the farming industry loosing billions of dollars each year to freezing temperatures. Much research has focused on ways to improve crops? tolerance to cold and/or freezing temperatures, with the aim...
  • Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Moves Ahead! NASA given the Go-Ahead!

    04/10/2003 4:29:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 49 replies · 545+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-10-2003 | Editorial Staff
    Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Moves Ahead; NASA Approves Full-Scale Development for APL-Managed New Horizons The solar system's farthest known planetary outpost is closer to getting its first visitor. This week NASA gave The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute and their partners the go-ahead to start full development of the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to launch in January 2006, swing past Jupiter for a gravity boost and scientific studies in 2007, and reach Pluto and its moon, Charon, as early as summer 2015. The arrival date depends...
  • (Possible FTL Advancement!)NASA Researchers Put New Spin On Einstein's Relativity Theory

    04/10/2003 4:15:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies · 734+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2003-04-10 | Editorial Staff
    NASA Researchers Put New Spin On Einstein's Relativity Theory Albert Einstein might be astonished to learn that NASA physicists have applied his relativity theory to a concept he introduced but later disliked namely that two particles that interact could maintain a connection even if separated by a vast distance. Researchers often refer to this connection as "entanglement." Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have discovered that this entanglement is relative, depending on how fast an observer moves with respect to the particles, and that entanglement can be created or destroyed just by relative motion. This might change...
  • Burial with the Romans (New discoveries in the way Romans treated their dead).

    03/25/2003 4:19:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 860+ views
    British Archaeology Magazine ^ | FR Post 3-24-03 | Alison Taylor
    Burial with the Romans The Romans normally respected the dead. But not always. Alison Taylor reports on mutilation, child sacrifice, burial alive and other such practices For most of us, Roman culture is a byword for civilisation in an otherwise 'barbarian' ancient world. When we think of the Romans, what springs to mind are their achievements in art and literature, architecture, engineering, law - and all the rest. Yet the undeniable sophistication of the Romans has led many archaeologists to expect civilised treatment of the dead. When excavating cemeteries in Roman Britain, we go to huge lengths to explain away...
  • A List of all known "Cold War" Nuclear Bunkers and Subterranean Complexes in the UK. {Interesting!)

    03/23/2003 8:03:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 102,640+ views
    Subterranean Britannica ^ | FR Post 3-23-2003 | Various
    Site Records WarningFew of these sites are open to the public. Attempting to gain unauthorised access is trespass. Often it is very dangerous too: on more than one occasion people have died in the process. If you attempt to enter a defence related site, even an apparently unused one, you should expect an unpleasant encounter with military police. Please do not pester site owners to gain access. This causes irritation to many of them and makes Sub Brit's task more difficult. Instead, please join one of the specialist societies that can organise visits properly. Sub Brit is one, and...
  • The Starship Builders (Speculation on UFO Propulsion methods by Physist)

    03/14/2003 6:19:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 76 replies · 3,906+ views
    Stardrive ^ | FR Post 3-15-03 (Article update 1999) | by Kim Burrafato
    The Starship Builders by Kim Burrafato In UFOs and the New Physics, we discussed some of the daunting problems in applying terrestrial rocket propulsion principles to any hypothetical models of UFO propulsion. A lot has happened since that article?s publication over two years ago. It seems we?re getting almost weekly reports of newly discovered extrasolar planetary systems. What was once highly speculative, is now commonplace. Obviously, our previous estimates of the number of stars with possible planetary systems will be revised dramatically upwards. Then there is the recent announcement from a distinguished British research team, that they also had...
  • Search For ET To Look Again At 150 Signals

    03/14/2003 6:07:27 AM PST · by vannrox · 38 replies · 607+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-14(15)-03 | Editorial Staff
    Source: University Of California, Berkeley Date: 2003-03-14 Search For ET To Look Again At 150 SignalsBERKELEY ? After more than a million years of computation by more than 4 million computers worldwide, the SETI@home screensaver that crunches data in search of intelligent signals from space has produced a list of candidate radio sources that deserve a second look. Three members of the SETI@home team will head to Puerto Rico this month to point the Arecibo radio telescope at up to 150 spots identified as the source of possible signals from intelligent civilizations. SETI@home is a computer program disguised as...
  • Will Spacecraft ever Go Faster than the speed of Light?

    02/16/2003 2:16:44 PM PST · by vannrox · 116 replies · 15,815+ views
    Various - See Text ^ | 16 FEB 2003 | Various
    Will Spacecraft ever Go Faster than the speed of Light? Compiled by VANNROX for BlueBay Source list and references included.Primary Sources include MSNBC,NASA,Analog, and other online publications. February 16 2003  Marc Millis, who manages NASA?s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program, says he?s more interested in ways ?to propel spacecraft farther, faster, more efficiently? than in the grand cosmological questions. ?And my ears perk up more when I hear about new experimental evidence than theories,? he says. There are a number of such theories based on experimental evidence. His top three of interest are: Photon Tunneling.Some experiments have indicated that photons...
  • Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people

    01/30/2003 7:05:47 AM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 1,577+ views
    Northern Light ^ | 01/29/2003 15:58 | Agencia EFE
    Home   Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people     Mexico City, Jan 29, 2003 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Recent archaeological excavations in Greater Mexico City suggest the Aztecs, far from being a homogeneous people, were an aggregate of diverse groups who conquered their enemies without wiping out their languages and traditions.    Source:  Agencia EFE Date:  01/29/2003 15:58 Price:  Free Document Size:  Very Short (less than 1 page) Document ID:  FE20030129590000063 Subject(s):  Efe; Expansion; Explosion; Mexico; Population; Regulations; Utilities; Water; Yield Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people Story Filed: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:58 PM EST Mexico...