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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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almarst2002 - 09:26pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5737 of 5747)

Journalist Helen Thomas Condemns Bush Administration - http://athena.tbwt.com/content/article.asp?articleid=1930

"Now I wake up and ask myself, 'Who do I hate today?'" Her short list of answers seems not to vary from war, President Bush, timid office-holders, a muffled press and cowed citizens, pretty much in that order. "

lunarchick - 09:39pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5738 of 5747)

'We are ONE and we are MANY"

Robyn Williams: Yes there is a tremendous fuss I think publicly, although it didn't surprise the scientists when the human genome project announced it was complete and that there are no races. That in fact there is only one human species, and all the variety that we see between if you like, tiny bush people, Pygmies if you like and two metre high Norwegians, that that is simply a small detail.

Alan Thorne: Yes they are small details, and the thing which we seem to have trouble with is having in one sentence the notion of the fact that all humans are a single species, and that people from all around the world can meet, marry, produce children and there is nothing odd about that. And yet there is this enormous diversity, and we find that many scientists find that diversity difficult to appreciate.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ss/stories/s227074.htm

almarst2002 - 09:40pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5739 of 5747)

Depleted Uranium: UN Confirms Radioactivity in Bosnia - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/11/13/39419.html

almarst2002 - 09:44pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5740 of 5747)

British Member of Parliament George Galloway says that a plan for the division of the Middle East is circulating in the corridors of power on both sides of the Atlantic. - http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=2610

lunarchick - 09:49pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5741 of 5747)

De-Magnetising Ships

Tim Baynes: I actually took a bit of physics from the magnetic recording industry. In fact, the way they erase magnetic media, computer discs, or the tape in your answering machine has been around for quite a while but no one every thought to scale it up and take the physics with it to the level of a submarine or a ship. So I thought, why not, and with the experiments and the theory and I just followed it through all the way from the laboratory to the full scale and it does seem to work - and work well.

Robyn Williams: And hes using that method to demagnetise ships to protect them from mines.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ss/stories/s697086.htm

lunarchick - 09:54pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5742 of 5747)

Science in Palestine
working in the war zone
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ss/stories/s571429.htm

lunarchick - 10:18pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5743 of 5747)

ReMap ME
almarst2002 11/13/02 9:44pm

So how do Nation States 'PLAN' around this?

Saudi does seem to be the weak link in the chain regarding whacko-illogical-thought-processes!

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