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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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lunarchick - 10:21pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5744 of 5752)

Hydrogen

Robyn Williams: Iíve at the University of New South Wales just outside the School of Materials, Science and Engineering with Professor Chris Sorrell and I want to look at, in fact, his roof. What have you got on the roof up there?

Chris Sorrell: We have a photo reactor for splitting water using sunlight to produce hydrogen.

Robyn Williams: And what's it look like?

Chris Sorrell: Itís a little black box.

Robyn Williams: And how does it receive the sun?

Chris Sorrell: Well, the sun shines very brightly and it shines on a very small window which absorbs the sunlight and that window is made out of titania and the titania has photo active properties which allows us to split water, and then we split that into hydrogen and oxygen, and thatís the basic principle.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ss/stories/s534768.htm

How long will oil be 'king'?

almarst2002 - 10:59pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5745 of 5752)

lunarchick 11/13/02 10:18pm

Saudis became particularely useful for US after revolution in Iran and Russian invasion of Afganistan. The islamic religious puritanic fanatism of Saudi origin - the vakhabism, was actively promoted, armed and supported. The negative consequences of such policy for Israel and Europe was easily ignored. Then. It seems like a pay-back time has come.

lunarchick - 04:35am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5746 of 5752)

Were the Arab leaders
to say
that 'terror' had
NO END GAME

Then, the world
would be safer!

lunarchick - 04:51am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5747 of 5752)

NK winter fuel - light water reactors

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/14/international/asia/14KORE.html

lunarchick - 07:35am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5748 of 5752)

Discus throwing
boosted
ability to
JUMP

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_medical/story.jsp?story=351914

lunarchick - 07:37am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5749 of 5752)

FISK

http://www.independent.co.uk/search.jsp?keywords=fisk&submit=Go

lunarchick - 07:44am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5750 of 5752)

Iraq Saddam Wisdom Vision

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=351602

lunarchick - 08:00am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5751 of 5752)

""US government is set to fund research into a new type of nuclear weapon

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993016
http://www.newscientist.com/
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