Cowlix Wearing my mind on my sleeve

Friday, March 01, 2002 Permanent link to this day
Olympic logos

Did you miss one of Google's Olympic logos? [via rc3]

Filter problem

The shuttle launched this morning for an eleven day trip to the work on the Hubble, but a clogged filter may cause the mission to be aborted early.

Slip slidin' away

In a paper just published in Nature, A team led by Paul Segall and Peter Cervelli describe a silent earthquake which has caused one slope of the Kilauea Volcano to slide almost 3 and a half inches into the Pacific Ocean. That volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983 in an event called Pu`u `O`o. Volcanoes collapsing into the ocean have caused massive tsunamis in the past.

Shadow government

Shadow Government Is at Work in Secret

President Bush has dispatched a shadow government of about 100 senior civilian managers to live and work secretly outside Washington, activating for the first time long-standing plans to ensure survival of federal rule after catastrophic attack on the nation's capital.

Execution of the classified "Continuity of Operations Plan" resulted not from the Cold War threat of intercontinental missiles, the scenario rehearsed for decades, but from heightened fears that the al Qaeda terrorist network might somehow obtain a portable nuclear weapon, according to three officials with firsthand knowledge. U.S. intelligence has no specific knowledge of such a weapon, they said, but the risk is thought great enough to justify the shadow government's disruption and expense.

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