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Comment Re:We had one, it was called the Shuttle. (Score 0) 71

So, how much has NASA's budget declined from when the shuttle was retired? Some, but not a lot. They used to be able to launch at least something with their budget, at the moment they can't launch anything and not even pay for the development of a new system. I wonder where all the money is going.
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Japanese Researchers Create Skiing Robot 52

An anonymous reader writes "In a bid to better understand the art of an effective ski turn researchers have recently built a robot to simulate the exact movements of a skier. The team of researchers from Kanazawa University in Japan built the ski robot to investigate the existing movements of skier's turns and see if there is any room for improvement on current techniques."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Release Date Announced 371

Croakyvoice writes "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, the seventh and final book in the best-selling series, has been scheduled for release at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007, Scholastic announced today." A deluxe edition for collectors and enthusiasts is also planned with a simultaneous release.

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