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March 29, 1987 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
A consortium of 57 major universities and research institutions has put together a bold plan to build its own space station out of discarded fuel tanks from routine launches of the space shuttle. Normally, the massive tanks are destroyed as they tumble from near-orbital velocity, plunging through the atmosphere and eventually into the Indian Ocean. The consortium wants to propel the tanks into orbit and use them as building blocks for huge industrial and research parks in space.
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March 29, 1987 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
A consortium of 57 major universities and research institutions has put together a bold plan to build its own space station out of discarded fuel tanks from routine launches of the space shuttle. Normally, the massive tanks are destroyed as they tumble from near-orbital velocity, plunging through the atmosphere and eventually into the Indian Ocean. The consortium wants to propel the tanks into orbit and use them as building blocks for huge industrial and research parks in space.
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January 15, 2006 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
SO far this winter, it appears the heavens have answered the prayers of skiers, particularly of those who like to travel. Ski conditions across the Western U.S. are the most consistent in years, and significant or adequate snow is blanketing resorts across the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades and the central and northern Rockies.
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September 21, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
BOULDER, Colo. - Clancy Philipsborn stood on the banks of Boulder Creek examining the flood-level marker he helped erect. The 18-foot stone and glass tower was a bit damaged but still standing. "This piece of granite broke off," he said, running his hand over the line of sediment left on the monument by the historic floods that have swept through Colorado. He pointed to small boulders and uprooted trees littering the creek that runs through the center of this university town. "These weren't here last week.
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February 27, 1990 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not a great deal bigger than a dishwasher, an ordinary-looking box no more impressive than its own packing crate. It would fit nicely into an empty corner and make a good perch for a potted plant or--in the old days--an ash tray. But looks are deceiving. The unimpressive black cube, to be delivered to a government laboratory at Princeton University in two months, is in fact a new Cray YMP supercomputer.
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