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Google confirm free book downloads August 31, 2006

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The Internet really is changing. Only yesterday Universal announced that they would publish their back catalogue of music videos for free and now the next chapter in the Google Books saga unfolds.

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Pluto Seems Poised to Lose Its Planet Status August 30, 2006

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NY Times view on the Pluto “demotion” is interesting. It seems everyone has their own view. It is still there though, I guess the real question is whether it is dull or exciting. That’s where New Horizons comes in.

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Spirit continues studies Of Martian rocks And soil August 30, 2006

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Who says space isn’t interesting?

Spirit continued to make progress on the rover’s winter campaign of science observations, acquiring microscopic images and data about rock composition with the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer and the miniature thermal emission spectrometer. Spirit took images of the spacecraft deck for incorporation into the “McMurdo panorama.”

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Microsoft investigates leak of “Office” videos August 30, 2006

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“Software giant Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it was investigating how two in-house training videos made by British comedian Ricky Gervais, creator of “The Office” television series, appeared on two Web sites.”

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Galileo funding welcome boost for UK Space August 30, 2006

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The British Government has increased funding in the predominently European satellite navigation system Galileo, promising increased job security and support for the British space industry.

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How will students learn the planets now? August 25, 2006

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With Pluto’s demotion to less than a planet, how can students still use sentences to remember the names of the planets that make up the Solar System? “My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas” doesnt work anymore.

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Is pluto a planet or a Pluton ? August 24, 2006

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Named a planet in 1930, poor Pluto is at risk of losing its status as a planet – to be decided during a meeting held by the IAU today (24th August). Small satellite designer and inveterate enthusiast for all things space Stuart Eves explains.

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Selling UK satellites to US DOD is a challenge due to red tape August 9, 2006

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British satellite manufaturer SSTL’s Group CEO Sir Martin Sweeting speaking to Flight magazine about the challenges of doing business with the US Department of Defence.

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