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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Rick Green: Snow Storm From Space, Courtesy NASA

    U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

    MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space. Commercial space travel took a big...

    Is manned spaceflight worth the risk and money?

    To the editor: We should review whether we want to continue wasting money transporting people to the International Space Station. ("NASA contracts with SpaceX and Boeing for space transport," Sept. 16) A separate article describes the inadequacy of...

    At last, signs of life in space program

     At last, signs of life in space program
    America's manned space program, in suspended animation for three years, was stirring this week. That's promising for the program and the nation — particularly for Florida, the nation's space port. But Congress must make sure it doesn't postpone...