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2006-03-30 18:20:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- NASA unveiled a new policy for dealing with the media on Thursday, after accusations it had censored space agency scientists on global warming and the origins of the universe. "Scientific and technical information from or about (space) agency programs and projects will be accurate and unfiltered," the new policy stated. A full text was released online at http://www.nasa.gov. The release came nearly two months after the resignation of a 24-year-old NASA...

2006-02-08 16:20:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA, accused of censoring its scientists on global warming and the origin of the universe, pledged on Wednesday to reform its policies to ensure "open and full communications." The move followed more than a week of revelations in The New York Times and on the Internet about internal tussles between NASA writers and researchers and the U.S. space agency's public affairs office at its Washington headquarters. A key figure in the controversy, George...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.