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Security failures at the White House

April 24, 2007


Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card a letter requesting that Mr. Card testify before Rep. Waxman’s committee regarding an issue of national security. Specifically, Rep. Waxman has evidence that “there may have been a systemic failure to safeguard […]

Ethanol from Carbon Monoxide

April 24, 2007


LanzaTech of Auckland, New Zealand, announced today that it had acquired funding from a founder of Sun Microsystems to scale up their ethanol production technology. What makes LanzaTech’s technology interesting is that it’s not based on yeast digesting sugars like corn and sugarcane ethanol is (and that cellulosic ethanol probably would be), but instead uses […]

VA Wiccan Symbol

April 24, 2007


Finally, after too many years and a few lawsuits, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs will finally allow the Wiccan pentacle as an official symbol in national cemeteries and on government-issued gravestones. For a little more information, check out this San Francisco Chronicle link and this Stars and Stripes article. For a complete list of […]