September 11th, 2007

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How they tried to stop Murdoch

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How they tried to stop Murdoch
Miriam Steffens
But Mr Murdoch emerged the winner. Dow Jones was forced to
accept his $US60-a-share offer in early August, ending the Bancroft
family's 105 years of stewardship, after the three-month search
failed to produce a "competitive alternative proposal", documents
filed with the US stock market regulator on Friday show. The
publisher also agreed to pay News Corp $US165 million should it
back out and let the deal collapse, the filing reveals.
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The Arts of Buddha Sale

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The Arts of Buddha Sale

Posted Sep 1st 2007 2:03PM by Deidre Woollard
Filed under: Auctions, Art

The Arts of Buddha sale on September 21 in New York offers a gorgeous sampling of Buddhist art stretching back centuries. What is expected to be the top lot at the auction is the gilt copper maitreya which is inset with silver and semiprecious stones. The less than two foot statue which dates back from 13th Century Tibet is estimated to sell for $3.5 million to $4.5 million.
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Solar plane flies into the night

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Solar plane flies into the night

By Jonathan Fildes

Science and technology reporter, BBC News

Artist's impression of Zephyr
Zephyr reached a maximum altitude of more than 58,000ft (18,000m)

A lightweight solar-powered plane has smashed the official world record for the longest-duration unmanned flight.
The Zephyr's 54-hour endurance flight will not enter the record books because representatives from the world air sports federation - the FAI - were not notified about the secretive test.
Altitude comparison
Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk
The current record holder is Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk
Helios broke up over the Pacific, west of the Hawaiian island of Kauai

Zephyr infographic

Lightweight plane (31kg/ 68lb) is launched by hand

Flies autonomously and can climb to more than 18,000m (58,000ft)

By day it flies on solar power and recharges batteries.

By night it is powered by rechargeable lithium-sulphur batteries

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