March 26, 2003 U.S. Air Force officials say they have found and destroyed Iraqi jamming equipment designed to interfere with global positioning systems used by U.S. forces to guide missiles and smart bombs. Hear NPR's Christopher Joyce.
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March 22, 2003 NPR's Christopher Joyce recaps the latest information on the war.
March 22, 2003 NPR's Lynn Neary is joined in the studio by NPR's Christopher Joyce who discusses a news conference where Central Command's Gen. Tommy Franks said that of about 500 wells in certain oil fields, nine had been set ablaze by Iraqis. Oil experts think it will take 30 to 45 days to extinguish them.
March 22, 2003 NPR's Neal Conan talks with Mike Edwards of National Geographic and retired Army Col. Patrick Lang about the challenges the U.S. military may face as they advance in northern Iraq. There is tension in the mountainous region between Kurds and the Turkish. And NPR's Christopher Joyce gives an update on the war. Bombing resumes in Baghdad, and U.S. forces capture the airport in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
March 21, 2003 NPR's Christopher Joyce reports on the latest from Iraq, including events in Baghdad, U.S. troop movements on the southern front and the Turkish incursion into northern Iraq. NPR's Frank Stasio also discusses the Turkish action with former Marine Corps Col. Gary Anderson.
March 21, 2003 NPR's Christopher Joyce discusses the military's chemical and biological battlefield protection and detection technologies with host Frank Stasio. Joyce also talks about the effects an Iraqi chemical attack would have on the well-prepared U.S. forces.
February 27, 2003 Congress investigates charges of widespread theft by government employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Workers are accused of routinely stealing government property, including computers, television sets and money, with the knowledge of senior lab managers. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.
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February 7, 2003 Secretary of State Colin Powell's detailed account of Iraqi biological weapons is not impressing some close observers, who say most of the evidence presented is not new. French officials insist the question is not whether Saddam Hussein has such weapons, but whether he will use them. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.
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February 7, 2003 NPR's Christopher Joyce looks at Secretary of State Colin Powell's statement to the U.N. Security Council that Iraq has biological weapons and the means to spread them. One former U.N. weapons inspector says most of Powell's evidence about biological weapons is not new. And weapons experts say producing these substances takes so little time and space, its not necessary for Iraq to maintain large factories or reserves.
February 6, 2003 NASA officials back away from the theory that a piece of foam insulation, dislodged during Columbia's liftoff, caused the space shuttle's disintegration upon re-entry Feb. 1. As NASA continues its probe, engineers draw on risk assessments done after the 1986 Challenger explosion. Hear NPR's Richard Harris and NPR's Christopher Joyce.
January 3, 2003 The director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory resigns, along with his top deputy, amid Department of Energy accusations that managers ignored fraud and theft by lab employees. The DOE spends $1.5 billion a year to run the lab, birthplace of the atom bomb. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.
January 3, 2003 Researchers announce this week that orangutans have culture. The evidence: tree-riding games, leaves used as gloves, and sputtering "raspberry" sounds that may mean "good night." Until now, only two other species on the planet qualified as having socially-transmitted behavior: chimps and humans. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.
December 31, 2002 This year, scientists issued a steady stream of retractions, reversals, and reassessments. For example: hormone pills don't protect against disease; the food pyramid doesn't make sense; and a common knee surgery is a waste of time. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports. (5:30)
December 25, 2002 In the second part of a series on the international oil market, NPR's Christopher Joyce reports on techniques being used in Texas to literally squeeze the last drops of oil from the land.
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December 24, 2002 In this first of four stories on the United States' dependence on foreign oil, NPR's Christopher Joyce looks at the effect war with Iraq may have on US oil supply and demand.
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