Saturday, October 01, 2005

UCCS weighs ethics of Los Alamos alliance

By BRIAN NEWSOME THE GAZETTE

The University of Colorado system’s partnership with the military on space and energy research is fueling a debate about academia’s role in the business of war.

In July, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs signed an agreement with the Army and Air Force to explore near space, a slice of the Earth’s atmosphere too high for most jets and too low for most satellites. Now, the CU Board of Regents is considering a partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where the atomic bomb was invented 60 years ago.

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