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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
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U.S. engineers turn to sound to detect hidden explosives

NASHVILLE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers say an acoustic detection system to identify homemade bombs can detect the difference between low-yield and high-yield explosives.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
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Actor upset by BBC dropping Dirk Gently

Actor upset by BBC dropping Dirk Gently

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- British actor Stephen Mangan said he is "bitterly upset" about the BBC's decision to cut the drama series "Dirk Gently," in which he starred as a detective.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
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Colfer penning 6th 'Hitchhiker' book

Colfer penning 6th 'Hitchhiker' book

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Eoin Colfer, the Irish author of the Artemis Fowl books, is penning a new fantasy novel in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" franchise, Hyperion said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, April 23, 2007.
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Missile damage detection system developed

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers have created a monitoring system that can detect damage and flaws which could hinder the performance of new types of military missiles.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, March 11, 2007.
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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.

He also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who. A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.

Adams became known as an advocate for animals and the environment, and a lover of fast cars, cameras, and the Apple Macintosh. He was a staunch atheist, famously imagining a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, "This is an interesting world I find myself in—an interesting hole I find myself in—fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!" Biologist Richard Dawkins dedicated his book, The God Delusion (2006), to Adams, writing on his death that, "cience has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla and the black rhino have lost a gallant defender."

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