10/15/2005:

Intermediate Word:  peculate (a) to speculate  (b) to embezzle  (c) accused of sinful behavior  (d) flattened
Difficult Word: - traditor  (a) coastal cargo schooner  (b) betrayed fellow Christians  (c) (trade) factor in secondary cities  (d) Asian pheasant with two "horns"

Redowl iRobot's sniper detector  - C/Net  On Monday, the company announced a prototype system designed to pinpoint incoming rounds from rifles and mortars, and also to provide surveillance and targeting capabilities. The remote-controlled gear, named Redowl (short for "robot enhanced detection outpost with lasers), is designed to work with iRobot's PackBot combat device. Redowl features a laser pointer and illuminator, an acoustic localizer and classifier, a thermal imager, GPS (Global Positioning System), an infrared and daylight camera, and two wide-angle cameras.     
BAE Systems Displays Armed Robotic Demonstrator At AUSA - SpaceDaily  The demonstrator is an early prototype of an armed robotic vehicle equipped with operative turret components from the Bradley Combat Systems program. The Armed Robotic Demonstrator can be controlled from the operator's station in the back of a manned system illustrated from the crew compartment of a Bradley at AUSA. Gun and turret position, as well as information from a Commander's Independent Viewer (CIV), and the Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS) can be seen on a screen in the Bradley. Planned enhancements include advanced robotic technology for autonomous mobility.    

Broad horizons: Sir Arthur C Clarke continues to look to the future  - BBC  Eighty-seven years and the after-effects of polio have left Sir Arthur in a wheelchair and somewhat forgetful of past events; but as a science visionary, he is as sharp as ever, looking forward to the time when other predictions he has made come true. He is convinced that we will become a space-faring species. The analogy I often use is this: if you had intelligent fish arguing about why they should go out on dry land, some bright young fish might have thought of many things but they would never have thought of fire and I think that in space we will find things as useful as fire."The analogy I often use is this: if you had intelligent fish arguing about why they should go out on dry land, some bright young fish might have thought of many things but they would never have thought of fire."    




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