4/16/2004:

Intermediate Word:  mulatto  (a) offspring of a mule and a hinny  (b) racially mixed  (c) gray and white  (d) a female mule
Difficult Word: - morion  (a) crested helmet  (b) high, narrow gate  (c) wavy broadsword  (d) galoshes fastener


Possible Answer To Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal Cycle - Silicon Strategies  Left: Our planet's magnetic field varies with time, indicating it is not a static or fixed feature. Instead, some active process works to maintain the field. That process is most likely a kind of dynamic action in which the flowing and convecting liquid iron in Earth's outer core generates the magnetic field, geologists believe.  Earth's magnetic field reverses every few thousand years at low latitudes and every 10,000 years at high latitudes, a geologist funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded. Brad Clement of Florida International University published his findings in this week's issue of the journal Nature. The results are a major step forward in scientists' understanding of how Earth's magnetic field works.
Clever car 'Clever' car to solve congestion  - BBC  A three-wheeled car that measures just one metre across and carries two people could be the answer to our growing traffic crisis, its developers say. The Clever (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport) car has been developed by nine European countries and is funded by the EU. The novel tilting vehicle aims to combine the safety of a traditional car with the flexibility of a motorbike. If produced, the 50mph car could sell for 6,500 after December 2005. It has a metal frame with a roof at about the same height as a normal car and seats one passenger behind the driver.  

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Attempt to crack the ageing code  - BBC  Scientists are trying to find out which genes govern whether or not people live long lives. A study will take DNA samples from 3,000 90-year-old brothers and sisters. Once they have found the genes which govern ageing, they hope to develop medicines which allow people to stay healthy for longer. The Genetics of Healthy Ageing study is taking place across Europe at a cost of 7million euros and the plans have been presented to the Human Genome Meeting in Berlin. Professor Franceschi hopes to have identified the relevant genes within five years. "There is no upper limit fpr human life.": Professor Claudio Francheschi.





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