5/25/2004:

Intermediate Word: 
collimate
  (a) to adjust the line of sight  (b) to divide equally  (c) to sort by category  (d) to assess 
Difficult Word: - ramekin  (a) baby ram  (b) Hindu vestment  (c) cheese, egg, and breadcrumb soufflé  (d) ring on a bridle

A Bird's Eye View Of Magnetic Earth - SpaceDaily  Migratory birds, as well as many other animals, are able to sense the magnetic field of the earth, but how do they do it? "A fascinating possibility is that they may actually see the earth's magnetic lines as patterns of color or light intensity superimposed on their visual surroundings," said John B. Phillips of Blacksburg, associate professor of biology at Virginia Tech. The results of more than two decades of research allow him to let such an image cross his mind. There is evidence that the earth's magnetic field is sensed by light-absorbing molecules in the retina of a bird's' eye. 

Global View: Ebbing Tide Of Money - SpaceDaily  Left: The world economy has been inflated to unstainable levels withj price deflation a looming worry in multiple markets and sectors  For four years, ever since Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan began to slash interest rates, the tide has been coming in: a relentless tide of money that has lifted stock markets, house prices, bond prices, trade, growth. And not just in the United States but around the world. Houses in Australia, bonds in Moscow, pesos in Mexico: they have all been floating on the rising global pool of money. Now the tide is turning. The first signs of that turn, of the ebbing of the tide, are there in markets around the globe.

Japanese Scientists Discover Secret Of Dolphin Speed - SpaceDaily  Left:  Until now, no-one knew whether the soft flaky skin of a dolphin, which they shed once every 2 hours, also plays a vital part in helping them reduce these 'drags' and travel faster.  Physicists in Japan have discovered how the surface of a dolphin's skin reduces drag and helps them glide smoothly and quickly through water. These findings could help scientists design faster, energy-efficient boats, ocean liners, and submarines. Professor Yoshimichi Hagiwara and colleagues found that the 'softness' or 'waviness' of the skin helps reduce drag caused by friction. They also discovered that the shedding of the skin itself reduces drag by disturbing tiny whirlpools of water called vortices





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