7/21/2005:

Intermediate Word:  humerus -  (a) rich composted dirt  (b) dish made with chickpeas  lentils, and meat  (c) upper leg bone  (d) upper arm bone
Difficult Word: - couloir  (a) beverage cooler holding ice and water  (b) deep Alpine gorge  (c) icy fruit slush  (d) carrier for transporting pets

 Nano-Graphite May Store H2 Gas - SpaceDaily  Left.  Researchers already have devoted significant efforts toward exploring carbon-based materials to store hydrogen, such as carbon nanotubes that could suck up hydrogen much as water is drawn up through a straw. Scientists also have investigated graphite, but prior theoretical models suggested it could store hydrogen only poorly.  Graphite films only nanometers or billionths of a meter thick could help store hydrogen in an inexpensive, easily manufactured, lightweight and nontoxic manner, an international team of scientists told UPI's Nano World. "If - and that's a very large if - a practical method for preparing the nanostructures can be found, there is a possibility for large-scale, economical production," said researcher John Tse, a materials scientist at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Graphite layers spaced slightly less than a nanometer apart can store hydrogen at room temperature and moderate pressures at close to a good weight.
Doom And Gloom Won't Sell Space Only Newspapers - SpaceDaily  Today's space activists are superficially more presentable than we were in the 1970s. It has been a long time since anyone tried to lobby the US Congress while wearing Starfleet uniforms and rubber Spock ears like some of my L-5 Society friends did. But when you get below the surface, their underlying message is as stale and yellow as those old documents from the back of my file drawers. And that message is always one of impending doom and gloom. Space activists present an optimistic view of the human future in space which is based on a deeply pessimistic future of the human future on Earth. Only the nature of the impending catastrophe varies.     

The triple sunset that should not exist  - Nature  Left:  This movie shows how someone standing on a hypothetical moon orbiting the planet would see three stars and then the planet itself moving through the sky.  Meet the impossible planet. This world nestles inside a system containing three stars that, according to current theories, should have denied it the chance to develop. Konacki's planet is in the triple-star system known as HD 188753, which lies about 149 light years from Earth, in the Cygnus constellation. The star at the centre of the system is very much like our own Sun. Its planet, which is at least 14% larger than Jupiter, orbits the star once every 80 hours or so.




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