8/21/2005:

Intermediate Word:  peignoir(a) intimate cafe  (b) aspiring young actress  (c) discreet clandestine assignation  (d) woman's loose-fitting dressing gown
Difficult Word: - moulage  (a) a jelled fruit dessert with whipped cream  (b) an imbroglio  (c) mold used in criminal investigation  (d) a a facial-cream face mask

 Mac hacks allow OS X on PCs  - C/Net  Hackers have found a way to bypass a chip designed to prevent the Mac OS from running on non-Apple PCs, which are often cheaper than Macs. Hackers and curious computer users this week have been downloading the tweaked Mac OS X for PCs, nicknamed "OSx86," from the BitTorrent file-distribution system. Now the hacked version of OSx86 is running on Dell laptops and other PCs with Intel and AMD microprocessors.   
Sleeping woman Siestas 'needed to beat heatwave'  - BBC  Continental-style siestas should become a part of British life to help cope with hotter summers, experts say. Met Office research has predicted by the second half of this century summers like the one in 2003 which killed thousands will become the norm. officials from the Met Office's climate research unit have predicted the UK could have summers as hot as 2003 - when temperatures hit 35C (95F) - every other year. The study which is yet to be published analysed how climate change would affect temperatures and concluded the hottest days could rise by 7C to top 40C (104F).   

Will we merge with machines?  - C/Net  The pattern is familiar: Researchers develop a technology or drug to aid the ailing. Soon thereafter, healthy people co-opt it to make themselves stronger, faster or smarter. Follow this trend far enough, and we reach the augmented human. Popular Science has scoured the most promising research under way in bioengineering laboratories worldwide to take an informed look at how technology will enter and alter our bodies over the coming decades. Below, a glimpse at the man of the future. Telekinesis:  Researchers at Brown University and Cyberkinetics in Foxborough, Massachusetts, are devising brain implants that will enable us to communicate with machines. 
Cellphone By Dentist:  A German design team has designed a microvibration device and a wireless low-frequency receiver that can be implanted in the tooth. Heart of Titanium:  The Abiocor II, due out in 2008, will be 30 percent smaller, fitting most men and 50 percent of women, and will last up to five years. 
Nerve-Zapping Hearing Aid:  The Bionic Ear Institute in Australia is building an implant for the inner ear that will shock damaged nerves back to health.  Four-Dimensional Vision:  Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin hope to give us genes for a fourth cone to enable us to see new hues that we cant even imagine right now.  Microchip Memory: A microchip will send signals from one healthy brain cell to another        




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