Intermediate Word: risibility (a) optimism (b)
quick-wittedness (c) inclination toward laughter (d) buoyancy
pachysandra (a) thick cloth between
elephant's back and howdah
(b) heavy touch and pressure sensor (c) steamer trunk (d)
Alien Spaceship Claims Raise Eyebrows, Skepticism -
Russian research team is called the Tunguska Space Phenomenon foundation
and is led by Yuri Labvin. He said in late July that an expedition to
the scene would seek evidence that aliens were involved. "We
intend to uncover evidences that will prove the fact that it was not a
meteorite that rammed the Earth, but a UFO," Labvin was quoted by
the Russian newspaper Pravda on July 29.
cell study's NASA link
- BBC Left: The
technology will be tested in a mission to Mars in 2008.
UK tissue engineering experts are teaming up with Nasa on a series of
space experiments which could boost stem cell research - and protect
astronauts from radiation. They will use the zero gravity of space to
speed up the growth of new tissue from stem cells, potentially easing
future organ donor shortages. The Kingston University team hope the
project will uncover better ways to protect astronauts from cosmic rays.
The research is in preparation for US manned missions to Mars in 2020.
Develops Robust AI For Planetary Rovers - SpaceDaily NASA
is planning to add a strong dose of artificial intelligence (AI) to
planetary rovers to make them much more self-reliant, capable of making
basic decisions during a mission. Scientists at NASA Ames
Research Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, are
developing very complex AI software that enables a higher level of
robotic intelligence. "It takes about three days for a MER
rover to visualize a target, get to the target and do some contact
science," said Rajan. "Part of the problem is we are not
closing the loop on board the rover. Signals from the rover have to go
to Earth for a human with his/her cognitive capacity to deliberate on
the information in the signal and make a decision.
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