Intermediate Word: anemometer (a) device for measuring water
vorticity (b) windspeed meter (c) diffusion rate sensor (d) measures
solute concentrations in solvents
bongo (a) good fellow
(b) dunce (c) spiral-horned antelope (d) Australian bush-baby
Intelligence: Machines as Brain Boosters -
Ken Ford ponders AI, he thinks of boosting human brainpower through
Amplified Intelligence, using machines to augment human cognition. It's
a less lofty goal than creating Artificial Intelligence, but also one
that's more realistic. Ford runs the Institute for the
Interdisciplinary Study of Human & Machine Cognition (IMHC)
at the University of West Florida. His work spearheads a vision to
address how humans interact with machines.
PointIs the world too dependent on oil?
- BBC Opec
is pumping a record 30 million barrels of oil a day, and could boost
that by another 1-1.5 million barrels if needed, its president, Purnomo
Yusgiantoro, has said. This comes after oil prices broke new
records overnight as Asian trade pushed a barrel of New York light sweet
crude close to $45. The latest rises are causing worries in
importing countries about the economic cost of higher energy prices. The
International Energy Agency, told BBC News Online that oil at $35 a
barrel - the average for the past year - would take half a percentage
point off global growth.
Planet had 'recent' volcanism
- BBC Mars
appears to have been volcanically active more recently than previously
supposed, according to growing evidence from Europe's Mars Express
orbiter. New estimates suggest volcanoes could have been active
between one million years ago and 20 million years ago, but more work is
needed to refine the dates Previous spacecraft data suggested that
volcanism on Mars ceased some time around 600-500 million years ago.
Some researchers even speculate Mars could be volcanically active today.
Mars Express project scientist Agustin Chicarro said some volcanoes were
"extremely young" based on current data.
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