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2005-01-11 07:00:00

To an astronaut far from home, it's as important as oxygen, fuel and radiation shielding: team work. Science@NASA -- Weakened bones, radiation-damaged cells, spacecraft malfunctions -- when you think of journeying through space, these are the threats that come to mind. Yet, there's another issue equally critical. That issue is teamwork. Astronauts don't travel through space by themselves. They go in pairs or threesomes or even larger groups. Maintaining a successful team in a risky, isolated...

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2010-12-03 12:53:15

Jay Buckey is an American physician and engineer. He was born Jay Clark Buckey, Jr. on June 6, 1956 in New York City. He graduated from W. Tresper Clarke High School in Westbury, New York in 1973 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1977. He also received an M.D. from Cornell in 1981. He interned at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and completed his residence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In 1998, Buckey...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'