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2008-11-20 13:05:00

U.S. scientists said Thursday they discovered vast water glaciers under blankets of rocky debris on Mars, suggesting possible life beyond Earth. These results are the smoking gun, said Ali Safaeinili, a shallow-radar instrument team member with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The glaciers are the largest reservoir of water ice found on Mars that isn't at the polar caps, John Holt of the University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences wrote the journal...

2008-07-01 06:00:44

By Mayberry, Anne RECs face huge challenge as energy demand grows at twice rate of new power generation The growing demand for electric power nationwide, coupled with climate change concerns and increasing energy costs, has increased interest in energy conservation and efficiency programs, and has expanded investment in alternative fuels. Despite these efforts, experts tell us that without additional electric generation, we may see power shortages during the next five to ten years....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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