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2005-08-15 14:15:27

There are four wings to the Earth Science building of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. But on August 8, "we added a virtual fifth wing," says NASA Emeritus Scientist Milton Halem. That new wing used experimental OptIPuter software to create a 'high-performance collaboratory' with the University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which allowed scientists to establish high-definition telepresence while also collaborating in real time on...


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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