October 27th, 2007

Hospital Romance

Hospital Romance May Largely Be Fiction

 

Is working in a hospital or doctor's office a prescription for passion?

 

If you believe the stories in the burgeoning and steamy genre of medical romance novels, the answer would be a resounding "yes." But a psychiatrist did a study of these novels and claims the real world of medicine is a lot less torrid.

 

"The real ER is a lot less exciting, I regret to tell you," said Dr. Brendan Kelly at University College in Ireland

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People Who Shape our World

 

Michelle Wie. This young Korean American has gained a lot of attention for her long drives and attempts to make a cut at a PGA Tour event. In 2006, she was named in a Time magazine article, “one of 100 people who shape our world.”

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)

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ESA

Europe Floats Future Space Ideas

 

A mission could be launched before the end of the next decade to put a balloon on Titan, the hazy Saturnian’s moon. The balloon is one of several ideas being considered by the European Space Agency as it sketches out where its science should be focused in future. 

 

Other proposals include an X-ray telescope that flies in two parts; and a sample-return mission to an asteroid. All the ideas will be subjected to further study; and are likely to evolve as international partners get involved. Eventually, two missions will be selected, one to fly no earlier than 2017 and the other no earlier than 2018.

 

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Quote of the Day

"The man who doesn't read "GOOD" books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."

 

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

 

 

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The 2007 Tokyo Motor Show

The 2007 Tokyo Motor Show

 

Among the "big five" auto shows around the world, none packs as many far-flung concepts under one roof as the biennial Tokyo Motor Show. See what's new (and what's wild) at this year's show!


 

Mazda Taiki
Mazda's swoopy concept exploits racecar aerodynamics for minimal drag combined with zero lift at high speeds. Under the skin, the car is propelled by a next-generation version of the company's signature rotary engine driving through a dual-clutch transmission.

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