The Russian Space Agency is developing a draft programme for lunar exploration missions, including manned missions to the Moon. A first mission to the Moon is planned to be launched in 2009, with one of its tasks being the selection of the landing site on the Moon. In 2011 a lander should be launched by an Indian launch vehicle. This should be followed by another two missions to deploy a Moon range (base). After that, manned exploration of the Moon would be possible. This programme shows the willingness of Russia to be part of future exploration endeavours.
As others have said, success is unlikely. But I think there's still some need for pause here. I mean really; "similar to a traceable serial number on a hundgun"? Come on, guns don't kill people, zombies do. Amirite? I'm reminded of this informative brochure: How Everything Goes to Hell During a Zombie Apocalypse. Which starts off with this prescient quote:
It all starts with some a-hole scientist doing shit he shouldn't be
A new study suggests that resting while awake aids in memory consolidation and improves memory recall, much like getting a good night's sleep has been shown to do.
But I guess the people who write these web articles got hung up on one quote:
"Taking a coffee break after class can actually help you retain that information you just learned," researcher Lila Davachi, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, says in a news release.
So one researcher said the word coffee and suddenly it's "Coffee's the new wonderdrug!" "Coffee's good for your brain!" The researchers studied a rest period after learning not caffeine or coffee consumption. However, the coffee industry thanks you for your patronage, especially after that damning article from Consumer Reports.
In the 1960s, for example, Chicago was trying to shift its dying, rust-belt economy toward computing and electronics. The city also faced spreading poverty and racial unrest. Its civic leaders sought to solve all of these problems at once by creating affordable two-year technical-college programs for disadvantaged inner-city youths - in computer repair.
The idea that urban youths might represent a new pool of potential electrical engineers and software designers, trained in four-year programs, was rarely heard.
Also, that college degree isn't worth as much as they said it was. Turns out the lifetime income gap between college educated individuals and high school only graduates is not as staggering as that $800k figure the College Board likes to throw around. Dr. Schneider from the American Institutes for Research calculated it to be more like $280k.