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+ - NASA's future inflatable lunar base

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Roland Piquepaille
Roland Piquepaille writes "If you think that future NASA's moon camps need to have a science fiction look, you might be disappointed. Today, NASA is testing small inflatable structures. In fact, if these expandable 'tents' receive positive reviews, astronauts will 'camp' on the moon as early as 2020. These 12-foot (3.65 meter) diameter inflatable units could be used as building blocks for a future lunar base. Right now, a prototype is tested at NASA's Langley Research Center. But NASA also wants to test other inflatable structures in the not-too-friendly environment of the Antarctic next year. Still, it's too early to know if NASA's first habitable lunar base will use inflatable or rigid structures. Here you'll find more details about this project and pictures showing this NASA's inflatable lunar basic unit during and after deployment."
Music

+ - A Musical Memory that Lasts Forever

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Mr Music Box
Mr Music Box writes "Music Boxes — 1000's Music Boxes to Treasure Music Boxes
We feature lots of music boxes from around the world including Reuge of Switzerland the "Rolls Royce" of musicals and Porter both famous for their meticulous handcrafted inlaid Italian workmanship. Also featured are a large selection of unusual musical gifts, that make great gifts for anyone. You will not find many of the items listed anywhere but here. Our selection includes angels, ballerinas, cupids, carousels, custom music boxes, water globes, singing birds, musical pocket watches, miniature instruments and whole lot more, including Reuge and Porter disc players. We also feature Miniature Instruments, some even include wind-up musical movements and look just like the real thing! We carry more than 700 Tunes, and on many items you can choose your own song. If your the handyman, craftsman type who likes to build your own box, we have a large selection of Reuge and Sankyo movements in all sizes for your projects. We have to many gift ideas to list here, so browse all the categories inside. This is a small collection of Reuge for a complete collection of Reuge Visit Reuge Online Catalog * Phone Orders Only from the Reuge Online Catalog We also have over 100 miniature clocks, absolutely adorable with Japanese, high quality movements. Check them out! Very cute! You will also find a variety of delightful children's wooden pianos for kids ages 1 to 10 ready for the young piano player to learn to play. Made in the USA by Schoenhut Piano Company for over 100 years and built to last a lifetime."

The End of Net Anonymity In Brazil 242

Posted by kdawson
from the good-while-it-lasted dept.
DieNadel writes, "The Brazilian senate is considering a bill that will make it a crime to join a chat, blog, or download from the Internet without fully identifying oneself first. Privacy groups and Internet providers are very concerned, and are trying to lobby against the bill, but it seems they won't have much success." From the article: "If approved, it will be a crime, punishable with up to 4 years of jail time, to disseminate virus or trojans, unauthorizedly access data banks or networks and send e-mail, join chat, write a blog or download content anonymously."

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