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Comment At least it's consistent (Score 1) 259

I am not a doper, but the charge of using someone else's testosterone for one day only during the Tour would mean that the accused was perhaps the stupidest doper ever. Testosterone is typically used weeks ahead of the event to build strength and endurance, but needs to be built up for a while before it kicks in. Using this drug would not have caused Landis to run away from the field the next day (though I suppose it could have been a placebo effect). Hiring hackers to mess with the French authorities is another colossally stupid move. These things always come out eventually. So at least it's consistent, the French think Floyd is stupid, and are able to prove it in court.

NASA Tests All-Composite Prototype Crew Module 67

coondoggie writes "With an eye toward building safer, lighter and tougher spacecraft, NASA said today its prototype space crew module made up of composite materials handled tests simulating structural stresses of launch and atmospheric reentry. The idea behind NASA's Composite Crew Module project is to test new structural materials for possible future NASA spacecraft. According to NASA, composite materials are being looked at because they are stiff and lightweight and can be formed into complex shapes that may be more structurally efficient. In space travel, where every additional pound of weight drives costs higher, any weight savings provides increased payload capacity and potentially reduces mission expense."

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