Issue#126 1st July 2007
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A LOT?

These exercises are suggested by an eye doctor.
It is apt for all of us, who spend long hours at our desks, looking at the computer screen.
I Thought I'd share it with you. 20-20-20
M. Hafeez CP member from
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Step I :-
After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.

Step II :-
Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them.

Step III :-
Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the
entire body.

Circulate among your friends if you care for them and their eyes. They say that your eyes are the mirror of your soul, so do take care of them,
they are priceless ................

'Space hotel' test craft launched

Graphic image of Genesis I (File pic)

An experimental spacecraft designed to test the viability of a hotel in space has been successfully sent into orbit.

Genesis II is an inflatable module designed and launched by Bigelow Aerospace, a private company founded by an American hotel tycoon.
The inflatable and flexible core of the spacecraft expands to form a bigger structure after launch.
Billionaire Robert Bigelow hopes to use inflatable technology to construct a manned space station by 2015.

Inflatable spacecraft are attractive because they take up less space on their launch vehicle than solid components and therefore cost less to place into orbit.

Genesis II was launched on board a Russian rocket, and successfully separated from its launch vehicle 14 minutes after lift-off, engineers said.

Communications were established with the craft after a short delay, before the module beamed back a series of images of its expanding solar panels.

Officials said the craft was functioning well, with communications and air pressure as expected.
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Scientist Calls Mars a Terraforming Target for the 21st Century
By Leonard David
ASPEN, Colorado - Mars will be transformed into a shirt-sleeve, habitable world for humanity before century's end, made livable by thawing out the coldish climes of the red planet and altering its now carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere.
How best to carry out a fast-paced, decade by decade planetary facelift of
Mars - a technique called "terraforming" - has been outlined by Lowell Wood, a noted physicist and recent retiree of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a long-time Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution.
Lowell presented his eye-opening Mars manifesto at Flight School, held here June 20-22 at the Aspen Institute, laying out a scientific plan to "experiment on a planet we're not living on."

Humans: a terraforming species

"I suggest that the near-term outlook is that Mars will be terraformed," Wood said, and seriously underway by the middle of this century and essentially complete by the end of the 21st century.
Wood defined terraforming as "the purposeful alteration of the physical environment to increase its habitability for humans." He noted that we homo sapiens are a terraforming species, pointing to our own planet's alteration over time.
"We're currently in the tenth millennium of the terraforming era," Wood said. Similarly, Mars will be terraformed...as will every other piece of the solar system that we can get to...if-and-as humanity becomes truly space-faring, he explained.
"The terraforming impulse in humankind will be quenched only by massive adverse selective pressure," Wood reported. Terraforming nay-sayers seem to ignore the fundamentals of population genetics, sociobiology and human history, he argued.
Mars is far easier to terraform than the Moon, Wood advised. "It's kids' stuff as far as rendering it [Mars] into something that's human habitable quickly and easily. The Moon is a good bit tougher."

Thermal depression

Wood said that Mars currently is "stuck" in a semi-permanent "thermal depression." But there is a multiplicity of design solutions, he foresees, such as engineering an artificial greenhouse effect at the planet that warms the world and makes it "a more preferred planet."
Overall, Wood said that a workable plan can be scripted to raise the average temperature of Mars, rid the world of excess carbon dioxide, as well as generate soil to support agriculture.
After roughly one to three decades of such warming, Wood continued, the "Great Spring" literally erupts all over Mars. It's all a matter of trimming-and-tailoring a thawed Mars to the "biospheric optimum," he concluded.
Responded Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure and host of the Flight School: "This is not a project that would fit the time horizon of any venture capitalist." But Wood said that the effort is doable, but with a caveat. I believe it's roughly a 50/50 chance that young children now alive will walk on martian meadows...will swim in martian lakes," Wood said. It is not technology, nor money, he said, the pacing ingredient is marshaled will.
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ďIN THE NAME OF "ALLAH" THE ONE WITH WHOSE NAME NOTHING IN THE EARTH NOR IN THE HEAVENS DOES ANY HARM; AND HE IS THE HEARER, THE KNOWING.
Someone said,
"When one door of happiness closes, another door opens.  But often we look
so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been (already) opened for us". Honesty is the best policy beyond any doubt, since it gives us invaluable moral courage and self-confidence.  We should be optimistic but equally pragmatic, since pragmatism essentially is the key to success.
May I say so, <Manzoor>
<Have a nice time always> Kind Regards / Manzoor

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 Time to Spend 
Assalam-O-Alikum,
Dear folks, How are you? BoredÖdid I hear that? Though we are all looking forward to summer vacations for the much needed break from our monotonous routine, but after sometime we tend to get bored as we find nothing to do. It is not possible to watch TV all day and neither is it a good practice to waste time chatting onlineÖso what can we do? We donít want to sit idle because they say idle mind is a devil's workshop. So folks, here I am with some ideas for you to spend your time in a useful manner.
Girls and boys, your leisure time can be best utilized in acquiring new skill. It is indeed an opportunity for you to learn new skills. Use this chance to learn the skill of your choice. If you want to learn something about IT, go and join a course for it. Those who want to sharpen their English skills or any other language for that matter can join so many of the language institutes that offer special programs in summers. There are many institutions that give formal training in various fields like painting, wood crafting, candle making etc.  If you donít find any such academy around you, then you can get a book to guide you. There is a wide range of "How To-" books that provide techniques and tips to all those interested in learning a skill. If you are unable to get access to a good bookshop, surf online and find a useful website to get directions to learn a skill. 
We are born with unique creative skills. Some have exceptionally good creative talent. If you are among those, use your spare time and sharpen your skill. Try writing an article, doing poetry, making a sketch, paint...
The Sports lovers among us can join Sports club. It is good time to learn a sport or practice and excel in the sport of your taste. Sports do good in keeping body trim and fit as well. Those who are interested in fine tuning of their body can join gyms that have mushroomed in every nook and corner now. But a word of caution here: Do not take harmful drugs for fitness sake. Be careful of the company you form at these places because some of the places have become notorious because of hooligans coming there.  
Girls can avail this time in learning skills from the ladies at home.  If you have grandma at home, ask her to help you in learning sewing, stitching, knitting or doing embroidery. Go in kitchen and learn cooking from mother or cook.
Guys and gulls, in summer vacations you can run extra errands for elderly around you and make a little pocket money for yourself. Go and pay the bill of your elderly neighbours, do small tasks like replacing a fused bulb, oiling the squeaking doors, or help your parents in grocery. Donít do it just to earn some bucks. Do it for the blessings and duwas that you will receive. You can also do some charity work. Teach your maid's child or the sweeper's kid. Dear friends, there are just so many things can you can do in the free time you have now. Donít waste it foolishly. Be wise and utilize your vacations efficiently. Last but not least...have fun!

Ms. Amna Tariq Holy City of Makkah-Ul-Mukarrama

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