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Fight Against Maturity

Not bad for a machine with a 90 day warranty

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Spirit remains stationary on the west side of Home Plate in the location called “Troy”. The rover continues to be busy with an ambitious observation campaign employing both remote sensing and in-situ (contact) science with the robotic arm (instrument deployment device, IDD).

The soil disturbed by the rover’s embedding has been the subject of extensive science investigation. Five out of the past seven sols have involved using the instruments on the end of the robotic arm to collect images and composition spectra of five distinct targets.

More via Spirit Undertaking More Soil Investigation.

June 26, 2009 Posted by | Astronomy, NASA, Robots, space | , | Comments Off on Not bad for a machine with a 90 day warranty

Don’t mess with the house spirit

A Malaysian couple, who were on vacation, returned home to find a 26 year-old man passed out on the floor from fatigue and dehydration. They quickly called an ambulance and then filed a report with the police.

The burglar told the Police that after he entered through the back door, he was blinded and felt as though he was in a cave. “Each time I wanted to flee, I felt a ’supernatural figure’ shoving me to the ground.”

He was held captive by the spirit for 3 days without food or water.

Abdul Marlik Hakim Johar, a Police official, said the burglar was in stable [condition.]

via Weird Asia News.

Or at least as stable as you can be after spending three days held captive by a ghost…

December 14, 2008 Posted by | Strange | , , | Comments Off on Don’t mess with the house spirit