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October 17, 2004

Diamandis To Guide Foresight Institute Nanotechnology Prizes

Foresight Institute has appointed Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, to lead the think tank's Nanotechnology Prize Steering Committee.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.17.04)

"The board is working to confirm this proximate cause to determine why this error happened, why it was not caught by the test program and an extensive system of in-process and after-the-fact reviews of the Genesis system." Source: Michael G. Ryschkewitsch, chairman of the Genesis Mishap Investigation Board, commenting on the fact that his investigation had turned up an improperly installed gravity switch, responsible for deploying the two chutes on the Genesis spacecraft, and for which contractor Lockheed Martin appears to be responsible. The last time something like this happened at Lockheed, Mars Climate Orbiter is believed to have made a similar hole in Martian soil due to a programming error.

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