Daily Archives: August 2, 2012

  • Men and Machines

    Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
    - Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980) Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have gazed up at the stars and planets overhead. Even now, separated from our forebears by an expansive gulf of time, technology and knowledge, the stars remain distant, esoteric but evocative targets.

    cu·ri·os·i·ty [kyoor-ee-os-i-tee]


    1.[noun] a state in which you want to learn more about something  Synonyms: wonder 2.[noun] something unusual  Synonyms: curio, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity Curiosity -- Robot Geologist and Chemist in One! Well, there couldn't be a better word to describe the Mars Science Laboratory,
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