impact of saying good-bye and actually leaving did not hit me until the day of my departure.
strength woke me an hour before my alarm clock would.
entire day was like that: a powerful awakening of whom and what I would truly miss.
4. Most importantly, I would be forced to say farewell to the ones who raised me.
5. All at once, the glorious hype about becoming independent and free became my sole, scary
6. I suppose that goes with the territory of enrolling in a university six hours from home.
my decision to do so, in fact, all my personal problems had seemed to fade.
one ever said divorce was easy.
9. She walked me to my car, and I could feel my sadness in the pit of my stomach.
10. The implication that all money spent from then on would be my own was scary, yet funny as
Lying still, waiting, I suddenly notice the life outside the window. The bugs sing in chorus.
Neighbors, sitting on their verandas until late, speak in hazy words with sanded edges that soothe
me. I catch the scent of fresh grass clippings. Then I hear something I can't decode-perhaps a tree
branch raking the shop roof next door.
1. The supply curve for oil－the amount offered at any given price－is being pushed steadily
outward, thanks to technology.
2. But there's another, quite different scenario－namely, that oil prices, adjusted for inflation,
won't rise at all over the long term.
3. Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries still sit on the world's biggest
and best oil reservoirs.
4. Smith Rea Energy Associates Ltd., a London-based researcher, figures that the world's oil
producers could add 350 billion barrels to their proven reserves if they counted all the oil that has
become affordable to recover because of the latest breakthroughs.
5. Rather than being a fixed number of barrels, the reserve is seen as something that grows and
grows as technology finds new sources of oil and extracts more from existing fields.
7. What's more, many independent oil companies have moved to the cutting edge.
According to government statistics, in the United States, there are over l10 million cars and 15
million commercial vehicles or trucks. And
twenties of the twenty-first century, the population of the United States will have doubled that of
today and the number of automobiles will be doubled as well. And in twenty years' time the per
capita income will also be 2.5 times higher than it is now. If this increased income is spent on
more and larger automobiles, larger houses, and increased consumption of other material goods,
the results could cause catastrophic resource exhaustion, and pollution.
1. With that event still so close, it might seem surprising to hear that an even bigger revolution in
biology is now poised to mop up the advances made by genomics and move on to something
2. A liver cell has a different job from a blood cell and proteins to match.
3. And we will not know who the crooks are in town, the equivalent of the malfunctioning proteins
that need to be dealt with to stop disease.
4. The new methods are smarter and the data they produce more accessible.
5. Once separated they can be cut into fragments by enzymes, and fed into a mass
spectrograph machine that shoots them through a vacuum and measures how fast they go.
6. Another sign that the science of proteomics is on the march comes from the growing number of
7. But as the plasma proteome project shows, there will be a pay-off even at the stage of
8. And if the unexpected technological leaps made in the fiercely competitive race for the human
genome are anything to go by, they will arrive faster than we might think.
Cloning studies are challenging many orthodox views in genetics. A common idea is that human
behavior and even our complex society are somehow
always challenged this simplistic viewpoint, pointing out that humans long ago broke free of
1. The Freedom Tower will further its distinction as a world class model of energy efficiency and
2. This new design reflects a soaring tribute to freedom and a bedrock commitment to safety and
3. This spectacular addition to our skyline will be a commanding architectural symbol while
addressing the security concerns we face in today's world.
4. In keeping with the original design, the entire composition evokes the Statue of Liberty's torch
and will emit light, becoming its own beacon of Freedom. 4.自由塔修改方案仍保持了原设计方案理念，整体结构与自由女神手中的火炬遥相呼应，并
5. While incorporating enhanced security requirements, the building remains open and accessible.
6. I am confident that when our work is done, we will be in a position to say we have done the best
7. Freedom tower is a bold and simple icon that acts as a marker in the sky for the memorial
8. While the Memorial, carved out of the earth, speaks of the past and of remembrance, Freedom
Tower speaks of optimism and the future as it rises into the sky.
9. Environmental quality will also extend to construction of the Freedom Tower, which will
feature waste reduction through recycling of construction materials.
10. It is projected that steel for the building will be visible above grade in 2007, with a topping out
In the cascade of catastrophes occurring in 2005, none struck Americans more forcefully than
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In response to the images of drowned cities and blasted coastlines,
architects throughout the country have asked,
collective attention more immediately than housing for storm victims.
1. There was skepticism about the capability of NASA to engage, after the Columbia accident, in a
new major, difficult and long- term human spaceflight endeavor
2. In reality, this latter decision was implied in 2004 by the budget projections released together
with the VSE plan, and has never been explicitly countermanded.
3. At the moment, however, ISS cannot find a place in the approach to exploration laid out in the
4. The future of the ISS should clearly be addressed rapidly and frankly between the international
partners, in the hope of finding a common understanding.
5. If such a positive outcome cannot be achieved, the fallout would certainly not be favorable to
future large-scale cooperation in human space exploration.
6. They believe that they will bring to discussions of their participation in the VSE more
bargaining power than has been in the case historically.
7. This is certainly not the current US view, but could not the current position be altered in the
next few years, as the political context changes in the USA?
8. Which one will happen will, however, depend very much on the strategy of the USA, which has
still the strongest hand in the game.
核心内容。根据英国国家航天中心(British National Space Cen tre)起草的战略，英国科学家将
Tackling the threat of climate change on earth will be the heart of Britain's civilian space strategy
under plans laid out recently by the government. British scientists are to develop satellites and
advanced observation technologies capable of looking back at earth from orbit to monitor
deforestation, the melting of ice caps and violent weather, according to a strategy drawn up by the
British National Space Centre.
1. …making paper copies of anything is a primitive use of machines and violates their very spirit.
2. He had a seemingly miraculous ability to lay hands on any document in the big mess within
seconds, but he was an embarrassment to his employer.
3. Warm files, still active but of less urgency, occupy the periphery, teetering on a corner of the
desk or stuck in a desk drawer.
4. Cold files, the great preponderance of documents that don't need immediate attention, fill file
drawers farther away.
5. First, slips can be angled or otherwise positioned to draw special attention.
6. Second, the goal of prompt reporting was compromised by the fact that police kept revising
their reports after filing them.
7. If you seek
going 'paperless'. It's the way of the future.
8. Even then, when computers have taken over, the controllers have continued to keep paper flight
strips for backup and for a record in case of litigation. 8.甚至到计算机已取代纸张的时候，导航员还会继续保留着飞行记录的小纸条，作为备份或
Over a long period of time, electronic media isare unlikely to replace such traditional media as
paper. First of all, not anyone can afford to have a computer and can log onsurf the Internet at any
place due to financial factors, geographical conditions and various other factors. In addition, the
verification of some important contracts requires unique authenticity. Any photocopy and
duplication is ineffective. What's more, one person's handwriting contains particular information
which can not be replaced by digital media.