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SSS 2009-08-26

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Still have some vacation time to burn, but tired of reading bad novels on the beach? Try a book written especially for people who’d rather go to the planetarium1 than to Planet Hollywood. It’s called The Geek Atlas2: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive, by John Graham-Cumming. Each venue’s writeup explains its relevant science and history.

For example, if you’re in Paris, stop by the Institut Pasteur and visit the museum commemorating3 the life and science of the man whose name is on your milk container.

The U.K. is teeming4 with sites of scientific interest, including the Eagle Pub in Cambridge where Watson and Crick modestly announced that they had found the secret to life. There’s the home and museum of physicist5 James Clerk Maxwell in Edinburgh. And there’s the British Airways6 Flight Training center, where visitors can operate the same training simulators that pilots use.

Here in the States, you can really get your geek on at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Or get your bearings in Gaithersburg, Md., at the International Latitude7 Observatory8. Walk proudly in these hallowed and historic places. Because the geek shall inherit the Earth.

—Cynthia Graber
 


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1 planetarium y20z0     
n.天文馆;天象仪
参考例句:
  • The planetarium staff also prepared talks for radio broadcast.天文馆的工作人员还要准备讲稿给电台广播。
  • It landed in a shallow basin fifty yards from the planetarium.它降落在离天文馆五十码处的一个浅盆地中。
2 atlas vOCy5     
n.地图册,图表集
参考例句:
  • He reached down the atlas from the top shelf.他从书架顶层取下地图集。
  • The atlas contains forty maps,including three of Great Britain.这本地图集有40幅地图,其中包括3幅英国地图。
3 commemorating c2126128e74c5800f2f2295f86f3989d     
v.纪念,庆祝( commemorate的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • He was presented with a scroll commemorating his achievements. 他被授予一幅卷轴,以表彰其所做出的成就。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The post office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers. 邮局发行了一个纪念美国著名演艺人员的系列邮票。 来自互联网
4 teeming 855ef2b5bd20950d32245ec965891e4a     
adj.丰富的v.充满( teem的现在分词 );到处都是;(指水、雨等)暴降;倾注
参考例句:
  • The rain was teeming down. 大雨倾盆而下。
  • the teeming streets of the city 熙熙攘攘的城市街道
5 physicist oNqx4     
n.物理学家,研究物理学的人
参考例句:
  • He is a physicist of the first rank.他是一流的物理学家。
  • The successful physicist never puts on airs.这位卓有成就的物理学家从不摆架子。
6 AIRWAYS 5a794ea66d6229951550b106ef7caa7a     
航空公司
参考例句:
  • The giant jets that increasingly dominate the world's airways. 越来越称雄于世界航线的巨型喷气机。
  • At one point the company bought from Nippon Airways a 727 jet. 有一次公司从日本航空公司买了一架727型喷气机。
7 latitude i23xV     
n.纬度,行动或言论的自由(范围),(pl.)地区
参考例句:
  • The latitude of the island is 20 degrees south.该岛的纬度是南纬20度。
  • The two cities are at approximately the same latitude.这两个城市差不多位于同一纬度上。
8 observatory hRgzP     
n.天文台,气象台,瞭望台,观测台
参考例句:
  • Guy's house was close to the observatory.盖伊的房子离天文台很近。
  • Officials from Greenwich Observatory have the clock checked twice a day.格林威治天文台的职员们每天对大钟检查两次。
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