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$20,000,000 will be awarded to the first private group that lands a robotic craft on the moon as part of the Google Lunar X Prize The Google Lunar X PRIZE is a prize from the X PRIZE Foundation, and sponsored by Google. Introduction
The Google Lunar X PRIZE, sometimes referred to as simply Moon 2.0,[1][2] was introduced on 13 September 2007.

15,600 ton of synthetic sand may be added to Florida's coastline each year by government officials. The tiny granules Granules
Small packets of reactive chemicals stored within cells.

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 of glass will help restore eroding beaches.


7,000 languages are currently spoken around the world. Scientists believe half of those are in danger of dying out.

300[degrees]C is the temperature to which dung from China's Chengdu panda-breeding center is heated to kill germs. The sterilized ster·il·ize  
tr.v. ster·il·ized, ster·il·iz·ing, ster·il·iz·es
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.

 poop Poop

A slang term often used to describe people with insider information.

Not the most illustrious name.
See also: Insider Information
 is then molded into souvenir panda statues.


88 percent of women wash their hands after visiting public rest rooms, according to a recent study. Only 75 percent of males lather up.

30 years ago, NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Independent U.S.
 launched two probes to study the outer planets. Voyager 1 is now 15.5 billion kilometers from the sun and nearing the edge of our solar system.


2 sets of jaws help moray eels nab prey. By contracting long throat muscles, eels shoot a set of hidden jaws In their throat forward to their mouth to help devour prey.
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Date:Nov 12, 2007
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