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The Von Braun station hopes to launch in 2025. [Photo/Gateway Foundation]

>Incredible new space hotel
轮状太空旅馆2025年建成
Californian company Gateway Foundation has released plans for the Von Braun Station, a cruise ship-style hotel floating among the stars.
美国加州盖特韦基金会公布了冯•布劳恩太空旅馆的建设计划,这是一家漂浮在群星之间的游轮风格的酒店。
The aim is to get the hotel off the ground by 2025 and make it fully operational for travel by 2027.
这家太空旅馆计划在2025年前建成,并在2027年前全面投入运营。
According to digitally rendered video and images released by the Gateway Foundation, the station resembles a rotating wheel, comprised of 24 modules, orbiting the Earth.
根据盖特韦基金会发布的数字渲染视频和图像,冯•布劳恩太空旅馆外形酷似一个旋转的轮子,由24个模块组成,环绕地球运行。
Tim Alatorre, senior design architect at the Gateway Foundation, says the rotating wheel would create a simulated gravity.
盖特韦基金会的高级设计建筑师蒂姆•阿拉托雷说,太空旅馆会产生模拟重力。
"The station rotates, pushing the contents of the station out to the perimeter of the station, much in the same way that you can spin a bucket of water - the water pushes out into the bucket and stays in place," he tells CNN Travel.
他告诉美国有线新闻网旅游频道:"太空旅馆会旋转,把其中的物品推到外围,就像你旋转一桶水一样——水会被推到桶里,并保持原位。"
Price wise, in the early phase the Von Braun hotel will be catering to those with dollars to spend, but the foundation is hoping to make it equivalent to "a trip on a cruise or a trip to Disneyland."
就价格而言,运营早期,冯•布劳恩太空旅馆将为富有的顾客提供服务,但该基金会希望,它能等同于"一次游轮之旅或迪士尼乐园之旅"。

 

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>Get paid to watch movies
美差:刷恐怖电影赢现金
If you've already blown through lists of the best horror movies ever made, it's time to get more specific with your Halloween binge-watching.
如果你已经看过最佳恐怖电影榜单上的不少电影,今年万圣节是时候有针对性地刷电影了。
This year, USDish is challenging one brave soul to watch 13 movies based on classic Stephen King works by Oct 31 - and the lucky viewer will receive $1300 for their fortitude.
今年胆子大的人可以接受USDish网站的挑战,在10月31日前看完13部斯蒂芬•金经典小说改编的电影,完成挑战的勇敢观影者将有幸获得1300美元(约合人民币9217元)的嘉奖。
The candidate chosen for the challenge will receive a survival kit complete with a blanket, flashlight, candy, popcorn, and Stephen King swag.
被选中参加挑战的人将收到一套"生存装备",有毯子、手电筒、糖果、爆米花和斯蒂芬•金潮包。
USDish will also send them a Fitbit they can use to track their pulse while watching some of the most heart-pounding scenes.
USDish网站还会给他们发一个Fitbit手环,监测他们在看最恐怖片段时的脉搏。
All 13 movies are available to watch on Dish.
所有13部电影都可以在Dish网站上观看。
After making it through the list and logging their experience, the winner will receive a $1300 cash prize.
在打卡完列表上的所有电影并分享观后感后,赢家将能获得1300美元的现金奖励。
They can use that money to buy all the Stephen King movies that weren't included in the challenge - or maybe take a relaxing trip somewhere else.
他们可以用这笔钱去看挑战范围之外的斯蒂芬•金的所有电影,也可以来一场放松身心的旅游。

 

Members of the FitFam fitness community in Shanghai get in an early morning run downtown. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

>Calluses protect feet
研究:光脚走路比穿鞋好
Do you have calluses on your feet? Don't fear them, though. New research has revealed that foot calluses - thickened skin that forms naturally when one walks barefoot - have evolved to protect the feet and provide comfortable walking in perhaps ways that shoes can't match.
你脚上有茧吗?不要怕,最新研究表明,脚茧作为一种赤脚行走时自然形成的厚皮,可以让我们行走得更舒适,还能起到保护脚的作用。某种程度上来说,穿鞋子都达不到这样的效果呢。
Unlike shoes, foot calluses offer protection without compromising sensitivity or gait, according to a study published in June online in the journal Nature.
《自然》杂志6月在线发布的一项研究表明,与鞋子不同的是,脚茧提供的保护并不会影响脚部的敏感度和步态。
Shoes, in contrast, reduce sensitivity in the foot and alter the way that the impact forces transfer from the foot to joints higher up the leg.
相比之下,鞋子会降低脚部的敏感度,并会改变冲击力从脚部传递到腿部上方关节的方式。
"We suggest children walk barefoot on humid grass with the purpose of stimulating the afferents (nerves traveling to the brain) for developmental reasons," said Thomas Milani, a professorship of human locomotion at the Technische Universitat Chemnitz in Germany, who co-led the study.
这项研究的带头人之一、德国切姆尼茨理工大学的人类运动教授托马斯•米兰尼说:"出于发育方面的考虑,我们建议儿童光脚走在潮湿的草地上,这样可以刺激大脑的传入神经(传到大脑的神经)。"
However, barefoot walking isn't the best idea for everyone.
不过赤脚走路并非适用于所有人。
People with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy can wound their feet and not realize it.
患有糖尿病和周围神经病变的人就可能会伤到脚而不自知。

 

[Photo/BBC]

>Left-handed DNA found
科学家发现左撇子DNA
Scientists have found the first genetic instructions hardwired into human DNA that are linked to being left-handed.
科学家找到了首批与左撇子相关的人类DNA(脱氧核糖核酸)基因指令。
The instructions also seem to be heavily involved in the structure and function of the brain - particularly the parts involved in language.
这些基因指令似乎还与人脑的结构和功能有着密切联系,特别是涉及语言功能的那部分大脑区域。
The team at the University of Oxford say left-handed people may have better verbal skills as a result.
来自英国牛津大学的研究小组表示,因此左撇子可能语言能力更强。
"It tells us for the first time that handedness has a genetic component," said Prof Gwenaelle Douaud, one of the researchers.
研究人员之一、格韦纳尔•杜奥教授表示,这是人们首次发现左撇子还是右撇子是受遗传因素影响的。
In the left-handed participants, the two halves of the brain - the left and right hemispheres - were better connected and more co-ordinated in regions involved in language.
研究对象中,左撇子的大脑左右半球连接性更好,主管语言区域的部分协调性更佳。
The researchers speculate left-handed people may have better verbal skills.
因此,研究人员推断,左撇子的语言表达能力更强。
The study also showed slightly higher risks of schizophrenia, and slightly lower risks of Parkinson's disease, in left-handed people.
研究还显示,左撇子患精神分裂症的比例略高,但患帕金森病的几率则略低于右撇子。

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