Pushing the known envelope of life to a new extreme, scientists have found evidence that viable microorganisms populate
a gigantic freshwater lake hidden for hundreds of thousands of years beneath the Antarctic ice sheet.
Bates wants to learn how to build convincing characters to populate
these computer-mediated worlds.
Specifically his question is whether, as the solar system moves through the giant molecular clouds (GMCs) that populate
interstellar space, the Oort cloud can be alternately stripped of its contents by the gravity of such clouds and then replenished from the matter in the GMCs.
The service populates
a TSSOP, SOIC, or DIP integrated circuit (IC) onto the exposed circuit board of the specially molded ProtoKey Next, jumpers are populated to connect the IC's leads to the appropriate redundant contacts on the key's shank.