12 Thursday, 6 August 2009 London Lite Take the peanuts to a higher place and set the chicken free. Transcend everyday cooking when you master the art of Chinese cuisine with new Wanchai Ferry recipe kits. Create unique and delicious dishes enriched with truly enticing, specially sourced ingredients.Toast peanuts until crunchy and blend with the lively heat of red chillies to elevate an ordinary stir-fry into a Kung Pao Chicken dish. As pleasurable to make as they are to eat. 2009GeneralMills www.wanchaiferry.co.uk Space tweets: astronaut Tim Kopra SPACE GEEKS CANT STOP TALKING BY ROB PINNIGER Mansnext giantleap willbeto Lite bytes Science news in brief from around the world HAS Wikipedias day come and gone? Analysis of the three million English articles in the online encyclopaedia shows that the explosive growth of its user- generated content peaked in 2006. One reason for this may be the fact that at least 25 per cent of changes made by occasional editors end up either altered or deleted by others. FORTY-FIVE more nuclear reactors need to be built in the US by 2030 if it is to meet emission reduction targets. CO emissions from electricity generation could be reduced by 41 per cent provided investment is made in nuclear power. AN AMERICAN astronaut has taken social networking to new heights by tweeting from space. From his position 220 miles above Earth in the International Space Station, flight engineer Tim Kopra has made regular Twitter posts about life on the ISS. CAR manufacturer Daimler set up research which found that over a four-hour simulated journey, drivers believed they were more alert than their reactions to tests indicated. In light of this, researchers say, there may be some benefit in building cars that can assess alertness and advise us when its time to take a break. The week in numbers Science&technology T HE WORLD is buzzing with Martian news. Not only has a mysterious rocky monolith just been found on Mars -- sparking debate as to whether it could have been built by a Martian civilisation or is just an odd-shaped boulder -- but the Apollo 11 astronauts who walked on the moon 40 years ago have stated that they think the Red Planet should be the focus of the next manned space mission, rather than going back to the moon. Sometimes I think I flew to the wrong place, says Michael Collins, who remained on board while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface. I worry that the emphasis on returning to the moon will cause us to become ensnared in a tech- nological briar patch, needlessly delaying for decades the exploration of Mars, a much more worthwhile destination. Internationalplans IN FACT, those countries that are capable of it have already stated their intention to go to Mars. The US, Russia, China and India all have plans to develop manned space missions and the European Space Agency is working with Nasa towards a manned Mars mission in the late 2020s or early 2030s. The Mars mission will take three years in all -- nine months to reach the planet and the same to return, plus a year and a half on the surface. Its a far more challeng- ing proposition than the three-day journey to the moon. Barack Obamas administration is reviewing the situation and, according to New Scientist, there is talk of sending astronauts on ever longer deep space trips -- to visiting asteroids and on fly-bys of Venus -- to prepare for landing on Mars. Technicalchallenges WHATEVER the result of the Obama review, the situation is complicated by the fact that in 2004 President Bush made the decision to retire Nasas orbital workhorse, the Space Shuttle, for cost reasons. The 44,000entries is the content of the Welsh dictionary stored on a new phone developed by Orange and Samsung for the 750,000 Welsh speakers in the UK. The phone will feature Welsh menus and predictive text. 1mile beneath the sea bed is how far down Japanese scientists have drilled into an underwater earthquake zone. By doing this, from a ship floating 1.2 miles above the sea bed, they hope to gain a better understanding of how earthquakes and tsunamis begin. 134340is the current name of Pluto, the dwarf planet once regarded as fully fledged until it was demoted three years ago by the International Astronomical Union, which meets this weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the hopes of some astronomers that Pluto will be reinstated, experts predict it will remain just a number. 2times the size of Texas is the area of a region of the Pacific Ocean covered with plastic debris known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The plastic debris ends up concentrated in this region because of circular, clockwise currents that flow around a central zone hundreds of miles wide. The amount of plastic in this area and its effect on marine life remains a mystery, so this week a team of scientists is visiting to find out. 25,500people may have developed asthma because of exposure to dust after the World Trade Center collapsed in the 9/11 attack on New York, according to a new study. It also estimates that as many as 61,000 people have suffered post- traumatic stress or other mental health problems, in lingering effects from the 2001 atrocity. 9/11: collapse caused asthma index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html