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Fraser
2013-May-19, 10:50 PM
It’s time at last for “Drill, Baby, Drill!” – Martian Style. Ever wonder how Curiosity “Does It” Check out this enlightening and cool new NASA video for an exquisitely detailed demonstration of just how Curiosity shakes, rattles and rolls on the Red Planet and swallows that mysterious Martian powder.(...)Read the rest of Drill, Baby, Drill! [...]

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Selfsim
2013-May-19, 11:55 PM
Whilst the guy in the clip is entitled: "Lead Hardware Engineer", his wording displays a particularly poor understanding of the purposes behind Empirical Testing. This poor understanding is also unfortunately rife throughout most other 'amateur enthusiast, armchair scientists', and is frequently aided by inaccurately worded media reporting ...

"The second sample is intended to confirm the results from her first drilling …"

That reasoning is not, and never has been, the purpose of Empirical Testing.
What that is, is pseudoscientific rationale .. pure and simple