The novel “The Humanoids” by Jack Williamson has been published for the first time in 1948-1949 in the magazine “Astounding”. This novel is set thousands of years into the future, when many planets have been colonized by humans. On one of the many inhabited worlds a scientist discovers the secrets of rhodomagnetics and, frightened by the terrible energies that can be released, he tries to use it for peaceful purposes. After years of work he builds the perfect androids whose primary directive is “to serve and obey and guard men from harm”, the Humanoids.
Swiss tennis player Patty Schnyder has announced her retirement from professional competitions. In hes career she won eleven single titles and five double titles.
Yesterday the sad news arrived of American actor Jeff Conaway’s death due to complications of pneumonia. Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York. He’s famous for working in the movie “Grease” and in the TV shows “Taxi” and “Babylon 5”.
Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was born on May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri. He died on October 25, 1993 due to lung cancer. He’s particularly famous for starring in many horror movies, often low budget.
NASA has announced the end of the attempts to contact the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, whose last communication came from Mars on March 22, 2010. Today the last attempts will be made but now hopes to receive an answer from Spirit are almost non-existent.