The prestigious(享有声望的)Nobel prizes were announced in twin ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here is a look at this year’s winners and tr work.

69. We can know from the passage that ______.

A. The Time of the Hero was widely accepted

B.Mario Vargas Llosa only has a gift for novels

C. Mario Vargas Llosa ran for president of Peru

D. The Time of the Hero was based on some officers’ experiences

70. The technology of test-tube baby _______.

A. is a breakthrough in medicine but now out-dated

B. helps Robert Edwardswin the Nobel Prize in physiology

C. has led to 4 million babies’ coming into the world

D. is linked to human egg removal and fertilizationin a human body

71. We can conclude from the passage that ______.

A. the 2010 Nobel Chemistry Prize winners bring benefits to all aspects of life

B. palladium-catalyzed reactions are widely used in drugs for fighting diseases

C. The two Russian scientists have published their book Detectors of Carbon’s New Face

D. the amazing discovery of grapheme has been known to all for a long time


There are a couple of ways to forecast the destructive potential of a hurricane (飓风) so that people in the way can take adequate precautions (预防措施). Satellite images of cloud patterns can be analyzed to estimate peak wind speeds, but the estimates are often way off the mark. Specialized aircraft can fly into a storm to measure the winds directly, but the flights are costly.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology come up with a third way: listening to a storm underwater.

In a paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, Nicholas C. Makris and a former graduate student, Joshua D. Wilson, report a strong connection between the intensity (强度) of sound recorded by an undersea microphone in the mid-Atlantic and the wind power of a hurricane that passed over it. They say that such microphones, known as hydrophones, could be a safe and relatively inexpensive means of estimating hurricane force.

Dr. Makris and Dr. Wilson, who are now with Applied Physical Sciences Corporation, worked out the theory of underwater acoustic (声音的) monitoring of storms in a 2005 paper. “To be very frank with you, it’s a mystery what makes storms noisy underwater.” Dr. Makris said. The most popular idea currently is that it has something to do with oscillating air bubbles (气泡振动).

The researchers then went looking for experimental data to back their theory, and found it from a hydrophone placed at a depth of 2,500 feet by the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration. It happened that Hurricane Gert passed over the area in September 1999, and a hurricane-hunter plane directly measured the wind speed at the same time. The hydrophone data showed sound intensity rising when the storm’s outside wind “wall” passed over, and again when the inside wall, the most destructive part of the storm near the eye, passed over. “We got a beautiful connection,” Dr. Makris said, “between the hydrophone data and the actual wind speeds as measured by the aircraft.”

Dr. Makris is conducting additional experiments, working with the Mexican Navy off the west coast of Mexico. The eventual goal, he said, would be permanent hydrophones in known hurricane zones or temporary ones that could be easily laid by plane or ship in the path of a coming storm.

72. Compared with the traditional methods, the new way of measuring is_____.

A. more expensive                      B. more direct

C. less dangerous                                 D. less accurate

73. Which statement is WRONG according to the article?

A. The scientists gained support from different fields.

B. Dr. Makris and Dr. Wilson have figured out what makes storms noisy underwater.

C. The scientists have found the relationship between the changes of sound intensity and the force of the hurricane.

D. There are several ways for people to forecast the force of the coming hurricane.

74. Why is Dr. Makris now making other experiments with the help of the Mexican Navy off the west coast of Mexico?

A. To place permanent hydrophones in some zones.

B. To collect more images of cloud patterns.

C. To be secure in carrying out their experiments.

D. To get more information from the hurricane-hunter planes.

75. Which of the following might be the best title of the passage?

A. Waysto Stop the Destructive Force of a Hurricane

B. Connection between the Intensity of Sound and the Wind Power of a Hurricane

C. Hydrophones, Safe but Expensive Means of Estimating Hurricane Force

D. Measuring a Hurricane by Sound Underwater