Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 31 Aug 2016, 19:12

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory,

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2006
Posts: 122
Location: Florida, Argentina, UK
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 2 [1] , given: 0

Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Oct 2006, 21:34
1
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

85% (01:51) correct 15% (01:10) wrong based on 56 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, BEAM robots are not programmed to walk; instead they use brainlike circuits called neural networks to learn to walk through trial and error.

A)

B) BEAM robots learn to walk through trial and error by using brainlike circuits called neural networks instead of by programming them

C) BEAM robots are not being programmed to walk but instead using brainlike circuits called neural networks and learning to walk through trial and error

D) brainlike circuits called neural networks are used instead of programming for BEAM robots learning to walk through trial and error

E) brainlike circuits called neural networks are being used for BEAM robots that learn to walk through trial and error instead of being programmed
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by ankurgupta03 on 04 Jun 2014, 21:41, edited 1 time in total.
Director
Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 847
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 1

Re: SC - Los Alamos National Laboratory [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2006, 04:42
brufarber wrote:
Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, BEAM robots are not programmed to walk; instead they use brainlike circuits called neural networks to learn to walk through trial and error.

A)

B) BEAM robots learn to walk through trial and error by using brainlike circuits called neural networks instead of by programming them

C) BEAM robots are not being programmed to walk but instead using brainlike circuits called neural networks and learning to walk through trial and error

D) brainlike circuits called neural networks are used instead of programming for BEAM robots learning to walk through trial and error

E) brainlike circuits called neural networks are being used for BEAM robots that learn to walk through trial and error instead of being programmed

A
For me the close ones were A and E. The question is what was pioneered by the lab - the BEAM robots or the neural chips? The original seems to favor the former, leading my conclusion.
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 374
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2006, 04:47
A

B) BEAM robots learn to walk through trial and error by using brainlike circuits called neural networks instead of by programming them

C) BEAM robots are not being programmed to walk but instead using brainlike circuits called neural networks and learning to walk through trial and error

D) modifier problem
E) modifier problem
Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2006
Posts: 122
Location: Florida, Argentina, UK
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2006, 07:04
4/4 100% accuracy, impressive!!!
OA is A.
Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5239
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 324 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2006, 08:17
GMAT just loves to test our knowledge of the semicolon.
SVP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1629
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 2

Re: SC - Los Alamos National Laboratory [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2010, 11:20
I am confussed here. B is the more parallel for me.
_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Director
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 954
WE 1: 3.5 yrs IT
WE 2: 2.5 yrs Retail chain
Followers: 74

Kudos [?]: 1161 [0], given: 40

Re: SC - Los Alamos National Laboratory [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2010, 09:05
What THEY represents here in A - scientists or robots?
_________________

Tricky Quant problems: http://gmatclub.com/forum/50-tricky-questions-92834.html
Important Grammer Fundamentals: http://gmatclub.com/forum/key-fundamentals-of-grammer-our-crucial-learnings-on-sc-93659.html

SVP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1629
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2011, 12:20
GMATT73 wrote:
GMAT just loves to test our knowledge of the semicolon.

A sentence after a semicolon must by independent and "instead bla bla bla..." is not.

Thoughts on that?
Thanks!
_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Status: Mesmerized
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 180
Location: UAE, Dubai
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 85 [0], given: 12

Re: SC - Los Alamos National Laboratory [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Jan 2011, 04:29
why?
"Instead" is not a subordinator. In A, you have a subject (they) and a main verb (use)
_________________

Nanquam Fractum

Manager
Joined: 14 Dec 2010
Posts: 58
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 4

Re: Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Jan 2012, 03:37
I also picked B rather than A for the same reason that 'instead' make it Independent clause. Gt it now...Do we have some other words like 'instead' that doesnot make any difference to independent clause
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 9331
Followers: 808

Kudos [?]: 165 [0], given: 0

Re: Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jun 2014, 16:45
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Senior Manager
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 290
GMAT 1: 620 Q44 V31
GMAT 2: 690 Q47 V37
GMAT 3: 610 Q47 V28
GMAT 4: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 5: 700 Q49 V36
GMAT 6: 690 Q48 V35
GMAT 7: 750 Q49 V42
GMAT 8: 730 Q50 V39
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 88 [0], given: 2404

Re: Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jun 2014, 17:00
A!

DE: Wrong; BEAM Robots is the intended noun for the modifier.
B: Wrong; BEAM Robots can't program their own circuits
C: Wrong; "instead...error" is not an independent clause
Re: Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory,   [#permalink] 04 Jun 2014, 17:00
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
14 Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have 17 02 Feb 2010, 18:40
2 Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 17 09 Oct 2009, 12:29
12 Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have 40 25 Sep 2008, 06:26
1 Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 9 27 May 2008, 21:01
Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have 2 23 Jun 2007, 02:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Pioneered by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory,

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.