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Beyond Opteron  - C/Net  In his previous business incarnations, Phil Hester spent more than two decades at IBM, then founded a server manufacturer called Newisys. But as the (relatively) new chief technology officer at Advanced Micro Devices, that impressive resume will likely be put to the test. Appointed in September, Hester is taking on full force the future of AMD's processor designs. He replaced Fred Weber, a man who many credit with the development of AMD's Opteron chip, a key piece in the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker's turnaround.     
City-wide wi-fi rolls out in UK  - BBC  A UK company that has created wireless hotspots in stations, coffee shops and hotels around the UK is planning to launch city-wide wi-fi this spring. The Cloud will bring wireless broadband to nine cities including London, Manchester and Birmingham. Hundreds of hotzones will be rolled out across the cities, giving access to the internet for anyone using a wi-fi enabled computer or mobile phone. More cities are expected to be announced during 2006. It is expected that the new wireless internet network will reach more than 4 million people.   

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Bye-bye hard drive, hello flash  - C/Net   Manufacturers of NAND flash memory say they will expand the market for their chips over the next few years and colonize devices that now rely on hard drives or other types of memory. In turn, this could mean phones that can record several hours of video, or smaller notebooks with twice or more the battery life. By about the turn of the decade, NAND could even replace hard drives entirely in some mini notebooks because of the increasing amount of data the chips can hold. Flash also takes up less space and uses less energy. "The average notebook has 30GB (of hard drive storage). How long is it before the notebook has solid state memory? Five or six years," he said. "When was the last time you tapped out a drive?" It will become standard in video cameras, displacing tape, recordable DVDs and mini drives. Currently, NAND chips double in memory density every year. The cutting-edge 4-gigabit chips of 2005, for example, will soon be dethroned by 8-gigabit chips. 1GB of flash costs a consumer electronics manufacturer about $45, said Handy. That will drop to $30 in next year, $20 in 2008 and $9 by 2009.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
1/10/2005: Imaging Study Links Key Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease To Myelin Breakdown - Science Daily

Biosciences:
1/10/2005: Cosmic Log: The politics of stem cells - MSNBC
1/10/2005: Journal gets set to retract stem cell paper
 - MSNBC
1/10/2005: Where 'Jumping Genes' Fear To Tread - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Going Back to the Source for a Heartier Apple Tree - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Hwang Woo-suk No Great Loss  - Wired News
1/10/2005: Magazine Pulls Hwang Paper  - Wired News

Climate, Environment:
1/10/2005: Pollination Networks Key To Ecosystem Sustainability - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Filth Flies Feel The Heat - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Ocean Survey Reveals Tiny Carnivorous Sponges, Eerie Dead Zone, And More - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Indian Remote Sensing Sat Completes Ten Years - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
1/10/2005: Microsoft-powered Treo debuts  - C/Net
1/10/2005: Disk wars heat up at CES  - El. Engr. Times
1/10/2005: Dispatches from the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show - Seattle Times

Communications
1/10/2005: 
City-wide wi-fi rolls out in UK   - BBC

Technology
1/10/2005: Beyond Opteron   - C/Net
1/10/2005: AMD goes 'Live'  - C/Net
1/10/2005: Bye-bye hard drive, hello flash   - C/Ne
1/10/2005: Semiconductor roadmap updated - with 2005 version  - El. Engr. Times

PC's

Internet
1/10/2005: Antivirus makers catch up to Windows bug  - C/Net
1/10/2005: Google to offer new video download service  - C/Net
1/10/2005: 26? No, 11. Kids lie to get on hot social Web sites  - C/Net
1/10/2005: Report: Google to announce video deal  - CNN
1/10/2005: Report: Google to launch pay-for-video service  - El. Engr. Times

Miscellaneous
1/10/2005: Microsoft's digital world  - CNN
1/10/2005: Gates talks Windows Vista  - CNN
1/10/2005: Gates aims barbs at dueling formats - Seattle Times
1/10/2005: Photo gallery of keynote speech - Seattle Times
1/10/2005: AP Video: Bill Gates at CES - Seattle Times

Energy:
1/10/2005: Matsushita tips fuel cell technology  - El. Engr. Times
1/10/2005: Nanocrystals eyed as solar cell material  - El. Engr. Times

Health:
Cardiovascular
1/10/2005: Use Of Amino Acid Supplement Following A Heart Attack Provides No Benefit, May Be Harmful - Science Daily

Cancer  
1/10/2005: Gyroscope sets course to fight cancer - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Researchers Identify A New Class Of Anti-cancer Drugs Based On Platinum - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Statins Have Neutral Effect On Risk Of Cancer - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Soda-Cancer Link Revealed as Myth - Live Science

Infectious
1/10/2005: First human bird flu deaths outside East Asia - New Scientist
1/10/2005: New vaccines for diarrhoea virus shown effective - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Study Sheds New Light On Causes Of Common STD - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Bacteria Thrive in Hostile Human Bellies - Live Science

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
1/10/2005: Radiologists Tackle Diagnosis Of Puzzling Football Injuries - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Building Interoperability Into Medical Information - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Black Baby Girls More Likely To Live When Born Very Premature - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Oral Contraceptive Pill May Prevent More Than Pregnancy: Could Cause Long-term Problems With Testosterone - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Low-fat, High-carbohydrate Diet Not Associated With Weight Gain In Postmenopausal Women - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Scientists Develop Prototype Drug To Prevent Osteoporosis Based On Cannabinoids Produced By Body - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
1/10/2005: Find raises questions about biblical history - MSNBC
1/10/2005: ‘New World’ shows off a new Jamestown - MSNBC
1/10/2005: What a Viking's smile revealed - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Histories: Military secrets and hidden patents - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Tomato Trek Yields Chilean Treasure - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
1/10/2005: Digital TV: Leaving viewers in limbo  - C/Net
1/10/2005: Q&A: MySpace founders Chris DeWolfe And Tom Anderson  - C/Net
1/10/2005: 2006 consumer tech forecast  - C/Net
1/10/2005: The lie detector you'll never know is there - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Dazzle gun will protect US helicopters - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Chevy is tops in U.S. in '05 - Seattle Times
1/10/2005: SEC testimony allowed in ex-Enron exec's trial - Seattle Times
1/10/2005: OPEC chief signals second-quarter production cut - Science Daily
1/10/2005: China and OPEC start energy dialogue - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Conservative leader Harper asserts Canada's Arctic claims - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Geeks in Toyland  - Wired News
1/10/2005: Design Your Own Lego Kit From Scratch  - Wired News
1/10/2005: Weak Moment, Guilty Pleasure  - Wired News

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Robotics:
1/10/2005: Better robots could help save disaster victims - New Scientist
1/10/2005: The robots are coming! - New Scientist
1/10/2005: A Helping Arm  - Technology Review 

Space:
1/10/2005: Mineral analysis may reveal life on Mars - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Take a leap into hyperspace
 - New Scientist
1/10/2005: HDLT Inventors Get Their Thruster Off The Ground With New ESA Study
 - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Apollo Chronicles
 - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Mission To Mars Via Antarctica
 - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Spicing Up Space Meals
 - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Astronomers Measure The Most Distant Moon
 - Science Daily
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Technology:
1/10/2005: Sony details Blu-ray plans, new product releases  - C/Net
1/10/2005: Photos: Sony's coming lineup  - C/Net
1/10/2005: Imaging tech inventors win top honors  - CNN
1/10/2005: Matsushita shows 103-inch plasma TV  - CNN
1/10/2005: New Technology Enhances MRI Capabilities - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Ultrasound on the move - Seattle Times
1/10/2005: Feeds: New Food for Marketers
  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: Nano Building Made Easy
  - Technology Review 

  



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