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  January 22, 2004

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Troops in desert with oil ablaze   BBC World 'going too slow on poverty'  - BBC  The world is doing much too little to live up to its promises on eradicating poverty, an influential economic group says in an analysis of progress so far. The World Economic Forum says efforts towards achieving the UN's Millennium Development Goals are faltering badly. The goals set targets for realising a better world in several areas including hunger, peace and health, many by 2015. The goals include universal primary and gender education, halving those without water and sanitation while preserving biodiversity, cut by 2/3rds the under-five mortality rate, and halve the number of poor and undernourished people.
President John F Kennedy Grand visions: Bush is not the first US president to put forward a big idea  - BBC  In proposing a mission to Mars, George Bush is joining a long line of American presidents who have sought immortal fame with a "big idea". One could start with President Woodrow Wilson, who declared in 1917 that the world must be made "safe for democracy". The closest precedent for Mr Bush is of course the pledge by President John Kennedy to send a man to the moon. Kennedy was in trouble at the time. His presidency had started badly with the failed attack on Cuba. "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

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'Headed out into the cosmos'  - BBC  I believed that man would stay on the Moon, build a base there, construct vast wheel-shaped space stations where interplanetary ships could dock, and I expected planetfall on Mars not many years hence. When I grew older and these things did not happen, when presidents were threatened with impeachment and the planet was being polluted, I realised that the science fiction gurus were too optimistic. Their vision of the future may well be right 1,000 years hence, but they were wildly wrong about the near-term. But perhaps the future needed to catch up with them, and perhaps it is starting anew.
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Climate, Environment:
1/22/2004: Gore Environmental Speech Becomes an Assault on Bush  - NY Times
1/22/2004: Greens Sue EPA to Stop Collusion  - Wired News
1/22/2004: Industrial meat production causes more problems than it solves... - FirstScience
1/22/2004: Gore Calls Bush a 'Moral Coward'- Environmental Policies Decried as Driven by Campaign Funds... - FirstScience

Computers:
Devices
1/22/2004: Music Player Makeovers - ABC
1/22/2004: A Simpler Way to Use Software? - ABC
1/22/2004: Gamepad aims to build up muscle  - BBC
1/22/2004: China online gaming boom  - BBC
1/22/2004: R.I.P.: After VCRs and record players, say farewell to 35mm cameras  - BBC
1/22/2004: Is the War on File Sharing Over? - Salon

Communications
1/22/2004: W3C recommends mobile Web standard  - C/Net
1/22/2004: Free Wi-Fi may be in the cards  - El. Engr. Times
1/22/2004: FCC Chief Hopes to Raise Cost of Airing Indecency  - Wired News

Technology

PC's
1/22/2004: Flash memory's bright future  - C/Net
1/22/2004: eMachines tees up Athlon 64 notebook  - C/Net
1/22/2004: Sun readies StarOffice subscription plan  - C/Net
1/22/2004: Study: Desktop's days on the decline  - C/Net

Internet
1/22/2004: Paedophile banned from internet  - BBC
1/22/2004: A debate on free expression in an online world  - NY Times
1/22/2004: Open Up a Can of Spam  - Wired News
1/22/2004: Congress Stops Spam -- But Not Its Own  - Wired News
1/22/2004: A Real-Life Debate on Free Expression in Cyberspace  - NY Times

Miscellaneous
1/22/2004: How Does Larry Ellison Get His Edge? - ABC
1/22/2004: US illegal downloads on the rise  - BBC
1/22/2004: Armenia's software advantage  - C/Net
1/22/2004: Larry Ellison's new boss?  - NY Times
1/22/2004: Did Big Music Really Sink the Pirates? - Business Week
1/22/2004: Microsoft will change music link that forces its browser on users - Seattle Times
1/22/2004: Judge Rules Microsoft Infringed on Eolas Patent  - Wired News

Energy:
1/22/2004: Nuclear fusion row going critical - New Scientist
1/22/2004: Renewable energy targets on track: report... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular
1/22/2004: Ky. Man Tells of Life With Heart Device - ABC
1/22/2004: Reducing Your Risk - ABC

Cancer  

Infectious
1/22/2004: Scientists Assail WHO on Malaria Drugs - ABC
1/22/2004: WHO Finds Evidence Animals Play SARS Role - ABC
1/22/2004: Experts: Thailand AIDS Vaccine Will Fail - ABC
1/22/2004: Animals 'may give Ebola warning'  - BBC
1/22/2004: Ebola spreads from animals to hunters  - Nature
1/22/2004: Polio eradication plan agreed  - Nature
1/22/2004: Flu vaccine futile?
  - Nature
1/22/2004: Ebola may come from bush meat, study finds...
 - FirstScience

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Miscellaneous
1/22/2004: Cold Weather Rarely Deters Runners - ABC
1/22/2004: Accommodating the Disabled at Work - ABC

History, Anthropology:
1/22/2004: How humans got the gift of gab - MSNBC
1/22/2004: Dinosaur fossils found in the Amazon... - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
1/22/2004: World 'going too slow on poverty'   - BBC
1/22/2004: China poses trade worry as it gains in technology  - NY Times
1/22/2004: Chile's digital agenda  - NY Times
1/22/2004: The greening of the Net  - NY Times
1/22/2004: Consumer Electronics: 'Tough Transition - Business Week
1/22/2004: Bullets found in airport arrest  - Nature
1/22/2004: Parisian cafe culture faces American invasion - Seattle Times
1/22/2004: Consumer prices up less than 2 percent last year - Seattle Times
1/22/2004: More red ink for pension agency - Seattle Times
1/22/2004: Major customers push mutual funds to reform - Seattle Times
1/22/2004: Australian Online Visas 'Gaping' Security Hole  - Wired News

Neurosciences:
1/22/2004: Puzzled monkeys reveal key language step - New Scientist

Physics and Astronomy:
1/22/2004: Argon accuracy reaches new limit - PhysicsWeb

Prolongevity

Robotics:
1/22/2004: Qrio the robot makes acting debut  - BBC
1/22/2004: 'Robot Scientist' Said to Equal Humans at Some Tasks - Nat'l. Geo. News

Space:
1/22/2004: Grand visions: Bush is not the first US president to put forward a big idea  - BBC 
1/22/2004: 
'Headed out into the cosmos'   - BBC

Technology:
1/22/2004: Chemists Crack Secrets Of Nature's Super Glue - SpaceDaily

  




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