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  January 30, 2004

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Opportunity Lands on Mars - Space.com   First looks at data suggest that the spacecraft overshot the center of the intended target, flying some 15 miles (24 kilometers) downrange , said Richard Cook, MER Deputy Project Manager. As first images appeared, it was clear that the landscape was dark in color, very different from the Spirit landing site in Gusev Crater. Meridiani Planum has been found by orbiting spacecraft sensors to be rich in gray hematite. This type of iron oxide usually forms in association with liquid water.
Elusive Vulcanoids: Search Reaches New Heights - Space.com  Scientists have long theorized about a population of small, asteroid-like objects roaming around the Sun inside the orbit of Mercury. None has been found, but the search for these so-called Vulcanoids was elevated earlier this month from jet airplanes to a camera mounted on a sub-orbital rocket. "Mercury's craters mean there used to be a lot of Vulcanoids," Stern explained in a telephone interview.   

A Colorful Life In The Outer Planets - SpaceDaily  Left:  Atmospheric features on Uranus and Neptune are revealed in images taken with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The observations were taken in August 2003. Image credit: NASA and Erich Karkoschka, University of Arizona. Full size image  The top row reveals Uranus and Neptune in natural colors, showing the planets as they would appear if we could see them through a telescope. At first glance, the top row of images makes the planets appear like twins. But the bottom row reveals that Uranus and Neptune are two different worlds. Uranus's rotational axis, for example, is tilted almost 90 degrees to Neptune's axis. The south poles of Uranus and Neptune are at the left and bottom, respectively. Both are tilted slightly toward Earth. Uranus also displays more contrast between both hemispheres. This may be caused by its extreme seasons.

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Alzheimer's Disease:
1/30/2004:Researchers Identify Tremor Disorder - ABC

Biosciences:
1/30/2004:Fluorescent Fish Feud - ABC
1/30/2004:Primate research lab plans axed
  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
1/30/2004:Recovery Plan Out for Rarest U.S. Trout - ABC
1/30/2004:Wildlife Moving Into the Suburbs - ABC  
1/30/2004:Vet drug 'killing Asian vultures'  - BBC
1/30/2004:Earth's core 'simpler than thought'  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
1/30/2004:Sluggish PS2 dents Sony profits  - BBC

Communications
1/30/2004:Africa: The Next Wireless Frontier - Business Week

Technology
1/30/2004:Intel shifts 64-bit emphasis- C/Net

PC's
1/30/2004:Search Competitive - ABC
1/30/2004:Reflecting on a Computer Rebel - ABC
1/30/2004:Consumer devices boost hard-drive sales - Business Week

Internet
1/30/2004:Internet Rescue - ABC
1/30/2004:'MyDoom' Threatens Net Mail - ABC
1/30/2004:Net controls: Why cyber cafe owners in Bombay are up in arms  - BBC
1/30/2004:Bounty on creators of e-mail worm  - BBC
1/30/2004:Viruses turn to peer-to-peer nets  - BBC
1/30/2004:Mydoom virus 'biggest in months'  - BBC
1/30/2004:E-mail to art gallery in an instant  - BBC
1/30/2004:Dot.life: Are you too busy to rip your own CDs? Help may be at hand  - BBC
1/30/2004:China tightens web control  - BBC
1/30/2004:Security firm: MyDoom worm fastest yet  - CNN
1/30/2004:Clinton's gift to Web- only 2 e-mails  - CNN

Miscellaneous
1/30/2004:Self-Serve Software Stores - ABC
1/30/2004:Impending Improvements to Microsoft's Windows - ABC
1/30/2004:DVD teenager seeks compensation  - BBC
1/30/2004:Linus Torvalds- SCO Is "Just Too Wrong" - Business Week
1/30/2004:Why SCO's McBride Declared War - Business Week
1/30/2004:The Most Hated Company In Tech - Business Week
1/30/2004:Steve Jobs- "It Feels Good" - Business Week
1/30/2004:Apple's Overlooked Upside - Business Week

Energy:
1/30/2004:Japan May Consider Sharing Fusion Project - ABC

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
1/30/2004:Implants hinder breast scans  - BBC

Infectious
1/30/2004:WHO: Poultry Slaughter Will Slow Bird Flu - ABC
1/30/2004:Mozambique Cholera Outbreak Infects 2,900 - ABC
1/30/2004:Bird flu measures: What countries can do to stop the disease spreading  - BBC

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
1/30/2004:Study: Mom's Diet May Affect Baby's Lifespan - ABC
1/30/2004:Mystery Disease Terrifies Sudan Officials - ABC
1/30/2004:K.C. Vows to Get Fit, Shed Fat Stigma - ABC
1/30/2004:Research on Children May Confuse Parents - ABC
1/30/2004:Anorexia guidelines target teens  - BBC
1/30/2004:Grapefruit may help weight loss  - BBC
1/30/2004:'It was my secret': How one woman lived with her eating disorder  - BBC
1/30/2004:Trying to conceive: How to prepare your body for pregnancy  - BBC
1/30/2004:Drug approved for liver disease  - BBC
1/30/2004:'Hidden' salt is damaging health  - BBC
1/30/2004:Defibrillator sets patient's clothes on fire  - CNN

History, Anthropology:
1/30/2004:Neanderthals 'not close family'  - BBC 

Miscellaneous:
1/30/2004:GM cress could seek out landmines  - BBC
1/30/2004:Science In Action: From outer space to the atom's inner workings  - BBC
1/30/2004:Can Mad Ave. Make Zap-Proof Ads? - Business Week
1/30/2004:Putting a Stop to Fly and Tell
1/30/2004:Study: Small businesses wary of Microsoft - Business Week
1/30/2004:Feds offer free cyber alert e-mails  - CNN
1/30/2004:'Bottom Up' rising  - CNN
1/30/2004:No guarantees for high-tech degrees  - CNN

Neurosciences:
1/30/2004:Head Case - ABC
1/30/2004:Off-Track Teens Mood Swings or Mental Illness- - ABC
1/30/2004:Video: Is Your Child Depressed? - ABC
1/30/2004:HealthyWoman Quiz - ABC
1/30/2004:Focus on Mental Health - ABC
1/30/2004:Weighty thoughts: Scientists examine if obesity is all in the mind  - BBC
1/30/2004:Migraine 'may raise stroke risk'
  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:
1/30/2004:Opportunity Lands on Mars - Space.com 
1/30/2004:
Elusive Vulcanoids: Search Reaches New Heights - Space.com
1/30/2004:A Colorful Life In The Outer Planets - SpaceDaily
1/30/2004:Rover Mars Photos Provide Geologic Clues - ABC
1/30/2004:Senators Skeptical About Bush NASA Vision - ABC
1/30/2004:Scientists See New Opportunity - ABC
1/30/2004:Pictures - ABC
1/30/2004:Full Coverage - ABC
1/30/2004:Spirit seeks early return to work  - BBC
1/30/2004:Moon work: What would living on the Moon do to your body and your mind?  - BBC
1/30/2004:Water everywhere: Mars and water have been linked for centuries  - BBC

Technology:
1/30/2004:A Light Pounding - ABC
1/30/2004:Must There Be a Digital Revolution? - Business Week

  




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