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The wow factor: Why the new game consoles could herald a golden age  - BBC  The new generation of game consoles have the processing power to herald a golden age of gaming, argues leading game maker David Braben. "Many of us have now seen Microsoft's new games console, the Xbox 360, and have been impressed by the crispness of the high definition displays and beautiful imagery, but we have not yet seen a true 'fifth generation' game. A similar transition happened in the early 1930s in the film industry. In the 1920s, films were almost pure spectacle, and that spectacle became ever more extreme to keep the audiences coming back."   
Tunnel vision Most powerful physics experiment takes shape underground  - BBC  Left: Cern's Atlas detector will search for the elusive "God particle"  "We are at a point where experiments must guide us, we cannot make progress without them," explains Jim Virdee, a particle physicist at Imperial College London. In the 1970s, the theory known as the Standard Model was considered a triumph of theoretical physics. Today it is regarded as incomplete. The Standard Model cannot explain the best known of the so-called four fundamental forces: gravity; and it describes only ordinary matter, which makes up but a small part of the total Universe.   

Internet lampposts to be trialled  - BBC  Smart lampposts that could provide high-speed internet access are set to go on trial in Dundee, Scotland. Backers of the project plan to install up to 4,000 lampposts  in a student village to be built for the university. The idea will combine lampposts with solar energy and wi-fi wireless internet access. The lampposts will use light-emitting diode (LED) technology to provide bright light using low power derived from solar cells "With only a fraction of the installation and running costs of conventional street lights, councils could use smart lampposts to provide street light while selling, or even providing free internet access to local residents
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Biosciences:
1/7/2005: Male fertility kit goes on sale  - BBC

Climate, Environment:

Computers:
Devices
1/7/2005: The wow factor: Why the new game consoles could herald a golden age   - BBC
1/7/2005: Music players lead digital surge  - BBC
1/7/2005: Las Vegas hosts digital nirvana  - BBC
1/7/2005: Who guitarist's deafness warning  - BBC
1/7/2005: Photos: XM's hybrid radio and MP3 players  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Samsung, LG stuff CES with flashy gadgets  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Tech tunes into TV at CES
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Altec Lansing iPod speaker system for $60
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Internet search meets the gadget
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Gearing up for CES
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Altec Lansing iPod speaker system for $60
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: XM Satellite to debut two portable players
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Sanyo pops out hand-size HD camcorder
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: CES prepares to dazzle widening contingent

1/7/2005: Renay San Miguel at CES in Las Vegas
1/7/2005: CES promises more hybrid gadgets
  - CNN

Communications
1/7/2005: 
Internet lampposts to be trialled   - BBC
1/7/2005: Texting record for New Year's Eve
  - BBC
1/7/2005: Motorola unveils new music radio service
 - Business Week
1/7/2005: Verizon's VoiceWing Flies
 - Business Week
1/7/2005: BellSouth mixes satellite into its IPTV trial
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Modeo aims TV at gadgets, cars
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Forecast: U.S. gadget sales to rise 8 percent
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Modeo mobile TV hits the screens at CES
  - El. Engr. Times

Technology
1/7/2005: Chinese PC manufacturer to use AMD chips - Business Week
1/7/2005: TI's 'Hollywood' DTV chip is shipping  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
1/7/2005: Bye-bye hard drive, hello flash  - C/Net
1/7/2005: ThinkPads to support Cingular 3G technology  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Pete Tong: Apple's gone wrong?  - Wired News
1/7/2005: Pursuing the $100 laptop  - CNN
1/7/2005: Google says it wants to partner on PC  - El. Engr. Times

Internet
1/7/2005: Details on Motorola's music service  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Owners' Web gives Realtors run for money  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Lesson for Murdoch: Keep the bloggers happy  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Microsoft censors Chinese blogger  - C/Net
1/7/2005: 'Lazy Sunday' and sudden Web sensations  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Everything you wanted to know by text but were afraid to ask  - CNN
1/7/2005: Firm expects Google to hit $600
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
1/7/2005: Windows bug awaits Microsoft fix  - BBC
1/7/2005: Probe may freeze digital-music prices  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Microsoft embraces open-source scripting language  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Probe may delay change in digital-music prices  - C/Net

Energy:
1/7/2005: The New Prize: Alternative Fuels  - NY Times
1/7/2005: Romance Made Electric  - NY Times

Health:
Cardiovascular
1/7/2005: Medics told to tailor heart therapy  - BBC

Cancer  

Infectious
1/7/2005: Warm weather 'to boost food bugs'  - BBC

Non-Infectious
1/7/2005: Charity urges rethink on cannabis  - BBC
1/7/2005: Price rises 'do not cut drinking'  - BBC

Miscellaneous
1/7/2005: Workers urged to do hearing test  - BBC
1/7/2005: Belfast 'unhealthy' says survey  - BBC
1/7/2005: Woman loses weight to have baby  - BBC
1/7/2005: Audit worries: Watchdog's warning on private firms and the health service  - BBC
1/7/2005: Cameron slams chocolate sellers  - BBC

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Miscellaneous:
1/7/2005: Surprise secret to soccer appeal  - BBC
1/7/2005: BBC News opens archives  - BBC
1/7/2005: Spot the difference: A look at how Labour and Tory NHS policies are converging  - BBC
1/7/2005: Changing relationships: There are many stepfamilies in the UK today  - BBC
1/7/2005: Advertising's twilight zone: virtual product placement  - C/Net
1/7/2005: News Corp. names Net investment head  - C/Net
1/7/2005: India police arrest man in scholar's death  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Voting system results still out - L. A. Times
1/7/2005: Better wait before buying your next DVD  - CNN
1/7/2005: Google team sets sights on big screen  - CNN
1/7/2005: Pioneer, Toshiba unveil optical disk players  - El. Engr. Times
1/7/2005: Start-up claims 'flat' optic fiber could reduce LCD cost  - El. Engr. Times
1/7/2005: Yoran tapped to head CIA's In-Q-Tel  - El. Engr. Times

Neurosciences:
1/7/2005: Feeling down after Christmas? The secret to happiness is...  - BBC
1/7/2005: Countryside boosts mental health  - BBC
1/7/2005: Old brains learn new tricks  - Technology Review 

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1/7/2005: Tunnel vision Most powerful physics experiment takes shape underground   - BBC

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:

Technology:
1/7/2005: Taking the Future for a Drive  - NY Times
1/7/2005: Photos: 'World's smallest indoor helicopter'  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Studios announce next-generation DVD titles  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Tech may make comeback on campus  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Tracking the elusive Google 'cube'  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Google denies Google PC reports  - C/Net
1/7/2005: 15 comments
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: Start-up cools data centers, cuts energy use
  - C/Net
1/7/2005: 2006 consumer tech forecast
  - C/Net

  



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