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Mars Volcanoes Possibly Still Active, Pictures Show - Space.com  Images from a European space probe reveal recent glacial deposits and lava flows on Mars that suggest the red planet is more active than many scientists had thought. The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter photographed lava flows that must have occurred within the past two million years and imply, scientists say, that volcanoes on Mars might still pump molten rock to the surface now and then.     
Rapid Progress Reported In Emerging Field Of Molecular Electronics - SpaceDaily  The first applications are likely to involve hybrid devices that combine molecular electronics with existing technologies, such as silicon. For example, logic gates, memory circuits, rectifiers, sensors and many other fundamental components have been demonstrated to work. "We have published 64-bit random access memory circuits using bistable rotaxane molecules as the memory elements, and we are in the process of fabricating a 16-kilobit memory circuit at a density of devices that far exceeds current technology," Heath said.    

Nano World: Nanoelectronics in 15 years - SpaceDaily  To keep Moore's law valid for greater and greater computing power, circuit features have grown ever smaller, with cutting-edge chips now boasting features only 90 nanometers in size, or less than a wavelength of visible light. The problem is CMOS is virtually impossible to push below 10 nanometers. When you get as close as 10 nanometers, electrons can jump back and forth at random and you cannot maintain states of one or zero distinctly, he said. Based on Moore's law, the 10-nanometer limit should arrive in roughly 15 years. After roughly three to five years, up to seven of the most promising ideas will be selected. 
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Biosciences:
12/31/2004: Convinced the Eel Is in Trouble, 2 Brothers Try to Save It  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Researchers Shed Light On Intron Evolution
 - Science Daily
12/31/2004: The U.K. Banks on Stem Cells  - Technology Review
12/31/2004: American Eel May Get Federal Protection ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: How nature keeps eggs 'in check' - BBC

Climate, Environment:
12/31/2004: USGS: Warnings could have saved thousands  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Keeping conservation on track  - CNN
12/31/2004: Tidal-wave warning system’s range faulted - MSNBC
12/31/2004: Statistics: Deadliest Quakes
12/31/2004: Science: With No Alert System, Indian Ocean Nations Were Vulnerable  - NY Times
12/31/2004: NASA Study Finds Tiny Particles In Air May Influence Carbon Sinks - Science Daily
12/31/2004: Greenland Ice Cores Offer Glimpse Of Weather System History - Science Daily
12/31/2004: Global Warming, Pollution Add to Coastal Threats ...
12/31/2004: Forest Service Plans Deletes Environmental Protections, Critics Say ...
12/31/2004: Russia Could Earn $1-3Bln Selling Greenhouse Gas Emission Quotas - Economy Ministry ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Insurers warned on global warming ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Madagascar's Poor See No Benefit from Conservation ...
12/31/2004: California Farmers have until Year's End to Turn in Plans to Clean the Air ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Tidal Wave Began Beneath Indian Ocean ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Volcanic island a threat to US coast ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: 12.23.04 - Polluted Clouds Hold Less Moisture & Cool Earth Less A NASA study found some clouds that form on ti ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Bush Promises Long-Range Help as Impatience Grows in Region
  - NY Times
12/31/2004: News Analysis
  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Fresh Water
  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Indonesia
  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Sweden
  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Warning System
  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Charities
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Computers:
Devices
12/31/2004: iPod goads gizmo gains  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Musical gifts: How record vouchers have grown up for the 'iPod generation'  - BBC
12/31/2004: Game sales thrive thanks to big kids  - C/Net

Communications
12/31/2004: Israel to restrict porn on cell phones
  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Lucent and the crash of the telecom industry
  - C/Net
12/31/2004: High-tech phones bring virus potential
  - CNN
12/31/2004: Broadband usage jumps 38 percent
  - CNN
12/31/2004: Netgear adapter handles dual 108-Mbit wireless streams
  - El. Engr. Times
12/31/2004: Cellphone viruses waiting to pounce?
 - Seattle Times
12/31/2004: D.C. View- Fierce lobbying at FCC focused on cable boxes
 - Seattle Times
12/31/2004: Bright ideas to save the planet ...
 - FirstScience
12/31/2004: E-mail hoax hits home
  - C/Net

Technology
12/31/2004: Rapid Progress Reported In Emerging Field Of Molecular Electronics - SpaceDaily
12/31/2004: Nano World: Nanoelectronics in 15 years - SpaceDaily

PC's
12/31/2004: What will the PC of 2005 look like?  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Dell slims prices by cutting warranties  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Gestures Control True 3D Display  - Technology Review

Internet
12/31/2004: Google a-go-go  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Photos: Google at work  - C/Net
12/31/2004: 2004 year-end Google Zeitgeist  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Web offer too good to be true? Read fine print  - C/Net
12/31/2004: New Year's resolution for Firefox: Grow  - C/Net
12/31/2004: AOL sees decline in spam  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Bad kids' Christmas gifts sold on eBay
  - CNN
12/31/2004: Hacker hits McDonald's China Web site
  - CNN
12/31/2004: Four ways to boost Web traffic
 - Seattle Times
12/31/2004: Tsunami victims reach world via Net
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
12/31/2004: Netgear bridges PC-home entertainment gap  - El. Engr. Times
12/31/2004: Research Studies Effects Of Soy Baby Formula On Intestinal Development
12/31/2004: Apple, Google gains: shades of Microsoft - Seattle Times
12/31/2004: This Week's Business: In Long Microsoft Standoff, Momentum Swings Toward EU's Regulators  - Technology Review
12/31/2004: Digital music: flat fee futures  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Windows work hits snag  - C/Net

Energy:
12/31/2004: 'Magic' Fuel-Saving Buses Fall a Bit Short on Wonders  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Alternative Energy Gets Real - Business Week

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  

Infectious
12/31/2004: Fighting flu Scientists want to see a stockpiling of antiviral drugs  - BBC
12/31/2004: Emerging Class Of Viruses Found To Change Shape To Infect Humans - Science Daily

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
12/31/2004: Pregnancy timeline: A week by week guide to changes to mother and baby  - BBC
12/31/2004: Worm inspires 'comfortable' test  - BBC
12/31/2004: Hope for mass-produced lab blood  - BBC
12/31/2004: Roche Gene Test Approved  - NY Times
12/31/2004: Test to spot early liver disease - BBC
12/31/2004: Health alert over flat screen TVs - BBC

History, Anthropology:
12/31/2004: Israeli museum says Solomon relic a fake - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
12/31/2004: What to Watch in Europe in 2005  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Government regulations mean better security, survey finds  - C/Net
12/31/2004: DVD disk to ease Blu-ray transition  - El. Engr. Times
12/31/2004: Taiwan memory maker files to build wafer fab in China  - El. Engr. Times
12/31/2004: Sociable "robots" believe in 43 Things - Seattle Times
12/31/2004: Predictions on trends for 2005 - Seattle Times
12/31/2004: Top Science Stories of 2004 ...  - Scientific American
12/31/2004: 12.27.04 - NASA Builds Success 'NASA has a new face and new approach to operations and programs,' said NASA Ad ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Disease 'could hit wave zones' - BBC
12/31/2004: Blockbuster may force rival's hand  - C/Net

Neurosciences:
12/31/2004: Autism Therapies Still a Mystery, but Parents Take a Leap of Faith  - NY Times
12/31/2004: CU Speech Pathologist Studies Device That Helps Reduce Stuttering - Science Daily
12/31/2004: MIT- Magnesium May Reverse Middle-age Memory Loss - Science Daily
12/31/2004: Maintaining Physical Activity Linked to Less Cognitive Decline in Older Men ... - FirstScience

Physics and Astronomy:
12/31/2004: Asteroid named after Chinese N-scientist ... - FirstScience

Prolongevity
12/31/2004: Just how old can he go?  - C/Net

Robotics:
12/31/2004: What We Can Learn from Robots  - Technology Review
12/31/2004: Robo hoops  - C/Net

Space:
12/31/2004: Mars Volcanoes Possibly Still Active, Pictures Show - Space.com 
12/31/2004: Clawing back satellite demand
  - BBC
12/31/2004: Cosmic Log: Glad tidings from space - MSNBC
12/31/2004: SPACE.com Quiz: Great Space Mysteries
12/31/2004: 2004 Marks Major Gains and a New Vision for NASA - Space.com
12/31/2004: NASA urged to scrap Hubble robot rescue ... - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Asteroid named after Chinese N-scientist ...
 - FirstScience
12/31/2004: NASA weighs Hubble options, risks ...
 - FirstScience
12/31/2004: NASA picks shuttle launch date ...
 - FirstScience
12/31/2004: Mars Exploration ...
  - Scientific American
12/31/2004: Virgin soars towards new frontier  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Moon shot
  - C/Net
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Technology:
12/31/2004: Japan's 'smart' transport systems taking the slow road  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Digital inheritance raises legal questions  - CNN
12/31/2004: Company Offers Softer Landing for Smaller Aircraft in Distress  - NY Times
12/31/2004: New Railroad Across Tibet Conquers Permafrost Using Crushed Rocks - Science Daily
12/31/2004: New Desalination Technology Taps Waste Heat From Power Plants - Science Daily
12/31/2004: Stowers Researcher Publishes DNA Double-strand Break Repair Discovery In Science - Science Daily
12/31/2004: The year in review: Tech tactics and turns in 2005
 - Seattle Times
12/31/2004: Showcase Barcelona Home Shows Europe may be Catching up with U.S., Japan in Smart House Technology
  - Technology Review
12/31/2004: Sapphire Steps Shape Nanotube Arrays
  - Technology Review
12/31/2004: Riding Santa's Wave, Remote Artic North Aiming for High-Tech Fast Lane
  - Technology Review
12/31/2004: LAPD: We Know That Mug
  - Technology Review
12/31/2004: Tech Outlook 2005 –- Part 2
 - Business Week
12/31/2004: Straight shooter
  - C/Net
12/31/2004: Giants throw in the towel on TV tech
  - C/Net

  



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