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Restructuring Russia's Space Program - SpaceDaily  In the next two years Russia intends to put on the statute book the integration of the defense sector, and especially its space industry, as a priority area of national security. "Our industry," said Perminov, "is able to fulfill the federal space program up to 2015, but everything will depend on the funding." Only adequate financing, or rather concentration of money in well-developed space centers, can help implement the 10-year space program to restore and replenish in a timely manner Russia's orbital formation and carry out manned near-Earth missions and deep space studies. Considering that "the United States' funding is 30 times higher and China's 2.5 times higher than ours," it means we can produce top-quality space equipment and orbit spacecraft without hitches and mishaps only through maximum integration of the space industry. But that calls for a dependable legal background.   
Japan Probe 'Almost Certainly' Collected First-Ever Asteroid Samples - SpaceDaily  A Japanese spacecraft successfully landed on a far-away asteroid Saturday for a second time and almost certainly collected the first-ever samples from such a celestial body, Japan's space agency said. The Hayabusa probe is on a landmark mission to bring back material from the Itokawa asteroid 290 million kilometers (180 million miles) from Earth. "As this asteroid was estimated to have emerged roughly 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar system was created, the samples could be something like fossils of the solar system,"    

Mars Rovers Just Keeps Going And Going - SpaceDaily  Left:  This synthetic image of the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover on top of a rock called "Jibsheet" was produced using "Virtual Presence in Space" technology. Developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this technology combines visualization and image-processing tools with Hollywood-style special effects. The image was created using a photorealistic model of the rover and a false-color mosaic. The size of the rover in the image is approximately correct and was based on the size of the rover tracks in the mosaic. The mosaic was assembled from frames taken by the panoramic camera on the rover's 489th Martian day, or sol (May 19, 2005). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell.  Designed to last only 90 martian days (sols), the six-wheeled marvel the size of a golf cart has pursued a steady course of solar-driven geologic fieldwork   
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Biosciences:
12/6/2005: Panda cub takes Washington by storm - MSNBC
12/6/2005: Future bleak for dolphins and porpoises
 - New Scientist
12/6/2005: Editorial: We must learn from stem cell debacle - New Scientist

Climate, Environment:
12/6/2005: More back-up names sought for hurricanes - MSNBC
12/6/2005: Scientists working on cure for gassy cows - MSNBC
12/6/2005: Scientists Say Slower Atlantic Currents Could Mean a Colder Europe  - NY Times
12/6/2005: Atlantic currents show signs of weakening  - Nature
12/6/2005: Failing ocean current raises fears of mini ice age - New Scientist
12/6/2005: How much is a rainforest worth? - New Scientist
12/6/2005: Crystal Sponges Excel At Sopping Up CO2 - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Urban view 'rules green debate'  - BBC
12/6/2005: Climate confusion What on Earth is going on at the Montreal conference?  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
12/6/2005: Payout delayed in iPod battery deal  - C/Net
12/6/2005: Cheers to real-life 'Final Fantasy' potion  - C/Net
12/6/2005: Podcast hijacked, held for ransom  - C/Net
12/6/2005: Video game critics blast cannibalism  - C/Net
12/6/2005: Gifts for kids online  - CNN
12/6/2005: Panasonic's Plasma: Almost Picture-Perfect - Business Week
12/6/2005: Guns, cars, pixies: Are Microsoft's games for the Xbox 360 worth playing?
  - BBC

Communications
12/6/2005: Skype 2.0 offers free video calling
 - Business Week

Technology
12/6/2005: Intel chip shortage hurting market, says analyst  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
12/6/2005: Lisa: Gone but not forgotten  - C/Net
12/6/2005: The $100 laptop -- is it a wind-up?  - CNN

Internet
12/6/2005: Google and the beauty of simplicity  - C/Net
12/6/2005: No decision yet on .xxx sites  - CNN
12/6/2005: 'Dr. Chaos' goes to prison for hacking  - CNN
12/6/2005: Online job ads reach new high  - CNN
12/6/2005: Va. Pilot unit starts video web site - Seattle Times
12/6/2005: By the People  - Technology Review 
12/6/2005: Points of view Bloggers are making journalism better says analyst Bill Thompson
  - BBC

Miscellaneous
12/6/2005: Microsoft holds weirdest press conference ever  - C/Net
12/6/2005: Microsoft develops classified service - Seattle Times
12/6/2005: A Pain in the Image At Sony The spyware debacle has sparked anger and boycotts, but sales aren't likely to suffer - Business Week
12/6/2005: How to immunize your computer  - Nature

Energy:
12/6/2005: Energy diary helps correct bad habits - New Scientist
12/6/2005: Hydrogen Could Help Halve Global Carbon Emissions By 2050 - SpaceDaily

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  

Infectious
12/6/2005: Bats May Serve as a 'Reservoir' for Ebola Virus, Scientists Report  - NY Times
12/6/2005: • Asia Owns Up to AIDS, Slowly - Business Week
12/6/2005: • Anglo American's AIDS Initiative - Business Week
12/6/2005: Abortion pill 'may be linked to infection'  - Nature
12/6/2005: Fruit bats may harbour deadly Ebola - New Scientist

Non-Infectious
12/6/2005: Cannabis doubles the risk of fatal crashes - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
12/6/2005: French, in First, Use a Transplant to Repair a Face  - NY Times
12/6/2005: Clean drinking water: a double-edged sword? - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
12/6/2005: New doubts raised about old ‘footprints’ - MSNBC
12/6/2005: Early-bird fossil features dinosaur feet - MSNBC
12/6/2005: When giant scorpions walked the earth - MSNBC
12/6/2005: Class on creationist ‘myths’ canceled - MSNBC
12/6/2005: Histories: Mark Twain's big mistake - New Scientist
12/6/2005: A Brief History of Dinosaurs - Space.com

Miscellaneous:
12/6/2005: Wikipedia entry turns into a nightmare - USA Today
12/6/2005: Is Indian business ready for a brave new world of tough corporate governance?  - C/Net
12/6/2005: A tinfoil hat on every head  - Wired News
12/6/2005: Samsung pleads guilty to price-fixing  - CNN
12/6/2005: Nokia expands mobile production in China - Seattle Times
12/6/2005: Fill up your trunk, your tank - Seattle Times
12/6/2005: Cosmic Log: Crab feast for the eyes - MSNBC
12/6/2005: • The MySpace Generation - Business Week
12/6/2005: • Protecting Your Kids from Cyber-Predators - Business Week
12/6/2005: • Keeping Kids Safe Online - Business Week
12/6/2005: • The Networked Life of a 21-Year-Old - Business Week
12/6/2005: • Taking the Ypulse of the MySpace Generation - Business Week
12/6/2005: An accent on uniformity and difference - New Scientist
12/6/2005: Mind your scientific language - New Scientist
12/6/2005: China To Launch ComSat For Nigeria - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Brazilian Rocket Motor Fires Ut Esrange - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: India And Russia To Sign 4 Treaties On Defence And Space - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: US, China To Hold 2nd Round Of Strategic Dialogue - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: China Hits Out At Japan Over UN Seat - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Sharon Says Military Options Against Iran May Be Only Way - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Iran Offers Cold Comfort For Renewed EU Nuclear Talks
 - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: RIM Shot
  - Technology Review 
12/6/2005: Is anyone there? How science and religion live together, by Robert Winston
  - BBC

Neurosciences:
12/6/2005: Coffee's effects revealed in brain scans - New Scientist

Physics and Astronomy:
12/6/2005: Entanglement reaches new levels - PhysicsWeb
12/6/2005: Optical devices get fishy
 - PhysicsWeb
12/6/2005: Astronomers Find Most Stable Optical Clock In Heavens
 - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Cornell Investigates Forces That Produce New Galaxies
 - SpaceDaily

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Space:
12/6/2005: Japan Probe 'Almost Certainly' Collected First-Ever Asteroid Samples - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Kazakh PM To Visit Rocket And Space Corporation Energia
 - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Russia To Launch 3 GLONASS Satellites December 25
 - SpaceDaily
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Mars Rovers Just Keeps Going And Going - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Probes Reveal Methane Haze on a Dynamic Saturn Moon
  - NY Times
12/6/2005: ISRO Wants To Launch 10 Satellites Over Four Years
 - SpaceDaily
12/6/2005: Former Florida Navy Base May Become Spaceport - Space.com
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Technology:
12/6/2005: Next-generation networks  - Technology Review 
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12/6/2005: Car navigation systems get celebrity voices  - CNN
12/6/2005: Cheap Chemical Sensors  - Technology Review 
12/6/2005: Displays Flex Some Muscle  - Technology Review 
12/6/2005: Why TiVo Still Matters  - Technology Review 

  



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