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Next Generation Rover: The Mars Science Laboratory - Space.com  While the Spirit and Opportunity rovers wheel themselves into the history books of Mars exploration, get ready for the next giant leap in rolling across the red planet. The Mars Science Laboratory is an all-terrain, all-purpose machine, akin to an extraterrestrial Sport Utility Vehicle. It will scope out Mars like never before to assess that puzzling planet as a potential habitat for life, past or present, and help verify if human explorers could exist there in the future.
It's A Stirring Tale Of Bacterias - SpaceDaily  Poetry in motion are not words usually applied to bacteria. But when researchers at the University of Arizona looked into a petri dish, that's what they saw. Groups of bacteria streamed through the fluid, creating an ever-changing pattern of swirls and blips visible to naked eye. In a bacterial ballet, the tiny organisms seemed to be moving through the fluid of the dish in coordinated fashion, almost like flocking in birds or schooling in fish. "We all looked at this and said, 'Oh my goodness, why is this happening?' We were all surprised. We are still surprised," said Raymond Goldstein, professor of physics and applied mathematics at the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

Selenium Produced By Bacteria Could Lead to Faster Electronic Devices - SpaceDaily  Working at the nexus of biology and nanotechnology, a researcher and an alumnus from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have released findings that could lead to the tailoring of bacterial processes for a host of smaller, faster semiconductors and other electronic devices. Pulickel Ajayan, professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer, and geobiologist Ronald Oremland reported that three different kinds of common bacteria "grow" the element selenium in the form of uniform nanospheres. The nanoscopic balls exhibit vastly different properties than selenium that is found as a trace mineral in topsoil. 

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Biosciences:
2/20/2004: It's A Stirring Tale Of Bacterias - SpaceDaily
2/20/2004: Three Cloned Mules Said Healthy, Normal
 - ABC
2/20/2004: Science Knows Little of Microbes - ABC
2/20/2004: Human Cloning- The State of the Science
2/20/2004: Cloned mules still healthy, scientists say - MSNBC
2/20/2004: High life prompts genetic shift  - Nature
2/20/2004: Toxic Pesticides Can Take 'Bloom' Off Rose - ABC
2/20/2004: Anger vented over GM crops 'go-ahead'  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
2/20/2004: Global warming threatens coral reefs  - Nature
2/20/2004: Are greenhouse gases drying Africa's dust bowl?  - Nature
2/20/2004: Climate change could boost cash crops  - Nature
2/20/2004: Fish farms still ravage the sea  - Nature
2/20/2004: US scientists tax Bush on climate  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
2/20/2004: Bargain-bin games still pack thrills - CNN
2/20/2004: Video game to help flood planners  - BBC

Communications
2/20/2004: The Price Wars Wounding Telecom - Business Week
2/20/2004: Nokia exec: new cell phone features need better batteries  - El. Engr. Times
2/20/2004: Pocket catwalk: Video technology brings fashion shows live to mobile phones  - BBC

Technology
2/20/2004: AMD cuts prices, power of Opteron chip  - C/Net
2/20/2004: Intel offers peek at future chips  - C/Net
2/20/2004: Intel reveals new 64-bit server chip  - C/Net
2/20/2004: Intel offers own DRAM interface  - El. Engr. Times
2/20/2004: IBM claims SiGe speed records  - El. Engr. Times
2/20/2004: Optical computer components unveiled  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
2/20/2004: Office speaks Hindi  - C/Net
2/20/2004: IBM delivers autonomic tools  - C/Net

Internet
2/20/2004: Your computer could be a 'spam zombie' - CNN
2/20/2004: Search wars to get personal  - C/Net
2/20/2004: Spice up your e-mails with a sniff of your favourite scent  - BBC

Miscellaneous
2/20/2004: Mainsoft probed in Microsoft code leak - CNN
2/20/2004: Code attacks Windows vulnerability  - C/Net
2/20/2004: 200 days to fix a broken Windows  - C/Net

Energy:
2/20/2004: Plastic heralds next-generation batteries  - Nature

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
2/20/2004: Study Links Antibiotics and Breast Cancer - ABC
2/20/2004: Silent sound zaps cancer  - Nature
2/20/2004: Take Our Latest Quiz
2/20/2004: Healthy Woman- Screening for Cervical Cancer

Infectious
2/20/2004: Bird Flu Not Going Away Soon, WHO Says - ABC
2/20/2004: AIDS Vaccine Trial - ABC
2/20/2004: Scientist takes aim at microbial scum - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Biohazard lurks in bathrooms  - Nature
2/20/2004: Flu Vaccine Change Set for Next Year - ABC
2/20/2004: Thailand Studies Bird Flu Deaths in Cows - ABC

Non-Infectious
2/20/2004: Tests Suggest Some Predisposed to Smoke - ABC

Miscellaneous
2/20/2004: Gym Memberships Fade in Super Bowl's Wake - ABC
2/20/2004: Picture This - Business Week
2/20/2004: Doctors need to get wired  - Nature
2/20/2004: Restless Legs? - ABC
2/20/2004: More from Dr. Tim Johnson - ABC
2/20/2004: Yoga Adapts for Changing Times - ABC
2/20/2004: Study: Stillborns Likely After Small Babies - ABC
2/20/2004: Is Hearing Loss Preventable? - ABC

History, Anthropology:
2/20/2004: Scientists discover lost world  - BBC
2/20/2004: Have experts found Darwin's famous ship? - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
2/20/2004: Gene Therapy Could Lead to Super Athletes - ABC
2/20/2004: Honoring Bright Ideas - ABC
2/20/2004: Polaroid warns buyers not to 'Shake It' - CNN
2/20/2004: Farmer builds helicopter from scratch - CNN
2/20/2004: GPS data at issue in Peterson case - CNN
2/20/2004: Job seekers check themselves out online - CNN
2/20/2004: Se habla open source?  - C/Net
2/20/2004: Cingular swallows up AT&T Wireless  - C/Net
2/20/2004: Amazon glitch unmasks war of reviewers  - C/Net
2/20/2004: EC director calls for focused research  - El. Engr. Times
2/20/2004: Bush vs. Kerry: They’re distant cousins - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Sparks fly in e-voting debate - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Cosmic Log: Quantum fiction - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Gene therapy creates super-muscles - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Unity is the loneliest integer  - Nature
2/20/2004: Graphic Gospel - ABC
2/20/2004: Weigh In - ABC
2/20/2004: Traditional knowledge 'in peril'  - BBC

Neurosciences:
2/20/2004: In Need of Romance - ABC
2/20/2004: Why We Love - ABC
2/20/2004: The Relationships Index - ABC
2/20/2004: Lead linked to schizophrenia  - Nature
2/20/2004: 'No' Drugs, Sex and Alcohol? - ABC

Physics and Astronomy:
2/20/2004: Farthest Known Object From Earth Detected - ABC
2/20/2004: Diamond star thrills astronomers
  - BBC
2/20/2004: Stations watch for cosmic-ray clues - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Farthest known object in universe found
 - MSNBC

Prolongevity
2/20/2004: Fitness Can Improve Thinking Among Aging - ABC

Robotics:

Space:
2/20/2004: Next Generation Rover: The Mars Science Laboratory - Space.com
2/20/2004: Commercial Software Aided Reboot on Mars
 - ABC
2/20/2004: Probe set for moon descent  - BBC
2/20/2004: Ocean science adapted for other worlds - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Better shuttle plan needed, auditor says - MSNBC
2/20/2004: Giant space mirror's crucial step  - BBC
2/20/2004: Rovers Explore on Opposite Sides of Mars - ABC
2/20/2004: Space Shuttle delayed until 2005  - BBC
2/20/2004: Out of this world: The trials of reporting on the historic Mars mission  - BBC
2/20/2004: Have Mars rovers struck water? - MSNBC

Technology:
2/20/2004: Selenium Produced By Bacteria Could Lead to Faster Electronic Devices - SpaceDail

  




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