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Planetary Protection Study Group Mulls Life On Venus - Space.com  A special study group has advised NASA that Venus is far too hellish of a world for life to exist on or below the planet’s surface. Furthermore, while the potential for life in the clouds of Venus can’t be ruled out, the expert panel gauged this possibility as extremely low. The assessment concluded that “no significant risks” exist in contaminating Venus with Earth organisms on any future landers or atmospheric probes, including balloons.     
29.9 nanometre-wide lines etched on a circuit compared to 90 nanometre-wide lines (IBM) IBM packs more into microchips  - BBC  Researchers at IBMsay they have been able to etch circuits on silicon wafers that are a third of the width of those produced using existing technology. The methods used by the scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, uses a method called deep-ultraviolet optical lithography. This is essentially the method used to etch circuits on chips. The IBM team said they were able to "print" circuits that are 29.9 nanometres wide. "This result is the strongest evidence to date that the industry may have at least seven years of breathing room before any radical changes in chip-making techniques would be needed." 

Solar future Israeli scientist pursues his vision to generate energy  - BBC  Using solar power energy, zinc oxide was heated to 1,200 C. The temperature splits the ore, releasing oxygen and creating gaseous zinc, which is then condensed into powder. When the zinc powder reacts with water, it produces hydrogen that could power a car. The chemical reaction produces no greenhouse gases and the zinc oxide can be recycled into zincand the process starts all over again.. Prof Karni says that the research demonstrated that the process is achievable, but problems remain. For every kilogram of hydrogen gas produced, you would need 60 kg of zinc, which is not feasible on a large scale, he insists.   
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Biosciences:
2/28/2005: What stinks? A frog’s mosquito repellent - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Noah’s Ark for seeds is short of cash
 - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Uncharted coral reef found off Thai coast - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Japanese eel mystery solved at last - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Wildlife Researchers Identify Impacts Of Contamination In Amphibians - Science Daily
2/28/2005: Shopping List Gets Longer -- Not Less Choosy -- In Some Of World's Largest Fisheries - Science Daily
2/28/2005: Hens' Teeth Not So Rare After All - Science Daily
2/28/2005: Snakes Poisoned At Birth - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
2/28/2005: Earth: The parched planet - New Scientist

Computers:
Devices
2/28/2005: Cisco's gusto for gadgets  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Pricing the guts of PlayStation 3  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Hi-tech junk: Bad and getting worse  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Kodak EasyShare printer dock for $110  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Major League Gaming gains edge  - C/Net
2/28/2005: 'Black' brings Hollywood-style action to gaming  - CNN
2/28/2005: Commentary: Expect PS3 this year
  - CNN

Communications
2/28/2005: Bye-bye, BlackBerry?
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: NTP's last shot at RIM (Research In Motion)
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Photos: Famous fans
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Bluetooth: Some use it, a lot still don't
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Net video explosion triggers traffic jam worries
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: University: Wi-Fi rots your brain
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Old phones ring up new profits
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Cancer fear curbs college Wi-Fi network
  - CNN
2/28/2005: Trouble for flying phones
 - New Scientist

Technology
2/28/2005: IBM packs more into microchips   - BBC
2/28/2005: Intel developing EUV pellicle  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
2/28/2005: Lenovo own-brand PCs aim to Think for less  - C/Net
2/28/2005: PC looks like a giant iPod  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Photos: A PC or a giant iPod-  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Dell vs. theDell Way - Business Week
2/28/2005: • Lenovo Makes a Name for Itself - Business Week
2/28/2005: Alienware's Reality PC - Business Week
2/28/2005: Lenovo makes its move
  - El. Engr. Times

Internet
2/28/2005: Hacker exposed in Washington Post gaffe  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Yahoo vs. the TV networks  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Security: Browser bugs, a year-around bite  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Google unveils Web page creator  - C/Net
2/28/2005: IBM looks to cash in on software-as-a-service  - C/Net
2/28/2005: • Will WebMD's Healthy Glow Last? - Business Week
2/28/2005: Teen arrested over MySpace photos
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
2/28/2005: Microsoft makes EU dispute documents public  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Perspective- Time to be consistent on security
2/28/2005: Video:New features on February Vista preview  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Apple: Woz: "I hope Microsoft...becomes more like Apple"  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Yahoo: Honda ad campaign wins Yahoo search award  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Microsoft readies Windows Live parental controls  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Apple vs. the Hackers, Round 1 - Business Week

Energy:
2/28/2005: Solar future Israeli scientist pursues his vision to generate energy   - BBC

Health:
Cardiovascular
2/28/2005: Operate on a heart without missing a beat - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Proteins Are Key To Cell Death In Heart Disease, Stroke And Degenerative Conditions - Science Daily

Cancer  

Infectious
2/28/2005: 'Stooping disease' epidemic ravages tropical islands - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Study Finds Key Distinction Between Outbreaks That Die Out And Epidemics - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
2/28/2005: Obesity May Affect Response To Asthma Medications - Science Daily
2/28/2005: First Diagnostic Indicator For Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Identified - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
2/28/2005: Twins more likely for older mums  - BBC
2/28/2005: Enzyme computer could live inside you - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Stress linked to early miscarriage - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Top paediatrician cleared of misconduct - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Mobile Lab Expands Capacity Of Animal Disease Diagnostics - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
2/28/2005: How gladiators avoided excessive gore - MSNBC
2/28/2005: School board pays bills after evolution trial - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Engineers work to save pirate shipwreck - MSNBC
2/28/2005: How gladiators avoided excessive gore - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Better bone dates reveal bad news for Neanderthals  - Nature
2/28/2005: Gladiators fought by the book - New Scientist
2/28/2005: 'Jurassic Beaver' find stuns experts
 - New Scientist

Miscellaneous:
2/28/2005: Fall in teenage conception rate  - BBC
2/28/2005: Photos: The new face of e-passports  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Gadgets: Alarm helps parents remember kids in cars  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Hilton Group becomes Ladbrokes, eyes gaming growth  - C/Net
2/28/2005: HP's next photo-printing project: Retail kiosks  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Photos: HP photo printing at retail  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Yahoo takes the 'Allah' out of Callahan  - CNN
2/28/2005: Scientific body denounces U.S. visa rules - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Scientists promote benefits of black soil - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Harvard head resigns  - Nature
2/28/2005: Last-minute ethical issues delay US execution - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Sex with a partner is 400% better - New Scientist
2/28/2005: New Orleans fights for survival - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
2/28/2005: The Human Brain - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Interview: Who am I- Who are you? - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Starve your stomach to feed your brain - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Great (Taste) Expectations: Study Shows Brain Anticipates Taste, Shifts Gears - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
2/28/2005: Universe to be snapped in infrared  - Nature
2/28/2005: The computer that works when it's idle
  - Nature
2/28/2005: Is our universe about to be mangled?
 - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Found: universe's missing metal
 - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Earth and Mars react to the same solar flares
 - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Editorial: A new dark age for NASA
 - New Scientist
2/28/2005: Three's company
 - PhysicsWeb
2/28/2005: Lab boss makes surprise exit
 - PhysicsWeb
2/28/2005: Quantum Computer Solves Problem, Without Running
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity

Robotics:
2/28/2005: Robot surgeons match heartbeats  - BBC

Space:
2/28/2005: Planetary Protection Study Group Mulls Life On Venus - Space.com
2/28/2005: Photos: Space tourism is no pleasure cruise
  - C/Net
2/28/2005: Test your science and space smarts - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Ice worms could hold clues to alien life
 - MSNBC
2/28/2005: Cosmic Log: Take me to your funder
 - MSNBC
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8/2005: Titan Smiles Back - SpaceDaily
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8/2005: Proton Dangers To Astronauts Underestimated - SpaceDaily
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8/2005: Rapid Galaxy Merging Dominates Universe's Early History - SpaceDaily
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8/2005: Stardust Finds A 'Gem' Of A Space Particle - SpaceDaily
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8/2005: Rings of ice and dust may encircle Pluto - New Scientist
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8/2005: NASA Builds a Stardust Factory ... - FirstScience
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8/2005: Europe ice mission decision due  - BBC

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Technology:
2/28/2005: Bush's tech budget favors Homeland Security Dept.  - C/Net
2/28/2005: New York pans skyscraper escape pods  - CNN
2/28/2005: 'Help wanted' at U.S. tech firms  - CNN
2/28/2005: Manchester Develops Wireless 'Wear And Tear' Sensor - Science Daily
2/28/2005: Hackers Beware - New Technique Uses Photons, Physics To Foil Codebreakers - Science Daily

  


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