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On Show 24/7 From Orbit To The Desktop - SpaceDaily  Buy a satellite image of the Earth from a commercial vendor today, and you will typically receive an image of roughly one metre resolution. It's amazing to be able to see roads and buildings from space, detail that's comparable to flying over a city in an aircraft. Since high-resolution satellite imagery made its commercial debut in 1999, the technology has been embraced for everything from national security to town planning. Journalists have also joined the fray, using satellite photography to cover anything from the siege of Fallujah in Iraq to the horrifying tsunami that recently struck Asia. In the near future, commercial satellites with half-metre resolution are expected. Technology doesn't stand still, and the industry could eventually see satellites operating with resolutions of 25 centimetres or even better. Future satellites could not only spot individual people, but possibly identify them.  
Scientists Entice Superconducting Devices To Act Like Atoms - SpaceDaily  Left: NIST physicist Ray Simmonds holds a protective box containing "artificial atoms" that might be used in quantum computers. Next to him is a cryogenic refrigerator that cools the box to temperatures near absolute zero. Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler.  Two superconducting devices have been coaxed into a special, interdependent state that mimics the unusual interactions sometimes seen in pairs of atoms, according to a team of physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Until now, superconducting qubits - quantum counterparts of the 1s and 0s used in today's computers - have been measured one at a time to avoid unwanted effects on neighboring qubits. Entanglement is the "quantum magic" allowing the construction of logic gates in a quantum computer.   

Introducing the Technology Review Index  - Technology Review  Technology Review, of course, is all about the future, and the companies and people involved in the innovation that will get us there. It is in that spirit that we introduce the Technology Review Index, which includes the TR Large-Cap 100 and its sibling, the TR Small-Cap 50. Developed in conjunction with Standard and Poors, these global equity indices will serve as our own in-house gauge of the pulse of innovation.
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Biosciences:
3/9/2005: Germans discover the cabbage-hating gene ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Odd life forms found in undersea 'Lost City'
 - MSNBC
3/9/2005: Deep-sea mission finds life in the Lost City  - Nature
3/9/2005: Tracking linked to voles' sex upset - New Scientist
3/9/2005: Turning salamander larvae into killing machines - New Scientist
3/9/2005: Brazil Passes Law Allowing Crops With Modified Genes  - NY Times
3/9/2005: Unusual Life Forms Found in the Atlantic  - NY Times
3/9/2005: Plants, Animals Share Molecular Growth Mechanisms - Science Daily
3/9/2005: UN vote urges human cloning ban
  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
3/9/2005: Ozone Decline Stuns Scientists  - Wired News
3/9/2005: NOAA: Mild El Nino Weakens in Pacific ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Farmers get money for environmentally friendly work ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: U.S. Seeking Looser Environmental Laws ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Forest Advocates are Sharply at Odds over Logging's Benefits, Perils ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Looser Environmental Restrictions on Military Sought by Bush ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Opening of treatment centers for medical and hazardous waste- KSA ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Solar wind hammers the ozone layer  - Nature
3/9/2005: Watching over the world's oceans  - Nature
3/9/2005: Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes  - NY Times
3/9/2005: NIST Software To Guide Federal 'Buy Green' Drive - Science Daily
3/9/2005: Alaskan High Schoolers Help NASA Record, Share 'Earth Music' - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
3/9/2005: Library Shuffles Its Collection  - Wired News
3/9/2005: Games to Act Your Age  - Wired News
3/9/2005: Handcrafted Handhelds  - Wired News

Communications
3/9/2005: Hacked Hilton a Boon for Telco
  - Wired News
3/9/2005: Wireless Goes Wild
  - Wired News
3/9/2005: Cable finds its voice
  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Skype launches free WiFi calls at hotspots
  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Vonage worth $1 billion?
  - C/Net

Technology
3/9/2005: Grace Semi chief says China will dominate by 2010  - El. Engr. Times
3/9/2005: Intel targets multithreaded software for multicore processors  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
3/9/2005: New Lenovo takes shape  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Intel rethinking the living room PC  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Apple has Intel inside--sort of  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Photo: Intel-powered Xserve  - C/Net

Internet
3/9/2005: Net Searcher Has Ears to the Blog  - Wired News
3/9/2005: Yahoo Opens to Developers  - Wired News
3/9/2005: Street Gangs Stake Out Turf on Web  - NY Times
3/9/2005: Google Gives Behind-the-Scenes Peek  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Google Calendar  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Google could be an operating system  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Chinese censors, Web users match wits
  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Security firm trashes customer e-mails
  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Netscape launches browser beta
  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Utah governor weighs antiporn proposal
  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Travel firms take Google action
  - BBC
3/9/2005: Firefox browser fixes security flaw
 - Business Week
3/9/2005: Tech & You
 - Business Week

Miscellaneous
3/9/2005: Hacker tips off Harvard Business School applicants  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Windows for supercomputers likely out by fall  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Microsoft trades Windows discount for piracy info  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Court stays $521m Microsoft fine  - BBC
3/9/2005: A Linux Nemesis on the Rocks - Business Week

Energy:
3/9/2005: Solar Power Manufacturers Launch Alliance ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Nokia drops plans to develop fuel cells - Business Week
3/9/2005: Tiny bubbles get hotter than the sun
3/9/2005: Bubbles feel the heat - PhysicsWeb

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
3/9/2005: NCI Begins Validation Study Of New Test To Detect Early–Stage Liver Cancer - Science Daily
3/9/2005: It's Not All Genetic: Common Epigenetic Problem Doubles Cancer Risk In Mice - Science Daily

Infectious
3/9/2005: Tysabri's Painful Lessons - Business Week
3/9/2005: FDA Approves New Plasma-derived Product To Treat Complications Of Smallpox Vaccination - Science Daily

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
3/9/2005: The cleaning contractor ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Many labels on food 'misleading'  - BBC
3/9/2005: Ad watchdog raps organic claims  - BBC
3/9/2005: Another Ailing Miracle Drug - Business Week

History, Anthropology:
3/9/2005: Evolution: It's Only a Theory, But One Worth Teaching - Space.com
3/9/2005: Hobbit was 'not a diseased human'  - BBC
3/9/2005: Virtual reality maps real-life ‘Hobbit’ brain - MSNBC
3/9/2005: Critics silenced by scans of hobbit skull  - Nature
3/9/2005: Brain reconstruction hints at 'hobbit' intelligence - New Scientist
3/9/2005: Extinct and With Tiny Brain, but a Clever Little Relative?  - NY Times
3/9/2005: Gorilla Diet Tips -- Have We 'Evolved To Eat Mush'?
 - Science Daily
3/9/2005: Controversial Dates Of Biblical Edom Reassessed In Results From New Archeological Research
 - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
3/9/2005: On Show 24/7 From Orbit To The Desktop - SpaceDaily
3/9/2005: Computer Disk Led to Arrest in Killings, Pastor Says  - NY Times
3/9/2005: Parents Hand Out Keys and Monitoring Device - Washington Post
3/9/2005: NASA and Pokemon Trading Card Game Explain Science ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Short-circuit for newspaper tech coverage?  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Intel exec fears for U.S. competitiveness  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Not your father's CFO  - C/Net
3/9/2005: Fossett sets solo flight record  - BBC
3/9/2005: In pictures: Record flight  - BBC
3/9/2005: New record: Your reaction  - BBC
3/9/2005: Watch GlobalFlyer land  - BBC
3/9/2005: Accident risk 'greatest for poor'  - BBC
3/9/2005: Fossett makes history  - CNN
3/9/2005: Fossett lands safely  - CNN
3/9/2005: Commuters getting flat screen TVs on subway  - CNN
3/9/2005: Solo pilot sets round-the-world record - MSNBC
3/9/2005: Nerve-wracking finish for GlobalFlyer  - Nature
3/9/2005: In Spirit of Lindbergh, a Solo Pilot Circles the World in One Shot  - NY Times
3/9/2005: Microsoft may shed stake in MSNBC cable - Seattle Times
3/9/2005: Fannie Mae faces more huge losses
 - Seattle Times
3/9/2005: Ebbers case heading for jury deliberation
 - Seattle Times

Neurosciences:
3/9/2005: Autism rises despite MMR ban in Japan ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Ecstasy use 'link' to depression  - BBC
3/9/2005: Losing a loved one: Do men and women have different ways of coping with grief?  - BBC
3/9/2005: Can finger length reveal how aggressive a man is?  - BBC
3/9/2005: Cellular Porthole Connects Odors To Brain - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
3/9/2005: Scientists Entice Superconducting Devices To Act Like Atoms - SpaceDaily
3/9/2005: Physicists miss out on critical points as magazines vanish ...
 - FirstScience
3/9/2005: The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A ...
 - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Cosmic Log: A galaxy's last gasp
 - MSNBC
3/9/2005: Distant galaxy's subtle sidling measured
 - New Scientist
3/9/2005: Project 'Einstein@Home' Goes Live: Distributed Computing Project To Search For Gravitational Waves
 - Science Daily
3/9/2005: Saturn's A Ring Has Oxygen, But Not Life
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity

Robotics:
3/9/2005: Worms, Slugs Inspire Robotic Devices - Science Daily

Space:
3/9/2005: ILC Dover Receives Go-Ahead From NASA for the Intelligent Flexible Materials for Inflatable Space Structures P ... - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Equipping Discovery: New Tools to Return Shuttles to Flight
 - Space.com
3/9/2005: Rosetta comet probe pictures home  - BBC
3/9/2005: Boeing Ousts CEO Due to Relationship with Female Executive
 - Space.com
3/9/2005: China Slowly Rolling Out Shenzhou 6
 - SpaceDaily
3/9/2005: Astronauts In Training For Second Manned Spaceflight
 - SpaceDaily
3/9/2005: Space News Headlines for March 8, 2005 ...
 - FirstScience
3/9/2005: Spirit Perched At Larry's Lookout
 - SpaceDaily

Technology:
3/9/2005: Introducing the Technology Review Index   - Technology Review
3/9/2005: The King of Thrones  - Wired News
3/9/2005: Top 10 Tech Cars  - Wired News
3/9/2005: CeBIT: the largest tech show on Earth  - C/Net
3/9/2005: TiVo- Going, Going...Pause - Business Week

  



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