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Happy Face on Mars Exposed - Space.com  With a few hills, some shadow, and a heavy dose of imagination, you can see a lot of things on Earth or in a space rock that are not there. Mars has a heart, for one. And then there's the mile-long translucent worm. The most famous example is the Face on Mars, the one that some people believe to be the construct of an intelligent civilization. But seen in a new perspective view by the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter, it's nothing more than a line of mountains.     
Saturn's moon 'best bet for life'  - BBC  Left:  The tiger stripes mark the southern polar region of Enceladus (Nasa/JPL/SSI  Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus may be the best place to look for life elsewhere in the Solar System. That is the view of a senior scientist working on the Cassini spacecraft, which has been studying Saturn and its moons for nearly two years. Dr Bob Brown told a major conference in Vienna, Austria, Enceladus contains simple organic molecules, water and heat, the ingredients for life. He raised the possibility of future missions to probe inside the moon. Other research presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) annual meeting suggests that Enceladus may have a core of molten rock reaching temperatures of 1,400K (above 1,100C). From this flyby came confirmation that the moon has an atmosphere, and strong evidence that the gases which make up the atmosphere are coming from cracks in the surface, nick-named "tiger stripes", near the south pole.

Apple's Boot Camp: Macs Do Windows - Google  Apple unexpectedly released the beta version of Boot Camp, a dual-boot enabler specifically designed to allow users to install Windows XP on Intel- based Macs. Apple says dual-boot capability will be built into Leopard, the next major release of its OS X.
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Biosciences:
4/17/2006: Cell division rewind button found  - BBC
4/17/2006: Some worms like it hot
 - MSNBC
4/17/2006: Amphibian young eat skin off mom's back - MSNBC
4/17/2006: Amphibian 'worms' feed young their own flesh  - Nature
4/17/2006: 'Yummy mummy' worms feed their skin to offspring - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Life in reverse - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Pygmy hippos survive in war zone - New Scientist
4/17/2006: How to stop fish eating all the fish - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Africa's backdoor for ivory - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Birds go on diets to avoid dropping - New Scientist

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Computers:
Devices
4/17/2006: Xbox gamers to 'fight the stars'  - BBC
4/17/2006: Cheats targeted in Warcraft raids  - BBC
4/17/2006: HP set for laser printer revamp  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Wanna buy 100 Xbox 360s?  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Altec Lansing portable speakers for $50  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Gadgets: Let this bed be your babysitter  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Xbox murder trial begins
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Sony may cut price of popular game machine
  - CNN

Communications
4/17/2006: Iceland comes first in broadband
  - BBC
4/17/2006: BlackBerry vs. Redberry in China
 - Business Week
4/17/2006: Study: Iceland tops in broadband use
  - CNN
4/17/2006: Quantum computing: When photons go AWOL
 - New Scientist

Technology
4/17/2006: Samsung shrinks gadgets with stacked chips  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Samsung rolls 3D packaging technology  - El. Engr. Times
4/17/2006: Hardware strategies and programming models  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Dual cores to rule by 2007  - C/Net

PC's
4/17/2006: VoodooPC'sSpellbinding Performer - Business Week
4/17/2006: Aperture 1.1 renders new features and price  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Boot Camp users reporting serious crashes  - C/Net
4/17/2006: 89 comments  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Tiny flyer navigates like real fly - Discover
4/17/2006: Could Boot Camp void your warranty?  - C/Net

Internet
4/17/2006: Apple's Boot Camp: Macs Do Windows - Google
4/17/2006: Net clocks suffering data deluge  - BBC
4/17/2006: UK timekeepers get very precise  - BBC
4/17/2006: Atomic ticker clocks up 50 years  - BBC
4/17/2006: Google acts to organise your life  - BBC
4/17/2006: Disney puts shows online for free  - BBC
4/17/2006: • Google Pins Hopes on Calendar
 - Business Week
4/17/2006: Filmmakers flock to the Net
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: AOL charged with blocking e-mail
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Phony kids, virtual sex
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: 60 comments
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: States push to tax Net shopping
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: 43 comments
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: The tax man cometh after iTunes
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Google unveils Web-based calendar app
  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Beatles catalogue to join online music sector
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
4/17/2006: Microsoft battles pirates  - C/Net
4/17/2006: 'Critical' megapatch sews up 10 holes in IE  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Vista won't show fancy side to pirates  - C/Net
4/17/2006: 117 comments  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Microsoft, EU clash over Windows innovation  - C/Net
4/17/2006: 60 comments  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Microsoft tool hunts down typo squattersMicrosoft tool hunts down typo squatters  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Can sampling help curb piracy?  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Microsoft: New 'critical' security flaws detected  - CNN

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular
3/17/2005:Revolutionary heart op for girl  - BBC
4/17/2006: Q&A: Reverse heart transplant  - BBC
4/17/2006: Hannah's reaction  - BBC
4/17/2006: Print me a heart and a set of arteries - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Fast food awash with 'worst' kind of fat - New Scientist

Cancer  
4/17/2006: Prostate cancer cholesterol link  - BBC

Infectious
4/17/2006: Hopes for cheaper malaria drug  - BBC
4/17/2006: Fourth bird flu fatality in Egypt  - BBC
4/17/2006: • New Weapons Against a Silent Viral Killer - Business Week
4/17/2006: Malaria breakthrough raises spectre of drug resistance  - Nature
4/17/2006: Antibiotic speeds recovery from asthma attacks - New Scientist

Non-Infectious
4/17/2006: Ministers in booze warning talks  - BBC
4/17/2006: Antibiotics 'could treat asthma'  - BBC

Miscellaneous
4/17/2006: Problems mount from 9/11 fallout  - BBC
4/17/2006: Miracle cures Are believers mistaken or do modern miracles really happen?  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
4/17/2006: Fossil find fills gap in human evolution - MSNBC
4/17/2006: Geologists find ancient worm feces - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
4/17/2006: British 'hacker' fears Guantanamo  - BBC
4/17/2006: Body talk Is Bodies... The Exhibition educational or just plain shocking?  - BBC
4/17/2006: Emotional wellbeing: How can you avoid holiday bust-ups with your partner?  - BBC
4/17/2006: Are laser weapons ready for duty?  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Intel teams up with China's Baidu  - C/Net
4/17/2006: IRS to search PayPal records for tax evaders  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Disney-brand DVD players recalled  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Sprint unveils mobile child locator service  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Most outsourcing deals 'doomed' before they begin  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Russian students win programming contest  - C/Net
4/17/2006: Iran takes steps to go nuclear  - Nature
4/17/2006: Goth subculture may protect vulnerable children - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Mamma mia! Eurovision voting scandal uncovered - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Space weapons could make orbit a no-fly zone - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
4/17/2006: Suicide rate falls to record low  - BBC
4/17/2006: Mistakes 'aid Obssessive-Compulsive Disorder understanding'  - BBC
4/17/2006: Electrify your mind - literally - New Scientist

Physics and Astronomy:
4/17/2006: 'Standard' star not so standard after all - New Scientist

Prolongevity

Robotics:
4/17/2006: Robotic 'Crusher' ready to roll into combat  - CNN

Space:
4/17/2006: Saturn's moon 'best bet for life'   - BBC
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Happy Face on Mars Exposed - Space.com
4/17/2006: Jupiter's aurora feels Europa's light touch
 - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Inflatable space hotel to blast off
 - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Comets and Asteroids
 - New Scientist
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Technology:
4/17/2006: • Tech's New Headache- Feature Creep - Business Week
4/17/2006: Tech's new headache: Feature creep  - C/Net
4/17/2006: This movie stinks--literally  - C/Net
4/17/2006: RFID vulnerable to attacks, researchers say  - C/Net
4/17/2006: New Colin Farrell movie in 'smellovision' - Business Week
4/17/2006: Does the ID cards scheme have a 'self-destruct' button? - C/Net
4/17/2006: World’s smallest car gets molecular motor
 - MSNBC
4/17/2006: Let there be light
  - Nature
4/17/2006: Quantum quest leads to super-efficient lights
 - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Smart spoon
 - New Scientist
4/17/2006: Nano-generator could power tiny devices
 - New Scientist

  



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