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99 Dollar Special Ride To Orbit - SpaceDaily  Masten Space Systems said Tuesday it has begun a "CanSats To Space" payload program intended to carry 350 gram, soda-can sized payloads into sub-orbital space and back, beginning in 2007. Typical payloads would include science experiments such as amateur space telescopes, cellular mitosis in microgravity, and multi-spectral Earth imaging missions, the company said in a statement. MSS said it plans to use its XA 1.0 sub-orbital rocket – the first in a planned series of 14 extreme-altitude vehicles - to launch the CanSats to altitudes of at least 100 kilometers (62 miles), where they would experience several minutes of microgravity and can be exposed to the vacuum of space. After an introductory period, the company plans to increase the launch price to $199 per CanSat – although qualified institutions would receive an educational discount price of $129.    
Mapusaurus roseae   Image: Rodolfo Coria/AP Dino may have been pack hunter  - BBC  One of the biggest of the meat-eating dinosaurs may have hunted in packs, according to experts in Argentina. At least seven T. rex-sized Mapusaurus roseae have been found together in the fossil-rich Patagonia region of the country. A pack hunting strategy might have enabled the two-legged carnivore to overpower even bigger plant-eating sauropod dinosaurs. Philip Currie of the University of Alberta in Canada speculated that pack hunting could have allowed Mapusaurs to prey on the biggest known dinosaur, Argentinasaurus, a 37.5m-long (125ft) plant-eater.   

Nano Generators Powered By Good Vibrations - SpaceDaily  These nanogenerators could help power nanoscale devices without the need for unwieldy batteries, finding use in everything from portable electronics and wireless nanosensors to medical implants, said researcher Zhong Lin Wang, a nanotechnologist at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The generators could, for instance, harvest energy from body motions, muscle stretching and blood pressure or from sea, wind or acoustic waves or air flowing through a pipe. "You could envision having these nanogenerators in your shoes to produce electricity as you walk," Wang said. 
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Biosciences:
4/25/2006: Rare woodpeckers’ habitat needs help, too - MSNBC

Climate, Environment:
4/25/2006: Scientists Find the Elusive Gabbro - Live Science
4/25/2006: Pacific and Atlantic Oceans Merged Earlier Than Previously Believed - Live Science
4/25/2006: Fossil gives clue to big chill  - BBC
4/25/2006: The Green Room 'Ban the bulb' columnist responds to your comments  - BBC
4/25/2006: Carbon trading How rich countries and firms are buying the right to pollute  - BBC
4/25/2006: Car makers 'failing' on climate  - BBC
4/25/2006: San Francisco's day of reckoning
  - C/Net

4/25/2006: A long road to a clean planet, academics say  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Ocean drill reaches unprecedented depth
4/25/2006: Oceans merged earlier than thought - MSNBC

Computers:
Devices
4/25/2006: Peer Pressure Cooking  - Wired News
4/25/2006: Lara bounces back Tomb Raider Legend game sees classic series return to form  - BBC
4/25/2006: Digital PlanetHi-tech sailing, behind the scenes of Pixar and the virtual skipping rope  - BBC

Communications
4/25/2006: Broadband: New law forces businesses to secure wireless nets
  - C/Net
4/25/2006: New York county mandates wireless security
  - CNN

Technology
4/25/2006: Second coming of the V-Chip
  - C/Net

PC's
4/25/2006: Benchmarking Tiger on a Sony Vaio  - Wired News
4/25/2006: Trash that PC in an eco-friendly way
  - C/Net

Internet
4/25/2006: Net living Why columnist Bill Thompson wants to keep some life offline  - BBC
4/25/2006: US steps up fight on child porn  - BBC
4/25/2006: China close to being top spammer  - BBC
4/25/2006: My Virtual Life - Business Week
4/25/2006: Plus: Look Insidethe World ofSecond Life - Business Week
4/25/2006: And- It's Not AllFun and Games - Business Week
4/25/2006: • Google's Giant Stride
 - Business Week
4/25/2006: Mozilla users urged to upgrade
  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Gonzales calls for mandatory Web labeling law
  - C/Net
4/25/2006: 80 comments
  - C/Net
4/25/2006: With e-mail, Microsoft looks to hook students 'for life'
  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Social networking - it's not just for kids
  - CNN
4/25/2006: MySpace foils school shooting, sheriff says
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
4/25/2006: On sentry duty in your in-box  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Windows showdown: Europe's antitrust battle with Microsoft goes to court  - BBC
4/25/2006: Apple pushes to unmask product leaker  - C/Net
4/25/2006: 28 comments  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Unpatched Mac flaws may put users at risk  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Future of innovation at stake in Microsoft case  - CNN

Energy:
4/25/2006: Electric Vehicle Gets Super-Sized  - Wired News
4/25/2006: A Real 'Green' House- No Heating Bill for 25 Years - Live Science

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
4/25/2006: Breast implants 'not cancer risk'  - BBC
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Infectious
4/25/2006: Bird flu restrictions are lifted  - BBC
4/25/2006: Russia warns of big Aids increase  - BBC

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
4/25/2006: Camel's milk could be the latest super food to hit the shelves  - BBC
4/25/2006: Method to predict drug response  - BBC
4/25/2006: Helping Ellie Parents call for more research into rare muscle conditions  - BBC
4/25/2006: Being one year old: Mothers around the world describe their children's lives  - BBC
4/25/2006: Persistent hiccups 'risk factor'  - BBC
4/25/2006: Marathon runner 'water danger'  - BBC
4/25/2006: Child obesity 'doubles in decade'  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
4/25/2006: ino may have been pack hunter   - BBC
4/25/2006: Pacific and Atlantic Oceans Merged Earlier Than Previously Believed - Live Science
4/25/2006: Papyrus bits add new twist to ‘Judas’ tale - MSNBC
4/25/2006: Experts find evidence of Bosnia pyramid - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
4/25/2006: Vietnam gives Gates star welcome  - BBC
4/25/2006: Cardinal backs some condom use  - BBC
4/25/2006: • Tying Down Viewers' Eyeballs - Business Week
4/25/2006: • S&P Cuts Intel to Sell - Business Week
4/25/2006: Photos: Flying on cloud nine  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Patent firm woos big-name inventors  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Week in review: TV's fuzzy future  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Lenovo's foreign affairs  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Can you manage different generations?  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Google stock on the road to $500  - CNN
4/25/2006: Whither U.S. innovation?  - El. Engr. Times
4/25/2006: Scientist shuts out baseball myths - MSNBC

Neurosciences:
4/25/2006: Bullying Creates Vicious Cycle for Overweight Kids - Live Science

Physics and Astronomy:

Prolongevity

Robotics:
4/25/2006: Week in pictures: Shake, rattle and roll  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Cosmic Log: And the robo-winner is... - MSNBC

Space:
4/25/2006: UK 'should have own astronauts'  - BBC
4/25/2006: Rock maps revise Martian history
  - BBC
4/25/2006: Mars Express Views Nanedi Valles - SpaceDaily
4/25/2006: Thaicom 5 Arrives At Kourou
 - SpaceDaily
4/25/2006: Columbus Lab Ready For Delivery To ISS
 - SpaceDaily
4/25/2006: Progress 21 Heads For Space Station
 - SpaceDaily

Technology:
4/25/2006: Busting Baseball Myths: Scientist Throws Big Curveballs - Live Science
4/25/2006: Blow-up armour wins Queen's innovation award  - BBC
4/25/2006: TUNiT: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts - Business Week
4/25/2006: Paris mayor defends France's wariness of U.S. tech  - C/Net
4/25/2006: 21 comments  - C/Net
4/25/2006: Bush shows support for tech industry  - C/Net
4/25/2006: IBM's Venom data compression bites back costs
  - C/Net

  


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