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Reaching for the Moon, Mars the Nuclear Way - Space.com   Nuclear propulsion could be invaluable for scientific missions such as the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter.  Though deep-space missions have flown by bodies in the outer planets, they have not been able to orbit a moon that distant because of a lack of power. That far from the sun, solar power doesn't help much.  However, it will now be first used for inner-solar-system trips to the Moon and Mars says the head of NASA's nuclear push.
Oceanographers Collect 1.5 Million Year Record Of Climate Change In Africa - SpaceDaily  Left:  Lake Malawi (pictured) is one of world's deepest (700 meters) and oldest (more than 5 million years) lakes, and contains a rich assemblage of biological species found nowhere else on earth. Longer than Lake Michigan, it is situated in tropical latitudes that serve as the atmosphere's heat engine, and the region plays a major role in driving global climate dynamics.  Four University of Rhode Island oceanographers and colleagues recovered sediment samples from beneath Lake Malawi in East Africa that provide up to 1.5 million years of information about how climate in Africa has changed the longest continuous record of such data ever collected from that continent.    

China Works Out Lunar Robot Series - SpaceDaily  Chinese scientists say they have worked out a group of secondary robots which resemble wheels of a vehicle to carry out exploration missions on the moon. The robot series are an array of independently-controlled, concurrent and reconfigurable secondary robots, each consisting ofan arm for carrying objects, collecting samples, surveying and mapping, and a triangular wheel for independent walking and skipping obstacles, said a spokesman for the Automation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). These secondary robots are like wheels of the moon rover, whichis also made up of a primary robot.    
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Biosciences:
4/28/2005:Trap-building ants torture prey  - BBC
4/28/2005:Stink bomb gas puts mice into suspended animation
 - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Against holy orders: The papacy and reproductive science - New Scientist

Climate, Environment:
4/28/2005:Oceanographers Collect 1.5 Million Year Record Of Climate Change In Africa - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Help us predict global warming ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Green Party List released on Earth Day ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Rep. Nick Rahall Honored at Earth Day Celebration ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Women & Nuclear Environmentalists ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Australian scientists discover massive new coral reef system ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Bush Defends Environmental Policies on Earth Day ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Chen pledges to review environment policy after prod ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Greenpeace urges EU transport ministers to come clean on toxic tankers ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Hundreds Of Antarctic Glaciers In Retreat, Says Study - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:US evangelicals becoming God's environmentalists ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Hollywood stars, Inuit protest global warming ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Climate change melting Antarctic glaciers ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Climate Change Offers Opportunities: An Interview with Tim Wirth, President of the UN Foundation ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Antarctic Peninsula glaciers in major retreat - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Bad Weather Forces Change in Bush's Earth Day Plans  - NY Times

Computers:
Devices
4/28/2005:A Star Wars Sequel (Except It's Not) - NY Times
4/28/2005:China trip awaits gamers who top UK tournament  - BBC
4/28/2005:Attack on game raises prospect of online extortion - New Scientist
4/28/2005:An X-Factor for the New Xbox? - Business Week

Communications
4/28/2005:Microsoft smart guy takes on smart phone business
  - C/Net
4/28/2005:Oregon proposes local cell phone tax
  - C/Net

Technology

PC's

Internet
4/28/2005:Week in review: Lights! Camera! Download?  - C/Net
4/28/2005:Poisoned web poses risk to security - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Web server attacks 'growing fast'  - BBC
4/28/2005:REVIEW: New Opera browser fails at basics - Business Week
4/28/2005:Google readies banner offerings  - C/Net
4/28/2005:More on file-swapping networks than just songs  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
4/28/2005:Online music lovers 'frustrated' with restrictions  - BBC
4/28/2005:Ballmer explains reversal on gay rights bill  - C/Net

Energy:
4/28/2005:Call For China To Develop Multiple Energy Sources - Space.com
4/28/2005:City may phase in eco-friendly electric vehicles ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular
4/28/2005:Heart hope over implant arteries  - BBC

Cancer  
4/28/2005:Vitamin D 'aids lung cancer ops'  - BBC
4/28/2005:'Virtual Colonoscopy' Effective In Finding Most Polyps But May Miss Small Ones - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Major Colorectal Cancer Screening Study Enters Last Phase Of Recruitment - Science Daily
4/28/2005:'Healing' gene breast cancer clue  - BBC
4/28/2005:Professional cameras, made for amateurs  - C/Net
4/28/2005:Photos: Canon vs. Nikon  - C/Net
4/28/2005:Infant daycare helps prevent childhood leukaemia
 - New Scientist

Infectious
4/28/2005:Newly Identified Protein May Inhibit Hepatitis Virus - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Report Suggests Infectious Connection To Chronic Diseases - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Antimalarial drug combo cures 99% of children - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Long-lasting gel blocks herpes - New Scientist

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
4/28/2005:FDA Asking For Public Comment On Food Label Changes - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Surgery For Children With Sleep Apnea Improves Quality Of Life - Science Daily
4/28/2005:UT Southwestern Sports Medicine Doctor Pedals Advice On Gearing Up For Safe Cycling Season - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Fight Osteoporosis: Bone Up On B12 - Science Daily
4/28/2005:'Teddy doctors' Taking away children's fear of hospitals through fun  - BBC
4/28/2005:Malawi aid Helping to reverse the brain drain of nurses from Africa  - BBC
4/28/2005:Mess with the body clock at your peril - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
4/28/2005:Church of England OKs Jamestown DNA Sample ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Off Hawaii, a Big Junkyard to Sift With Masks and Fins  - NY Times
4/28/2005:History lost in dust of war-torn Iraq  - BBC
4/28/2005:On This Day 1953: Cambridge scientists unveil DNA 'the secret of life'  - BBC
4/28/2005:Histories: The bulletproof priest - New Scientist
4/28/2005:A Healthy Internal Clock Keeps Weight Off - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
4/28/2005:Chinese Boom City Descends Into Anti-Japanese Fury - Space.com
4/28/2005:Greenpeace calls for nuclear -free NATO ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Keeping Your Dairy Products Safe - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Pakistan Will Never Allow IAEA To Inspect Nuclear Facilities: Musharraf - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Russian Satellites Not Fully Functional - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Bicoastal Blues for G.M. and Ford  - NY Times
4/28/2005:Graphic: Lower Sales in Environment-Friendly States  - NY Times
4/28/2005:My life@work: The Science Museum curator's tale  - BBC
4/28/2005:Menace of malaria: How poverty helps keep Ugandans in the line of attack  - BBC
4/28/2005:Online hunting firm is now the quarry - L. A. Times
4/28/2005:With a PC's power, that's entertainment  - NY Times
4/28/2005:Remote-controlled rats to sniff out explosives - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
4/28/2005:Brain-mapping Technique Aids Understanding Of Sleep, Wakefulness - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Overworked Brains Release Adenosine To Slow Cells, Trigger Sleep, UT Southwestern Researchers Find - Science Daily
4/28/2005:'Info-mania' dents IQ more than marijuana - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Hi-tech tripping Shifts in reality provide psychedelic tours in Basel  - BBC
4/28/2005:Improved Scanning Technique Uses Brain as Portal to Thought  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
4/28/2005:Solar Wind Originates in Coronal Funnels ... - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Cosmic views mark Hubble's 15th birthday ...
 - MSNBC
4/28/2005:NASA Spots Possible Asteroid Belt ...
 - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Pentaquark Debate Heats Up
 - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:LLNL Physicist Dates Lifetime Of Solar Nebula At 2 Million Years
4/28/2005:Silhouette Reveals Hidden Shape Of Young Star's Envelope
 - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Cosmic Log: Watch Einstein in his element
 - MSNBC
4/28/2005:The black hole hunter
 - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Hubble's birthday snaps reveal new side to old friends
 - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Superlens breakthrough
 - PhysicsWeb

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:
4/28/2005:Reaching for the Moon, Mars the Nuclear Way - Space.com
4/28/2005:Reflections On Shenzhou
 - Space.com
4/28/2005:SMART-1 Searches For Peaks Of Eternal Light
 - Space.com
4/28/2005:Nigerian Satellite To Be Launched From Xichang Launch Center
 - Space.com
4/28/2005:
China Works Out Lunar Robot Series - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Quantum wires to be used as power cables for next-gen spacecraft ...
 - FirstScience
4/28/2005:Movie Clip Shows Whirlwinds Carrying Dust on Mars ...
 - FirstScience
4/28/2005:NASA managers insist books aren't cooked ...
 - MSNBC
4/28/2005:UCC Launches RosettaNet Certification ...
 - MSNBC
4/28/2005:SpaceShipOne Inventor Says Space in Reach ...
 - MSNBC
4/28/2005:NASA Reassessing Space Station''s Final Configuration ...
 - MSNBC
4/28/2005:Getting the Exploration of Space Right - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Congressman Calvert Sees Bright Future For Personal Spaceflight
 - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Hubble Space Telescope's Future Hangs in Balance
 - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Space Watch: Is There Life After Hubble?
 - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Extreme Life Discovery In Yellowstone Bodes Well For Astrobiologists
 - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Sister Moons, Dione And Tethys
 - SpaceDaily
4/28/2005:Space tourism industry to run 'like fast-food franchises'
 - New Scientist
4/28/2005:Capsule lands back on Earth
  - BBC
4/28/2005:Astronauts at the Mall, and Rocket Scientists at the Bar  - NY Times
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Technology:
4/28/2005:Chip-scale Refrigerators Cool Bulk Objects - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Bacteria-based Production Method Patented - Science Daily
4/28/2005:Tech & You - Business Week
4/28/2005:Blind struggle with smart machines  - CNN

  



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