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Singapore Navy Unveils Remote-Controlled Vessels - SpaceDaily  Left:  A two-tonne Spartan Scout Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV), is seen during a demontration at the Singapore Naval Base during the International Maritime Defence Exhibition 17 may 2005. Singapore unveiled 17 May 2005, a fleet of remote-controlled vessels, which Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean said would give the city-state a high-tech boost in the battle against maritime piracy and terrorism. The two-tonne Spartan Scout Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV), which can be operated from the main warship, can be individually configured to carry out a range of missions including surveillance and anti-submarine warfare. AFP Photo by Mindef/Ho  A less-equipped USV fleet that Singapore bought, the Protector series, is already in operation and was recently deployed by the Singapore navy during a deployment near Iraq.   
Sony's Ken Kutaragi shows off the new PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3: Sony unveils its "supercomputer for entertainment"   - BBC  In a dig at Microsoft, Sony said the processor was twice as fast (at 2 teraflops) as the one in the Xbox 360. The PS3 has a 3.2GHz, 2i8-gigaflops Cell processor, and a 550 MHz, 1.8 teraflops GPU RSX, together with 256 megabytes of 3.2 GHz main RAM, plus 256 megabytes of 700MHz graphics RAM. (The Cell had to be slowed from 3.6 GHz to 3.2 GHz, lowering its speed from 150 megaflops to 218 megaflops.) It will have a 50 gigabyte DVD drive, and a detachable 2.5-inch hard drive. The Cell may differ from the GPU in that The Cell is a multi-purpose computer.  

Downside Risks Loom In The Race For Oil - SpaceDaily  Left:  'China is able to take on more risks because its government-driven capital system allows it to be more aggressive and take a longer-term view compared to private companies or governments in industrialized nations that need to be more accountable'.  Import-dependent nations are reacting to rising oil prices by attempting to secure energy supplies. But making deals with developing countries with little to offer international markets other than petroleum runs the risk of aiding militaristic regimes that use the profits for weapons rather than for people. Increased oil revenue has done more damage than good in some regions, most notably in West Africa where money from petroleum exports help to arm local rebels.   
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Biosciences:
5/25/2005: 'Make IVF genetic screen routine'  - BBC
5/25/2005: Cloning debate Polar views of patients who could benefit from stem cell cures
  - BBC
5/25/2005: British scientists said to clone embryo - MSNBC
5/25/2005: Researchers customize stem-cell lines - MSNBC
5/25/2005: New monkey species found in Tanzania - MSNBC
5/25/2005: Washington Post: Black squirrels get evolutionary edge - MSNBC
5/25/2005: Honking monkey discovered in Africa  - Nature
5/25/2005: Korean team lauded for stem-cell advance  - Nature
5/25/2005: Past century sees biodiversity dive  - Nature
5/25/2005: Menacing changes seen in Vietnam bird flu - New Scientist
5/25/2005: New monkey species discovered in Africa - New Scientist
5/25/2005: Cloned human embryos deliver tailored stem cells - New Scientist
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Climate, Environment:
5/25/2005: Web feeds California quake paranoia  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Earth puts the big squeeze on L.A. - MSNBC
5/25/2005: Studies assess quake that shook the world - MSNBC
5/25/2005: East Antarctica puts on weight  - Nature
5/25/2005: Unusual Pacific hurricane hits Central America - New Scientist

Computers:
Devices
5/25/2005: PlayStation 3: Sony unveils its "supercomputer for entertainment"  - BBC
5/25/2005: In pictures: PlayStation 3
5/25/2005: What do you think of PS3?
5/25/2005: E3: Let the Games Begin - Business Week
5/25/2005: Tech & You - Business Week
5/25/2005: Xbox 360 price could be higher than expected  - Wired News
5/25/2005: Which new game console is best?
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: LifeDrive lifeline?
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Gates gives CEOs peek at Xbox 360 games
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: The price of next-gen gaming
  - CNN
5/25/2005: E3 coverage
  - CNN
5/25/2005: 'Zelda' takes center stage
  - CNN
5/25/2005: Hot video game gear at E3
  - CNN

Communications
5/25/2005: Internet phones given 911 deadline
 - Business Week
5/25/2005: Microsoft in Fast-Forward Mode
 - Business Week
5/25/2005: Japanese Games Go Wild
  - Wired News
5/25/2005: E3: The battle of the boxes
- C/Net
5/25/2005: E3: Photos From the Show Floor
- C/Net
5/25/2005: FCC requires VoIP to clean up its 911 act
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Net phone 911 mandate may hit nomads hardest
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: New Wi-Fi standard takes the slow road
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Should cities be in the business of broadband?
  - C/Net

Technology
5/25/2005: 'Neural-mapping' chip and sensor startup emerges  - El. Engr. Times
5/25/2005: Dots for data storage - PhysicsWeb

PC's
5/25/2005: Apple recalls 128,000 laptop batteries - Business Week
5/25/2005: Hard disk drive prices rising, says iSuppli  - El. Engr. Times
5/25/2005: Toshiba's perpendicular HDD finds home in music player  - El. Engr. Times

Internet
5/25/2005: Hacker Hunters: An elite force of federal agents and private-sector techies takes on computing's dark side - Business Week
5/25/2005: Meet Cyberspace's Head Fed - Business Week
5/25/2005: Google introduces Internet portal feature - Business Week
5/25/2005: Mike Quigley - Business Week
5/25/2005: Paris Hilton hack started with old-fashioned con  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Growing pains at Google?  - C/Net
5/25/2005: BitTorrent enemies face new hurdle
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: VeriSign to put more backbone into the Net
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Google introduces personalized home pages
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: E-commerce sites panned for lack of security testing
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Google gets personal with Web page
  - CNN
5/25/2005: Searches conducted in hacking probe
  - CNN
5/25/2005: 'Honey monkeys' deployed to catch crooked code
 - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
5/25/2005: Microsoft offers peek at next Office suite  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Office 12 Details Begin to Trickle Out  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Corel Rolls Out Small-Business WordPerfect Suite  - C/Net

Energy:
5/25/2005: Start-up drills for oil in algae  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Photos: Betting on clean fuel  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Company claims fuel cell advance  - CNN
5/25/2005: 'Wave farm' project gets green light  - CNN

Health:
Cardiovascular
5/25/2005: Diet craze 'good for the heart'  - BBC
5/25/2005: Heart patient has first turbocharger fitted - New Scientist

Cancer  
5/25/2005: Breast cancer risk in 30s 'low'  - BBC
5/25/2005: After Ivan As tumour diaries are published, Ivan's wife offers her thoughts  - BBC

Infectious
5/25/2005: Congo's Ebola town is sealed off  - BBC
5/25/2005: Zambia vows to cut malaria deaths  - Nature

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
5/25/2005: Positive message on Scots' health  - BBC
5/25/2005: Focus on transplant op failures  - BBC
5/25/2005: iPod, Xbox used to curb junk foods  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Bones are shocked into growth - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
5/25/2005: Giant armadillo fossil found in Peru - MSNBC
5/25/2005: Beer and wine jars unearthed in Egypt - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
5/25/2005: Singapore Navy Unveils Remote-Controlled Vessels - SpaceDaily
5/25/2005: Prevent ID Theft - Business Week
5/25/2005: Getting tough with China?  - C/Net
5/25/2005: On-demand private jets nearing takeoff  - Wired News
5/25/2005: Give your DVD player the finger - C/Net
5/25/2005: Latest in 'upskirting' grates on me  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Counterfeit for fun, profit  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Investors to commercialize open source  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Regulation that's good for competition  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Quote of the day: 'Can't see your swing set'  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Indian university alumni share a global success  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Cosmic Log: ‘Star Wars’ set straight - MSNBC
5/25/2005: Young scientists - MSNBC
5/25/2005: Physicists uncover Eurovision biases  - Nature
5/25/2005: Giant plane raises fear of medical emergencies - New Scientist
5/25/2005: Bibles dazzle with colour on the cheap - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
5/25/2005: Deep thinker A former Lotus engineer wants to find out what drives us  - BBC
5/25/2005: Heavy smoking memory warning  - BBC
5/25/2005: Gates warns on information overload - Business Week

Physics and Astronomy:
5/25/2005: 'Perfect' spiral galaxy may harbour dark secret - New Scientist
5/25/2005: New isotope doubles up
 - PhysicsWeb

Prolongevity

Robotics:
5/25/2005: Robotic racers gear up for desert challenge - New Scientist
5/25/2005: The robot army that thinks for itself - New Scientist

Space:
5/25/2005: Downside Risks Loom In The Race For Oil - SpaceDaily
5/25/2005: Burt Rutan chides NASA for dullness
  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Virgin soars to new frontier
  - BBC
5/25/2005: After the X Prize
  - Wired News
5/25/2005: Oxygen from moondust is worth a mint
  - Nature
5/25/2005: Draw oxygen from moon dirt, challenges NASA
5/25/2005: Mars Global Surveyor pictures fellow satellites
 - New Scientist
5/25/2005: Hubble gyro shutdown likely to prolong life
 - New Scientist
5/25/2005: Concerns aired over shuttle replacement plan
 - New Scientist
5/25/2005: NASA orders more inspections on shuttle Discovery ...
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Technology:
5/25/2005: From CRT to cybrarian  - C/Net
5/25/2005: JPMorgan Chase: Tech scene is getting brighter  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Bill Gates working on a new book  - C/Net
5/25/2005: Corning: heart of glass  - C/Net

  




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