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  Mars Master Plan: NASA Outlines New Approach - Space.com  One scenario that has been under active discussion is slipping the mission of the mobile, nuclear-powered Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) from 2009 to 2011. Another possibility was building two MSL rovers to double the data that could be gathered during that mission and reduce program risk. "Right now, my aim is to ensure one, full-scope Mars Science Laboratory, at the least risky opportunity," NASA's Chief Scientist, James Garvin told Space.com.
Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Particles Produce Unusual Radio Flash - SpaceDaily  Left:  The image shows a false-color radio map of a part of the low-frequency radio sky above the LOPES experiment at the time of a cosmic ray hit. The bright blob in the center of the image is the radio flash. Celestial coordinates are overlayed as green lines. The associated movie shows a time span of one tenth of a microsecond around this event. The radio flash lights up for about 30 nanoseconds. Image credit: Nature.  The blasts, whose detection are reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature, are dramatic flashes of radio light that appear more than 1000 times brighter than the sun and almost a million times faster than normal lightning. The experiment showed that the radio flashes are produced in the Earth atmosphere, caused by the impact of the most energetic particles produced in the cosmos. "If we had sensitive radio eyes, we would see the sky sparkle with radio flashes", he adds.  

Expect Life To Be Cold - SpaceDaily   Hottest: 235 F; Coldest: 5 F; Highest Radiation: 5,000 times lethal human dose; Deepest: -3.2 kms.; Most Acidic: pH = 0; Most Basic: pH = 13; Longest in Space: 6 years; Highest pressure: 1,200 bars; Saltiest: 9 times human blood; Smallest: <100 nanometers.  In this second of a three-part series (See Part 1), Sogin argues that astrobiologists need to learn more about cold-adapted organisms on Earth. On other worlds in our solar system, the places we can get to most easily are frozen. In the context of looking for life elsewhere, the organisms that I think we should spend most of our time studying are the psychrophiles (cold-adapted organisms). Lifeforms on Mars might even be rock-dwelling endophiles 
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Biosciences:
5/30/2005: Expect Life To Be Cold - SpaceDaily
5/30/2005: After A Time-shift, Mixed Signals From The Circadian Clock
 - Science Daily
5/30/2005: Animal efforts 'need bigger push'  - BBC
5/30/2005: US House backs stem cell funding  - BBC
5/30/2005: Sperm bank fears donors may dry up under new Danish tax  - BBC
5/30/2005: ‘Extinct’ wildflower found in California - MSNBC
5/30/2005: ‘Eel City’ discovered near undersea volcano - MSNBC
5/30/2005: Stem cell debate moves to Senate - MSNBC
5/30/2005: Cosmic Log: How you see stem cells - MSNBC
5/30/2005: Female spiders exploit double-barrelled sperm storage  - Nature
5/30/2005: Stem-cell vote defies Bush  - Nature
5/30/2005: Double triumph in stem cell quest - New Scientist
5/30/2005: DNA pioneer may have genome sequenced - New Scientist
5/30/2005: House Approves a Stem Cell Research Bill Opposed by Bush  - NY Times
5/30/2005: Roll Call Vote  - NY Times

Climate, Environment:
5/30/2005: New Plate Discovery May Force Japan To Review Quake Plans: Report - SpaceDaily
5/30/2005: Tsunami Earthquake Triggered Earth's Free Oscillations - SpaceDaily
5/30/2005: Russia to resume Vostok drilling  - BBC
5/30/2005: 'Increasing threat' to green belt  - BBC
5/30/2005: Sealab 2005  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Little-known L.A. fault sparks big worries - MSNBC

Computers:
Devices
5/30/2005: Ultra-violent Quake set to terrorise Microsoft's Xbox 360  - BBC
5/30/2005: Verizon may lease optical-fiber network - Business Week
5/30/2005: Lara Croft gets new lease of life  - C/Net
5/30/2005: What OS runs inside the Xbox 360  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Star Wars fans go to extreme  - C/Net

Communications
5/30/2005: Static for Skype
  - C/Net

Technology
5/30/2005: IBM will unlock door to Cell  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
5/30/2005: Help Desk - Business Week
5/30/2005: Iomega aiming for 800GB DVDs  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Wireless USB poised to move into the marketplace  - El. Engr. Times

Internet
5/30/2005: Shoppers turn to web for bargains  - BBC
5/30/2005: Godcasting To get their message out, religious groups are turning to podcasts with a spiritual bent -- and finding lots of listeners - Business Week
5/30/2005: Slide Show: BW Online's Podcast Picks  - BBC
5/30/2005: Plus: BW's First Podcast - Business Week
5/30/2005: Podcasters Hit the Copyright Wall
5/30/2005: Mad Ave.'s Rush to Podcasts - Business Week
5/30/2005: Podcast Growth
 - Business Week
5/30/2005: Online movie network shut down
 - Business Week
5/30/2005: Teen's hacking plan goes A-wire
  - Wired News
5/30/2005: Antiphishing toolbar for Firefox released
  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Netcraft Toolbar Targets Phishing Sites
  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Feds shut down BitTorrent hub
  - C/Net
5/30/2005: ABC, NBC News launch news podcasts
  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Trojan holds computer files to ransom
 - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
5/30/2005: Nokia, India think open  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Is Linux Palm's savior?  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Belgium: An editor's worst nightmare  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Senators urge international copyright crackdown
5/30/2005: AMD details Pacifica virtualization plan  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Microsoft plugs phishing hole in Xbox site  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Buttoned-down Office 12  - C/Net

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular
5/30/2005: Side Effects Of Cholesterol-lowering Drugs - Science Daily
5/30/2005: Ageing cells may lead to clogged arteries  - Nature

Cancer  

Infectious
5/30/2005: Ocean weapon against superbug  - BBC
5/30/2005: Flu virus lapses shows need for quantum leap in technologies  - Nature

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
5/30/2005: Medication Errors Continue Even In Highly Computerized Hospital - Science Daily
5/30/2005: You're not alonePractical advice for overcoming common sexual problems  - BBC
5/30/2005: Bladder does not shrink with age  - BBC
5/30/2005: Can taking the pill dull a woman's desire forever? - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
5/30/2005: Archaeologists re-create the Pompeii diet - MSNBC
5/30/2005: Were there only 70 ‘first Americans’? - MSNBC
5/30/2005: More clues point to Blackbeard’s last ship - MSNBC
5/30/2005: Americas had seventy 'founding fathers'  - Nature
5/30/2005: Meteor theory gets rocky ride from dinosaur expert  - Nature

Miscellaneous:
5/30/2005: Machine v man 'I take on the world's top chess computer. Guess what happens'
5/30/2005: Why bosses blog. And why the stuff they say often seems too good to be true  - BBC
5/30/2005: 'Leave me at home': What type of care do elderly people want in their dying days-  - BBC
5/30/2005: Pupils study sex in soap operas  - BBC
5/30/2005: New 'cheap' home sites unveiled  - BBC
5/30/2005: CIA conducting 3-day Internet war game  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Fiorina eyes public service for next post  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Computerized checkmate  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Sci-fi synergy  - NY Times
5/30/2005: Futurologist predicts need for personal 'force field'  - NY Times
5/30/2005: Online Trump U.: You're enrolled - USA Today
5/30/2005: Panel backs bid to keep Los Alamos lab - MSNBC
5/30/2005: US orbiting-armoury projects may persist - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
5/30/2005: Migratory Songbirds Have A Specialized Night-vision Brain Area - Science Daily
5/30/2005: Anti-social behaviour 'inherited'  - BBC
5/30/2005: 11 steps to a better brain  - C/Net
5/30/2005: Same shade of blue for me and you - New Scientist

Physics and Astronomy:
5/30/2005: Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Particles Produce Unusual Radio Flash - SpaceDaily
5/30/2005: Abel prize awarded to Peter Lax
  - BBC
5/30/2005: Math prize winner revisits A-bomb debate
 - MSNBC
5/30/2005: Planetary billiards answer Solar System riddle
  - Nature
5/30/2005: Cost overruns put squeeze on Hubble’s successor
5/30/2005: Gas giants credited for solar system formation
 - New Scientist
5/30/2005: Solar-radiation burst hit Earth in record time
 - New Scientist
5/30/2005: Solving three mysteries at once
 - PhysicsWeb

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Space:
5/30/2005: Mars Master Plan: NASA Outlines New Approach - Space.com
5/30/2005: Designer Plants On Mars
 - Science Daily
5/30/2005: Voyager 1 pushes for deep space
  - BBC
5/30/2005: NASA Follows X Prize Footsteps
  - Wired News
5/30/2005: Voyager 1 reaches the edge of the solar system - New Scientist
5/30/2005: The gritty problem of Moon dust
 - New Scientist
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Technology:
5/30/2005: Start-up promotes electric clothes, backpacks
5/30/2005: Photos: A keyboard in your pocket
5/30/2005: Textiles as Conductors / Sensors
5/30/2005: Smart Batteries Showing Diverse Potential  - El. Engr. Times
5/30/2005: Sensor prevents shut-eye in digital snaps - New Scientist

  




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