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Fleshing Out Martian Proteins - SpaceDaily  Imagine having a modern biology lab on another planet. Then imagine putting that lab on a tiny silicon chip. That portable concept - when applied to detecting the building blocks of life, amino acids - is being investigated for future Mars missions. Biophysicist Richard Mathies and his colleagues hope to proof-test such a method's exquisite sensitivity by looking at samples from the closest terrestrial analogs to what might eventually be encountered on Mars later this decade. One such place is one of the driest places on Earth, the Atacama desert in Chile, which Mathies' team will investigate later this year. 
Ultra-Cold Neutron Source Confirmed As World's Most Intense - SpaceDaily  Some slow, cold visitors stopped by Los Alamos National Laboratory last week, and their arrival could prove a godsend to physicists seeking a better theory of everything. Researchers working at the University of California's Los Alamos Neutron Science Center and eight other member institutions of an international collaboration took a giant step toward their goal of constructing the most intense source of ultra-cold neutrons in the world, measuring ultra-cold neutron production in their new source for the first time. "Ultimately, we want to be able to bottle ultra-cold neutrons and watch them decay, giving us new insights into particle physics," said Tom Bowles of Los Alamos' Physics Division, who leads the team.

Towards Intelligent Assistants - SpaceDaily  Be it telephones, navigation systems, video games, or printers it is the electronics that increasingly decide the success of a product. Electronic devices should be able to communicate with one another and be small and inexpensive. Intelligent clothing, driver support systems and mobile phones with embedded cameras and laptop functions are just a few examples that come to mind that include embedded systems: electronic systems that are incorporated into larger systems or environments. The primary objective was to include as many intelligent functions as possible in a single system.
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6/19/2004:Bush Rejects Calls on Stem-Cell Research - ABC
6/19/2004:Knighthood for protein engineer
  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
6/19/2004:World faces seeping flood crisis  - BBC
6/19/2004:New whale species identified, experts say - MSNBC
6/19/2004:Flood-menaced population to double by 2050, UN says  - Yahoo


6/19/2004:Nokia takes on clamshell rivals  - BBC
6/19/2004:Fight - or Flight - in Long-Distance? - Business Week
6/19/2004:Coming Soon: Wireless 411 - Business Week
6/19/2004:Nokia offers new flip phones  - CNN
6/19/2004:Senate to debate Net phone regulations  - C/Net
6/19/2004:BellSouth may shimmy out of 'naked' DSL  - C/Net
6/19/2004:New DSL technology designed for video, voice
  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Abolish the FCC? Crazy!
  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Pushing Wi-Fi's limits
  - C/Net

6/19/2004:Intel's Nocona to bust out in June  - C/Net
6/19/2004:AMD advances its dual-core plans  - C/Net

6/19/2004:Apple Power Mac ads 'misleading'  - BBC
6/19/2004:The Stalwart Desktop: A Shopper's Guide - Business Week
6/19/2004:Evolution: The future is now -- Monday, Jun 14, 2004  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Services: Will the big bet pay off- -- Monday, Jun 14, 2004  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Click for PDF download  - C/Net

6/19/2004:Bloggers at seven: Venus, maths & cricket - things children put on their websites  - BBC
6/19/2004:Search Users Weigh In on Google - Business Week
6/19/2004:Putting a Value on Google - Business Week
6/19/2004:Web newspaper registration debated  - CNN
6/19/2004:Online catalogs make a comeback  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Soldiers find link to wed across globe  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Google considers instant delivery service - New Scientist
6/19/2004:Criminals raid nearly 2 million online accounts in US - MSNBC
6/19/2004:Law turns tables on antispam group - MSNBC

6/19/2004:Microsoft races to plug IE hole  - BBC
6/19/2004:Q&A with Intel's Craig Barrett - Business Week
6/19/2004:Microsoft releases security-minded Windows code  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Swap blockers graduate to high schools  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Big music stores squelch download plan  - C/Net
6/19/2004:How to talk to Microsoft about Linux  - C/Net

6/19/2004:UK charged with nuclear 'fudge'  - BBC

6/19/2004:Short legs linked to heart risk  - BBC
6/19/2004:How to foil the biggest killer ... heart disease - MSNBC
6/19/2004:Vital Signs: Measurements: Lower Blood Pressure at Home  - NY Times 

6/19/2004:Vital Signs: Outcomes: Choosing Breast Cancer Surgery  - NY Times

6/19/2004:Infections Seen From Cosmetic Surgeries - ABC
6/19/2004:U.S. AIDS Patients Donate Drugs to World - ABC
6/19/2004:Uganda Distributes Free Generic AIDS Drugs - ABC
6/19/2004:Diabetes cell transplant success  - BBC
6/19/2004:Rinsing poultry 'risks illness'  - BBC

6/19/2004:The new epidemic: What steps should you be taking to lower your risk of diabetes?  - BBC
6/19/2004:Drug firms trying to make painkillers less abusable - Washington Post

6/19/2004:Ache Fake? - ABC
6/19/2004:Strong Medicine for stubborn Headaches - ABC
6/19/2004:Teens Suffering From Rebound Headache - ABC
6/19/2004:Doctors Say They Must Model Healthy Diet - ABC
6/19/2004:Parents Flocking to Baby Fitness Classes - ABC
6/19/2004:Fruit 'helps prevent eye disease'  - BBC
6/19/2004:Texts to monitor patient progress  - BBC
6/19/2004:Probe into 'Gulf War syndrome'  - BBC
6/19/2004:Women's Health  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Now at Your Drugstore: A Cheap and Dangerous High  - NY Times

History, Anthropology:
6/19/2004:Japanese subs sunk after war found  - CNN
6/19/2004:5,000-year-old necropolis found outside Cairo - MSNBC
6/19/2004:Israel seeks to preserve Masada mountain - MSNBC
6/19/2004:Friends of T. Rex?  - NY Times

6/19/2004:Fight for Life - ABC
6/19/2004:Iraq: Complete Coverage - ABC
6/19/2004:No Limits - ABC
6/19/2004:Video - ABC
6/19/2004:Bryson wins 10,000 science prize  - BBC
6/19/2004:Australia's lifeguards go hi-tech to save lives  - BBC
6/19/2004:Lasting legacy: The effects of Agent Orange are still felt across Vietnam  - BBC
6/19/2004:Hermes drones  - CNN
6/19/2004:Congress to scrutinize patent tax breaks  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Dell plans new LCD TV models  - C/Net
6/19/2004:Mobiles build interactive cities  - Nature
6/19/2004:Essay: I Sing the Body's Pattern Recognition Machine  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Researcher Loses Ph.D. Over Discredited Papers  - NY Times
6/19/2004:A Recollection of Early Questions About Reagan's Health  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Roll Over. Fetch. Sit. Smart Dog? Hmmm.  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Making Science Fact, Now Chronicling Science Fiction  - NY Times
6/19/2004:On the Road, Avoiding Pitfalls at the Pit Stops  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Does He or Doesn't He? It's Harder to Tell  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Graphic: Filling in a Hairline  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Weighing the Risks  - NY Times

6/19/2004:Scientists come up with proof that love is blind  - BBC
6/19/2004:Bid to end mental health stigma  - BBC
6/19/2004:Why it hurts less to be a man  - Nature
6/19/2004:Memory fails you after severe stress - New Scientist
6/19/2004:Safety alert on adult use of antidepressants - New Scientist
6/19/2004:Scientists Unlock One More of Sleep's Secrets
6/19/2004:The Subject Is Subjects
  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
6/19/2004:Ultra-Cold Neutron Source Confirmed As World's Most Intense - SpaceDaily



6/19/2004:Fleshing Out Martian Proteins - SpaceDaily
6/19/2004:Missing Martian Water
  - NY Times
6/19/2004:Earth Has 'Blueberries' Like Mars: Moqui Marbles Formed In Groundwater In Utah's National Parks - Science Daily
6/19/2004:NASA Spacecraft Reveals Surprising Anatomy Of A Comet - Science Daily
6/19/2004:Viewer's Guide to Monday's First Piloted Private Space Flight -
6/19/2004:Surprise Meteor Shower Possible in June -
6/19/2004:Proton Rocket Lofts U.S. Communications Satellite Into Orbit -
6/19/2004:Space Ship One Set For Monday Launch - SpaceDaily
6/19/2004:Phoebe's Surface Reveals Clues To Its Origin - SpaceDaily
6/19/2004:Space Ship One Set For Monday Launch - SpaceDaily
6/19/2004:Astronaut Hears Daughter Born From Orbit ... - FirstScience

6/19/2004:Branson car sets amphibious record  - CNN
6/19/2004:Mutant scooter the next Pet Rock?  - CNN
6/19/2004:Technology helping to guide the blind  - CNN
6/19/2004:Report: Seattle's tech toilets a wash  - CNN
6/19/2004:Amphibious car crosses English Channel - MSNBC
6/19/2004:Clothes launder own fabric  - Nature


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