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 Bridging the Gap Between Man and Machine - Space.com  “It’s just enough time if we’re very aggressive,” said Illah Nourbakhsh, robotics group lead at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California , of the 2020 deadline. “If we’re able to really focus on robot perception and manipulation, yes, I believe we can have robots build habitats on the moon.”  The goal of using robots in conjunction with human astronauts on lunar and planetary missions is to free up the living members of the crew for exploration and science.      
Extraterrestrial: Imagining Other Worlds - Space.com  First, there’s Aurelia, a hot-and cold world that is tidally locked to a red-dwarf sun that forever shines on one side of the planet. The dark side is shrouded in perpetual ice. Such a planet would be a challenging place to live, but scientists think that extraterrestrial life may actually exist in the comfort zone between all sun and all ice—not too hot, not too cold—on such planets. “Blue Moon” is the second ET stop over...     

Nokia launches Linux 'Internet tablet'  - El. Engr. Times  Nokia Wednesday launched a new type of mobile device, which it is calling an Internet Tablet, which it said will focus on Internet browsing and e-mail. The device, called the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, is based on Linux and has built-in support for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the company said in a statement. It sports an 800 x 480 display and an on-screen keyboard. Software included with the first version include Internet radio, an RSS news reader, image and media players. It will be available in 3rd quarter, 2005. Prices have not been given.
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Biosciences:
6/4/2005: Did climate shift kill giant Australian animals?  - Nature
6/4/2005: Government Shirked Its Duty to Wild Fish, a Judge Rules
  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Advocates for Animals Oppose Virginia Plans to Shoot Gulls  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Side Effects: The Fish Are Few and the Fishermen Fewer, but the Dory Will Not Die  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Join a Discussion on Bioethics  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Great Lakes Soil Probed for Helpful Fungi  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Scientists to Study Asian Oysters in Bay  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Without Apology, Leaping Ahead in Cloning  - NY Times
6/4/2005: In Tasmania, the Devil Now Faces Its Own Hell  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Graphic: A Disease's Relentless Spread  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Scientists Identify New Model Of NK Cell Development - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Inner Life Of Sea Squirts: Innovative Study Finds Way To 'Bio-synthesize' An Anti-cancer Compound - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Infant Vernier Acuity Is Comparable To That Of Adults - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Study calms fears over stem cells  - BBC
6/4/2005: Embryonic stem cells pass key safety test - New Scientist

Climate, Environment:
6/4/2005: New Research Indicates A 'Troubled' Greenhouse Is Brewing - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Climate key to mega-beast demise  - BBC
6/4/2005: Talking Point Does climate change affect you: Can more be done to tackle it?  - BBC
6/4/2005: Researchers Estimate Polluted O.C. Beaches Cost Public .3 Million Annually - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Deep-sea Tremors May Provide Early Warning System For Larger Earthquakes - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
6/4/2005: Nokia launches Linux 'Internet tablet'   - El. Engr. Times
6/4/2005: Disney eyes virtual worlds  - C/Net
6/4/2005: Images: Game on  - C/Net
:/4/2005:  Extra: Xbox 360 chief hints at price, launch
6/4/2005: Blogs: iPod Shuffle may bulk up
6/4/2005: No privacy: Try an electronic silencer  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Lawmakers vote to ban sale of violent video games
  - CNN

Communications
6/4/2005: Feds fret over cell phone use on planes
  - CNN

Technology
6/4/2005: AMD unveils dual-core chips for desktops - Business Week
6/4/2005: Toshiba, Canon prep SED production  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
6/4/2005: A Gold Rush in Little Hard Disks - Business Week
6/4/2005: Portable pains and strains  - C/Net
6/4/2005: Images: Pain-free computing  - C/Net
6/4/2005: Battery makers await laptop boom  - CNN
6/4/2005: Self-wiring supercomputer is cool and compact - New Scientist

Internet
6/4/2005: Newspaper circulation rises despite challenge from online news  - BBC
6/4/2005: Ransom plot: How one firm took on the net blackmailers and won  - BBC
6/4/2005: Meet You at MySpace This 20-month-old social-networking site has left market pioneer Friendster way behind. Now, can it cash in? - Business Week
6/4/2005: Many unaware of browser-security link - Business Week
6/4/2005: Tech & You - Business Week
6/4/2005: Bless me, blog, for I've sinned  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Denial-of-service attack victim speaks out
  - C/Net
6/4/2005: Is Rodi BitTorrent’s Replacement?
  - Wired News

Miscellaneous
6/4/2005: Linking Software - Business Week
6/4/2005: HP moves out of pre-Itanium era  - C/Net
6/4/2005: Microsoft fine looms as EU talks stretch on - Seattle Times

Energy:
6/4/2005: Batteries Poised for Tomorrow  - Wired News
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Health:
Cardiovascular
6/4/2005: Few Differences Seen in Two Types of Bypasses  - NY Times 

Cancer  
6/4/2005: Regimens: Another Stride Against Cancer  - NY Times
6/4/2005: The Claim: Hair Dye Causes Cancer  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Targeting Mutant B-Raf Protein Reduces Melanoma Development - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Benefits Of Lung Cancer Screening With CT Questioned - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Neuroimaging Confirms The Greater Vulnerability Of Women's Brains To Alcohol - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Cancerous Or Harmless? Three Genes Might Tell The Tale - Science Daily

Infectious
6/4/2005: Vital Signs: Treatments: A Shot to Thwart Your Warts  - NY Times

Non-Infectious
6/4/2005: Drug driving How British motorists could be tested for illegal substances  - BBC
6/4/2005: Heroin addiction gene identified and blocked - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
6/4/2005: Vital Signs: Prevention: Computer Fails Its Drug Test  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Vital Signs: Patterns: Why the Sleepless Nights?  - NY Times
6/4/2005: New Surgery May Offer Heartburn Alternatives  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Good Therapy Adds Bounce to Your Rebound  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Declaring With Clarity, When Gender Is Ambiguous  - NY Times
6/4/2005: What's Really Making You Sick: Plant Pathologists Offer The Science Behind Sick Building Syndrome - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Don't Believe The Hype -- Mineral Oil Won't Give You Zits - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Risky Surgery Not Always Necessary To Treat Cervical Disease - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
6/4/2005: Naval legacy: Modern China draws inspiration from its greatest explorer  - BBC
6/4/2005: Fertilizer from the stars  - Nature
6/4/2005: Researchers Trace Evolution To Relatively Simple Genetic Changes
6/4/2005: Vermont Country Store a Throwback to Past  - Wired News

Miscellaneous:
6/4/2005: Letters  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Observatory: Better Neighbors, With Horseradish  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Q & A: In Retreat, on 6 Legs  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Just Like Bodies, Psyches Can Drown in Disasters  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Antibodies From Plants Protect Against Anthrax - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Treated Fabric Kills Anthrax Spores - Science Daily
6/4/2005: A Broader View of Offshoring - Business Week
6/4/2005: Greg Blonder - Business Week
6/4/2005: The wealth of nations  - C/Net
6/4/2005: Advice to the new cyberczar  - C/Net
6/4/2005: Cell phones provide lifeline for illegal immigrants  - CNN
6/4/2005: High court overturns Arthur Andersen's conviction - Seattle Times
6/4/2005: Congress under pressure as CAFTA decision nears - Seattle Times
6/4/2005: Gloves are off as EU plans counter case at WTO over Boeing - Seattle Times
6/4/2005: China rips U.S. textile restrictions - Seattle Times
6/4/2005: High-deductible health insurance gaining popularity - Seattle Times
6/4/2005: Hedge funds take business from Wall St. - Seattle Times
6/4/2005: Students Imagine Design's Future  - Wired News
6/4/2005: NextFest 2005 Comes to Chicago  - Wired News
6/4/2005: Ex-FBI Official Says He Was 'Deep Throat'  - Wired News

Neurosciences:
6/4/2005: Watching New Love as It Sears the Brain  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Forum: Can Love Be Explained Through Biology?  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Beyond Lithium For Bipolar Disorder - Science Daily
6/4/2005: New Insight Into People Who 'See' Colors In Letters And Numbers - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Advertisers Tap Brain Science  - Wired News

Physics and Astronomy:
6/4/2005: Monster Super Star Cluster Discovered In Milky Way - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Galactic neighbour gets supersized
  - Nature
6/4/2005: New observations triple Andromeda's size
 - New Scientist
6/4/2005: Unveiling The High Energy Milky Way Reveals 'Dark Accelerators'
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity
6/4/2005: Low fat, low protein diet boosts longevity - New Scientist

Robotics:
6/4/2005: Bridging the Gap Between Man and Machine - Space.com
6/4/2005: AI Seduces Stanford Students  - Wired News

Space:
6/4/2005: Extraterrestrial: Imagining Other Worlds - Space.com
6/4/2005: Buzz Aldrin Seeks to Alter Image of Space
  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Voyager 1 Approaching Edge of the Solar System
  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Graphic: The Final Frontier
  - NY Times
6/4/2005: Latest: Optimism as Mars rover edges towards freedom ... - New Scientist
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Technology:
6/4/2005: Researchers Pursue Blast-resistant Steel Using New Tomograph - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Lab Simulator Packs Teaching Power Of Electron Microscope At The Expense Of A Textbook - Science Daily
6/4/2005: 'Kodak, don't take my Kodachrome'  - NY Times
6/4/2005: RIT Takes Eye-tracking Research To Next Level - Science Daily
6/4/2005: Record Set Straight on Life Vest Inventor  - Wired News
6/4/2005: Watch for Roadcasting Rage  - Wired News
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