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A Voyage To The Edge Of Sol - SpaceDaily  As the 28-year-old Voyagers 1 and 2 spacecraft approach the edge of interstellar space, they have found that the heliosphere, the "bubble" within which the sun dominates, bulges outward in the northern hemisphere and is pressed inward in the south. Voyager 1, flying about 34 degrees north of the equator, crossed the termination shock and entered the outermost layer of the heliosphere about 9 billion miles from the sun. Meanwhile Voyager 2, about 26 degrees south of the equator, finds that the shock may be nearly a billion miles closer to the sun. Scientists believe that the observed discrepancies may be attributed to an interstellar magnetic field.    
Opportunity Gets Dug Into Loose Soil Again - SpaceDaily  Opportunity's wheels dug into loose soil during a drive on sol 833 (May 29, 2006). The drive was planned for about 24 meters (79 feet) but resulted in only 1.5 meters (5 feet) of forward progress. The flight team directed Opportunity on sol 834 to take images for studying the situation and planning a way to drive out of the loose material. Preliminary assessment indicates the wheels are not buried as deeply as when Opportunity's wheels become embedded in "Purgatory Dune" on sol 446. An escape drive may be attempted within a few days. The sol 833 drive was planned to stay in a trough between crests of ripples. Neither the trough nor the ripples were considered wheel-embedding hazards.     

Arctic's tropical past uncovered  - BBC  Fifty-five million years ago the North Pole was an ice-free zone with tropical temperatures, according to research. A sediment core excavated from 400m (1,300ft) below the seabed of the Arctic Ocean has enabled scientists to delve far back into the region's past. "Basically, it looks like the Earth released a gigantic fart of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere - and globally the Earth warmed by about 5C (9F). The core revealed that before 55 million years ago, the surface waters of the Arctic Ocean were ice-free and as warm as 18C (64F). But the sudden increase in greenhouse gases boosted them to a balmy 24C (75F).  
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Biosciences:
6/6/2006:Trust suspends its IVF treatment  - BBC
6/6/2006:Ancient creatures found in cave
  - BBC
6/6/2006:Single IVF embryo 'just as good'  - BBC
6/6/2006:Stem cell research: US Republican looks at work in the UK (Video)  - BBC
6/6/2006:US Congress on UK stem cell visit  - BBC

Geosciences, Environment:
6/6/2006:Arctic's tropical past uncovered   - BBC
6/6/2006:Arctic cores offer climate clues  - BBC
6/6/2006:New Orleans 'sinking faster'  - BBC
6/6/2006:Thirsty China: China's cities guzzle water despite worst drought in 50 years  - BBC
6/6/2006:Studies portray tropical Arctic in distant past  - C/Net

Computers:
Games and Devices
6/6/2006: Phantom Game Service Is On Track
 - Business Week
6/6/2006:Apple Needs to Get Its Game On - Business Week
6/6/2006:Wii, 'Spore' nab top video-game awards  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Gaming: DS Lites available ahead of U.S. release date  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Review: Motorola's 'BlackBerry killer'  - CNN
6/6/2006:Dell unveils new gaming PCs  - CNN

Hardware and Software

6/6/2006:AMD's manof the future  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Is Dell's luggable lovable?  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Trial software trying PC users' patience  - C/Net
6/6/2006:59 comments  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Half baked: AMD rumors: good-bye Alchemy, hello a new notebook chip  - C/Net

Communications
6/6/2006: Vonage to Customers: Pay Up
 - Business Week
6/6/2006:New hurricanes, oldtelecom nightmares
  - C/Net

Internet
6/6/2006:Net gains Video site shows how to get the web making money for you  - BBC
6/6/2006:Woman targeted by web hackers  - BBC
6/6/2006:EBay's fraudbuster Auction site tells users how to avoid the online fraudsters  - BBC
6/6/2006:Just 25 seconds: That's how long savvy web users spend on a page, says net guru  - BBC
6/6/2006:Google Fumbles Offline - Business Week
6/6/2006:U.S. online ad revenues hit $3.9B in 1Q - Business Week
6/6/2006:Ask.com adds new search tools for blogs
 - Business Week
6/6/2006:Google browser? No. Well, maybe
  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Google: No Web browser plans
  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Ask.com launches blog search
  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Symantec to keep watch over Web transactions
  - C/Net
6/6/2006:
Yahoo launches new video site   - C/Net
6/6/2006:Mob rule on China's Internet
  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Google has no plan for its own browser  - CNN
6/6/2006:Married maintenance man outed on Web site
  - CNN
6/6/2006:Microsoft looking to invest, innovate
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
6/6/2006:Microsoft debuts security package  - BBC
6/6/2006:How Sony failed to Connect, again  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Police hit major BitTorrent site  - BBC
6/6/2006: Microsoft Sweeps Into Security - Business Week
6/6/2006:On the hunt for Vista bugs  - C/Net
6/6/2006:52 comments  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Readers zoom in on Microsoft's JPEG rival
6/6/2006:32 comments  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Microsoft security product makes official debut  - C/Net
6/6/2006:28 comments  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Music: Gates deflects music player rumors  - C/Net

Energy:
6/6/2006:How do you make a fuel cell? Print it  - C/Net

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  

Infectious
6/6/2006:Fighting HIV: Kenya is making progress - but still has much to do  - BBC

Non-Infectious
6/6/2006:Smoker poll reveals roll-ups myth  - BBC
6/6/2006:Europeans back smoking bans  - BBC
6/6/2006:Degree hopes: turn to ash for N Korea's student smokers  - BBC

Miscellaneous
6/6/2006:Baby bond: sHow to nurture premature babies who need special care  - BBC
6/6/2006:Up for grabs: Is the GP market set to be flooded by private firms?  - BBC
6/6/2006:Baby bonds: How to nurture premature babies who need special care  - BBC

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Miscellaneous:
6/6/2006:Feds' eye on data worries Net firms  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Street spirit: The man using the net to unite musicians and calm Colombia  - BBC
6/6/2006:Warning over time children spend in front of a TV or PC screen  - BBC
6/6/2006:She won't like it... The UN wants Brits to drink camel milk - but what's it taste like?  - BBC
6/6/2006:M-Systems Flash Disk starts options probe - Business Week
6/6/2006:Red Hat: Microsoft still 'aggressive as hell'  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Terrorism invoked in ISP snooping proposal  - C/Net
6/6/2006:117 comments  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Life, death and mistaken identity  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Jury finds one ex-Enron Broadband exec guilty  - C/Net
6/6/2006:California assembly votes to ease cable rules  - C/Net

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6/6/2006:Opportunity Gets Dug Into Loose Soil Again - SpaceDaily
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A Voyage To The Edge Of Sol - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
6/6/2006:HP's push to make snapshots a snap
  - C/Net
6/6/2006:Mobile wallets Japan giant wants customers to use mobiles as credit cards
  - BBC
6/6/2006:China tries high-tech tact to stop exam cheaters
  - C/Net

  


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