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Life on Mars Likely, Scientist Claims - Space.com  Those twin robots hard at work on Mars have transmitted teasing views that reinforce the prospect that microbial life may exist on the red planet. Results from NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers are being looked over by a legion of planetary experts, including a scientist who remains steadfast that his experiment in 1976 proved the presence of active microbial life in the topsoil of Mars. It was Levin’s Labeled Release experiment that made a provocative find.
Costs Could Sink Hubble Rescue - SpaceDaily  Left: Just build another one and stop flogging a dead horse...  Ballooning costs coupled with tightening budgets threaten to overwhelm any attempt to rescue the aging and beginning-to-ail Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble faces almost certain doom within the next five years unless NASA can dispatch a repair mission, either by a crewed shuttle flight or by an as-yet-untested robotic spacecraft. There is also the unnerving possibility that the telescope, which is the size of a school bus, could drop out of orbit and land on a city. Hubble is far from NASA's only worry, however.

Shadow And Glow Shed Light On A Complex System - SpaceDaily  Left:  This artist concept shows how Cassini is able to detect radio signals from lightning on Saturn.  The Cassini spacecraft, which began its tour of the Saturn system just over a month ago, has detected lightning and a new radiation belt at Saturn, and a glow around the planet's largest moon, Titan. "These storms are dramatically different than those observed 20 years ago." Cassini finds radio bursts from this lightning are highly episodic. There are large variations in the occurrence of lightning from day to day, sometimes with little or no lightning, suggesting a number of different, possibly short-lived storms at middle to high latitudes.
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Alzheimer's Disease:

Biosciences:
8/14/2004: Where The Sage-grouse Roam - Science Daily
8/14/2004: Method To Visualize Gene Activity May Provide Important Insight Into Normal Development And Genome Function
 - Science Daily
8/14/2004: White rhino numbers are 'halved'  - BBC
8/14/2004: New ocean species uncovered  - BBC
8/14/2004: Parasitic birds 'happy to share'  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
8/14/2004: Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niño Yet - Science Daily
8/14/2004: Manatee Population Rising In Some Regions, Likely Stalled Or Declining In Others - Science Daily
8/14/2004: Deep-Sea Vessel Puts Ocean Floor in Reach - ABC
8/14/2004: Expedition to Probe Gulf of Mexico - ABC
8/14/2004: Chorus Frog Found Croaking in Virginia - ABC
8/14/2004: El Nino 'could strike this year'  - BBC
8/14/2004: New craft planned for deep-sea frontier - MSNBC
8/14/2004: Controversy erupts over 'sterile' Antarctic lake - MSNBC
8/14/2004: An Undersea Fixture for 4 Decades Is Headed to Pasture  - NY Times
8/14/2004: Endangered Species Official Reassigned  - NY Times
8/14/2004: Los Angeles and Environmental Group Settle on Sewer Repairs  - NY Times
8/14/2004: Calif. Aims to Limit Farm - Related Smog  - NY Times

Computers:
Devices
8/14/2004: Fun-damentally Digital - ABC
8/14/2004: Judgment Day for 'Doom 3' - ABC
8/14/2004: Imperfect thrills: Catwoman game hampered by sluggish and clunky controls  - BBC
8/14/2004: Fantasy football fans turn to cell phones  - C/Net
8/14/2004: Gates stirs rumor mill with Nintendo quip  - C/Net

Communications
8/14/2004: Net phone browsing hits new high
  - BBC
8/14/2004: City first for wi-fi connection
  - BBC
8/14/2004: Vodafone sees user loss in Japan
  - BBC
8/14/2004: DoCoMo releases first 3G mobile wallet phone
  - El. Engr. Times

Technology
8/14/2004: "Not the Intel We Know" - Business Week
8/14/2004: Intel quietly ships 64-bit Prescott  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
8/14/2004: Woman, 98, becomes PC fan  - BBC
8/14/2004: Tough Times for Disk Drives - Business Week
8/14/2004: BenQ: The Apple of Taiwan? - Business Week
8/14/2004: High tech aims for a billion  - C/Net

Internet
8/14/2004: Net activism: Why blogs may not be able to revitalise interest in politics  - BBC
8/14/2004: Google's drive: Why a car park full of Ferraris could sap the firm's work ethic  - BBC
8/14/2004: Online credit card usage soars  - BBC
8/14/2004: Cash-strapped Tiscali downsizes  - BBC
8/14/2004: Street Access to the Cyberhighway - Business Week
8/14/2004: Yahoo's Anti-Spy toolbar buggy - Business Week
8/14/2004: Logging on abroad
  - C/Net
8/14/2004: Apple and Napster's legacy
  - C/Net
8/14/2004: Week in review: Trouble finds Google
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
8/14/2004: Novell to release enhanced Linux in fall - Business Week
8/14/2004: Musical maneuvers  - C/Net
8/14/2004: After delays, Windows security update ready to go  - C/Net
8/14/2004: Snags could scratch CD-DVD launch  - C/Net
8/14/2004: Marketing to teens online  - C/Net
8/14/2004: Linux tweaks the tiger's tail  - C/Net
8/14/2004: Chatting it up in the cyber White House  - CNN

Energy:
8/14/2004: Sharp develops solar light products with LEDs  - El. Engr. Times

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
8/14/2004: Study Links High Carbohydrate Diet To Increased Breast Cancer Risk - Science Daily
8/14/2004: UCSD Researchers Are First To Demonstrate Molecular Link Between Inflammation And Cancer - Science Daily

Infectious
8/14/2004: New Hope For The Estimated 300,000 Americans Co-infected With Hepatitis C And HIV - Science Daily
8/14/2004: WHO Declares End to Ebola Outbreak - ABC

Non-Infectious
8/14/2004: Survey: NH, Vermont Have High Drug Rates - ABC

Miscellaneous
8/14/2004: Tracheotomy Tubes Recalled After Deaths - ABC
8/14/2004: Mass. Official Discusses Weight Struggle - ABC
8/14/2004: Delaying delivery benefits babies  - BBC
8/14/2004: Spiders 'scapegoats for diseases'  - BBC
8/14/2004: Man-to-man: A clinic tries a new way of getting safe-sex messages across  - BBC

History, Anthropology:

Miscellaneous:
8/14/2004: Vacation Salvation - ABC
8/14/2004: Are Vacations Bad for Your Heart? - ABC
8/14/2004: Does Airplane Travel Have to Hurt? - ABC
8/14/2004: Do Boys Face a Higher Drowning Risk? - ABC
8/14/2004: Wipe that smile off your face, passport applicants told  - BBC
8/14/2004: Webmaster held on terror charges - Business Week
8/14/2004: Start-up salaries get reality check - Business Week
8/14/2004: 'Nearshore' -the new offshore?  - C/Net

Neurosciences:

Physics and Astronomy:
8/14/2004: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder Where You Are - Science Daily
8/14/2004: 
Costs Could Sink Hubble Rescue - SpaceDaily

Prolongevity
8/14/2004: Living Forever - ABC

Robotics:

Space:
8/14/2004: Life on Mars Likely, Scientist Claims - Space.com
8/14/2004: Nasa's super boost: Linux supercomputer to get shuttle missions back on track
  - BBC
8/14/2004: Spacecraft Finds Belt Around Saturn Unlike Any Ever Seen Before  - NY Times
8/14/2004: Mars rover snaps panoramic view
  - Nature
8/14/2004: Cluster Spacecraft Catch Crashing Waves In Earth's Magnetic Bubble
 - SpaceDaily
8/14/2004: Aiming For Axel Heiberg
 - SpaceDaily
8/14/2004: Clouds dash Perseids show
  - BBC
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Technology:
8/14/2004: UC Riverside Researcher Takes Snapshots Of The Movement Of Molecules In A Billionth Of A Second - Science Daily

  




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