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Russian Alien Spaceship Claims Raise Eyebrows, Skepticism - Space.com The Russian research team is called the Tunguska Space Phenomenon foundation and is led by Yuri Labvin. He said in late July that an expedition to the scene would seek evidence that aliens were involved. "We intend to uncover evidences that will prove the fact that it was not a meteorite that rammed the Earth, but a UFO," Labvin was quoted by the Russian newspaper Pravda on July 29.  
Image of Mars, PA Stem cell study's NASA link - BBC  Left:  The technology will be tested in a mission to Mars in 2008.   UK tissue engineering experts are teaming up with Nasa on a series of space experiments which could boost stem cell research - and protect astronauts from radiation. They will use the zero gravity of space to speed up the growth of new tissue from stem cells, potentially easing future organ donor shortages. The Kingston University team hope the project will uncover better ways to protect astronauts from cosmic rays. The research is in preparation for US manned missions to Mars in 2020.

NASA Develops Robust AI For Planetary Rovers - SpaceDaily  NASA is planning to add a strong dose of artificial intelligence (AI) to planetary rovers to make them much more self-reliant, capable of making basic decisions during a mission. Scientists at NASA Ames Research Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, are developing very complex AI software that enables a higher level of robotic intelligence. "It takes about three days for a MER rover to visualize a target, get to the target and do some contact science," said Rajan. "Part of the problem is we are not closing the loop on board the rover. Signals from the rover have to go to Earth for a human with his/her cognitive capacity to deliberate on the information in the signal and make a decision.
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Biosciences:
8/27/2004: Stem cell study's NASA link - BBC
8/27/2004: Sardine Migration One of Nature's Great Wonders
 - ABC
8/27/2004: 'Marathon' mouse keeps on running  - BBC
8/27/2004: Mystery of Wales turtle 'solved  - BBC'

Climate, Environment:
8/27/2004: Barents Sea 'faces major threats'  - BBC
8/27/2004: Pollution 'hides' global warming  - BBC
8/27/2004: Corncrake enjoys resurgence  - BBC
8/27/2004: Floods 'to become more frequent'  - BBC
8/27/2004: Weather gets gaming makeover  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
8/27/2004: Silicon Insider: Computer Gaming - ABC
8/27/2004: Diesel breakout: Chronicles of Riddick film tie-in excels on the Xbox  - BBC
8/27/2004: UK gamers aim to take Korea  - BBC

Communications
8/27/2004: NEC Unveils Credit Card-Sized Cell Phone
 - ABC
8/27/2004: Price cut fuels broadband battle
  - BBC
8/27/2004: Africa goes 3G: Why South Africans will soon be using hi-tech mobile phones
  - BBC
8/27/2004: New York set for citywide wireless
  - BBC
8/27/2004: DoCoMo and Motorola seal 3G deal
  - BBC

Technology

PC's
8/27/2004: Commentary: 10 Software Turkeys - ABC

Internet
8/27/2004: 'Kruegerware' Haunts Online Web Surfers - ABC
8/27/2004: 'DNA analysis' spots e-mail spam  - BBC
8/27/2004: Net firms set sights on spammers  - BBC
8/27/2004: Sex spam clogs summer inboxes  - BBC
8/27/2004: US tops league of spammers  - BBC
8/27/2004: IM spam heads for your PC  - BBC
8/27/2004: Anorexia web fears: Campaigners warn of dangers of 'pro-ana' Internet sites
  - BBC
8/27/2004: Samoa plans internet for all
  - BBC

Miscellaneous

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular
8/27/2004: Pumping Life - ABC
8/27/2004: Silent Killer - ABC
8/27/2004: Hospital Starts Angioplasty First Plan - ABC
8/27/2004: Fangs for the Help - ABC
8/27/2004: Video: What Every Woman Should Know about Heart Disease - ABC

Cancer  
8/27/2004: Genetic Technology Helps Cancer Patients - ABC

Infectious
8/27/2004: U.N.: Polio More Widespread in Africa - ABC
8/27/2004: Can Vitamin E Fight the Common Cold? - ABC
8/27/2004: China says pigs clear of bird flu  - BBC

Non-Infectious
8/27/2004: Study Links Soda, Women Having Diabetes - ABC
8/27/2004: Could Anti-Drug Vaccine Fight Addiction? - ABC

Miscellaneous
8/27/2004: Smoking Out Pain
8/27/2004: Video: Overuse of Common Painkillers - ABC
8/27/2004: Faculty Shortage Plagues Nursing Schools - ABC
8/27/2004: Health Care Nest Eggs - ABC
8/27/2004: E-Mail Mellody Your Questions - ABC
8/27/2004: Japan to Address Leprosy Discrimination - ABC
8/27/2004: Having To Go - ABC
8/27/2004: Video: Urinary Incontinence - ABC
8/27/2004: Healthy Woman Quiz: Anxiety Disorders
 - ABC
8/27/2004: FDA Says Remicade Users Suffer AilmentsFDA Says Remicade Users Suffer Ailments
 - ABC
8/27/2004: How to Save on Prescription Drugs
8/27/2004: Virtual veins give nurses a hand
  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
8/27/2004: Arctic team finds ship remains  - BBC
8/27/2004: WWI bodies are found on glacier  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
8/27/2004: US Military, Spy Satellites Need More Coordination - ABC
8/27/2004: U.S. Wary of Public Health During Attack - ABC
8/27/2004: Ill. Drug Importation Plan Concerns FDA - ABC
8/27/2004: Life Rolls On - ABC
8/27/2004: Online island: How Samoa is planning to create an internet generation  - BBC
8/27/2004: Rural rejoice: Mood change in countryside ushers new era of optimism  - BBC
8/27/2004: In pictures Dealing with trauma: Inside the emergency hospital in Kabul  - BBC
8/27/2004: Shortcut to heaven? Mystical properties of the mountains in Kazakhstan  - BBC
8/27/2004: Radio Cyprus forced off air by outbreak of cat fleas  - BBC
8/27/2004: 'Virtual girlfriend' - the answer for Hong Kong's single men?  - BBC
8/27/2004: Hi-tech help: Could websites help troubled couples stay together?  - BBC
8/27/2004: Satellite pinpoints lost children  - BBC

Neurosciences:

Physics and Astronomy:
8/27/2004: Tiny Telescope Detects a Giant Planet - ABC

Prolongevity

Robotics:
8/27/2004: NASA Develops Robust AI For Planetary Rovers - SpaceDaily

Space:
8/27/2004: Russian Alien Spaceship Claims Raise Eyebrows, Skepticism - Space.com
8/27/2004: Beagle team probes its own loss
  - BBC
8/27/2004: 'Ordinary names' to go into space
  - BBC
8/27/2004: Mars hill find hints at wet past
  - BBC
8/27/2004: Mars Odyssey mission goes into overtime
 - MSNBC
8/27/2004: Bedrock In Mars' Gusev Crater Hints At Watery Past
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Cassini Finds Two Small, Surprising Moons at Saturn
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: Scientists Seek Scent of Life in Methane at Mars
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: NASA Cites Progress in Columbia Board Recommendations
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: NASA Extends Mars Odyssey Orbiter Mission
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: NASA Researchers, Stunt Pilots Prepare for Genesis Probe's Return
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: Spirit Hints at Past Water, Opportunity Hits Rock Bottom
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: New Mexico Museum to Launch Names Into Space
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: Scan the Summer Sky for the Archer
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: Europeans Learn from Lost Beagle 2 Mars Probe
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: Faulty Space Suit Repaired by ISS Crew
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: Backyard Telescope Helps Find New Planet
 - Space.com
8/27/2004: Opportunity To Stay Off The Dunes
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Mars Odyssey Begins Overtime After Successful Mission
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: British scientist asks NASA for helping hand to Mars
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Beagle 2: Lessons Learned
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Inquiry Fails To Explain Beagle 2 Loss
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Planetary Probe Experts Gather At NASA To Discuss Exploration
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Bookie Stakes 10,000-1 ET Found By 2010
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Future Cosmonauts Start Training
 - SpaceDaily
8/27/2004: Radar Test During Messenger Launch May Help Shuttle Return To Flight
 - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
8/27/2004: Cool stuffThe 'heat-proof' glass to cool the world's sweltering cities  - BBC

  



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