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Nanotechnology To Supercharge Internet - SpaceDaily  Canadian researchers have shown that nanotechnology can be used to pave the way to a supercharged Internet based entirely on light. The discovery could lead to a network 100 times faster than today's. In a study published recently in Nano Letters, Professor Ted Sargent and colleagues advance the use of one laser beam to direct another with unprecedented control, a featured needed inside future fibre-optic networks. "This finding showcases the power of nanotechnology: to design and create purpose-built custom materials from the molecule up," says Sargent, a professor at U of T's Edward S. Rogers Sr. 
Technology Already Exists To Stabilize Global Warming - SpaceDaily  Left: "The alternative to acting now is to watch the experiment happen and then find out how accurate we were"   Existing technologies could stop the escalation of global warming for 50 years and work on implementing them can begin immediately, according to an analysis by Princeton University scientists. The finding counters the common argument that a major new technology needs to be developed before greenhouse gasses can be controlled, said professors Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow, who conducted the study.

Robot Sent To Chile's Atacama Desert To Attempt To Seek Life - SpaceDaily  Carnegie Mellon University robotics and life sciences researchers will demonstrate Zoe, an autonomous rover being groomed to seek and identify life in hostile environments, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the former LTV site off Brownfield Road in Pittsburgh. The researchers, who are part of a team that includes scientists from NASA's Ames Research Center (Mountain View, Calif.), the University of Tennessee and Universidad Catolica del Norte (Antofagasta, Chile), will soon be accompanying Zoe to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, where it will perform experiments focused on seeking and identifying forms of life. 
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Biosciences:
8/28/2004: Animal-Rights Activism Turns Rabid - Business Week

Climate, Environment:
8/28/2004: Technology Already Exists To Stabilize Global Warming - SpaceDaily
8/28/2004: Amory Lovins' Leaner, Greener World - Business Week

Computers:
Devices
8/28/2004: No Softening in Gaming Software - Business Week
8/28/2004: It's all a game for Bush vs. Kerry - Business Week
8/28/2004: Video game gals take it off for Playboy  - CNN

Communications
8/28/2004: Telcos Get a Message from Beijing
 - Business Week
8/28/2004: Consumers trade in home phones for mobile, Web
  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Amazon to sell AT&T's Net phone service
  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Cellular fees raise consumers' ire
  - CNN
8/28/2004: Your phone knows the road
  - CNN
8/28/2004: Tech group proposes new Wi-Fi standard
  - CNN

Technology
8/28/2004: Amazon lists PlayStation 3  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Intel cuts Pentium 4 prices  - C/Net

PC's
8/28/2004: Apple: The Next Generation - Business Week
8/28/2004: Apple blossoms  - CNN
8/28/2004: Engineering the teenager-only PC  - CNN

Internet
8/28/2004: Nanotechnology To Supercharge Internet - SpaceDaily
8/28/2004: Google's Governance Falls Way Short - Business Week
8/28/2004: Windows: Security Is Suddenly Job One - Business Week
8/28/2004: Surviving to Download Another Day - Business Week
8/28/2004: Death of the Internet greatly exaggerated - Business Week
8/28/2004: Newspaper sites take up paid search ads  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Internet2: 2004 and beyond
  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Playboy bares more of Google
  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Stopping spam at the source
  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Playboy posts unused Google excerpt
  - CNN
8/28/2004: 'Insider' info puts city blogs on the map
  - CNN
8/28/2004: Online schools clicking with students
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
8/28/2004: Surviving to Download Another Day
8/28/2004: DOJ launches first criminal file-swapping probe - Business Week
8/28/2004: Rough patches for Microsoft's SP2  - C/Net
8/28/2004: RIAA puts more 'John Does' in the dock  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Ad watchdog warns Microsoft to 'Get the Facts'  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Hollywood cracks down on DVD chipmakers  - C/Net
8/28/2004: How eight pixels cost Microsoft millions  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Feds crack down on Internet crime  - CNN
8/28/2004: Colleges offer free or cheap online music  - CNN
8/28/2004: Simple downloads, complex change  - CNN

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular
8/28/2004: Blood pressure 'killer' warning  - BBC
8/28/2004: Artery disease treatment hailed  - BBC
8/28/2004: Young smokers' heart attack risk  - BBC
8/28/2004: Why blueberries may help to reduce cholesterol levels  - BBC

Cancer  
8/28/2004: 'Better' bowel cancer test found  - BBC

Infectious
8/28/2004: Africa 'faces new polio threat'  - BBC
8/28/2004: Wine leftovers 'fight bacteria'  - BBC

Non-Infectious
8/28/2004: Smoking 'worse than car fumes'  - BBC

Miscellaneous
8/28/2004: Herbal breast boost claim slammed  - BBC
8/28/2004: Fake impotence drugs discovered  - BBC
8/28/2004: Healthy living: How many times a week should you be exercising (and for how long)?  - BBC
8/28/2004: Blasting Fat with Ultrasound - Business Week

History, Anthropology:
8/28/2004: Peter Goldmark: CBS's In-House Genius - Business Week

Miscellaneous:
8/28/2004: Painful dilemma: Iraqi doctor mulls whether to stay or try a new life abroad  - BBC
8/28/2004: Concern over effects of CS spray  - BBC
8/28/2004: The crying games: Why the Olympics are reducing athletes - and audiences - to tears  - BBC
8/28/2004: A Passage to India for Tyco Global? - Business Week
8/28/2004: Comcast- More Than Buffett Is Behind It - Business Week
8/28/2004: Drugmakers "Blackmail the Public" - Business Week
8/28/2004: A Blunt View of the Cutting Edge - Business Week
8/28/2004: EU to probe Microsoft-Time Warner buy  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Virus alert: Spies prize Webcams' eyes  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Rural China logs on  - C/Net
8/28/2004: The best ideas in business--revealed  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Four practices for great performance  - C/Net
8/28/2004: 10 new ads  - CNN

Neurosciences:
8/28/2004: Meditation - Business Week

Physics and Astronomy:

Prolongevity

Robotics:
8/28/2004: Robot Sent To Chile's Atacama Desert To Attempt To Seek Life - SpaceDaily

Space:
8/28/2004: On Mars, no life yet, but many blue screens of death  - C/Net
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Technology:
8/28/2004: Where the Fantastic Meets the Future - Business Week
8/28/2004: CompactFlash card takes licking, keeps ticking  - C/Net
8/28/2004: Human chips more than skin-deep  - C/Net

  



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