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NASA Engineers Free Robonaut with Wheels, Leg - Space.com  Robonaut B, a robot built with human-like hands and television camera eyes, now has the option of rolling around Earth on a modified two-wheeled Segway scooter or grappling the International Space Station (ISS) with what researchers call a "space leg." The second in the robonaut series, Robonaut B is a self-contained robot controlled remotely by a human operator. Future incarnations of the mobile robot could prove vital.  
'Super Earth' Discovered at Nearby Star - Space.com  In a discovery that has left one expert stunned, European astronomers have found one of the smallest planets known outside our solar system, a world about 14 times the mass of our own around a star much like the Sun. But this is no typical Earth. It completes its tight orbit in less than 10 days, compared to the 365 required for our year. Its daytime face would be scorched.  

Shepherding The Lightweight World - SpaceDaily  Left: Prometheus and Pandora are often called the "F ring shepherds" as they control and interact with Saturn's interesting F ring, seen between them.  Saturn is the only planet less dense than water (about 30 percent less). In the unlikely event that a large enough ocean could be found, Saturn would float in it. Viewing this strange world up close, one's picture of how a planet should behave- with a solid surface and - has to be turned upside down. Like Jupiter, the action on Saturn is mainly in the atmosphere. Near the equator, easterly windspeeds reach velocities of 500 meters a second (1,100 miles an hour). Both Jupiter and Saturn show stormy bands of gas turbulence and charged clouds.
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Biosciences:
9/3/2004: Where Do the Extra Embryos Go?  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Scientists pinpointing champion genes ...
 - FirstScience

Climate, Environment:
9/3/2004: Hong Kong chokes in its neighbour's toxic soup - SpaceDaily
9/3/2004: U.S. study links human activity to global warming ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Scripps to Study Ecosystems of the California Current ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: IUCN Probes Oil Development Impact on Endangered Gray Whales ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Groups say US EPA's mercury rule would increase other emissions ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: White House Global Warming Shift ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Can Drug Research Remedy Rain Forest Ruin? ... - Nat'l. Geo. News
9/3/2004: Recreational fishing seriously harms threatened species ... - New Scientist
9/3/2004: NASA to track N. American air pollution ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Hobbyist anglers take big catch  - BBC
9/3/2004: Snappy tourism: Australia divided over plans for crocodile trophy hunting tours  - BBC
9/3/2004: Barents Sea 'faces major threats'  - BBC

Computers:
Devices

Communications
9/3/2004: Wireless World: Satellite Phones On The Rise
 - SpaceDaily
9/3/2004: Nextel Contemplates Movin' on Up
  - Technology Review 

Technology
9/3/2004: New Technique to Enable More Resilient Semiconductors  - Technology Review 

PC's

Internet
9/3/2004: Jamaican Government to Provide Free Internet Access in Poor Communities  - Technology Review 
9/3/2004: Feds Wrap Up Online-Crime Dragnet  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Porn Law Draws Adult Sites' Ire  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Death of Internet Greatly Exaggerated  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Internet Gives Teen Bullies Weapons to Wound From Afar  - NY Times
9/3/2004: Federal Online Gangbusters Arrest Dozens  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Nations wrestle with internet age
  - BBC
9/3/2004: East Asia plans Windows rival
  - BBC

Miscellaneous
9/3/2004: EU Extends Review of Microsoft-Time Warner Deal for Anti-Piracy Software  - Technology Review 
9/3/2004: Copyright Bill Needs Big Changes  - Wired News
9/3/2004: UN drive to boost free software  - BBC
9/3/2004: Microsoft's Linux ad 'misleading'  - BBC

Energy:
9/3/2004: GE: Green and European  - Technology Review 
9/3/2004: Seas Seen as Viable Power Source  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Reactors Trim Radioactive Waste  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Minsk: Iaea Deputy Director General To Discuss Elimination Of Chernobyl Effects ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Security Alarm Raised Over U.S. Plutonium Shipment ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Bananas could power homes  - BBC

Health:
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Infectious
9/3/2004: Flu Vaccine Production  - Technology Review 

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous

History, Anthropology:
9/3/2004: Museum gets flesh-eating bugs  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
9/3/2004: 'Blade Runner', Asimov, Top Scientists' List of Fave Films, Authors - Space.com
9/3/2004: MIT Chooses Neurobiologist Susan Hockfield as President  - Technology Review 
9/3/2004: Induce Act Draws Support, Venom  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Selling the High Life in Iraq  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Video Girlfriends Demand Diamonds  - Wired News
9/3/2004: RSS Attracts Really Serious Money  - Wired News
9/3/2004: There Turns Off Road to Nowhere  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Weapons of Mass Mobilization  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Crisis Alert in Critical State  - Wired News
9/3/2004: U.S. Court Overturns Yahoo Nazi Memorabilia Ruling  - Wired News
9/3/2004: China Prepares for Panda Tourism ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Water 'wake-up call' given by UN  - BBC

Neurosciences:
9/3/2004: Kids From Tidy Homes Could Grow Up Smarter  - Wired News
9/3/2004: Why we enjoy telling people off  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
9/3/2004: 'Super Earth' Discovered at Nearby Star - Space.com
9/3/2004: The Case Against Hubble
 - SpaceDaily
9/3/2004: Surface physics technique reveals complex chemical reactions on icy surfaces ...
 - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Collecting the solar wind ...
 - Economist
9/3/2004: Smallest planet found outside our solar system ...
 - FirstScience

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Robotics:
9/3/2004: NASA Engineers Free Robonaut with Wheels, Leg - Space.com

Space:
9/3/2004: Shepherding The Lightweight World - SpaceDaily
9/3/2004: New Moon Rising
 - Space.com
9/3/2004: Big Promises From Small Satellites - Space.com
9/3/2004: Discovery Makes Headway Toward March Launch - Space.com
9/3/2004: Sky Capture: How NASA Will Bring Genesis Down to Earth - Space.com
9/3/2004: Spitzer Space Telescope: A Great First Year - Space.com
9/3/2004: Cassini-Huygens Periapsis Raising Manoeuvre - SpaceDaily
9/3/2004: NASA Confident of New Shuttle Fuel Tanks ... - FirstScience
9/3/2004: How the Brain Gauges Space ...
 - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Redesigned tanks should not shed foam, but astronauts still helpless against big wing holes ...
 - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Big shuttle repairs not possible
  - BBC
9/3/2004: The Rocks Of Mars: Opportunity Tool Back At Work
 - Science Daily
9/3/2004: Look Mom, No Pebble
 - SpaceDaily
9/3/2004: Rover's Grinder Working Again After Glitch ...
 - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Contractors Selected for New Space Vision ...
 - FirstScience
9/3/2004: Astronomers deny ET signal report
  - BBC
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Technology:
9/3/2004: Nanotubes Make Fluid Filter  - Technology Review 
9/3/2004: Method Makes Stronger Steel  - Technology Review 
9/3/2004: DNA Copier Uses Little Power  - Technology Review 
9/3/2004: Hi-tech retouchThe painting on the front line of modern art restoring  - BBC

  



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