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Periodic Table Grows By Two

via CBSNews | Thu February 05, 2004
Russian and American scientists say they have created two new "superheavy" elements that will reside at the extreme end of chemistry's periodic table of elements.

Oxygen discovered on planet beyond our solar system

via Space.com | Tue February 03, 2004
image Astronomers have detected the first presence of oxygen and carbon in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet, a world already known to be venting massive amounts of gas into space.

Rare Ant May Help Solve Some Mysteries Of Social Evolution

via Ohio State University | Sun February 01, 2004
Last fall, ecologists at Ohio State University cracked open an acorn they had found in an Ohio park and discovered a colony of extremely rare ants.

8 million-year-old whale fossil found in Maryland

via CNN | GNN staff | Sun February 01, 2004
Days after Hurricane Isabel ravaged the cliffs lining St. Mary's River last year, Jeff DiMeglio and his girlfriend went scouring for shark teeth and found what DiMeglio, an experienced fossil hunter, recognized as the rib of a whale.

8 million-year-old whale fossil found in Maryland

via CNN | GNN staff | Sun February 01, 2004
Days after Hurricane Isabel ravaged the cliffs lining St. Mary's River last year, Jeff DiMeglio and his girlfriend went scouring for shark teeth and found what DiMeglio, an experienced fossil hunter, recognized as the rib of a whale.

Kenyan Farmers Discover the Internet

via IDRC | Fri January 30, 2004
Karatina Town seems a long way from Nairobi, Kenya's capital city of three million people. Yet, 100 km away, about a two-hour drive on the country's tattered roads, the town is the food basket of the city.

Opportunity lands, sends new Mars pictures

via Fox11AZ | Sun January 25, 2004
Scientists received new images of Mars taken by Opportunity early Sunday, just hours after the rover became the second of NASA's twin rovers to successfully land on the barren surface of the red planet.

Gates forecasts victory over spam

via BBC | Sat January 24, 2004
Spam will be a thing of the past in two years' time, Microsoft boss Bill Gates has promised. Spammers - senders of bulk e-mail that mostly offers dubious products or pornography - were innovative, he said.

Mars Rover Resumes Sending Data Back to Earth

via Reuters UK | Fri January 23, 2004
The Mars rover Spirit resumed sending some data to Earth on Friday, allaying some fears it had failed after two days of garbled communications and periods of intermittent silence, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory said.

Researchers create ‘supersolid’

via The Australian | Tue January 20, 2004
RESEARCHERS in the United States believe they have created a new phase of matter - a "supersolid" that flows like a liquid.

European Mars Orbiter Sends First Up-Close Pictures of Surface

via Voice of America | Mon January 19, 2004
image The European Space Agency says its Mars Express orbiter has sent back its first high-resolution pictures of the planet's surface, showing a canyon that may have been shaped by ancient water flow. Agency officials say they have received a spectacular image of the Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, taken from nearly 300 kilometers above the planet's surface.

Checks Show Space Station Has No More Leaks

via Reuters UK | Mon January 19, 2004
Astronauts on the International Space Station have determined a pinhead-sized hole in a hose was the only leak aboard the station that caused a three-week drop in air pressure, Interfax news agency reported Monday.

Space Technology In New Technique To Fight Breast Cancer

via European Space Agency | Sun January 18, 2004
A novel non-invasive system for cancer treatment is being developed with technology from the European space industry. The first target for this new treatment, which could be ready as early as 2006, is breast cancer.

Spirit probe rolls onto martian surface

via Reuters UK | Thu January 15, 2004
Twelve days after its bouncy arrival on the Red Planet, the robotic rover Spirit has rolled off its landing platform for its first spin on martian soil, steered by Earth-bound NASA engineers sitting 115 million miles away.

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