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Atomic resolution electron microscopy

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An Oak Ridge lab has reported considerable success with atomic-scale
resolution imaging in a silicon crystal.  (Source; George Porter)

Bandwidth cost of RSS readers

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A news story reports that RSS readers place quite a demand on web
servers, and content providers are rethinking how to deal with them and
make the best use of resources.  (Source: Yahoo News)

Jay Rosen and Dan Gillmor

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have a conversation on the O’Reilly network inspired by Dan’s book We the Media, and how the web and related technologies are affecting mainstream media. 

ACS symposium on single molecule and single cell spectroscopy

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Looks as though everybody and his postdoc from the single molecule
spectrsocopy community will be presenting at the ACS symposium,
Biophysical Chemistry and Novel Imaging of Single Molecules and Single
Cells, taking place next week in Philadelphia.  This has been a
big area of research at Rowland, and Amit Meller’s group
will be among those presenting in Philly.  The topic has gotten
considerable attention recently; for a while, an entire journal was
devoted to it, Wiley’s Single Molecules.  Also, the Journal of Chemical Physics and  Science, to name a couple, have dedicated sections of issues to single molecule studies.  Meanwhile, Kwonmoo Lee has compiled a listing of single molecule biophysics research group websites

Microsoft blogs

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You can use the directory below to find weblogs about Microsoft technologies
written by Microsoft employees. Use these blogs to get insights and opinions
about using (and creating!) Microsoft technology and software.”  (Source: Daypop)

Hubble, Hubble

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A news article reports that the Hubble telescope has discovered a
hundred planets orbiting stars in the milky way.  This as another recent article laments Hubble’s numbered days.  (Sources: BBC; Sci-Tech Daily)

Bill to expand reach of USA PATRIOT act

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beSpacific reports on H.R. 3179, introduced in 2003 and debated on yesterday. 

creating life with RNA molecules?

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According to Carl Zimmer’s forthcoming Discover article, a Harvard
medical school researcher aims to synthesize a life form without DNA or
proteins. Zimmer talks about how this sort of experiment may illuminate
the evolution of earthly life. (Source; The Loom)

Wired worries that RSS readers will glut the network

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(Sigh)… Evidently the readers are “greedy” little applications that keep coming back for more…

New National Academy Members announced

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The National Academies announced election of 72 new members and 18
foreign associates on Tuesday.  (Source: Chronicle of Higher
Education Daily Update)  Some familiar names include Philip
Bucksbaum of Michigan (cold atoms;) Nancy Hopkins (biology/MIT, who
also urged MIT to see its discrimination against female scientists;)
Charles Lieber of Harvard University; George Oster of Berkeley, who has
studied molecular motors, among other phenomena; and Maria Zuber of
MIT, earth and planetary sciences, whose rise has been meteoric to say
the least. 

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