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January 30th, 2004

News from the BBC [Jan. 30th, 2004|06:09 pm]
Peter Sheil
SCIENCE/NATURE Section - some things you probably haven't seen yet.

Concern voiced on rover rock data
The device used by Nasa's rovers to study minerals on Mars could deliver
confusing results, complicating the search for signs of water, experts say.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3411227.stm

New form of matter created in lab
A new form of matter - only the sixth ever seen - has been made in the lab and
it could provide a new way to generate electricity.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3441643.stm

Frying pan fumes 'kill canaries'
Cancer-causing chemicals in non-stick frying pans are killing pet birds and
contaminating people, environmentalists say.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3441255.stm
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Quotes of The Day [Jan. 30th, 2004|08:25 pm]
Peter Sheil
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
Ray Bradbury (1920 - )

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
Evan Esar (1899 - 1995), Esar's Comic Dictionary
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