Friday, December 21, 2007

Mars in the Path of Asteroid D Day January 30

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Mars could be in for an asteroid hit.
A newly discovered hunk of space rock has a 1 in 75 chance of
slamming into the Red Planet on Jan. 30, scientists said Thursday.
"These odds are extremely unusual. We frequently work with
really long odds when we track ... threatening asteroids," said
Steve Chesley, an astronomer with the Near Earth Object Program at
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
In 1994, fragments of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 smacked into
Jupiter, creating a series of overlapping fireballs in space.
Astronomers have yet to witness an asteroid impact with another
The asteroid, known as 2007 WD5, was discovered in late November
and is similar in size to an object that hit remote central Siberia
in 1908, unleashing energy equivalent to a 15-megaton nuclear bomb
and wiping out 60 million trees.
If the asteroid does smash into Mars, it will probably hit near
the equator close to where the rover Opportunity has been exploring
the Martian plains since 2004.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Epix Soars 50% On Alzheimer's Data

Alzheimer's Reading Room: Epix Soars 50% On Alzheimer's Data

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Start-Up Sells Solar Panels at Lower-Than-Usual Cost

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Nanosolar, a heavily financed Silicon Valley start-up whose backers include Google’s co-founders, plans to announce Tuesday that it has begun selling its innovative solar panels, which are made using a technique that is being held out as the future of solar power manufacturing.
The company, which has raised $150 million and built a 200,000-square-foot factory here, is developing a new manufacturing process that “prints” photovoltaic material on aluminum backing, a process the company says will reduce the manufacturing cost of the basic photovoltaic module by more than 80 percent.
Nanosolar, which recently hired a top manufacturing executive from I.B.M., said that it had orders for its first 18 months of manufacturing capacity. The photovoltaic panels will be made in Silicon Valley and in a second plant in Germany.
Nanosolar has focused on lowering the manufacturing cost
claims to be the first solar panel manufacturer to be able to
sell solar panels for less than $1 a watt
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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Would You Marry for Money? (And If So, How Much?)

Tell the truth, would you marry for money?
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Robert Frank’s wealth column
ooks at the growing number of men and women who want to tie the knot for assets, rather than love.
According to a survey by Prince & Associates, a Connecticut-based wealth-research firm, the average “price” that men and women demand to marry for money these days is $1.5 million. The survey asked people nationwide: “How willing are you to marry an average-looking person that you liked, if they had money?”
The column sites an infamous personal ad posted on Craigslist this summer, in which a twentysomething New Yorker who described herself as “spectacularly beautiful” wrote that she was looking for a man who made at least $500,000 a year. She’d tried dating men earning $250,000, but that wasn’t “getting me to Central Park West,” she said. (One investment banker replied that since his money would grow over time but her beauty would fade, the offer didn’t make good business sense.)
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Hot Christmas Toys #1 Hannah Montana In Concer

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Hannah Montana
Analysts expect the Hannah Montana In Concert Collection Doll from Play Along, a division of JAKKS Pacific, Inc., to be at the top of the sales list this holiday season.
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

A New Way for Doctors to Get Sued?

I would be interested in hearing comments to this one.
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A man taking several prescription drugs passes out at the wheel, drives off the road and hits and kills a 10-year-old boy. Can the boy’s mother sue the doctor who prescribed the drugs?
The answer is yes
at least according to a ruling made yesterday by Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court, reported in the Boston Globe.
The mother’s lawyers allege that the doc failed to warn his patient about the side effects of the medications and the potential danger of driving while taking them.
The patient was reportedly 75 years old and had emphysema, high blood pressure and metastatic lung cancer.
He had prescriptions from his doctor for a handful of drugs whose side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and fainting
He reported no side effects in the months before his accident
In a dissent, Justice Robert J. Cordy wrote that the ruling “introduces a new audience to which the physician must attend — everyone who might come in contact with the patient.”
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

America's Best High Schools

Rankings for more than 18,000 public high schools in the United States.

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Yoga for Your Face

Go ahead and laugh. This really works. After seven times you will be amazed at how much stronger and tighter your face feels. The workout will also relax you like you won't believe. It's like the stress just comes right out of you via your face. It takes some getting use to but is more then worth the effort. TRY IT!

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