[ASC-media] RADIO EXTRA - 31 JANUARY 2004 ISSUE

Sapier, Jeff (RBI - AUS) Jeff at NewScientist.com.au
Thu Jan 29 10:47:41 EST 2004


RADIO EXTRA: STORIES FROM 31 JANUARY 2004 ISSUE


NANO-CAMERAS SPY LIFE INSIDE THE CELL American biochemists are hoping to use
viruses as Trojan horses to smuggle gold nanoparticles into living cells, in
order to get a unique picture of the chemical and physical activity taking
place. Introducing the nanoparticles boosts the imaging signal fivefold. The
technique exploits the ability of viruses to break into cells and avoid
ejection. Page 22 

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: SEEING RED ON MARS NASA's rovers have landed on Mars
and beamed back pictures showing the Red Planet to be, well, very red. But
can NASA handle the latest conspiracy theorists who claim that in a bid to
make a quite boring, brownish looking planet live up
to its reputation, naughty NASA has been tweaking the colours in its digital
cameras. Page 19 

'CLEAN' DIESEL ENGINES DIRTIER THAN GAS GUZZLERS Though designed to lower
greenhouse gas emissions and deliver greater fuel economy, the next
generation of "clean" diesel engines will still create more pollutants than
their petrol-driven counterparts, US researchers say. Page 15

STALLING MOON PROBE REBOOTS Europe's Smart-1 spacecraft, en route to the
moon, has an engine problem that could leave it stranded in space. Since the
spacecraft was launched, the engine
has started switching off repeatedly. The operating team has come up with a
software fix, which it hopes to upload to the spacecraft next week. Page 14 

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT GET TO YOU Would your resentment last longer if
your partner cheated on you, or left dirty dishes in the sink? Harvard
psychologist Daniel Gilbert says the unwashed crockery usually proves the
more irksome. Page 15

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: BEAM ME UP? NO NEED TO! Videoconferencing technology
is becoming much better, but that does not mean we'll be flying and
polluting any less. Page 18

IRRITATING TATTOOS (short story) British researchers have patented an idea
to make patch tests
for allergens more attractive-you apply them as temporary stick-on tattoos.
Page 23

PANIC ATTACK PATIENTS LACK KEY BRAIN RECEPTORS People who suffer from panic
attacks lack a key neurochemical receptor in their brains, say US
researchers. New Scientist's free public website at
http://www.newscientist.com <http://www.newscientist.com> 

VIRUS MAKES HONEYBEES MEAN (short story) A hitherto unknown virus seems to
make worker bees aggressive enough to attack hornets, according to Japanese
researchers Page 16

OUTLOOK GOOD FOR HOME FORECASTING If all goes to plan, the world's most
advanced weather satellite will this week give Europeans access to a new
pastime: do-it-yourself forecasting. Page 24



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