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    The Mars Rover is slated to leave the Victoria Crater next week after nearly a year spent photographing and collecting dirt and rock samples in the area (AFP/AFP/Getty Images).

    • The U.S. came up with a rescue plan for the dollar in back-room discussions with Europe and Japan during the Bear Stearns crisis, according a new report. Japan and Europe were in on the intervention.
    • A British man has created a fingerprint enhancement contraption. The machine allowed him to find a partial fingerprint on a 9mm brass cartridge used in a 14-year-old murder in Colorado.
    • The best features of Microsoft's new Beta 2 release of Internet Explorer is that it lets you cover your cybertracks and browse in private.
    • The concrete Yale arts building was long considered an eyesore on campus but has been newly refurbished. Now, it has been fully restored and the NYT calls it a "masterpiece of late Modernism."
    • The Mars Rover is slated to leave the crater it has called home for nearly a year. It will take several years for scientists to digest all of the pictures and chemical scans of ancient rocks that the rover has collected from the area, known as the Victoria crater.