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Google And NASA To Work On "Converging Bio-Info-Nano?"

Google loves talking about all the smart people it employs. Now it wants to set up shop near a bunch of other smart people--the folks at NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley--to work on notions like "bio-info-nano convergence."

Google plans to build 1 million square feet of office space within NASA Research Park at Moffett Field, Calif. NASA wants its research materials more widely available to taxpayers and scientists. And Google wants to work with the space agency to advance computing technology related to "large-scale data management, massively distributed computing, bio-info-nano convergence, and [the] encouragement of the entrepreneurial space industry," the company says.

Google's nascent ties with NASA underscores a fundamental difference with its rival, Yahoo. While Google looks to space, Yahoo has been developing media properties like its recently announced "Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone" news coverage of conflicts around the world. The question is whether the geek or the sleek will inherit the Internet.

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