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Moon trees are missing. NASA's Apollo 14 astronauts carried hundreds of tree seeds in their spacesuits when they visited the lunar surface in 1971. The seeds came back to Earth for Forest Service planting. NASA is trying to find locations of the 26-year-old Douglas fir, loblolly pine, redwood, sweet gum and sycamore seedlings. E-mail dwilliam@nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. See known sites at nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/moon_tree.html.

Hair-raising news. Laser removal of unwanted hair is all the rage. Now, Lexington International LLC claims its $645 HairMax LaserComb can make lost hair grow back. The low-level laser stimulates blood circulation to follicles. The company is developing a handheld laser to treat painful carpal tunnel syndrome in computer users' wrists. 'This is not the laser you saw in 'Star Wars,' ' advises the Boca Raton, Fla., company. How annoying to cut off a wrist instead of the pain.

Microsoft's briar patch. Get ready to stick a patch over the Secure Sockets Layer vulnerability in Microsoft Windows' cryptographic processing, not in Explorer. Every Windows operating system back to Win98 needs patching. Guess who certified Windows cryptographic modules under Federal Information Processing Standard 140-1? See csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/140-1/140val-all.htm. And send a message in the clear to buzz@postnewsweektech.com.

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