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Al-Qaida's Nuclear Ambitions Said Unattainable - SpaceDaily  Left:  Aerial file photo of a bomb factory in Pakaistan. Although such enormous difficulties make it unlikely for al-Qaida to make a nuclear bomb, the Congressional Research Service recently warned that terrorists could obtain HEU from the more than 130 research reactors worldwide. Greatest concern as potential sources of weapons or fissile material are widely thought to be Russia and Pakistan, the congressional report said.  Although Osama bin Laden has received the blessing of a Saudi cleric to acquire nuclear weapons, it will be difficult for al-Qaida to put together a useable device, says an article published in The Washington Post Wednesday. For bin Laden, the religious ruling was a milestone in a long quest for an atomic weapon. For U.S. officials and others, it was a frightening reminder of what many consider the ultimate mass-casualty threat posed by modern terrorists, says the article. 
100% Of Rural America Now Has Access to Broadband Internet Service - SpaceDaily  Left:  "Literally 100% of the continental U.S. now can get access to a broadband Internet service with download speeds as high as 1,000 kbps and upload speeds over 100 kbps through high-speed, two-way satellite connectivity, plus it can be installed and in service in as little as 10 business days": President Kip Pendleton AgriStar Global Networks.  AgriStar's high-speed satellite Internet service extends to any location in the continental United States with a clear view of the southern sky. "Satellite delivery is an ideal way to connect rural areas because it is distance insensitive," Pendleton said. The impact to Rural America from broadband can be huge. 

Antarctic May Have Iced Over When Atmosphere Changed - SpaceDaily  Left:  This image, based on newly obtained core samples from the ocean floor near Australia and Antarctica, shows a revised conception of current flow past those continents around 33 million years ago. At that time, the continents were just beginning to drift apart, and scientists have theorized that a warm-water current flowing southward along the Australian coast reached Antarctica, keeping that continent largely ice-free. But fossil plankton in the core samples indicate that a cold current flowed past Antarctica for about two million years before the continent developed its mile-thick ice cap, suggesting that the ice formed as a result of some other mechanism – possibly a variation in greenhouse gases in the ancient atmosphere (Purdue University graphic/Huber laboratory).  
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Alzheimer's Disease:
1/10/2005: Curry Spice May Fight Alzheimer's  - Yahoo
1/10/2005: UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon
  - Eureka Alert

Biosciences:
1/10/2005: Scientists Unravel How Geckos Keep Their Sticky Feet Clean  - Wired News
1/10/2005: New Biology A-Level Includes Global Warming and Stem Cells ...
 - FirstScience

Climate, Environment:
1/10/2005: Antarctic May Have Iced Over When Atmosphere Changed - SpaceDaily
1/10/2005: Web aids tsunami recovery  - CNN
1/10/2005: Computer maps potential tsunami flood zones  - CNN
1/10/2005: Dead bodies pose no epidemic threat, say experts - New Scientist
1/10/2005: Scientists Map Potential Tsunami Flood Zones Along West Coast  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: New Jersey Offers Funding for Open Space Preservation ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Maldives tsunami bill hits 4.8 billion dollars - SpaceDaily
1/10/2005: Blue Planet: Setting Endangered Priorities - SpaceDaily
1/10/2005: Climate change rhetoric edges closer to reality ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: World Bank official says China's development threatened by rising oil imports, pollution, water shortages ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Traditional Polynesian cosmetics help save rainforests ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: New York to Get Easements on 104,000 Acres of Adirondack Forest ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Potential Tsunami Flood Zones Mapped ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: 21 EU Nations Ready to Make Kyoto Emissions Cuts ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Subduction zone, shallow depth make lethal mix in earthquake that triggered Asian tsunami ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: UN Report: Science Vital to Cut Scale of Disasters ... - FirstScience

Computers:
Devices
1/10/2005: CES 'must-have' gadgets and gizmos of 2005  - CNN
1/10/2005: iPod to offer Playboy photo galleries  - CNN

Communications
1/10/2005: Cities find Wi-Fi future
  - CNN
1/10/2005: Next-gen wireless will threaten landline broadband, study claims
  - El. Engr. Times
1/10/2005: TI, AT&T to speed VoIP adoption
  - El. Engr. Times
1/10/2005: World's Wireless Carriers, Equipment Makers Developing Advanced Mobile Standard
  - Technology Review 

Technology
1/10/2005: IBM-led consortium to build fab,technology in NY, say reports - Silicon Strategies

PC's
1/10/2005: Hitachi to unveil 500-gig hard drive  - CNN

Internet
1/10/2005: Search Looks at the Big Picture - Wired News

Miscellaneous
1/10/2005: Special report: CNN 25  - CNN
1/10/2005: Second U.S. Appeals Court Throws Out Disputed Copyright Subpoenas  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: Microsoft's Gates Touts 'Digital Lifestyle,' Despite Technical Bugs  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: An Obscene Waste of Energy - Wired News

Energy:
1/10/2005: Making New Energy Sources An Easier 'Cell'  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Gets New Director in Golden, Colo ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular
1/10/2005: C-reactive protein, statin therapy measured in heart disease
1/10/2005: Step Aside, Cholesterol
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Cancer
 

Infectious
1/10/2005: Houseflies May Contract E.coli From Cattle - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Triple-Drug Therapy Promising Against African HIV Subtype - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Harmful Bacterium Commonly Found In Poultry May Survive Refrigeration And Frozen Storage Combined - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Rare Type Of Pneumonia Occurring At Higher Than Normal Rate Among U.S. Troops In Iraq - Science Daily

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
1/10/2005: Baking Up A Whole-Grain Rice Bread - Science Daily
1/10/2005: Birth Right  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: Tsunami Tests Limits of Forensics - Wired News

History, Anthropology:
1/10/2005: Fossil Abacus Wrist PDA ... - ABC
1/10/2005: Tuning in to Technology’s Past  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: King Tut Mummy Scanned for Clues - Wired News

Miscellaneous:
1/10/2005: Iraq war seen cutting high-tech weapon purchases  - El. Engr. Times
1/10/2005: Competition Grows for the Emerging Digital Lifestyle  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: President unveils roadmap for Indian science ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Canada Considering Proposal Aimed at Shutting Down Internet Pharmacy Prescription Drug Trade  - Technology Review 
1/10/2005: Up close with Union of Concerned Scientists ... - MSNBC

Neurosciences:
1/10/2005: Words Take on New Meanings for the Sexes  - Wired News
1/10/2005: Statin use may slightly impair brain function

Physics and Astronomy:
1/10/2005: How Unique Is Our Cosmic Patch? ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: The first detection of magnetic fields in the central stars of four planetary nebulae ...
 - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Magnetic Fields May Warp Planetary Nebulae ...
  - Scientific American
1/10/2005: Antimatter Over Antarctica?
 - SpaceDaily
1/10/2005: Most powerful eruption in the universe discovered ...
 - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Swift X-ray Telescope Sees Its First Light and Captures Its First Gamma-Ray-Burst Afterglow ...
 - FirstScience
1/10/2005: NASA Swift Mission Turns On and Sees a Blast of Bursts ...
 - FirstScience
1/10/2005: Black hole blast stuns scientists ...
 - FirstScience

Prolongevity

Robotics:
1/10/2005: Iron Pumping Iron - Wired News

Space:
1/10/2005: We're All Ears: Listening For ET - Science Daily
1/10/2005: 01.03.05:- Rovers' Adventures on Mars Continue The Spirit rover begins its second year on Mars investigating p ...
- NASA
1/10/2005: Improved Shuttle Tank at Kennedy Space Center ... - FirstScience
1/10/2005: NASA can't wait to smash its comet-busting spacecraft ... - FirstScience
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Technology:
1/10/2005: Sky Gizmo Puts the Byte on TV Ads  - Wired News 
1/10/2005: Purifying Powder Turns Muddy Water Clear  - Wired News

  



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