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Nano Interfaces With Cells - SpaceDaily  Scientists worldwide are developing microelectromechanical devices that can interface with biological systems: miniature robots that move with the aid of rat heart muscle cells and prostheses that link with nerves, explained Abu Samah Zuruzi,. Zuruzi and colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara developed a method to create spongy films of titanium dioxide anywhere from 25 to 750 nanometers thick laced with pores 50 to 200 nanometers wide. They found the rate at which cells attached to these surfaces was as much as four to five times faster than with conventional silicon dioxide or silicon nitride surfaces.         
Scientists Develop Prototype Drug To Prevent Osteoporosis Based On Cannabinoids Produced By Body - Science Daily  Left:  Normal bone tissue with CB2 receptors is seen at left. At right is bone tissue in which CB2 is absent, showing serious bone density loss. (Image courtesy of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  Substances produced in the body that act like those found in the cannabis plant help preserve bone density, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Based on this finding, a prototype for a new drug to prevent osteoporsis, HU-308, which activates CB2 and slows the development of osteoporosis in mice without any psychoactive side effects has already been developed. Substances  called endocannabinoids, produced mainly in the brain and have similar effects to those of the active components in hashish and marijuana, were discovered during the last 15 years. 

Debate is swirling as wind power grows ... - MSNBC  Giant windmills are popping up on farms, scenic mountain ridges, prairie grass and Indian reservations, dramatically changing the nation's landscape and spinning a debate about where they belong. Wind power grew rapidly in 2005, becoming more competitive as natural gas prices jumped and crude oil prices reached record highs. Improved technology, a federal tax credit and pressure on utilities to use clean energy sources helped fuel the growth from coast to coast. Officials in Atlantic City, N.J., in December dedicated the nation's first coastal wind farm.    
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Alzheimer's Disease:

Biosciences:
1/13/2005:Ants Use Antibiotics to Fight Pests - Space.com
1/13/2005:Magazine Pulls Hwang Paper
  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Will DNA Test Exonerate Executed Man? ... - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Sprechen sie Whale?  - C/Net

Climate, Environment:
1/13/2005:2005 Ties for 2nd Warmest Year Ever, But Cause Still Uncertain - Space.com
1/13/2005:Population Threat Linked To Global Warming ... - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Nations To Meet To Discuss Global Warming ... - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Greenpeace dismisses Japanese anti-whaling spy claim ... - FirstScience
1/13/2005:WALHI boss Chalid Muhammad says deforestation ... - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Scientist Urges Deep Cuts in Emissions ... - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Sources of errors in assessing ozone visible symptoms on native vegetation ... - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Miniaturized test system for soil respiration induced by volatile pollutants ... - FirstScience

Computers:
Devices
1/13/2005:Waiting for Google Cube (or a PC Like It) - Technology Review 
1/13/2005:Play Together, Stay Together  - Wired News
1/13/2005:DualCor cPC Debuts at CES  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Star attraction: Google and Yahoo prove big draw at hi-tech show in Vegas  - BBC
1/13/2005:Game firms face challenges ahead
1/13/2005:Violent games 'affect behaviour'
1/13/2005:Web giants show the way in Vegas

1/13/2005:Have Your Say: What's the future for consumer electronics?
  - BBC
1/13/2005: Here's What's Hot at CES
 - Business Week
1/13/2005: The Great European iPod Famine
 - Business Week
1/13/2005:Warming up for Macworld
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Photos: Humming Apple's tune
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:CES: The grand finale
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Analysts: Apple may offer new laptops
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Treo 700w: A marriage not made in heaven
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:HD camera, new monitor attract crowds -- Saturday, Jan 7, 2006
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:The ghost of Richard Nixon at CES
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Digital video is here to stay
  - CNN
1/13/2005:Apple may offer new laptops at Macworld
  - CNN

Communications
1/13/2005:Phone a Friend over Wi-Fi
 - Technology Review 
1/13/2005:No More Cheesy Cell-Phone Art
  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Coffee, Tea or Wi-Fi TV?
  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Howard Stern makes debut on satellite
 - Business Week
1/13/2005:Have TV,will travel
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Sheraton, Yahoo offer free lobby Internet
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Samsung to export TV phones to China
  - El. Engr. Times

Technology
1/13/2005:Chips In 2006: A desktop CPU roadmap  - El. Engr. Times
1/13/2005:Intel's Big Shift: Conroe And Allendale  - El. Engr. Times
1/13/2005:AMD: Staying The Course  - El. Engr. Times
1/13/2005:AMD: Sockets And Chips  - El. Engr. Times
1/13/2005:What -- And When -- Should I Buy?  - El. Engr. Times
1/13/2005:China is largest chip market  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
1/13/2005:Apple will be announcing a Viiv media center system  - El. Engr. Times

Internet
1/13/2005:A Big Turn-On for the Turks  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Spammer Must Pay $11.2 Billion  - Wired News
1/13/2005:The Tax Man Cometh, online  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Coming soon to TV land: The Internet, actually  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Legitimate music downloading enjoys dream week  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
1/13/2005:When in Rome ... or Beijing  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Is Java gettingbetter with age?  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Is it 'GIF' or 'JIF'?  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Ten things I hate about Mac OS X  - C/Net

Energy:
1/13/2005:Debate is swirling as wind power grows ...  - MSNBC
1/13/2005:Wound Up Over Windmills  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Say Hello to Hydrogen Hybrid  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Small cars return But America's big "trucks" are loath to give way  - BBC

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  

Infectious
1/13/2005:Human bird flu spreads in Turkey  - BBC
1/13/2005:Bird flu anguish in rural Turkey  - BBC
1/13/2005:Bird flu- Country preparations  - BBC
1/13/2005:Q&A: Bird flu  - BBC
1/13/2005:Bird flu worries: Send your questions to the BBC's medical correspondent  - BBC
1/13/2005:Indonesian man dies of bird flu  - BBC 

Non-Infectious
1/13/2005:Biogen says MS drug study meets target - Business Week

Miscellaneous
1/13/2005:Scientists Develop Prototype Drug To Prevent Osteoporosis Based On Cannabinoids Produced By Body  - Science Daily
1/13/2005:Obese 'don't want to lose weight'  - BBC
1/13/2005:Army to welcome 'heavy' soldiers  - BBC
1/13/2005:How popping along to the light cafe may beat the winter blues  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
1/13/2005:Mozart mystery just gets murkier - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
1/13/2005:Vote Now: The Greatest Modern Minds - Space.com
1/13/2005:Photo Sharing Made Easy  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Photo Fun With Flikr  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Digital technophobes sought for university research project  - BBC
1/13/2005:Have Your Say Your comments on India's "girl deficit"  - BBC
1/13/2005:India 'loses 10m female births'  - BBC
1/13/2005:Apple at the Crossroads - Business Week
1/13/2005:Businesses Must Learn to Let Go - Business Week
1/13/2005:Fakes--coming to a store near you  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Capitol Hill cookie caper  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Waking up to recurring ID nightmares  - C/Net
1/13/2005:EE Times' predictions for 2006  - El. Engr. Times
1/13/2005:U.S. economy to slow in '06, '07  - El. Engr. Times

Neurosciences:
1/13/2005:Discovery Challenges Thinking on Key Brain Function - Space.com
1/13/2005:Brain 'can hear sound of silence'  - BBC
1/13/2005:Fish oil study at special school  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
1/13/2005:Looking Down The Mouth Of An Interstellar Cavern - SpaceDaily
1/13/2005:There Is More To Starlight Than Meets The Eye
 - SpaceDaily

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:
1/13/2005:Nano Interfaces With Cells - SpaceDaily
1/13/2005:Stardust Mission To Rendezvous January 15
 - SpaceDaily
1/13/2005:Spirit's Solar Panels Still Shiny After All This Time
 - SpaceDaily
1/13/2005:Spirit's Neighborhood In Columbia Hills
 - SpaceDaily
1/13/2005:Bird's Eye View Of Opportunity At Erebus
 - SpaceDaily
1/13/2005:Welcome to Mars: Journey Time Three Hours ...
 - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Solar System Redefined by Discoveries ...
 - FirstScience
1/13/2005:Guarded by Nuclear Protection Teams, U.S. to Launch Fastest Spacecraft, Reports Aviation Week & Space Technolo ...
 - FirstScience
1/13/2005:US draws up space tourism rules
  - BBC
1/13/2005:Scans in space: Why astronauts are being taught to use ultrasound machines
  - BBC
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Technology:
1/13/2005:'Quiet' Mach 6 Wind Tunnel At Purdue Helps Shape Future Aircraft - SpaceDaily
1/13/2005:A Racy New Little Number  - Wired News
1/13/2005:Next-gen DVD format war frustrates retailers  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Carmakers park in digital living room  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Images: Cars built to entertain  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Images: Car concepts gear up for Detroit show  - C/Net
1/13/2005:JotSpot melds spreadsheets to Wikis
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Gamers could influence next DVD format
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Next-gen DVD format war frustrates retailers
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:31 comments
  - C/Net
1/13/2005:Computer chips get under skin of enthusiasts
  - CNN
1/13/2005:Cambridge lab gets big "nano" grant
  - El. Engr. Times

  



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