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The Last Supernova: 400-Year-Old Explosion Imaged - Space.com  Four hundred years ago this week, a previously unseen star, about 13,000 light-years away, suddenly appeared in the night sky. Discovered on Oct. 9, 1604, it was brighter than all other stars. The German astronomer Johannes Kepler studied the star for a year, and wrote a book about it titled "De Stella Nova" ("The New Star"). In the 1940s scientists realized the object was an exploded star, and they called it Kepler's supernova. 
Novel Melt Curve Of Hydrogen Points At Possible Existence Of New Superfluid State - SpaceDaily  Left:  This figure illustrates the transition from a molecular solid (top) to a quantum liquid (bottom) that is expected to occur in hydrogen under high pressure. Image courtesy: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered a new melt curve of hydrogen, resulting in the possible existence of a novel superfluid - a brand new state of matter. "Our results show that a quantum fluid at around 4 million atmospheres of pressure is possible, at very low temperature" Bonev said. "Contrary to intuitive expectations, we discovered that the melting temperature versus pressure curve has a maximum, which is not directly related to molecular disassociation, but rather to changes in the intermolecular interactions in the fluid phase, occurring at high pressure"   

Analysis: Iran's Missile Capabilities - SpaceDaily  Today, we have the capability of launching missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), and those familiar with this type of technology know that whoever has this capability can proceed to the subsequent stages, said former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. Iran seems to have learned a hard lesson from years of destructive war between 1980 and 1988, when most of its major cities, including Tehran, came under repeated attacks of Iraqi Scud missiles by Saddam Hussein's regime. Rafsanjani remains among the most influential politicians in Iran.
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Biosciences:
10/15/2004: U.N. to Allow Caviar Exports, but Quota Is Cut - NY Times
10/15/2004: Sea Turtle Population Still Declining
 - ABC
10/15/2004: Monarch Butterflies Go Missing in Vt. - ABC
10/15/2004: Kenya Withdraws Lion Protection Plan at CITES - ABC
10/15/2004: Namibia Loses Ivory Export Bid at CITES Meeting - ABC
10/15/2004: Southeast Asia Takes Aim at Illegal Wildlife Trade - ABC
10/15/2004: China Seen as Biggest Driver of Ivory Market - ABC
10/15/2004: Long-term ivory trade ban defeat  - BBC
10/15/2004: Ban for rare Asian dolphin trade  - BBC
10/15/2004: Policing wildlife cheaters no easy task  - CNN
10/15/2004: Square bacteria grown in lab for the first time  - Nature
10/15/2004: Organic farming boosts biodiversity - New Scientist
10/15/2004: Beneficial Fungi Could Halt Hopper Hordes - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
10/15/2004: Study Shows Potential For Antarctic Climate Change - Science Daily
10/15/2004: Environmentalist Wins Nobel Peace Prize ... - FirstScience
10/15/2004: Environment Ministry ties typhoons to acid rain ... - FirstScience
10/15/2004: Climate change: SA enlists all departments ... - FirstScience
10/15/2004: Project didn't play fair with forests, says Greenpeace ... - FirstScience
10/15/2004: Churches launch climate campaign ... - FirstScience
10/15/2004: Greenhouse Gas Jump Spurs Global Warming Fears - ABC
10/15/2004: Kyoto protocol is just the beginning - New Scientist
10/15/2004: E.P.A. Cuts Pollution Levels With Refinery Settlements  - NY Times
10/15/2004: Graphic: Refinery Settlements  - NY Times
10/15/2004: Lava Gives Mount St. Helens Eerie Glow
 - ABC
10/15/2004: New Lava Has Pushed Through to Surface of Mount St. Helens
  - NY Times
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Computers:
Devices
10/15/2004: GameBoys help train traders to make millions  - BBC
10/15/2004: World gaming triumph for UK team  - BBC
10/15/2004: Choose your fate: Is the Xbox video game Fable the stuff of legends?  - BBC

Communications
10/15/2004: 7-Eleven Adopting Wireless Technology
 - ABC
10/15/2004: France May Allow Cell Phone Jammers
 - ABC
10/15/2004: In pitch to seniors, static for cell phone industry
  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Phone line alchemy: Copper into fiber
  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Saved, and enslaved, by the cell
  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Broadcom squeezes voice-over-Wi-Fi into two ICs
  - El. Engr. Times

Technology
10/15/2004: Optware gains funding for terabyte disk development  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
10/15/2004: Cleaning out the gunk in your computer - Science Daily
10/15/2004: User-friendly iMac G5 keeps it simple
10/15/2004: New PC in Old Mac Clothes  - Wired News
10/15/2004: Tiny drives, big dreams  - C/Net

Internet
10/15/2004: E-mail serves as lifeline in time of grief - Science Daily
10/15/2004: Curtain Call for Junk-Fax Blaster  - Wired News
10/15/2004: Web 2.014What the internet has in store for us in the coming decade  - BBC
10/15/2004: Call for global action on spam  - BBC
10/15/2004: US seizes independent media sites  - BBC
10/15/2004: Next-gen Net lights up  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Feds target alternative media Web site
  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Where Opera is out-browsing Explorer
 - Business Week
10/15/2004: Yahoo! Aims to Get Personal
 - Business Week
10/15/2004: U.S. files first suit against Internet 'spy ware'
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
10/15/2004: Study: Few Americans Buy Drugs Online - ABC
10/15/2004: Movement Seeks Copyright Alternatives - ABC
10/15/2004: Top 20 computer threats unveiled  - BBC
10/15/2004: Copyright bill dies in Senate as others advance  - C/Net

Energy:
10/15/2004: Textile units asked to tap renewable energy sources ... - FirstScience
10/15/2004: Bill Allows Atomic Waste to Remain in Tanks  - NY Times
10/15/2004: Nuclear Plant in New Jersey Draws Censure  - NY Times
10/15/2004: Taking The Next Step Toward Growing Our Own Fuel - Science Daily
10/15/2004: Ethanol Byproduct Shown To Improve Soil - Science Daily

Health:
Cardiovascular
10/15/2004: With Aging, Blood Vessels Adapt to Exercise - ABC
10/15/2004: The Treadmill Test: Is It a Heart Saver? - ABC
10/15/2004: Bypass Basics: New Plumbing for the Heart?- ABC
10/15/2004: Tai Chi 'can treat heart failure'  - BBC
10/15/2004: Teenage blood pressure risk clue  - BBC
10/15/2004: Not Your Dad's Muscle-Building Hand-Grips: IHG Exercise Aids Systolic Blood Pressure, Carotid AD, Endothelial Function - Science Daily

Cancer  
10/15/2004: American Indians' Cancer Rates Discussed - ABC
10/15/2004: Quieting Cancer Gene Reverses Liver Tumors in Mice - ABC
10/15/2004: Falling Short: Under-Treatment in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
10/15/2004: More Than Mammograms: MRI for High-Risk Women - ABC
10/15/2004: Switching off gene switches off cancer - New Scientist

Infectious
10/15/2004: Taking Care of Yourself Can Ward Off Flu - ABC
10/15/2004: Experts Urge More Firms to Make Flu Shots - ABC
10/15/2004: Africa Launches Largest Ever Immunization Campaign - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
10/15/2004: Some Anti-Psychotic Medications May Trigger Diabetes - Science Daily
10/15/2004: Vioxx Alternatives: Should You Go With Your Heart or Your Gut? - ABC
10/15/2004: Substance Abuse Relapses: Could It Be a Dual Diagnosis? - ABC

Miscellaneous
10/15/2004: EU Proposes to Cut Preservatives in Meat - ABC
10/15/2004: How to Get the Most Out of Your GYN Visit - ABC
10/15/2004: Reeve's legacy: Not afraid to court controversy over medical research  - BBC
10/15/2004: Women 'better at holding drink'  - BBC
10/15/2004: Viewpoints: What teenage girls really think about sport  - BBC
10/15/2004: Drug hope for neglected disease  - BBC
10/15/2004: Pupils 'are missing out on milk'  - BBC
10/15/2004: First Global Day Against Pain - Science Daily
10/15/2004: Is Interleukin-6 The "Holy Grail" Of Exercise Mediation?
 - Science Daily
10/15/2004: Center Refutes Finding That Added Sugars Displace Vitamins And Minerals
 - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
10/15/2004: Comic artist recreates ancient Rome - MSNBC
10/15/2004: Old Bones Unearth New Date For Giant Deer's Last Stand - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
10/15/2004: Analysis: Iran's Missile Capabilities - SpaceDaily
10/15/2004: Mathematicians Offer Help in Terror Fight - ABC
10/15/2004: E-Voting Research Delayed, Experts Say - ABC
10/15/2004: Innovation Needed Before Techs Can Grow - ABC
10/15/2004: US gets new cyber security chief  - BBC
10/15/2004: Digital TV must be affordable to all, government told  - BBC
10/15/2004: Access to Ridge or bust  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Intellectual profits  - C/Net
10/15/2004: New JibJab film roasts 'DC' bedfellows  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Presidential race sets blogs ablaze  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Reconfigured HP remains a work in progress  - C/Net
10/15/2004: The challenges of paradigmatic change  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Scholars: Limited access to voting data hurts research  - CNN
10/15/2004: STMicro to partner in Chinese Linux computing initiative  - El. Engr. Times
10/15/2004: Christopher Reeve  - Nature
10/15/2004: Can prayers heal? Critics say studies go beyond science's reach   - NY Times
10/15/2004: U.S. wins gold at World Cyber Games  - CNN

Neurosciences:
10/15/2004: Flight simulators 'treat vertigo'  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
10/15/2004: The Last Supernova: 400-Year-Old Explosion Imaged - Space.com
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Novel Melt Curve Of Hydrogen Points At Possible Existence Of New Superfluid State - SpaceDaily
10/15/2004: Black holes haunt ghost particle theory
 - New Scientist
10/15/2004: Livermore Scientists Predict Novel Melt Curve Of Hydrogen Pointing At The Possible Existence Of A New Superfluid State
 - Science Daily
10/15/2004: NASA Approves Mission To Seek Nearest Stars, Brightest Galaxies
 - Science Daily
10/15/2004: Radio Astronomers Remove The Blindfold
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity

Robotics:
10/15/2004: 7-Foot Robot Used in Black Sea Expedition - ABC
10/15/2004: Scrubbing up for robotic surgery in space - New Scientist

Space:
10/15/2004: Satellite loaded with AI for self-diagnosis  - NY Times
10/15/2004: New space station crew finally blast off
 - New Scientist
10/15/2004: Relief Crew Is on Its Way to Space Station  - NY Times
10/15/2004: Study- Mars Water Didn't Last Long ...
 - FirstScience
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Technology:
10/15/2004: Women and tech: Gadget makers need to appeal to women, not patronise them  - BBC
10/15/2004: As inkjets shrink, HP sees new uses  - C/Net
10/15/2004: Darpa extends sensor interconnect project  - El. Engr. Times
10/15/2004: Fingerprint model makes an impression - PhysicsWeb

  




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