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Tiger moth (Rothamsted Research) Carbon 'reaching danger levels'    - BBC  On present trends, Sir David said, the world was just 60 years from triggering an irreversible climate disaster. While carbon levels hav increased in recent years by an average of 1.5 parts per million (ppm) annually, in 2002 and 2003 the increase have been more than 2ppm. "Is there a point where the melting becomes irreversible?" he asked. "Yes, there is. When the temperature around Greenland is 2.7C above the pre-industrial level - that is the tipping point. "We're already 0.6C above it, and to avoid raising temperatures too far we should prevent atmospheric CO2 going beyond 500ppm."
Low Power Single-Chip Brings GPS Services To Mobile Phones - SpaceDaily  Left: The Hammerhead A-GPS chip will be able to detect a GPS signal that is 1,000 times weaker than the normal "open sky" signal outdoors. All aspects of the design have been optimized for mobile handsets. Photo coutesy: Global Locate   The chip consumes very little power, has extremely robust performance and at 7mm by 7mm (about a third of an inch by a third of an inch) is no larger than a key on the dialing pad of a mobile phone. "Once designed into a mobile handset, this state-of-the-art single chip will make it very easy for a user to find the nearest gas station, the nearest hospital, or the nearest restaurant," said Dominik Bilo, an Infineon Chief Marketing Officer.

Digital media "anywhere" - Science Daily  On the same Shrine Auditorium stage where the Oscars have been presented, Gates unveiled an array of gadgets and technologies that may change the way people watch TV, rent videos and buy music. The centerpiece of this "ecosystem," as Gates calls it, are new PCs that play and record TV shows and can be operated with a remote control. Gates predicted sales of these multipurpose Media Center Edition PCs will quadruple in the next few years and that soon they'll be used by more than half of consumers.
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Biosciences:
10/21/2004: Marine life booms in fishing ban  - BBC
10/21/2004: Team Wants to Clone Human Embryos
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10/21/2004: New measures in place for trade in endangered species ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: Global amphibians in deep trouble  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
10/21/2004: British FM Insists US Being Pressed Over Kyoto Treaty - SpaceDaily
10/21/2004: Belgium the pits for air pollution ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: EU Environment Ministers Limit Most Destructive Climate Gases ...
10/21/2004: Russian parliament moves closer to ratifying Kyoto ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: Aurora Borealis 'Europe's Arctic Flagship': A Long Term Science Perspective For Deep Arctic Ocean Research ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: UK's Chief Scientists Doubts CO2 Problem - SpaceDaily
10/21/2004: Russian parliament moves closer to ratifying Kyoto - SpaceDaily
10/21/2004: An uncertain future: What shape will the countryside be in for the next generation-  - BBC
10/21/2004: Growing pains: China's economic growth comes at huge environmental cost  - BBC
10/21/2004: Summit boosts sea life protection  - BBC
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Computers:
Devices
10/21/2004: Pirated copy of Halo 2 game leaked online  - BBC

Communications
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Low Power Single-Chip Brings GPS Services To Mobile Phones - SpaceDaily
10/21/2004: WanderPod Brings Wi-Fi Anywhere
  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Pocket guide: Getting around the UK using a mobile phone and satellite navigation
  - BBC

Technology
10/21/2004: Purdue professor puts new spin on quantum computer technology ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: Intel shift over need for speed  - BBC

PC's

Internet
10/21/2004: Google search becomes personal  - BBC
10/21/2004: FBI returns seized news servers  - BBC
10/21/2004: IndyMedia Gets Its Servers Back  - Wired News

Miscellaneous
10/21/2004: Ashcroft Vows Piracy Assault  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Lost Files? Google the Hard Drive  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Policewoman sued over film piracy  - BBC

Energy:
10/21/2004: Diesels, Hybrids Fated to Wed  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Greenpeace Calls For Stepped Up Action to Protect Iraqis from Looted Nuclear Items ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: EC falls out with UK over nuclear waste ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: BT makes renewable energy pact ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: Kyrgyzstan Blocks British Nuclear Shipments ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: Ivan Drags US Oil Output To 50-Year Low - SpaceDaily
10/21/2004: UK boost for biomass fuel crops
  - BBC
10/21/2004: UK chemists seek hydrogen store  - BBC

Health:
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Cancer  
10/21/2004: Child growth breast cancer link  - BBC

Infectious
10/21/2004: HIV in monkeys 'blocked by drug'  - BBC
10/21/2004: Hopes of malaria vaccine by 2010  - BBC
10/21/2004: Malaria  - BBC
10/21/2004: Spanish egg imports 'should stop'  - BBC

Non-Infectious
10/21/2004: 'Sprinkle on' therapy for asthma  - BBC

Miscellaneous
10/21/2004: FDA Says Docs Can Chip Patients  - Wired News
10/21/2004: 'Artificial Retina'- Restoring sight through science ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: PlayStation skills help teenager drive wheelchair  - BBC
10/21/2004: Doctors neutral over euthanasia  - BBC
10/21/2004: Playing it safe: Is easy access to condoms protecting young people's health?  - BBC
10/21/2004: Exercise 'aids body image'  - BBC
10/21/2004: Scots continuing to die younger  - BBC
10/21/2004: Patients 'unable to give consent'  - BBC
10/21/2004: Pill reminders forwarded by text
  - BBC
10/21/2004: British 'use less wrinkle creams'
  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
10/21/2004: Historical directories go online  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
10/21/2004: Digital media "anywhere"  - Science Daily
10/21/2004: Countryslide?What does the future hold for rural Britain? Join in the debate  - BBC
10/21/2004: US election weblog: Kevin Anderson records his thoughts as election day nears  - BBC
10/21/2004: Scientists discover secrets of movie chemistry  - BBC
10/21/2004: Promiscuous 10% 'fuel sex crisis'  - BBC
10/21/2004: Dad to the rescue: Why this man says all parents should find the time to learn first aid  - BBC
10/21/2004: In pictures: The lives of visually-impaired children around the world  - BBC
10/21/2004: E-Vote Snafu in Florida  - Wired News
10/21/2004: All-Science TV Network Kicks Off  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Dumbing Down Smart Objects  - Wired News  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Endangered Species: U.S. Programmers
10/21/2004: Improved GPS Receiver Provides Increased Benefits To Warfighters - SpaceDaily
10/21/2004: Key Putin aide laments 'climate of fear' in Russia - SpaceDaily
10/21/2004: X-Prize for world's 'Holy Grails'  - BBC
10/21/2004: Scientists discover how people can tell if someone is lying  - BBC
10/21/2004: Under my skin: A microchip in your arm - a nifty gadget or a sinister spy?  - BBC

Neurosciences:
10/21/2004: Learning languages 'boosts brain'  - BBC
10/21/2004: The brain science behind 'A beautiful mind' ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: How a man found his partner having sex with strangers, asleep  - BBC
10/21/2004: Select few 'can identify liars'  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
10/21/2004: Los Alamos instrument yields new knowledge of Saturn's rings ... - FirstScience

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Space:
10/21/2004: News: Man Gets Fired Over SETI ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Will Look For Landing Sites for Future Surface Missions ...
 - FirstScience
10/21/2004: Scientists prepare for space probe's plunge into Titan's atmosphere ... - FirstScience
10/21/2004: SAGE 2 Celebrates Twenty Years In Orbit - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
10/21/2004: 'Embrace digital' says film boss  - BBC
10/21/2004: Can't Hide Your Lying ... Face?  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Water Filters Rely on Nanotech  - Wired News
10/21/2004: Bringing Space Composites Down To Earth - SpaceDaily

  




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