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Burt Rutan: Building 'Tomorrowland' One Launch at a Time - Space.com  Rutan said that an upshot of public space travel is the creation of far less expensive boosters in order to satisfy growing numbers of customers. That being the case, Rutan made another prediction: “Lockheed and Boeing will be making very low-cost access to space hardware within 20 years. They just don’t know it yet…because they’re going to have to. I could be wrong…but these are the things that keep me up nights.” 
A Liquid Universe - SpaceDaily  Left:  "The cosmos was born in a churning fluid 300 million times hotter than the sun. We've recreated this hell, and it's not just hot, it is also very, very strange": Amanda Gefter  To look deep into the fundamental structure of matter is to look billions of years back in time, to the moment when matter first blinked into being. Now researchers at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, have, almost certainly, finally recreated the moments after creation. The stuff made at RHIC is a plasma consisting of quarks and gluons, the most basic building blocks of everything we see around us.  

Professor Puts New Spin On Quantum Computer Technology - SpaceDaily  Left:  Shown is an atomic force micrograph of a device used to separate quantum objects according to their spin, which could be used in next-generation computers and other "spintronic" devices. Using a so-called magnetic focusing technique, a small perpendicular magnetic field bends a beam of holes in a gallium arsenide semiconductor along two different cyclotron trajectories, the radius depending on the spin of the particles. Those holes with "up" spin curve in one direction, those with "down" spin in the other. The light-colored lines are oxide, which separate different regions of two-dimensional "hole gas" beneath the surface. Credit: Purdue University.  "For the first time, we have achieved spatial spin separation of the 'holes' in gallium arsenide, the spaces that electrons leave behind as they travel through this semiconductor."
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Alzheimer's Disease:
10/23/2004: New Way Of Controlling Cholesterol May Help Treat Alzheimer's - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Blood Pressure Drugs May Slow Deterioration Of Alzheimer's
 - Science Daily

Biosciences:
10/23/2004: ‘Frankenfish’ strikes fear - MSNBC
10/23/2004: Jumbo squid caught in unfamiliar waters

10/23/2004: Amphibian decline is rapidly worsening - MSNBC
10/23/2004: Big fish and prized trees gain protection - New Scientist
10/23/2004: Venomous snails with lightning strikes - New Scientist
10/23/2004: Third of world's amphibians 'on edge of extinction' - New Scientist
10/23/2004: Biologists Worried Over Alien Fish in U.S.  - NY Times
10/23/2004: Laboratory Test Of Evolutionary Theory Confirms Importance Of Links Between Populations - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Long-Sought Key To Hearing May Be Found In Protein Discovery - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Botulism Bug Says No To Nitric Oxide, Provides Key To Molecule's Role In Human Cell Signaling - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Study Describes Basic Mechanism In Cell Growth Control Involving Damaged DNA - Science Daily
10/23/2004: latest blog entry ...  - Nature

Climate, Environment:
10/23/2004: Chemists could predict volcano's moves - MSNBC
10/23/2004: Global Warming Bombshell  - Technology Review 
10/23/2004: Environmentalists Rip Victoria's Secret Catalogs ... - FirstScience
10/23/2004: A Harbinger Of Global Warming's Impact- ... - FirstScience
10/23/2004: Anglesey climate change effects study ... - FirstScience
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Computers:
Devices
10/23/2004: Expo Tries to Whet Geek Appetites  - Wired News

Communications
10/23/2004: NTT gives communications a 'human touch'
  - El. Engr. Times
10/23/2004: Trade group says cellphone cancer claims are inconclusive
  - El. Engr. Times
10/23/2004: India's broadband policy frees more spectrum
  - El. Engr. Times
10/23/2004: Study: Tumor may be linked to cell phone use
  - El. Engr. Times
10/23/2004: FCC OKs new rules for broadband
 - Seattle Times
10/23/2004: Chip delays pushes out ADSL2+ until '05, says report
 - Silicon Strategies
10/23/2004: Broadband: More Power to You
  - Wired News
10/23/2004: Indonesian fires shroud Malaysia in smog ...
 - FirstScience

Technology
10/23/2004: Professor Puts New Spin On Quantum Computer Technology - SpaceDaily
10/23/2004: IMEC claims silicide gate could enable 45-nm process
10/23/2004: Intel pulls plug on 4-GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor line - Silicon Strategies
10/23/2004: Intel Cancels Plans for 4-Gigahertz Pentium 4  - Technology Review 

PC's

Internet
10/23/2004: Free Google search for PC desktops - New Scientist
10/23/2004: Google adds muscle to desktops with new search tool - Seattle Times
10/23/2004: Google's fast new tool eats Windows' leisurely lunch - Seattle Times
10/23/2004: RSS Feeds Hunger for More Ads  - Wired News
10/23/2004: Network Security Set for Quantum Leap  - Wired News

Miscellaneous
10/23/2004: Competition from Amazon spurs Netflix to cut price - Seattle Times

Energy:
10/23/2004: Transforming the energy sector: the evolution of technological systems in renewable energy technology ... - FirstScience
10/23/2004: U.S. Nuclear Test Compensation Fund Going Broke ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular
10/23/2004: UNC Scientists Identify Sticky Protein In Sickle Cell Red Blood Cells - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Technique For Genetically Modifying Blood Stem Cells Brings Cure For Blood Diseases Closer - Science Daily

Cancer  

Infectious
10/23/2004: Malaria vaccine shows promise - Nature
10/23/2004: New malaria vaccine raises high hopes - New Scientist
10/23/2004: Antibiotic-boosting drug kills superbugs - New Scientist
10/23/2004: New drug is said to offer hope for vaginal gel to block HIV  - NY Times
10/23/2004: Washington Considers Purchasing Flu Vaccine  - NY Times
10/23/2004: Malaria Vaccine Proves Effective  - NY Times
10/23/2004: New Study On Smallpox In Monkeys Reveals Tactics Of A Killer
 - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Salmonella Can Cause Poorer Eggshell Quality
 - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Trials of a malaria vaccine show promise
 - Seattle Times

Non-Infectious
10/23/2004: Topical Medication Effective In Relieving Symptoms Of Knee Osteoarthritis - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers Have Enhanced Immune Responses To Fungi - Science Daily
10/23/2004: FSU Scientist Links Iron Imbalance To Parkinson's Disease - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
10/23/2004: UN health body warns against 'Kitchen Killer'  - Yahoo
10/23/2004: Does Caffeine Affect Our Health? - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Wound Healers Cause Skin Disease - Science Daily

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Miscellaneous:
10/23/2004: Scientists pick out human lie detectors - MSNBC
10/23/2004: Measuring beauty - Nature
10/23/2004: Implantable tags beam back medical ID - Nature
10/23/2004: Bioshield Effort Is Inadequate, a Study Says  - NY Times
10/23/2004: Workers wake up to cold fact: Pension security blanket gone - Seattle Times
10/23/2004: New York alleges insurer payoffs and bid rigging - Seattle Times
10/23/2004: How Technology Failed in Iraq  - Technology Review 
10/23/2004: Digital TV Finds It Hard to be Free  - Technology Review 
10/23/2004: A Tribute to Spam, the Meat  - Wired News
10/23/2004: It's Time for Reality Porn  - Wired News
10/23/2004: Amphibians Running Out of Room  - Wired News
10/23/2004: Our Kids Are in Big Trouble  - Wired News
10/23/2004: Surveys to judge truth of answers ...  - Nature

Neurosciences:
10/23/2004: Surveys to judge truth of answers - Nature
10/23/2004: Sleepwalking woman had sex with strangers - New Scientist
10/23/2004: Lithium May Protect Neurons From Radiation Therapy - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Antidepressants and Suicidal Kids  - Wired News

Physics and Astronomy:
10/23/2004: A Liquid Universe - SpaceDaily
10/23/2004: Earthquake shakes up gravity
 - PhysicsWeb
10/23/2004: Superstructures add to superconducting mystery
 - PhysicsWeb
10/23/2004: Motion Of Primordial Universe Unveiled: New Data Suggests That The Universe Expanded Rapidly In The First Instants After The Big Bang
 - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Troubled Telescope Almost Ready ...
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Robotics:
10/23/2004: Innovative Robotic Microscopy Helps Gladstone Researchers Resolve Key Huntington's Disease Mystery - Science Daily
10/23/2004: UI Research Allows Autonomous Vehicles To Team Underwater, On Land And In Sky - Science Daily

Space:
10/23/2004: Burt Rutan: Building 'Tomorrowland' One Launch at a Time - Space.com
10/23/2004: Faulty Sensors May Explain Capsule Crash
  - NY Times
10/23/2004: Los Alamos Instrument Yields New Knowledge Of Saturn's Rings - Science Daily
10/23/2004: NASA Pinpoints Cause of Crash  - Wired News
10/23/2004: Spawn of X Prize on Horizon  - Wired News
10/23/2004: Campaign debate focuses on space policy ... - MSNBC
10/23/2004: Last of Mercury Astronauts Remember 'Gordo' Cooper ...  - FirstScience
10/23/2004: Crawler's New Shoes to Help Space Shuttle Move Toward Return to Flight ... - FirstScienceC
10/23/2004: Design error likely behind Genesis crash- NASA ... - FirstScience
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Technology:
10/23/2004: Microbes may help make a better decaf - MSNBC
10/23/2004: Instant test for crime scene compounds - New Scientist
10/23/2004: Plastic Fantastic - Bringing Space Composites Down To Earth - Science Daily
10/23/2004: Mechanical Valve Design Goes Nano  - Technology Review 

  




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