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Why the Search for Life Drives Space Exploration - Space.com  The University of Californiaís SETI efforts continue to be expansive and ambitious. Graduate student Aaron Parsons described how the Berkeley groupís optical SETI search, which uses the Leuschner 30 inch telescope (situated on a hill a few dozen miles east of San Francisco), has so far checked out 7,500 star systems and 132 galaxies.  
MACH 10 Free Flight Of Hypersonic X-43A Slated For November - SpaceDaily  Left:  File photo of an X-43A being dropped during a test flight.  NASA aeronautics researchers are looking to conduct the final research flight of the hypersonic X-43A technology demonstration aircraft in early to mid-November. The final flight of the small X-43A research aircraft is targeted to sustain a speed of up to Mach 10, or 10 times the speed of sound (about 7,000 mph), powered by a revolutionary airframe-integrated supersonic-combustion ramjet or 'scramjet' engine. This is a very high-risk mission, but if successful, the flight will set a new speed record for an aircraft powered by an air-breathing engine. The program aims to demonstrate air-breathing engine technologies that promise to increase payload capacity - or reduce vehicle size for the same payload - for future hypersonic aircraft and reusable space launch vehicles.      

Debating The Dinosaur Extinction - SpaceDaily  While most scientists now agree that Chicxulub is an impact crater, not everyone believes it caused the K-T extinction. For instance, some wonder if the Chicxulub impact occurred at the right time. Gerta Keller of Princeton University argues that its true age pre-dates the dinosaur's demise by 300,000 years. Some scientists think so much dust was sent flying high into the air that the skies darkened for years, halting photosynthesis and killing plants worldwide. Others contend that the dust wouldn't have been so long lasting, since rain would have soon cleared the air. The K-T mass extinction event killed at least 50 percent of all the world's species.
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Biosciences:
10/24/2004:†UK boost for biomass fuel crops  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Brazil GM move sparks row
  - BBC
10/24/2004:†UN 'must ignore cloning ban call'  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Mother calls for abortion review  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
10/24/2004:†New trees cancel out air pollution cuts - New Scientist

Computers:
Devices
10/24/2004:†Week in review: All eyes on iPod  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Briefly: Microsoft sets holiday Xbox bundle  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†All-girl Swedish gaming team takes on the boys  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Gamers mark 30 years of Dungeons & Dragons  - CNN
10/24/2004:†'Evil' amuses with strategy, satire  - CNN

Communications
10/24/2004:†Super Slow Light May Help Speed Optical Communications
 - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†Nextel Launches First Camera Phone With Nation's Most Popular Walkie-talkie Service
 - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†Dishes keeping the UK connected
  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Blackberry's European Assault
 - Business Week
10/24/2004:†FCC ruling sets stage for broadband surge
 - New Scientist

Technology
10/24/2004:†AMD preps high-performance chips for desktops  - C/Net

PC's
10/24/2004:†Picture this- iPod fervor, PCs as furniture  - C/Net

Internet
10/24/2004:†Dot.life: How the net is helping change the laws on what you can copy  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Identity crisis: The nightmare of having multiple logins and passwords online
10/24/2004:†Whitehall shifts digital priorities  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Warning on internet health advice  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Online Music Hits a Flat Note - Business Week
10/24/2004:†You've Got Mail, But Too Few Ads - Business Week
10/24/2004:†Will Google say hello to IM?
  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Google envy foments search wars
  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†E-commerce experts: You ain't seen nothing yet
  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Blockbuster to cut prices for online DVD rentals
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
10/24/2004:†Redmond's Cut-Rate Passage to India - Business Week
10/24/2004:†Fighting for Rich Media's Riches - Business Week
10/24/2004:†Music publishers sign mega-deal on Web radio  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Macromedia stretches Flex's features  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Dell backs spyware education drive  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†CherryOS not BS, author says  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†PearPC  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Mac OS X Tiger claws onto Amazon  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†British library starts email archive - New Scientist

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
10/24/2004:†Cancer women suffer new blow to baby hopes - New Scientist

Infectious
10/24/2004:†Cranberries could provide a treatment for the herpes virus  - BBC
10/24/2004:†The shape of HIV drugs to come - New Scientist

Non-Infectious
10/24/2004:†Passive smoking threat underlined  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Choosing your contraceptive: How effective are caps and diaphragms and are they easy to use?  - BBC

Miscellaneous
10/24/2004:†War syndrome 'will not be solved'  - BBC
10/24/2004:†'Delay cord cutting aids babies'  - BBC
10/24/2004:†Fish slime may have medical uses  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
10/24/2004:†Debating The Dinosaur Extinction - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†Dinosaurs were struck down in their prime - New Scientist
10/24/2004:†Japan 2005 Expo to Display Frozen Mammoth  - NY Times

Miscellaneous:
10/24/2004:†Key Putin Aide Laments 'Climate Of Fear' In Russia - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†Taiwan Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons: Military Spokesman - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†Silent witness: How a victim's body reveals who they were and how they died  - BBC
10/24/2004:†HDTV's Copy-Protection Prison - Business Week
10/24/2004:†Now showing at Apple: The return of Steve Jobs  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Patriot Act redux?  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Poll: Antiterror tech plans are flawed  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†No easy answers to outsourcing problems  - C/Net
10/24/2004:†Votes in the dark  - CNN
10/24/2004:†Kerry, Bush in search of the persuadable voter  - CNN
10/24/2004:†John Zarrella on Florida voting  - CNN
10/24/2004:†Polls  - CNN
10/24/2004:†Showdown states  - CNN
10/24/2004:†Chinese satellite part hits house  - CNN
10/24/2004:†Analysis: The great American e-voting experiment - New Scientist
10/24/2004:†Voice of the people - New Scientist
10/24/2004:†Do Good! Win a Prize!  - NY Times

Neurosciences:
10/24/2004:†Research institute built on mental image - MSNBC
10/24/2004:†US antidepressants to carry suicide warnings  - Nature
10/24/2004:†Too Immature for the Death Penalty?  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
10/24/2004:†UK Astronomers Scan For NEO Threats - SpaceDaily

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Space:
10/24/2004:†Why the Search for Life Drives Space Exploration - Space.com
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MACH 10 Free Flight Of Hypersonic X-43A Slated For November - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†NEEMO 7: NASA'S Undersea Robotic Telemedicine Experiment - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†A da Vinci Project Update for Canadian Town - Space.com
10/24/2004:†Researchers Helping NASA Develop Systems To Transmit Data From Mars - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†Chinese space hero eyeing place on Shenzhou VI manned space flight - SpaceDaily
10/24/2004:†Magnetic beams could power swifter spacecraft - New Scientist
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