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The Problem with Gravity: New Mission Would Probe Strange Puzzle - Space.com  more than a decade ago a researcher noticed something funny about two Pioneer spacecraft that were streaming toward the edge of the solar system. They weren't where they should have been. Something was holding the probes back, according to calculations of their paths, speed and how the gravity of all the objects in the solar system-- and even a tiny push provided by sunlight -- ought to act on them.     
China Marks Anniversary Of Its First Atomic Bomb - SpaceDaily  Left: China successfully detonated its first atomic bomb in the western part of the country on October 16, 1964 at 3 p.m. Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency. Chinese scientists, army veterans and students Saturday commemorated the 40th anniversary of the explosion of the country's first atomic bomb. At a commemorative forum in Malan of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region- a place that served as the country's nuclear experiment base 40 years ago- General Xu Ruichen, a retired army official of national defense who once worked at the base, said that China's decision to develop atomic bomb was of great historical significance at a time when the country was put under an adverse international environment. In Beijing-based Qinghua University, students were urged to learn from scientists who devoted themselves to the country's nuclear programs.   

One Wee Hop For A Laser 'craft' Might Also Be A Giant Leap - SpaceDaily  Left:  This almost imperceptible hop on June 7, 2004, was the first laser-fired 'rocket' launch in a vacuum. Photo credit: UAH's Laser Propulsion Group.  In rocket travel, half a millimeter hardly qualifies as a measurable distance. But the half-millimeter hop of a tiny plastic "craft" in a UAH lab this summer might turn out to be a giant leap in the history of rockets. As part of a NASA-funded research project, UAH's Laser Propulsion Group is studying what has now become a new type of rocket engine. This laser "ablation" technology is also efficient, with each pound of material generating five to ten times as much thrust as a pound of chemical rocket fuel and oxidizer.
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Biosciences:
10/31/2004: Debate rages on world cloning ban  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
10/31/2004: Science salutes its ocean giant  - BBC
10/31/2004: 'Environment threat' to Caucasus  - BBC
10/31/2004: Moscow lauded for ratifying Kyoto  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
10/31/2004: Blasters on stun: Star Wars: Battlefront is a blast but lacks long-term appeal  - BBC
10/31/2004: Nintendo apes around  - BBC
10/31/2004: Dream job: The academics who spend their time studying video games  - BBC
10/31/2004: Hunt for Grand Theft Auto pirates  - BBC
10/31/2004: Hot holiday gadgets  - CNN

Communications
10/31/2004: Mobile aid for diabetes patients
  - BBC
10/31/2004: Home phones face unclear future
  - BBC
10/31/2004: Pocket power: C500 challenges the idea that smartphones need to be chunky
  - BBC
10/31/2004: Taking Ethernet the distance
  - BBC
10/31/2004: San Francisco aims for citywide WiFi
  - CNN

Technology
10/31/2004: A new order of business for chip industry  - BBC

PC's
10/31/2004: AMD offering blueprint for $249 PC  - BBC
10/31/2004: New Apple crop  - BBC
10/31/2004: This week in Apple news  - BBC

Internet
10/31/2004: Conmen 'hijack desktop PCs'  - BBC
10/31/2004: E-rate freezes schools' Net  - BBC
10/31/2004: Extra! Wall Street Journal gives away Web content  - BBC
10/31/2004: Hackers crack Purdue's computer system  - CNN
10/31/2004: Gaga for Google  - CNN

Miscellaneous
10/31/2004: Macs do Star Wars dirty work  - BBC
10/31/2004: DVD review: Star Wars trilogy  - BBC
10/31/2004: Star Wars DVDs break record  - BBC
10/31/2004: Microsoft fixes date for desktop search tool  - BBC
10/31/2004: This week in security news  - BBC

Energy:
10/31/2004: Candidates Preach Oil Independence to Unconverted Public - Google

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
10/31/2004: Method to spot deadly cancer cells  - BBC
10/31/2004: Mastectomy 'cancer risk' warning  - BBC
10/31/2004: Safety probe into arthritis drugs  - BBC
10/31/2004: Europe launches shock tobacco ads  - BBC
10/31/2004: Prostate cancer treatment 'hope'  - BBC

Infectious
10/31/2004: New TB vaccine shown to be safe  - BBC
10/31/2004: HIV linkExperts worry about UK Asian's infection risks  - BBC
10/31/2004: Mobile aid for diabetes patients  - BBC
10/31/2004: 'Biggest' Africa HIV centre opens  - BBC

Non-Infectious
10/31/2004: Diabetes link to child mind drugs  - BBC
10/31/2004: Bees 'hold key to alcohol misuse'  - BBC
10/31/2004: Smokers' genetic arthritis risk  - BBC

Miscellaneous
10/31/2004: Chemists 'to offer medical care'  - BBC
10/31/2004: Healthy eating: Get your own personalised shopping list from the Big Challenge  - BBC
10/31/2004: Good rays: Can a little radiation actually be good for your health?  - BBC
10/31/2004: Afghans' war hero: How an Italian physio is helping landmine victims  - BBC
10/31/2004: High Street chemist Boots may be selling sex toys by Christmas  - BBC
10/31/2004: Patients 'could get fitness MoT'  - BBC
10/31/2004: Doctors win right to let baby die  - BBC
10/31/2004: Air Force pilot returns to flying with 'C-Leg'  - CNN

History, Anthropology:
10/31/2004: Iceman's discoverer dead in Alps  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
10/31/2004: China Marks Anniversary Of Its First Atomic Bomb - SpaceDaily
10/31/2004: Science 'excludes black people'  - BBC
10/31/2004: Doubts over passport face scans  - BBC
10/31/2004: Protest against Iran blog arrests  - BBC
10/31/2004: Week in review: Tech goes to the polls  - BBC
10/31/2004: Rah-rah, sis-boom-bah for Google! Or not  - BBC
10/31/2004: UK paper's anti-Bush ploy gets hacked, sacked  - BBC
10/31/2004: Home sweet castle  - BBC
10/31/2004: 3Com opens research center in India  - BBC
10/31/2004: Mystery City Hall blogger pulls plug on must-read Web site - L. A. Times
10/31/2004: America's most connected campuses  - C/Net

Neurosciences:

Physics and Astronomy:
10/31/2004: The Problem with Gravity: New Mission Would Probe Strange Puzzle - Space.com

Prolongevity
10/31/2004: Forever young: Some people alive today will live to 150, a leading scientist says

Robotics:
10/31/2004: Robots set to invade our homes, says the UN  - BBC

Space:
10/31/2004: One Wee Hop For A Laser 'craft' Might Also Be A Giant Leap - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
10/31/2004: Radical fabric is one atom thick  - BBC
10/31/2004: Cars for geeks  - BBC
10/31/2004: Bleacher comforts  - BBC
10/31/2004: Beacon of trouble  - BBC
10/31/2004: DVDs that go poof  - BBC
10/31/2004: Riding in cars with iPods  - BBC

  




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