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Quantum Astronomy: The Double Slit Experiment - Space.com  This is a series of four articles each with a separate explanation of different quantum phenomena. Each of the four articles is a piece of a mosaic and so every one is needed to understand the final explanation of the quantum astronomy experiment we propose, possibly using the Allen Array Telescope and the narrow-band radio-wave detectors being build by the SETI Institute and the University of California, Berkeley.      
Genetic analysis Huge potential for gene therapy  - BBC  Scientists have taken an important step towards a new way of treating disease by switching off key genes. It resulted in cholesterol levels being almost halved, and it is hoped the same approach could eventually treat many diseases from diabetes to cancer. So-called "RNA interference therapy" is difficult so this first animal success is considered a significant achievement.  If so - and assuming there are no side effects - then the technique has enormous potential for medical treatments by switching off the genes that cause a wide range of diseases.  

A hopeful prepares for her video profile

Video phones act as dating tools  - BBC  Left:  You can hang up if your date starts twitching uncontrollanly.  "It's the beginning of the end of the blind date as we know it," said Graeme Oxby, 3's marketing director. The response has been so promising that 3 says it is planning to launch a proper commercial dating service soon. Dating services and other more adult match-making services are proving to be a strong stream of revenue worth millions for mobile companies. There are currently about 1.3 million video phones in use in the UK and three times more single people in Britain than there were 30 years ago, 
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11/21/2004:†Parts of Australia could become uninhabitable, environment conference told - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Japanese firms to set up fund to buy greenhouse gas emission rights- report - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Cleaner Air in L.A.? Donít Hold Your Breath  - NY Times
11/21/2004:†Indonesia earthquake and aftershocks toll reaches 25 ... - FirstScience
11/21/2004:†Paradise closed Twitchers demand access to thriving lagoon site  - BBC
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11/21/2004:†Microsoft cracks down on Xbox modifications - Seattle Times
11/21/2004:†EverQuest II Hunts Newbies  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Marvel Battles Role Players  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Mario Shows Off a Killer Return  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Christmas comes early for gamers  - BBC
11/21/2004:†The whole Half-Life: Six years on, does the Half-Life PC game stand the test of time-  - BBC
11/21/2004:†Pacman breaks out of the arcade
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11/21/2004:†Is Microsoft using 'Halo 2' to thwart Xbox hackers?
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Communications
11/21/2004:†UK broadband gets speed injection
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11/21/2004:†A Bruising from Broadband
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11/21/2004:†The Philippines: Getting the Message
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11/21/2004:†Feds claim control over VoIP, leave tax issue open
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PC's
11/21/2004:†Home PCs harnessed to solve global problems - Business Week
11/21/2004:†Sony to offer DVD burner for Mac  - C/Net
11/21/2004:†Let your mouse do the walking  - C/Net
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11/21/2004:†Trial Sheds Light on Spamming's Lucre  - Technology Review
11/21/2004:†E-Shopping- An Idea Whose Time Has Come  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Blog backfires for flight attendant  - C/Net
11/21/2004:†Yahoo takes on spam, boosts e-mail storage  - C/Net
11/21/2004:†AOL looks to its parent to outwit Google  - C/Net
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11/21/2004:†'Music Is Not a Loaf of Bread'  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Can Solaris 10 Make Sun Shine Again? - Business Week
11/21/2004:†Gates announces new Windows update tool  - C/Net
11/21/2004:†EC to mull complaints about online music royalties  - C/Net
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Energy:
11/21/2004:†NASA Buys Hydrogenics Light Weight Fuel Cell Stack To Test For Uses In Space - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†A New Vision for Nuclear Waste  - Technology Review
11/21/2004:†Jolly green giant: The Prius- From dowdy do-gooder to must-have motor  - BBC
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11/21/2004:†Genetic Link Suggested In Deaths From Cardiac Valve Diseases - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Genetic Testing Can Identify Ischemic And Nonischemic Heart Failure - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Nuclear imaging offers possibility for early detection of patients with coronary heart disease ... - FirstScience
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Cancer  
11/21/2004:†Researchers Hope New Model Will Help Outmuscle Aggressive Childhood Cancer - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Mayo Researchers Define Celecoxib Pathways And Mechanisms For Tumor Reduction - Science Daily
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Infectious
11/21/2004:†Domestic Ducks Could Pose A New Avian Influenza Threat, International Agencies Warn - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Lyme Disease Receptor Identified In Tick Guts - Science Daily
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Non-Infectious
11/21/2004:†Millions Who Suffer From Nut And Milk Allergies Could Benefit From Stanford Researcherís Successful Tests Of New Vaccines In Dogs - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Research With Red Tide Toxin Yields Potential Therapies For Cystic Fibrosis - Science Daily
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Miscellaneous
11/21/2004:†Crohn's Disease Treatment Shows Promise In Clinical Trial - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Researchers Find Effective Treatment For Unusual Fever Syndrome Caused By Cold Exposurel - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Mayo Clinic Researchers Successfully Use Anticancer Drug To Fight Fatal Lung Disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosisl - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Of Doctors, Drugs, and Trust  - Technology Review
11/21/2004:†Beer Belly Buster 'Losing weight and getting fit turned my life around'  - BBC
11/21/2004:†Kids pumping ironThe under-12's get their own gym in Scotland  - BBC
11/21/2004:†Minister backs contraceptive jabs  - BBC
11/21/2004:†Unused PC power to run grid for unraveling disease  - C/Net
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History, Anthropology:
11/21/2004:†Ancient Fossil Offers New Clues To Brown Bears Past - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Garbage betrays date of earliest village life ... - FirstScience
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Miscellaneous:
11/21/2004:†Video phones act as dating tools   - BBC
11/21/2004:†"Just-in-time" employment favors temps as economy recovers - Seattle Times
11/21/2004:†Jobs picture brightens for new grads - Seattle Times
11/21/2004:†U.S. treasury chief stays strong on dollar, weak on intervention - Seattle Times
11/21/2004:†Transatlantic ties in the spotlight as Blair hosts skeptical Chirac - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Raygun Fires Up In Megawatt Test - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Transforming UAV's Into "Smart" Autonomous Powerhouses - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Science Braces for Second Term  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Senate May Ram Copyright Bill  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Cattle, the Research Catalyst  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†RSS Edges Into the Bureaucracy  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Dark Side of the Band  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Is It Time for Flex Time at Tech Firms?  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†AOL Kills Off the Last Maverick Tech Company  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Banks Come to Grips With Identity Theft  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†China Finds Silicon Valley Connection  - Wired News
11/21/2004:†Dow Jones' Digital Gamble - Business Week
11/21/2004:†Slow ride across the U.S.  - C/Net
11/21/2004:†Auction of Internet commerce patents draws concern  - C/Net
11/21/2004:†Gates vs. Jobs: The rematch
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11/21/2004:†The fabric of creativity
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11/21/2004:†Tired workers: Nap machine to the rescue
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11/21/2004:†Let your mouse do the walking
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11/21/2004:†The fabric of creativity
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Neurosciences:
11/21/2004:†Tone Language Translates To Perfect Pitch: Mandarin Speakers More Likely To Acquire Rare Musical Ability - Science Daily
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Physics and Astronomy:
11/21/2004:†Quantum Astronomy: The Double Slit Experiment - Space.com
11/21/2004:†Fabrication Of James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Moves Forward
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Prolongevity
11/21/2004:†High-predator Environment Has Unexpected Impact On Aging In Fish - Science Daily
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Space:
11/21/2004:†Keck Telescope Images Of Uranus Reveal Ring, Atmospheric Fireworks - Science Daily
11/21/2004:†Lunar Mini-camera Tells The Moon To Say "Cheese"
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11/21/2004:†Hints of Unseen Moons in Saturn's Rings - Space.com
11/21/2004:†Martian Water From A Stone - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Book Review: 'Leaving Earth' - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Martian Methane Resuscitates Hope for Life on the Red Planet ...  - Scientific American
11/21/2004:†China lauds space program with Brazil ...
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Technology:
11/21/2004:†Green Car Sets Speed Record - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†3D Image Search Could Boost Surveillance In Public Places - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†World's Highest Resolution Microscope - SpaceDaily
11/21/2004:†Nanotubes Make Antennas for Light  - Technology Review
11/21/2004:†TiVo ready to fast forward?  - C/Net
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