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How To Build A Planet - SpaceDaily  Left:  "The young Earth seems to have experienced at least one hyper catastrophe, when a Mars-sized object ripped the planet apart and adorned it with a ring of dust and rock that eventually coalesced into the moon." Far from traditional views that Earth and its neighbors emerged from nothingness quickly and passively, planets tend to be built over millions and millions of years, in stages punctuated by massive collisions between rocky bodies. That is what just-released observations, based largely on NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, have revealed. The primordial dust clouds that form around nascent solar systems are huge, turbulent and persistent.  
Keck Team To Make Stars Disappear - SpaceDaily  The technological magicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the W.M. Keck Observatory are a step closer to performing a vanishing act on a cosmic scale.  With an instrument recently installed as part of the Keck Interferometer, they can make stars disappear almost completely from a telescope's view and reveal the close-in regions where planets may have formed. This fall, astronomers will continue integration and test of the instrument, called the "Nuller," which will contribute to NASA's search for planets around other stars.  

ESA's Hipparcos Finds Rebels With A Cause - SpaceDaily  A team of European astronomers has discovered that many stars in the vicinity of the Sun have unusual motions caused by the spiral arms of our galaxy, the Milky Way. According to this research, based on data from ESA's Hipparcos observatory, our stellar neighbourhood is the crossroads of streams of stars coming from several directions. Some of the stars hosting planetary systems could be immigrants from more central regions of the Milky Way. These rebels account for about 20% of the stars within 1000 light-years of the Sun, itself located about 25 000 light-years away from the centre of the Milky Way.  
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Biosciences:
11/4/2004: Bacteria fix DNA like mammals ... - FirstScience
11/4/2004: Stem cells 'could restore vision'- BBC

11/4/2004: Cats suffer stress, experts say- BBC
11/4/2004: Pandas get a helping hand from wireless internet- BBC

Climate, Environment:
11/4/2004: US rejects world calls to join Russia in ratifying Kyoto pact - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Brazil And China To Build Third EO Satellite - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Earth's Tides Set Off Quakes  - Wired News
11/4/2004: Vodka today, for Monday we go to work on the climate ... - FirstScience
11/4/2004: Kyoto Too Little to Fix Warming - UN Climate Chief ... - FirstScience
11/4/2004: Calif. offers climate credit to protect trees ... - MSNBC
11/4/2004: Maryland holds first bear hunt in 51 years ... - FirstScience
11/4/2004: PanAfrica: NGO Coalition Warns On Climate Change ... - FirstScience
11/4/2004: Worse Than Global Warming? ... - FirstScience
11/4/2004: New astronomical results refine the Geolo- BBCgical Time Scale ... - FirstScience
11/4/2004: Anger at greenhouse 'climbdown'- BBC
11/4/2004: Green taxes 'would hit poor most'- BBC
11/4/2004: Cats suffer stress, experts say- BBC
11/4/2004: 'Extinct' pine marten returns- BBC

Computers:
Devices
11/4/2004: Games 'deserve a place in class'- BBC

Communications
11/4/2004: Take the Trouble to Block Wi-Fi Poachers
  - Wired News
11/4/2004: Camera phones are 'must-haves'
- BBC

Technology

PC's

Internet
11/4/2004: Invasion of the Data Snatchers - Washington Post
11/4/2004: GroundedHow one blogger's wings were clipped by her airline employers- BBC
11/4/2004: Cyberspace salesUK online adverts reach their 10th anniversary- BBC
11/4/2004: Child porn threat to betting site- BBC

Miscellaneous
11/4/2004: Song-Swap Networks Still Humming  - Wired News
11/4/2004: Tag Team: Yahoo and Adobe  - Wired News
11/4/2004: UK report says Linux is 'viable'- BBC

Energy:
11/4/2004: Nuclear body seeks new tech- BBC

Health:
Cardiovascular
11/4/2004: Televising Heart Surgery Draws Rapt Audience  - Wired News

Cancer  

Infectious
11/4/2004: Aids warning over bushmeat- BBC
11/4/2004: TB poses major threat to millions- BBC

Non-Infectious
11/4/2004: Site on tobacco giant launched- BBC
11/4/2004: Asthma risk 'fixed before birth'- BBC

Miscellaneous
11/4/2004: Click to Get Sick?  - Wired News
11/4/2004: People with psoriasis 'shunned'- BBC
11/4/2004: Abortion row fears over eye cure- BBC
11/4/2004: Taking risksRegular eye tests 'will make driving on UK roads safer'- BBC
11/4/2004: Asda fined for mango health claim- BBC

History, Anthropology:
11/4/2004: How To Build A Planet - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: 'Hobbit' joins human family tree- BBC
11/4/2004: Q&A - Indonesian hominid find BBC
11/4/2004: Mozart's relatives face DNA tests- BBC

Miscellaneous:
11/4/2004: US Would Hit Europe's GPS Birds If Used By China In War - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: US could shoot down EU satellites if used by foes in wartime: report - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Brazil and China to build third satellite - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: EU presses US to follow suit, after Russia ratifies Kyoto - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: US rejects world calls to join Russia in ratifying Kyoto pact - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: India, U.S. Strategic Ties To Deepen No Matter Who Wins Whitehouse - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Taiwan Shows Off Missile Defense Strength, Highlights China's Threat - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Trip Down St. Louis' Rabbit Hole  - Wired News
11/4/2004: Online Political Clips Get Nasty  - Wired News
11/4/2004: World Weighs in on U.S. Prez Race  - Wired News
11/4/2004: US rolls out most expensive jet- BBC
11/4/2004: US voters 'going online for news'- BBC
11/4/2004: Bush website blocked outside US- BBC
11/4/2004: Playing the president- BBC
11/4/2004: Does the US press matter?- BBC
11/4/2004: Schools outAre you giving your teens enough space and independence?- BBC

Neurosciences:
11/4/2004: Stress 'hits exam performance'- BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
11/4/2004: ESA's Hipparcos Finds Rebels With A Cause - SpaceDaily
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Keck Team To Make Stars Disappear - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: The trouble with Hubble ...
 - USA Today
11/4/2004: New Spacecraft to Look for 'Big Bangs' ...
 - FirstScience

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Space:
11/4/2004: Deep Impact Arrives At KSC For December Launch - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Brazil Test Launches New Exploration Vehicle
 - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Proba: The Smart Satellite That Runs Itself
 - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Flashes Leave Astronaut's Eyes Damaged
 - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Aerojet Tests LOX Ethanol Reaction Control Engine
 - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: NASA Administrator Names New Chief Scientist ...
 - SpaceDaily
11/4/2004: Scientists Designing a 'Space Railroad' ...
 - FirstScience
11/4/2004: Russia And The Us- Heading To Deep Space Together-
 - FirstScience...
11/4/2004: Explosive secret: Nasa mission aims to solve mystery of huge blasts in space
- BBC
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Technology:
11/4/2004: Nano World: Dealing With Too Much Hype - SpaceDaily

  




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