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Discovery Of Two-Dimensional Fabric Denotes Dawn Of New Materials Era - SpaceDaily  Researchers at The University of Manchester and Chernogolovka, Russia have discovered the world's first single-atom-thick fabric, which reveals the existence of a new class of materials and may lead to transistors made from a single molecule. The research is to be published in Science on 22 October. The team led by Professor Andre Geim at The University of Manchester, has succeeded in extracting individual planes of carbon atoms from graphite crystals, which has resulted in the production of the thinnest possible fabric - graphene.     
Physicists Succeed In Transferring Information Between Matter And Light - SpaceDaily  Left:  Alex Kuzmich and Dzmitry Matsukevich have transferred atomic state information from two clouds of rubidium atoms to a single photon. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology. A team of physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology has taken a significant step toward the development of quantum communications systems by successfully transferring quantum information from two different groups of atoms onto a single photon. The work, to be published in the October 22 issue of the journal Science, represents a "building block" that could lead to development of large-scale quantum networks.    

Sandia Refurbishes It's Fusion Z Machine - SpaceDaily  Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine, which last year emitted neutrons to enter the race to provide the world virtually unlimited electricity from, essentially, seawater, has received approval from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to proceed with a $61.7 million refurbishment. The project is called ZR, for Z-Refurbishment. The machine's immediate purpose is to provide data to feed into supercomputers that simulate nuclear weapon explosions and to test materials under extreme conditions. Z-pinches employ high amperages to vaporize tungsten wires thinner than human hairs. 
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11/5/2004: Biotech firm to breed allergy-free cats - MSNBC
11/5/2004: NASA scientist rips Bush on global warming - MSNBC
11/5/2004: Volcano experts worry about data gap - MSNBC
11/5/2004: Explorer proposes undersea ‘space center’ - MSNBC
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11/5/2004: Sony sets price, date for PlayStation Portable  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Apple unveils color iPod, U2 edition  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Kids prefer video games over TV, toys - CNN
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Communications
11/5/2004: Verizon's Split Personality - Business Week
11/5/2004: A Fast Move from Intel and McCaw - Business Week
11/5/2004: Net Phone Calls, Free -- and Clear - Business Week
11/5/2004: Skype Is "What Evolution Is All About" - Business Week
11/5/2004: The Word on Skype: "It Really Works" - Business Week
11/5/2004: Cell phones that search  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Watchdogs: Broadband policy a bust  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Wireless pioneer reflects on roots, looks to WiMax  - C/Net

11/5/2004: Yahoo battles Google for the cell phone  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Are cell phones a health risk?  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Where to from here for big telcos?
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Technology
11/5/2004: Silicon optics switches by changing refractive index  - El. Engr. Times
11/5/2004: Sun spins first silicon of 'Niagra' processor  - El. Engr. Times
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PC's
11/5/2004: Dell: From factory floor to finished gear  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Photos: Inside Dell's Austin assembly plant  - C/Net
11/5/2004: For Dell and AMD, a tantalizing question  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Virginia Tech beefs up Mac supercomputer  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Intel claims speed record with NASA's Itanium-based supercomputer - El. Engr. Times
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Internet
11/5/2004: Study: Few corporations use anti-spyware tools  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Madison Avenue ponders the potential of Web logs  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Firefox aims for 10 percent of Web surfers  - C/Net
11/5/2004: It's like a blog, but it's a Wiki - C/Net
11/5/2004: A Web of bunk - Washington Post
11/5/2004: Hacking: the must-have business tool  - C/Net
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Miscellaneous
11/5/2004: Microsoft battles piracy with free software  - C/Net
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Energy:
11/5/2004: Sandia Refurbishes It's Fusion Z Machine - SpaceDaily
11/5/2004: How Hybrids Are Going Mainstream - Business Week
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Health:
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Cancer  
11/5/2004: Fancy a tipple? Red wine wards off lung cancer, doctors say  - BBC
11/5/2004: Sober reaction to cancer risk  - BBC
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Infectious
11/5/2004: African virus fears: HIV-like virus jumps from apes to humans  - BBC
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Miscellaneous
11/5/2004: Lungs 'best in late afternoon'  - BBC
11/5/2004: Patient tagging 'first in world'  - BBC
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History, Anthropology:
11/5/2004: Scientists find prehistoric dwarf skeleton - MSNBC
11/5/2004: 150-year-old warship returns to Annapolis - MSNBC
11/5/2004: Little lady of Flores forces rethink of human evolution - Nature
11/5/2004: Flores Man - Nature
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Miscellaneous:
11/5/2004: First Blood in the New DVD War - Business Week
11/5/2004: For the Blind, a Welcoming Web - Business Week
11/5/2004: Why Bombay Has the Blues - Business Week
11/5/2004: Putting Home Theater in Every Room - Business Week
11/5/2004: Campaign countdown  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Europe opts for biometric passports  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Blockbuster's brick-and-mortar Netflix defense  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Howard Stern confronts Michael Powell  - CNN
11/5/2004: Satellite radio: Wave of the future or niche play?  - C/Net
11/5/2004: A technology recovery in post-exuberant times  - NY Times
11/5/2004: Online bettors call the election  - Wired News
11/5/2004: A tangled Web of procrastination - CNN
11/5/2004: Grace close to 130-nm process deal with U.S. partner - El. Engr. Times
11/5/2004: Science shares the limelight as election battle enters final phase - Nature
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Neurosciences:
11/5/2004: Bid to cut sudden epilepsy deaths - Business Week
11/5/2004: Neuroscience 2004 - Nature
11/5/2004: Ultrasound scans accused of disrupting brain development - Nature
11/5/2004: Can antidepressants harm unborn babies? - Nature
11/5/2004: High-fat diet is bad for the brain - Nature
11/5/2004: Neuroscience 2004 - Nature

Physics and Astronomy:
11/5/2004: Physicists Succeed In Transferring Information Between Matter And Light - SpaceDaily
11/5/2004: Cosmic Log: Supernova 'Survivor'
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11/5/2004: Sunspot record reveals Sun's past - Nature
11/5/2004: Trigger found for Tycho Brahe's supernova - Nature
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Robotics:
11/5/2004: John Deere, iRobot team on military robot - El. Engr. Times
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Space:
11/5/2004: The race for flights into space - CNN
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Technology:
11/5/2004: Discovery Of Two-Dimensional Fabric Denotes Dawn Of New Materials Era - SpaceDaily
11/5/2004: XM introduces portable satellite radio  - C/Net
11/5/2004: Photo: XM portable satellite radio  - C/Net
11/5/2004: For some drivers, smart cars do connect - C/Net
11/5/2004: Segways speed up candidates' canvassing - CNN
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