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China Hopes To Put Men On The Moon Within 15 Years - SpaceDaily  China expects to build up its capacity for manned space missions to build a space station within 10 to 15 years, said Hu Shixiang, deputy commander of China's manned spaceflight project Sunday. Hu said, China has been developing a new variety of rocket with a carrying capacity three times as much as the present ones for achieving the two targets. China plans to achieve extravehicular activity by astronauts and locking of spacecraft by 2012, basis for establishing the future space station and even the moon probing, he said. The probing of space is the common target of the whole mankind.   
Jacket allows people to receive "cyberhugs"  - CNN  A jacket that allows children to receive "cyberhugs" from parents thousands of miles away is soon to be unveiled by scientists who say the technology will bring families closer together. Associate Professor Adrian Cheok of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University says the system should be commercially available in June 2006. Teddy bears equipped with sensors are used to record parental hugs and transmit them wirelessly over the Internet. The jackets convert them into embraces using mobile-phone style vibrations and heated copper threads. Once the child jackets are on the market, his team will begin adapting a Valentine's Day version for couples.        

Nanotube foams are strong and flexible - PhysicsWeb  nanotube foams are unusual in that they are both extremely strong - with a compressive strength of 12 to 15 megapascals - and very flexible. In contrast, typical low-density flexible foams, such as latex rubber and polyurethane, have a compressive strength of about 20 to 30 kilopascals. Nanotube foams could have applications as cushioning pads, energy absorbing coatings, and damping layers, while nanotubes with buckles could be used to make electromechanical devices such as actuators.    
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Biosciences:
12/5/2005:Experts plead for stem cell cash  - BBC
12/5/2005:Stem Cells, Over Easy
  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Science Makes Sex Obsolete  - Wired News

Climate, Environment:
12/5/2005:Logging off: Why developing nations want money to curb deforestation  - BBC
12/5/2005:Allies hope to overcome U.S. climate talk refusal ... - FirstScience
12/5/2005:Global warming must be limited to 2C, scientists say ... - FirstScience
12/5/2005:New Reports Underscore Link Between Humans and Global Warming ... - FirstScience
12/5/2005:Health and climate change- a call for action ... - FirstScience
12/5/2005:Global Warming Frontrunners ... - FirstScience
12/5/2005:2005- Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections 2005 ... - FirstScience

Computers:
Devices
12/5/2005:X-Appeal UK gamers turn on and turn out for the new Xbox 360  - BBC
12/5/2005:Gamers in a frenzy over Xbox 360  - BBC
12/5/2005:Xbox 360 put to the test  - BBC
12/5/2005:Xbox 360 a Waste Without HDTV?  - Wired News
12/5/2005:King Kong Game Gets Five Bananas  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Sugar-Cube-Sized Competitor to IPod  - Physics Orgs
12/5/2005:Apple Spends a Bundle on IPod Ads
  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Photos: Rear-view motorbike helmet
  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Once an Altoids tin, now a pinhole camera
  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Photos: Curiously creative mint tins
  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Cheers to real-life 'Final Fantasy' potion
  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Sidekick III roadmap hits the Web
  - C/Net

Communications

Technology

PC's
12/5/2005:IBM introduces self-healing data center software  - C/Net

Internet
12/5/2005:Excitement Building in Eu(rope)  - Wired News
12/5/2005:From MySpace to Murder  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Firefox Flaw Highlighted  - Wired News 
12/5/2005:Viral Cure Could 'Immunize' the Internet - New Scientist
12/5/2005:Playing Google on the cheap  - C/Net
12/5/2005:SNARFing your way through e-mail  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Rivals gun for Symantec's turf
  - C/Net
12/5/2005:E-mail 'crucial' to future of desktop Linux
  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Cat-and-mouse games in security
  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Grateful Dead backtracks on download ban
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
12/5/2005:Don't Call It Spyware  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Everyone Is Grateful Again  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Fujitsu Unleashes Tiny Powerhouse  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Enterprise Storage Needs to Go Green  - Technology Review 
12/5/2005:Media revolutionaries team with old guard  - C/Net
12/5/2005:More exploits out for Windows flaws  - C/Net

Energy:
12/5/2005:Sun Powers Loon-y Pontoon Boat
12/5/2005:Fuel Up with Banana Peels  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Corporate Renewable Energy Group Hits 360 Megawatt Mark, Welcomes European Members ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  

Infectious
12/5/2005:World Aids Day Bill Clinton answered your questions  - BBC
12/5/2005:Man jailed after tourists get HIV  - BBC
12/5/2005:Prevention 'focus of HIV fight'  - BBC
12/5/2005:Swaziland in World Aids Day snub  - BBC
12/5/2005:World leaders unite in fight against HIV and AIDS ... - New Scientist

Non-Infectious
12/5/2005:Drug 'doubles' fatal crash risk  - BBC
12/5/2005:World Aids Day: Bill Clinton answered your questions  - BBC

Miscellaneous
12/5/2005:Why it can be so difficult to keep off lost weight  - BBC
12/5/2005:Alcohol's health benefits doubted  - BBC
12/5/2005:'Twice as many men' pay for sex  - BBC
12/5/2005:Key stages: How can you help your baby through the teething process?  - BBC
12/5/2005:620m deficit predicted for NHS  - BBC
12/5/2005:Young lured by 'close' fast food  - BBC
12/5/2005:'Telemedicine' Just What the Doctor Ordered  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Ozone depletion will bring big rise in number of cataracts ... - FirstScience
12/5/2005:Scientists Developing 'Invisible Diet' ...
 - Live Science
12/5/2005:If expectant mums put on the pounds, so do the kids ...
 - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
12/5/2005:Geologists Link the 'Great Dying' to Volcanism ...  - Scientific American
12/5/2005:Early Birds Had Dinosaur Feet ... - Live Science

Miscellaneous:
12/5/2005:Pop Goes the Science Song  - Wired News
12/5/2005:We've Come a Long Way, Baby  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Airline Security a Waste of Cash  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Doomsday Magazine Turns 60 ... - Live Science
12/5/2005:NASA Still Hoping To Avoid Layoffs As Buyouts Continue ... - FirstScience
12/5/2005:Evolution of the couch potato  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Perspective: Stop playing games before the next crisis hits  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Silicon Valley job hopping contributes to innovation  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Video: Reality of the geek  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Perspective: India's next big business?  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Perspective: A cyber blind spot on human rights  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Video: Reality of the geek, Part Two  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Commentary: Yahoo staying out of Microsoft's crosshair  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Military space programs may survive review  - C/Net

Neurosciences:
12/5/2005:Drug disorder schizophrenia link  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
12/5/2005:UK stargazers get 'Lucky' break  - BBC
12/5/2005:The Cyclotron Comes to the Neighborhood
  - Wired News
12/5/2005:Second moon spotted circling cigar-shaped world ...
 - New Scientist
12/5/2005:Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) Celebrates 10th Anniversary ...
 - FirstScience

Prolongevity

Robotics:
12/5/2005:Robot Mice Get Real Whiskers  - Technology Review 
12/5/2005:Photos: Tokyo robot-fest  - C/Net

Space:
12/5/2005:China Hopes To Put Men On The Moon Within 15 Years - SpaceDaily
12/5/2005:Grand Gathering To Celebrate China Space Mission's Success
 - SpaceDaily
12/5/2005:China's President Says Space Program A Technological Victory
 - SpaceDaily
12/5/2005:China In Space: The Possibilities And Risks
 - SpaceDaily
12/5/2005:Europe's space goals laid bare
  - BBC
12/5/2005:Panel: Shrink space agencies ...
 - FirstScience
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Technology:
12/5/2005:Nanotube foams are strong and flexible - PhysicsWeb
12/5/2005:Cheap Chemical Sensors  - Technology Review 
12/5/2005:Photos: Bots bring in the Fahrvergnugen  - C/Net
12/5/2005:Jacket allows people to receive "cyberhugs"  - CNN
12/5/2005:Fox sees Blu-ray DVDs gaining edge  - C/Net

  



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