The Mega Foundation
  Science News
  December 6, 2004

  HIQNews Home Page

Science News Comments 

Emory Chemists Create Unprecedented Metallic Molecule - SpaceDaily  Left: Oxygen molecules on a platinum surface change orientation when they receive an electron. Image: S. Backus/Univ. of Colorado. For the first time ever, Emory University researchers have broken through the so-called "oxo-wall" to create stable multiple chemical bonds between oxygen and platinum – once thought impossible because oxygen is extremely unstable when combined with certain metals. The breakthrough holds the potential for numerous applications in fuel cells, catalytic converters and emerging 'green' chemistry. Until this work, attempts to create metal-oxo species with elements such as gold, platinum, silver, iridium and rhodium have been unsuccessful. One important and growing technology where the platinum-oxo unit may also be key is fuel cells.    
Impression of Iter at Cadarache (Europa) EU gets tough on fusion reactor  - BBC  Left:  Europe would build Iter on the French Mediterranean   a. Project estimated to cost 10bn euros and will run for 35 years.  b. It will produce the first sustained fusion reactions  c. Final stage before full prototype of commercial reactor is built. The international project has been stalled because the parties involved cannot agree on a location to build it. Now, EU ministers say that if no deal is done soon, they will go it alone with a reactor at Cadarache in France. "This is not an ultimatum, but we wish to reach a political agreement before the end of the year," French research minister Francois D'Aubert told reporters on Friday.

Lightbulb

Saving power It's switch-off time for the old-fashioned lightbulb  - BBC  Switching to low energy lightbulbs - known as compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs - is perhaps one of the few practical ways we can help to cut down on energy use. Philips hopes to reduce the heavy metal content in its CFL lightbulbs, but eliminating it altogether is still some way off. However much energy CFLs save, it is a drop in the ocean compared with the energy consumed by one of the West's great luxuries - air conditioning. Even in cold northern European countries such as Sweden and the UK, air conditioning is becoming ubiquitous - and demand is growing. 
Science Links Today's Science News
ABC
Am. Scientist
AlphaGalileo
Ananova
Arab Media
 InternetNetwork
Anthropology
Assoc. Press
Astronomy
Artigen 
AsiaWeek
Atlanta Journal
BBC
Beyond 2000
Boston Globe
Business Week
C/Net
CNN
Cosmiverse
Dallas News
Daily Tech
Duke
Discover
Economist
El.D&Tech.News
El. Engr. Times
EurekAlert!
First Science
Friday Times
Geology Today
Globe & Mail
Globe&Mail Tech
Globe&Mail Sci.
Gl.&Mail Health
HeadlineSpot
Human Nature
Industry Watch
L. A. Times
Lycos Science
MedNews
MiddleEast Times
Milli Gazette
MSNBC
Nando
NASA - JPL
NASA - MSFC
Nature
Nat'l. Geo .
News Sites
New Scientist
NY Times
PhysicsWeb
Popular Mech.
Popular Sci.
Rutgers
Salon
Scien. American
ScienceCentral
Science Daily
Sci. Headlines
Science Matters
Science News
SciNews
SciTech
Seattle Times
Silicon Strategies
Space.com
SpaceDaily
Star- Malay
Technology Rev.
Tech TV
Un.of N.Carolina
Univ. of Wisc.
Universe Today
USA Today
US News
Weekly Mirror
Wired
World Scientist
Yahoo

Alzheimer's Disease:
12/6/2004: Murdoch novel reveals Alzheimer's  - BBC
12/6/2004: Iris Murdoch's last book reveals early Alzheimer's
  - Nature

Biosciences:
12/6/2004: Breeding like... Now the rabbit is top dog of the mammal world  - BBC
12/6/2004: BSE cattle ban to be phased out
  - BBC
12/6/2004: Scientists reconstruct ancestral genetic code - MSNBC
12/6/2004: Camels may overrun Australia Outback - MSNBC
12/6/2004: Whale and dolphin strandings fit predictions - New Scientist
12/6/2004: Future Uncertain for Rare Hawaiian Bird  - NY Times
12/6/2004: Spain Plays Down Canary I. Locust Threat  - NY Times
12/6/2004: Building A Tree Of Life Needs Less 'Wood' - Science Daily
12/6/2004: Finding Could Improve Safety Of Stem Cell Transplants - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Climate, Environment:
12/6/2004: Africa 'makes excuses on climate'  - BBC
12/6/2004: Need for Speed 2 sees off rivals  - BBC
12/6/2004: Eelgrass Provides A Refuge From Predators For Some Fish Species - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Computers:
Devices
12/6/2004: Hands on Nintendo hopes to persuade gamers to touch the DS  - BBC
12/6/2004: PlayStation 2 shortage rattles shoppers  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Chip gear sales now expected to shrink  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Flaw proves fatal to players' memories - L. A. Times
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Communications
12/6/2004: Villages tune in to digital trial
  - BBC
12/6/2004: TV Phones Prep for Prime Time
 - Business Week
12/6/2004: The Squeeze On BlackBerry
 - Business Week
12/6/2004: Cell phone hangs up on drunken dialers
  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Philly Wi-Fi clash pits city against telcos
  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Wee wireless warriors
  - C/Net
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Technology
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

PC's
12/6/2004: Blu-ray moves toward mass production  - C/Net
12/6/2004: PCs brave Black Friday  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Unprotected PCs can be hijacked in minutes - USA Today
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Internet
12/6/2004: Ohio legislation would send spammers to jail  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Police question man over Slammer worm  - C/Net
12/6/2004: HP to launch 'virus throttling' software  - C/Net
12/6/2004: On campus, hanging out by logging on  - C/Net
12/6/2004: 'Blog' top word of the year  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Friendster, eHarmony ink matchmaking deal  - C/Net
12/6/2004: New Netscape embraces Firefox, IE
  - C/Net
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Miscellaneous
12/6/2004:  iTunes now selling Band Aid song  - BBC
12/6/2004: Fakes seized in anti-piracy raids  - BBC
12/6/2004: Flaw opens crack in Windows servers  - C/Net
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Energy:
12/6/2004: Saving power It's switch-off time for the old-fashioned lightbulb   - BBC 
12/6/2004: EU gets tough on fusion reactor   - BBC
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Health:
Cardiovascular
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Cancer  
12/6/2004: Cancer treatment 'prolongs life'  - BBC
12/6/2004: Stronger Therapy Better For Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) With Normal Genetics - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Infectious
12/6/2004:Texts aim to fight Aids in Kenya   - BBC
12/6/2004: Experts deny HIV drugs 'hold-up'  - BBC
12/6/2004: India to trial new HIV vaccine  - CNN
12/6/2004: Plaque bacteria can kill elderly, US study shows - New Scientist
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Non-Infectious
12/6/2004: Warning to women binge drinkers  - BBC
12/6/2004: Scientists Generate Human Islet Precursor Cells In Culture - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Miscellaneous
12/6/2004:How tofu could help mend broken bones and teeth  - BBC
12/6/2004: Holiday Feasting Could Sabotage Liposuction Results - Science Daily
12/6/2004: FDA Announces New Initiative To Protect The U.S. Drug Supply Through The Use Of Radiofrequency Identification Technology - Science Daily
12/6/2004: Some Harms Of Beta-carotene Supplementation May Persist After Discontinuing Use
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

History, Anthropology:
12/6/2004: Ancestor's DNA code reconstructed  - BBC
12/6/2004: Cosmic Log: Fighting over the pharaoh - MSNBC
12/6/2004: Ancient mammal genes reconstructed  - Nature
12/6/2004: UCLA Study Points To Evolutionary Roots Of Altruism, Moral Outrage - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Miscellaneous:
12/6/2004: Stakes high for EU science plans  - BBC
12/6/2004: Data thieves: Protect yourself before identity fraudsters get hold of you  - BBC
12/6/2004: TV in Hindi via the red button  - BBC
12/6/2004: Abbey cards in net security scare  - BBC
12/6/2004: Nokia to make handsets in India  - BBC
12/6/2004: Olympic athletes 'were asthmatic'  - BBC
12/6/2004: Health toll of anti-gay prejudice  - BBC
12/6/2004: Texas Instruments Inside? - Business Week
12/6/2004: The Real Winner in the TV Wars - Business Week
12/6/2004: IBM wins outsourcing deals worth $1 billion  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Microsoft Research to open lab in Bangalore  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Driverless car hits the road  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Flextronics: Staying real in a virtual world  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Microsoft's $33 billion holiday gift  - CNN
12/6/2004: HP does Groundhog Day in Spain  - CNN
12/6/2004: Showtime at Amazon  - CNN
12/6/2004: For 2005 grads, job offers are rolling in - Business Week
12/6/2004: Man cleared in keyboard-wiretapping case - USA Today
12/6/2004: Haptics: can you feel the buzz? - New Scientist
12/6/2004: 

12/6/2004: Intruder Alert: Method Provides Double Computer Crime-Solving Evidence
 - Science Daily
12/6/2004: Adventure, Cold And Silence Transforms Scientist Into Artist
 - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Neurosciences:
12/6/2004: Cannabis raises risk of psychosis  - BBC
12/6/2004: Brain scans detect truth and lies - MSNBC
12/6/2004: Scurvy decimated early American colony - MSNBC
12/6/2004: Humans can learn to be nice - New Scientist
12/6/2004: Psychotic symptoms more likely with cannabis - New Scientist
12/6/2004: UCSF-led Study Suggests A Way Psychological Stress Gets 'Under The Skin' - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Physics and Astronomy:
12/6/2004: Chemist Breaks 50-year-old Barrier To Better Electron Representation In Molecular Computations - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 

12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Prolongevity
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Robotics:
12/6/2004: The guitarist is metal. No, not heavy metal.  - C/Net
12/6/2004: Robo-spy plane reaches milestone in Iraq - MSNBC
12/6/2004: Robots - Our Helpers In Space - Science Daily

Space:
12/6/2004: 'Super-rocket' aims for January  - BBC
12/6/2004: Major satellite in mystery shutdown
 - New Scientist
12/6/2004: N.D. Consortium Wins NASA Research Job
  - NY Times
12/6/2004: Russia, NASA OK Space Station's Next Crew
  - NY Times
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

Technology:
12/6/2004: Emory Chemists Create Unprecedented Metallic Molecule - SpaceDaily
12/6/2004: Studios snub Sony DVD format  - BBC
12/6/2004: How tofu could help mend broken bones and teeth  - BBC
12/6/2004: Nanotech visions  - C/Net
12/6/2004: China rushes to animate its film industry  - C/Net
12/6/2004: The threat to U.S. high tech  - C/Net
12/6/2004: New tech consortium to focus on sensor networks
  - C/Net
12/6/2004: The Big Idea
 - MSNBC
12/6/2004: Rival DVD formats square up for battle
  - Nature
12/6/2004: "Pistachio Blaster" Listens For Perfect Nuts
 - Science Daily
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 
12/6/2004: 

  




12/5/2004 Science News
12/4/2004 Science News
12/3/2004 Science News
12/2/2004 Science News
12/1/2004 Science News
11/30/2004 Science News
11/29/2004 Science News

Previous Science News Pages