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NU Researchers Find Signs Of Extra Dimensions - SpaceDaily  Early results from a neutrino detector at the South Pole, called AMANDA, show that ghostlike particles from space could serve as probes to a world beyond our familiar three dimensions, the research team says. No more than a dozen high-energy neutrinos have been detected so far. However, the current detection rate and energy range indicate that AMANDA's larger successor, called IceCube, now under construction, could provide the first evidence for string theory and other theories  "String theory and other possibilities can distort the relative numbers of 'down' and 'up' neutrinos," said Jonathan Feng. "For example, extra dimensions may cause neutrinos to create microscopic black holes, which instantly evaporate and create spectacular showers of particles in the Earth's atmosphere and in the Antarctic ice cap.   
Yale Study: Not Enough Metals In Earth To Meet Global Demand - SpaceDaily  Left:  16th Century astrolabe: "The brass in this instrument has been in use for nearly 500 years," says Gordon. "Modern products often serve our needs for a few years or months before discard, jeopardizing the sustainable use of scarce metal resources." See larger photo. Researchers studying supplies of copper, zinc and other metals have determined that these finite resources, even if recycled, may not meet the needs of the global population forever if all nations begin to use the same services enjoyed in developed nations. All of the copper in ore, plus all of the copper currently in use, would be required to bring the world to the level of the developed nations for power transmission, construction and other services and products that depend on copper.  

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People to be offered 'health MoT'  - BBC  Plans to offer "health MoTs" to every person in England will form a key part of the government's health white paper. The voluntary checks - offered at up to five points in a person's life - aim to find those at risk from illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Patients would be offered advice on changing their lifestyle, and possibly the assistance of a personal trainer. Some health charities welcomed the proposals but GPs said the checks would have to be properly funded. "To start with it is going to be a self-assessment test that you can fill in either on paper or on-line  The check-ups would be offered at certain points such as birth, age 11 and 18 and when patients reach their 50s.
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Biosciences:
2/7/2005: Scientists force evolution in the lab - MSNBC
2/7/2005: Rats show off 'stereo smell'
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2/7/2005: The groundhog wakes, but why did he hibernate? - New Scientist
2/7/2005: Rats' fine-tuned noses smell in stereo - New Scientist
2/7/2005: Potentially Harmful 'Undead Cells' Collect with Age - Live Science
2/7/2005: Killer Whales Set Traps for Gullible Gulls - Live Science
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Climate, Environment:
2/7/2005: Yale Study: Not Enough Metals In Earth To Meet Global Demand - SpaceDaily
2/7/2005: Green credentials:  - BBC Al Gore tells the BBC how US firms can win by going green  - BBC
2/7/2005: Return of La Nina confirmed - MSNBC
2/7/2005: Could a sprinkling of dirt save the glaciers?  - Nature
2/7/2005: Pigeons to set up a smog blog - New Scientist
2/7/2005: Weather Service Revises Tornado Scale - Live Science
2/7/2005: Increasing Plant Enzyme Efficiency May Hold Key To Global Warming ... - FirstScience
2/7/2005: Emissions market set for more gains ... - FirstScience
2/7/2005: Quantifying intra-annual persistent behaviour in SPOT-VEGETATION NDVI data for Mediterranean ecosystems of sou ... - FirstScience
2/7/2005: Here's Europe's solution to global warming ... - FirstScience
2/7/2005: Foundation to fight pollution ... - FirstScience
2/7/2005: Environmentalists See Off Hydro Project ... - FirstScience
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Computers:
Devices
2/7/2005: Apple faces suit over iPod-related hearing loss  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Lawsuit? How 'bout just turning your iPod down  - C/Net
2/7/2005: A bright spot in the dim video game picture  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Gadgets: iPaq hw6910 shows up on HP's site, again  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Deal of the day: Logitech Webcam for $59.99  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Lawsuit: iPods may cause ... eh?  - CNN
2/7/2005: Review: 'World Championship Poker 2' calls your bluff
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2/7/2005: Gaming glamour tempts tennis pro
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2/7/2005: BlackBerry's legal limbo
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2/7/2005: FAQ: Will BlackBerrys be shut down?
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2/7/2005: Tomorrow's games, designed by players as they play
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2/7/2005: Gadgets: The Onion takes on the BlackBerry
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2/7/2005: Half baked- Rumor: Gaggle of Treos on the way
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Communications
2/7/2005: Broadband: Cambridge, Mass. to get free Wi-Fi
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2/7/2005: AT&T slashes promotional prices for DSL
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2/7/2005: Have a cell phone: Make a movie
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Technology
2/7/2005: Photo: Transistors powered by single electrons  - C/Net
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PC's
2/7/2005: PCs: Toshiba's dual-core notebooks coming soon  - C/Net
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Internet
2/7/2005: Security update out for Firefox 1.5  - C/Net
2/7/2005: A Trojan Horse of a different color  - C/Net
2/7/2005: U.K. proposal to police the Web hits hurdles  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Googling IBM  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Tiffany sues eBay over fake goods  - CNN
2/7/2005: Logging on for love How internet dating firms attract lonely web users  - BBC
2/7/2005: Researchers warn of file-destroying worm
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2/7/2005: Judge postpones Google subpoena hearing
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2/7/2005: Russian hackers hawked Windows exploit for $4,000
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2/7/2005: Security update out for Firefox 1.5
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Miscellaneous
2/7/2005: Nasty Nyxem virus set to strike  - BBC
2/7/2005: The BlackBerry shutdown threat  - C/Net
2/7/2005: U.S. to judge: Hold off  - C/Net
2/7/2005: The business end of open source  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Ex-RIAA chief opens antipiracy consultancy  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Patent spat forces businesses to upgrade Office
2/7/2005: 45 comments  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Microsoft: Too rich for the IRS' blood  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Microsoft seeks new deadline in EU case  - C/Net
2/7/2005: A fuller picture of Windows Vista
2/7/2005: Images: Sidebar up front  - C/Net
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Energy:
2/7/2005: Shell sells solar unit to SolarWorld  - CNN
2/7/2005: Report recommends burying nuclear waste in Northern Ontario ... - FirstScience
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Health:
Cardiovascular
2/7/2005: Inquiry into misread heart tests  - BBC
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Infectious
2/7/2005: HIV infection in Zimbabwe falls at last  - Nature
2/7/2005: Common cold may save us from bird flu - New Scientist
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Non-Infectious
2/7/2005: Cocaine stomach problem warning  - BBC
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Miscellaneous
2/7/2005: People to be offered 'health MoT'   - BBC
2/7/2005: Will 'MoTs' prevent illness?  - BBC
2/7/2005: Too many drugs 'not child tested'  - BBC
2/7/2005: EU supports child medicines law  - BBC
2/7/2005: Island disease hits 50,000 people  - BBC
2/7/2005: Obese 'can be refused operations'  - BBC
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History, Anthropology:
2/7/2005: Greek Shipwreck from 350 BC Revealed - Live Science
2/7/2005: 06 Online- Presentations from AIBS Symposium at 2005 NABT Annual Meeting, 'Evolution and the Environment' ... - Astronomy
2/7/2005: Infertility link in iceman's DNA  - BBC
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Miscellaneous:
2/7/2005: City on the edge: Could New Orleans be the first of many cities to face extinction-  - BBC
2/7/2005: Insecurities: What are the big risks that could break businesses in 2006?  - BBC
2/7/2005: EU gets tougher on lorry drivers  - BBC
2/7/2005: The Super Bowl satellite challenge  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Monster: Online jobs on the rebound  - C/Net
2/7/2005: GM outsources $15 billion in IT work  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Silicon Valley: Still no. 1  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Bush grants Valley's wishes  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Insecurities What are the big risks that could break businesses in 2006?  - BBC
2/7/2005: Video: Netscape founder stumps for Sun  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Photo: Celebrating Groundhog Day  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Fitzgerald hints White House e-mail records lost  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Missing Links: Makers of the world, unite!  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Poor reception: Chaos seen if DTV transition plan falters  - El. Engr. Times
2/7/2005: U.S. designers still the best (for now), CEOs say  - El. Engr. Times
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Neurosciences:
2/7/2005: Your Thoughts Really Are Scattered, Study Shows - Live Science
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Physics and Astronomy:
2/7/2005: NU Researchers Find Signs Of Extra Dimensions - SpaceDaily
2/7/2005: Quark stars crack cosmic conundrums
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2/7/2005: Quantum gravity for real
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2/7/2005: The most earthlike planet yet ...
 - Astronomy
2/7/2005: Diffractive imaging of highly focused X-ray fields ...
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Prolongevity
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Robotics:
2/7/2005: Robot special: Almost human - New Scientist
2/7/2005: Robot special: Walk this way - New Scientist
2/7/2005: Robot special: Now hear this - New Scientist
2/7/2005: Robot special: Get a grip
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Space:
2/7/2005: Has NASA's press office gone too far?  - Nature
2/7/2005: Deep Impact mission reveals comet's icy cargo
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2/7/2005: Protons in space may put astronauts' DNA at risk - New Scientist
2/7/2005: The Holy Grail: Small, Rocky Worlds
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2/7/2005: Kid's Programming Language: Asteroids! ...
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2/7/2005: Moves to Boost Skills in Space Science ...
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2/7/2005: NASA Space Station Status Report 3 February 2006 ...
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Technology:
2/7/2005: NU Researchers Find Signs Of Extra Dimensions - SpaceDaily
2/7/2005: Biometrics use to accelerate in 2006  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Oscar shuns computer-animated cartoons  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Libraries fear digital lockdown  - BBC
2/7/2005: Digital rebirth for comic strips  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Images: 'Toons of the times  - C/Net
2/7/2005: Patent office to re-examine JPEG patent
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