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Red meat Red meat cancer risk clue found  - BBC  Last year the Dunn team published a study suggesting the chance of developing the disease was a third higher for people who regularly ate more than two portions per day of cooked red meat compared with those who ate less than one portion per week. Work by the Open University team suggests the reason could be the presence of substances called N-nitrosocompounds, which form in the large bowel after eating red meat. Their work suggests that these compounds combine with DNA, and alter it so that it is more likely to undergo harmful changes or mutations that increase the likelihood of cancer    
Most Milky Way Stars Are Single Red Dwarfs: Study - SpaceDaily  New research shows that perhaps 60 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy are single dim red dwarfs, not the bright, more visible stars seen in photos of the heavens, many of which travel with binary or multiple partners. In all, he explained, about 80 percent out of the estimated 100 billion stars in the Milky Way are red dwarfs, ranging in size from about one-half the mass of the Sun to as small as one-tenth the mass of our star. "If you have 80 billion of what we call primaries, then about 20 billion red dwarfs are in these binary systems, but another 60 billion are single.    

Indian Space Research Organization Achieves Breakthrough In Supersonic Combustion Technology - SpaceDaily  Through a series of ground tests, a stable supersonic combustion has been demonstrated for nearly 7 seconds with an inlet Mach number of 6 (i.e., six times the speed of sound). Other than USA, which has recently carried out in-flight demonstration of supersonic combustion for a short duration, work related to supersonic combustor designs in other countries like Japan, China, Russia, Australia, and Europe are either in their initial or ground testing phase. In the coming years, ISRO is planning to flight test an integrated Scramjet propulsion system comprising of air-intake, combustor and nozzle.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
2/9/2005: An Eye Test for Alzheimer's  - Wired News

Biosciences:
2/9/2005: A Bouquet Of Responses: Olfactory Nerve Cells Expressing Same Receptor Display A Varied Set Of Reactions - New Scientist
2/9/2005: WOWing The Crowds: With New Method, Scientists Can Identify Novel Protein Molecules In Days Rather Than Months
 - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Of climate change, hybrid rice & Indian tie-up ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Scientists catch up in gene war ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Japan tries to save giant radish  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
2/9/2005: Investors press top 2,000 firms on climate change ... - MSNBC
2/9/2005: 'Catastrophic' report should spur action:- NGO ... - MSNBC
2/9/2005: Is Tony Blair turning on global warming? ... - MSNBC
2/9/2005: Sediment Build-Up May Bring Bigger Earthquakes ...  - Scientific American
2/9/2005: Airlines: Solar Storm Forecasts Important ... - Discover
2/9/2005: MSG-2 First Images - SpaceDaily
2/9/2005: NASA Charts Storm Damage Pronto  - Wired News
2/9/2005: New EPA Soot Limits Faulted by Scientists ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Sens. Domenici, Bingaman 'white paper' pinpoints obstacles to global warming bill ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Global warming boosting Greenland glacier flow ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: China honors 99 environment-friendly towns ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: California Congressional Candidate Calls for Impeachment in Green Party State of the Union Rebuttal ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: ActNow!- Stop the Gag on Global Warming ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Global warming boosting Greenland glacier flow ...  - CNN
2/9/2005: Katrina May Have Washed Away DNA Evidence ... - ABC
2/9/2005: Blog Follows Probe of Submerged Volcano ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: NASA Post-hurricane Katrina Images Available On Google Earth - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Global warming threat to Tibet plateau track ... - FirstScience - FirstScience
2/9/2005: FEATURE: Students lead way in eco-friendly efforts ...

2/9/2005: Lagos Calls For Action Againt Growing Ozone Hole, Slams Bush (indirectly) ...
 - FirstScience
2/9/2005: FEATURE: Students lead way in eco-friendly efforts ...
 - FirstScience

Computers:
Devices

Communications
2/9/2005: Be Tacky and Gauche, 24/7
  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Stop Paying for Ring Tones
  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Bringing the U.S. up to speed with Europe's wireless trends
 - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: Stake in startup for Wi-Fi sharing
 - Seattle Times

Technology
2/9/2005: NEC joins Sony, Toshiba 45-nm process team  - El. Engr. Times

PC's

Internet
2/9/2005: MySpace.com subject of sex assault probe - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: Study Notes Decline in Internet Spyware - Live Science
2/9/2005: Join the Flex Revolution  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Create Your Own IM Bot  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Spyware Poses A Significant Threat On The Net - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Teens Reveal Too Much Online  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Create Your Own IM Bot
  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Key byword is "buy" in Internet race
 - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: BMW given Google 'death penalty'
  - BBC

Miscellaneous
2/9/2005: BitTorrent Client Shootout  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Vaporware: Better Late Than Never  - Wired News
2/9/2005: CD anti-piracy firm vows openness  - BBC

Energy:
2/9/2005: Sustainable projects offer positive examples ... - MSNBC
2/9/2005: Batteries that Don't Die  - Technology Review 
2/9/2005: Nuclear Fusion Construction Deal Expected at Russia's G8 Summit ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Fuel efficiency up 7% and emissions reduced by 30% ... - FirstScience
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Health:
Cardiovascular
2/9/2005: Window to the Heart: New Eye Exam Spots Disease Risk - Live Science
2/9/2005: St. Joseph's Hospital In Phoenix Offers Special Test For Children With Stroke Risk - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Diabetic Hearts Make Unhealthy Switch To High-fat Diet - New Scientist
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Cancer  
2/9/2005: Red meat cancer risk clue found   - BBC
2/9/2005: Answering the cellphone-radiation question - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Groovy Protein Essential For Promoting Cancer Development - New Scientist

Infectious
2/9/2005: Amazon studies link malaria to deforestation ... - MSNBC
2/9/2005: Indian scientist identifies five key genes that lead to TB ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Rapid new test could cut MRSA risk - New Scientist

Non-Infectious
2/9/2005: Child drug use 'aggression link'  - BBC
2/9/2005: Inside the brain of an alcoholic - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Life-threatening Lupus Responds To Stem Cell Transplant Therapy - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
2/9/2005: Medical corruption 'global issue'  - BBC
2/9/2005: UK's fattest cities are revealed  - BBC
2/9/2005: Salt campaign ad 'breached rules'  - BBC
2/9/2005: Money worries: Why the health sector is so prone to corruption  - BBC
2/9/2005: Study Shows Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery Has Low Risk With Same Results As Open Surgery - New Scientist
2/9/2005: New health science degree popular ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Row over risks of farm chemicals  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
2/9/2005: Cosmic Log: Microfossils mapped - MSNBC
2/9/2005: Science Safari: Cyber Salmon ... - Science News
2/9/2005: French caver makes historic find  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
2/9/2005: Battle stations: Shipyard launches state of the art Royal Navy warship  - BBC
2/9/2005: School chief wants renewed science focus ...  - Physics Org
2/9/2005: UW leery of tighter security around research - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: Inspector General report calling for tighter rules on sensitive technology - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: Notice of the proposed changes (55K PDF) - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: UW letter in response to proposal (93K PDF) - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: U.S. starts free-trade talks with S. Koreans - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: Artists Burnish RFID's Image  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Science Safari- Cyber Salmon ... - Science News
2/9/2005: Scientist: Bird flu not biological weapon ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: France keeps its atomic testing secrets - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Monetize Your Roof  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Harnessing the Energy of Exercise  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Iraq Blogger: Notes From Trenches  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Naysayers don't worry Verizon CEO - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: Bush urges more visas for tech workers - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: New federation to link up Africa's chemists ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Face op woman braves media glare  - BBC

Neurosciences:
2/9/2005: How hormones determine passion will last for just two years  - BBC
2/9/2005: Memory Problems At Menopause: Nothing To Forget About - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Bipolar Gene Discovery No Big Deal To Bipolar Disability Victims, Says Advocate ... - FirstScience

Physics and Astronomy:
2/9/2005: Most Milky Way Stars Are Single Red Dwarfs: Study - SpaceDaily
2/9/2005: Turbulent 73 Years Over For Physicists ...
 - FirstScience
2/9/2005: 'Trust me, I'm a physicist' - the weird world of quantum entanglement ...
  - Physics Org

Prolongevity

Robotics:
2/9/2005: Robots - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Robots Are Our Friends  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Lab's aim: smarts in computers - Seattle Times

Space:
2/9/2005: Scientists Begin Intense Study of Stardust Particles ... - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Budget spares shuttle flights ...
 - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Retired astronaut's book dishes dirt ...
 - FirstScience
2/9/2005: Looking for dark skies in New York ...
 - MSNBC
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Technology:
2/9/2005: ISRO Achieves Breakthrough In Supersonic Combustion Technology - SpaceDaily
2/9/2005: These Houses Can Take a Lickin'  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Teardown Artists Dissect Rivals  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Rants 'n' Raves: Idols Lost  - Wired News
2/9/2005: Fire Panel Changes Offer Real-time Fire Status Data - New Scientist
2/9/2005: Scanner glitches can't be papered over - Seattle Times
2/9/2005: Lighting the way: Celebrating 40 years since the invention of fibre-optics
  - BBC

  

  

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