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Space Race 2: SpaceDev's Ride To Orbit - SpaceDaily  Left:  The Dream Chaser (pictured) will be able to fly to altitudes of about 160 kilometers, powered by a single, high-performance hybrid rocket motor developed by SpaceDev. The motor will be designed to produce about six times the thrust of the motors developed for SpaceShipOne's flights.  The company has announced plans for a passenger spaceship called the Dream Chaser, based on the experimental hypersonic vehicles developed by NASA - such as the X-43A, which nearly reached Mach 10 in a test flight last November. Dream Chaser is expected to debut as a reusable, piloted sub-orbital ship that can be scaled up to transport passengers to low-Earth orbit altitude, where the International Space Station flies and where a proposed commercial space hotel will be located. A four-stage version can fly from a mobile ground launcher and carry 1,000 pounds into low-Earth orbit.  
Spitzer Finds Bright Infrared Galaxies - SpaceDaily  A Cornell University-led team operating the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS), the largest of the three main instruments on NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, has discovered a mysterious population of distant and enormously powerful galaxies radiating in the infrared spectrum with many hundreds of times more power than our Milky Way galaxy. Their distance from Earth is about 11 billion light years, or 80 percent of the way back to the Big Bang. Virtually everything about this new class of objects is educated speculation, the researchers say, since the galaxies are invisible to ground-based optical telescopes with the deepest reach into the universe.      

EU Investing For R&D Advantage - SpaceDaily  The European Union is seeking to attract technical talent and research projects by increasing R&D funding, opening its facilities to outside researchers and easing entry for those adept at science and technology. The strategy is intended to seize an opportunity created by toughened U.S. border policies, flat federal science funding and White House restrictions on certain lines of research. "We want to attract the best talent in the world to Europe," The inducements being crafted by the commission can be divided roughly into those aimed at improving the situation for individual scientists and those targeted at expanding and enriching the research environment.   
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3/11/2005: Under threat: Is the UK losing its world leader status on stem cell research?  - BBC
3/11/2005: UK plans to spend £1bn on biotech
  - BBC
3/11/2005: Cytoplasm Affects The Number Of Vertebrae In Carp-goldfish Clones - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Lords to hear designer baby row  - BBC
3/11/2005: 'Social Smell' Discovered In Mice; One Chemical That Defines Maleness - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
3/11/2005: Shortest winter in a decade baffles Bangladesh - SpaceDaily
3/11/2005: Chilly warning about global warming spun into imaginative dance ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Reconstructing Climate from Glacier Records ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Bleached, Damaged U.S. Corals First to Qualify as Threatened ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Global Cities Network To Fight Climate Change ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Waste penalty welcomed by green group ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Soot from cooking linked to climate changes ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Science Safari: What's in the Dirt? ... - Science News
3/11/2005: Restless Volcano Creates Hazards in Alaska ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Giant Space Clouds Iced Earth According to two recent technical papers supported by NASA's Astrobiology Instit ... - NASA
3/11/2005: Global ocean plants increasing, coasts greening: NASA ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: MPs' flights 'pay for clean air'  - BBC
3/11/2005: US gases to 'dwarf world savings'  - BBC
3/11/2005: Cell rings in tsunami alert  - El. Engr. Times
3/11/2005: After Mapping the Human Genome, Analyzing the City's Air  - NY Times
3/11/2005: Coastal Dead Zones May Lead To Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management - Science Daily

3/11/2005: Accessories Join the iPod Party- Business Week
3/11/2005: More movies head to Sony's PSP  - BBC
3/11/2005: Dell's Do-It-All Printer - Business Week
3/11/2005: Apple faces iPod, iTunes patent violation claims  - C/Net

3/11/2005: Internet Radio 101
- Business Week
3/11/2005: Virgin Radio offers 3G broadcast
  - BBC
3/11/2005: Search giants hear voices
  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Dialing without a license
  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Bells ringing in Net phone 911
  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Phone viruses- how bad is it?

3/11/2005: AMD readies multi-OS push  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Toward More Efficient Computers: Researchers Validate Energy Savings Of 'P-Bits' - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics - Science Daily


3/11/2005: Feds Catching Up With Proxies  - Wired News
3/11/2005: Kazaa Assets Frozen in Australia  - Wired News
3/11/2005: Start-Ups Blur Lines of Radio and Music Swapping  - Wired News
3/11/2005: Travel Companies Ban Trademarks From Google  - Wired News
3/11/2005: Are Bloggers Journalists? - Business Week
3/11/2005: White House approves pass for blogger  - C/Net
3/11/2005: FEC's Smith: The coming crackdown on blogging
  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Google moves beyond beta with desktop search
  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Internet passes radio for political news
  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Blog-linked firings debated
  - CNN
3/11/2005: Progressive peek at TV's Web potential
 - Seattle Times
3/11/2005: When work and online lives collide
 - Seattle Times

3/11/2005: No Apple 'Asteroid' decision yet ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Persian blogging round the globe  - BBC
3/11/2005: New Bone Marrow Model Could Help People With Sickle Cell Disease - Science Daily

3/11/2005: Kyoto forces Italy to rethink nuclear ban ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Renewable energy brokerage event; Italy ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Japan says too early for EU political compromise call on nuclear project ... - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Charge a battery in just six minutes - MSNBC

3/11/2005: Staff shortage failing heart care  - BBC

3/11/2005: 'Hot' treatment option for cancer  - BBC
3/11/2005: How Often Should Women Get Mammograms? - Science Daily

3/11/2005: MRSA infection rate 'lowest ever'  - BBC
3/11/2005: Chest infection drug ineffective  - BBC
3/11/2005: Contaminated Needles Not Contributing To Spread Of HIV In Africa - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Study Examines Harm Reduction Among Injection Drug Users - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus In Laboratory - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Topical Treatment Shown To Inhibit HIV And Herpes Simplex Virus Infection - Science Daily 


3/11/2005: Limiting Gene Therapy for Kids  - Wired News
3/11/2005: Overweight? Now Blame It on a Virus  - Wired News
3/11/2005: Six-year-olds 'want to be thin'  - BBC
3/11/2005: Ageing disease 'gene clue' found  - BBC
3/11/2005: 'Eat what you want' pill caution  - BBC
3/11/2005: Trying for a baby: What are the most common causes of infertility in women?  - BBC
3/11/2005: Miniaturized Lab Permits Saliva Screening On The Go; Tests Could Detect Drug Use, Disease Or Bioweapons - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Stem-Cell Research Hints At Better Looking Cosmetic And Reconstructive Surgery - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Investigational Transplant Drug Effectively Preserves Kidneys While Avoiding Toxic Side Effects
 - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
3/11/2005: Dinosaurs Return Courtesy of Japanese Robotics  - Wired News
3/11/2005: Ethiopia Archaeologists Make Important Fossil Find ... - ABC
3/11/2005: TimeLine: 70 Years Ago in Science News ... - Science News
3/11/2005: Scientists unearth early skeleton  - BBC
3/11/2005: Getting the net off the ground  - BBC
3/11/2005: History Book: A new NHS project plans to honour heroes from the Caribbean  - BBC
3/11/2005: States race to cut taxes to attract Intel
  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Our earliest footsteps?
3/11/2005: World's oldest biped skeleton unearthed
 - New Scientist
3/11/2005: Silicon Valley view: Film on firm that started digital world
 - Seattle Times

3/11/2005: EU Investing For R&D Advantage - SpaceDaily
3/11/2005: NASA Technology Supports GlobalFlyer NASA congratulates the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer experimental aircraft ... - NASA
3/11/2005: Why Johnny can't code  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Sony appoints first foreign head  - BBC
3/11/2005: EU ministers endorse patent law  - BBC
3/11/2005: Online UK loans exchange  - BBC
3/11/2005: Sony's board taps British exec for CEO  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Apple goes to the source  - C/Net
3/11/2005: India software firms on terrorist radar  - El. Engr. Times
3/11/2005: Protecting Public Spaces From Terror: 'Systems Engineering' Approach Offers A New Paradigm That Stresses Prevention - Science Daily
3/11/2005: When times got tough, execs hid troubles, dumped stock - Seattle Times
3/11/2005: Social networking: A link to like minds - Seattle Times
3/11/2005: Clock irks devotees of Harry Potter - Seattle Times
3/11/2005: Cordless devices let frequent travelers go hands-free - Seattle Times

3/11/2005: Close Doesn't Always Count in Winning Games  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
3/11/2005: Spitzer Finds Bright Infrared Galaxies - SpaceDaily
3/11/2005: Aluminum in the Early Solar System ...
 - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Dusty Galactic Hideouts Spitzer Space Telescope uncovered a hidden population of monstrously bright galaxies a ...
3/11/2005: Space 'burper' may be a new object ...
 - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Zapped neutrinos zip through the Earth
 - New Scientist
3/11/2005: Total reflection doubles up
 - PhysicsWeb
3/11/2005: String Theorist Explores Dark Energy And Our Unique 'Pocket' Of The Universe
 - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Super-heavy Nuclei Take Shape In 'Extreme' New Theories
 - Science Daily



3/11/2005: Space Race 2: SpaceDev's Ride To Orbit - SpaceDaily
3/11/2005: China and Japan launch moon race ...
 - FirstScience
3/11/2005: Successful Late Access Loading Test For Jules Verne - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Polar Expedition Contributes To ESA's Ice Mission CryoSat
 - Science Daily
3/11/2005: Discovery’s Cargo:  Next Shuttle Flight to Deliver Fresh Science and Supplies
3/11/2005: Senator Calls on NASA to Service Hubble
3/11/2005: Interstellar Pioneers Facing Termination
3/11/2005: AAS Calls On NASA To Stick To Original Hubble Servicing Plan
3/11/2005: Cassini Reveals An Active, Earth-Like Titan

3/11/2005: RFID finds lost luggage, but is it too pricey?  - C/Net
3/11/2005: Small cars fare poorly in crash tests  - CNN


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