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Billions Investment Needed for Hydrogen Infrastructure By 2012: ABI Research - SpaceDaily  The embryonic automotive fuel cell industry - whether or not aided by governments - must invest some US$2 billion in creating a hydrogen fueling station infrastructure by 2012 if market expectations are to be met. Natural gas, coal, ethanol and methanol, biomass gasification, electrolysis, solar and wind energy, even nuclear reactions are all potential sources for the hydrogen needed to run fuel cells, and the study analyzes each in detail, with particular emphasis on natural gas, the most likely candidate. Will the hydrogen supply chain be up to the task? Yes, if sufficient R&D funding is directed to production technologies and storage methods.    
Super-Heavy Nuclei Take Shape In 'Extreme' New Theories - SpaceDaily  Left: Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers report that experiments and computer simulations are enabling nuclear physicists to predict deformations and shapes for the heaviest elements in and beyond the current Periodic Table. The Z=110-113 alpha-decay chains found at GSI, Germany, and RIKEN, Japan, (the green arrows) go through prolate shapes (in the red-orange area) while the heavier, Z=114-118 chains reported in Dubna, Russia (the blue arrows) start in a region of oblate shapes (the blue-green area). See larger image.   Some experiments indicate that the addition of neutrons to a nucleus can extend the life of an isotope of a superheavy element -- for instance the as-yet unnamed element 112 -- from a fraction of a second to more than 30 seconds. In terms of existence for extremely heavy nuclei, a half-minute is an eternity. Lead-208 is the heaviest "doubly magic" nucleus with closed shells of 82 protons and 126 neutrons.   

String Theorist Explores Dark Energy And Our Unique 'Pocket' Of The Universe - SpaceDaily  Dark energy doesn't just exist-it dominates. Only 5 percent of the universe is ordinary matter. Another 25 percent is dark matter-matter that scientists cannot "see" but whose existence is suggested because of the effects of its gravity on the rotation and clustering of galaxies. A whopping 70 percent of the universe is dark energy. dark energy-also called vacuum energy-is a property of empty space. In recent years, some physicists have suggested that rather than having one universe with one set of physical laws, string theory may lay the foundation for the possibility of the existence of innumerable "pocket universes," each with their own landscape of physical laws.  
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3/4/2005: Booming voices: Scientists struggle to unweave the haunting song of whales  - BBC
3/4/2005: Radio collars stress vulnerable voles
  - Nature
3/4/2005: Female eggs grown in male testes  - Nature
3/4/2005: Captive chimpanzees' release declared a success - New Scientist
3/4/2005: Novel Bacteria in Alaskan Ice May Be 32,000 Years Old  - NY Times
3/4/2005: Bacteria turn to chemistry - PhysicsWeb
3/4/2005: Scientists Rid Stem Cell Culture Of Key Animal Cells - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Advanced Technologies Reveal New Knowledge About The Lives And Deaths Of Whales - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Marine Seaweed Can Detoxify Organic Pollutants - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Revising Humans: U.S. Constitution Provides Framework For Debate On Genetic Engineering Of Human Beings - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Animal Parenting, Personality And Pair-ups - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Friends, Enemies Communicate With Plants In Similar Ways - Science Daily
3/4/2005: ASU Researchers Finds Novel Chemistry At Work To Provide Parrot's Vibrant Red Colors - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
3/4/2005: Countries reject global mercury treaty  - Nature
3/4/2005: Climate Change To Bring A Wave Of New Health Risks - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Scientists Find Both Damage And Promise For Renewal In Devastated Iraqi Marshlands - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Increasing Nitrogen Pollution In Nation's Coastal Waters - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Antarctic Ice Shelf Retreats Happened Before - Science Daily
3/4/2005: UVM Geologists Explore Link Between Human Action And Landscape Change - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Seismic Rocker Aims To Cut The Noise - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Kenyan school turns to handhelds  - BBC
3/4/2005: New Game Boy this year?  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Illinois seeks to restrict violent games  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Blurring the line between games and life  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Images: Alternate-reality games  - C/Net

3/4/2005: Tough rules for ringtone sellers
  - BBC
3/4/2005: At 3GSM, Wireless Offerings That Wow
 - Business Week
3/4/2005: Mobile TV Goes Nowhere Fast
 - Business Week
3/4/2005: Answering the call
  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Qwest waits by phone for MCI to call
  - C/Net
3/4/2005: VoIP in finance: Networks too 'rickety'
  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Wipro- Leadership in the midst of rapid growth
  - C/Net

3/4/2005: Scientists harness cold atoms to process information  - El. Engr. Times
3/4/2005: RIT pushes 193-nm immersion lithography to 31-nm  - El. Engr. Times

3/4/2005: Creator of first Apple Mac dies  - BBC
3/4/2005: Itanium forthe long haul  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Turn on the wireless, Apple  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Foundation wants more of the PC to be free  - C/Net
3/4/2005: New Methods Of Solving 'Hard' Computer Problems - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Going going gone? Why tax-free dealing on Ebay may soon be a thing of the past  - BBC
3/4/2005: A Tag Team's Novel Net Navigation - Business Week
3/4/2005: AOL integrates buddy lists with Outlook - Business Week
3/4/2005: Chill in air for Firefox?  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Don't Blinkx or you might miss it  - C/Net
3/4/2005: IE Continues to Lose Grip on Market  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Poll: Safari's popularity scorched by Firefox
  - C/Net
3/4/2005: More surfers browse with Safari
  - C/Net
3/4/2005: On the lookout for the next search winner
  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Dancer on the Net
3/4/2005: AOL's instant messenger gets hooks to Outlook
  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Language Development Via The Internet
 - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Macintosh creator Raskin dies at 61   - C/Net- Business Week
3/4/2005: Eclipse lights up Java crowd  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Snoop first, love later  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Top labels try to raise music download prices  - C/Net

3/4/2005: Billions Investment Needed for Hydrogen Infrastructure By 2012- ABI Research - SpaceDaily
3/4/2005: mPhase, Rutgers University expand nanotechnology battery research  - El. Engr. Times

3/4/2005: Green tea 'may protect the heart'  - BBC
3/4/2005: Diabetes A Bigger Heart Disease Risk For Women Than For Men - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Workplace failing cancer patients  - BBC
3/4/2005: Drugs and poison plants on show at Duchess's garden  - BBC
3/4/2005: Why Some Lung Cancers Stop Responding To Tarceva And Iressa - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Faster, Less Expensive Test Proven More Effective In Detecting Bladder Cancer - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Researchers Identify Target For Cancer Drugs - Science Daily
3/4/2005: New Drug May Be Formidable Adversary For Hard To Treat Leukemia - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Concerns over community superbug  - BBC
3/4/2005: Infection link to pre-eclampsia  - BBC
3/4/2005: Bird flu pandemic: Are we ready for the imminent outbreak experts predict?  - BBC
3/4/2005: HIV teens 'taking more sex risks'  - BBC
3/4/2005: UK firm developing botulism jab  - BBC
3/4/2005: New retroviruses jump from monkeys to humans - New Scientist
3/4/2005: Computer Reduces Wait For Women With Urinary Tract Infections
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Female Sex Hormones Play A Vital Role In Defense Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases, McMaster University Researchers Find
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Research Advances Quest For HIV-1 Vaccine
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: WHO Recommends Influenza Vaccine Composition For Northern Hemisphere 2005-2006 Influenza Season
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Australian 'OPAL' Provides Hope For HIV Treatment
 - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Smoking gun:Tobacco industry gets its own Kyoto treaty... but with teeth  - BBC
3/4/2005: Scots' excess drink cost £1.1bn  - BBC
3/4/2005: English smoking ban 'inadequate'  - BBC
3/4/2005: Proteins Link Obesity, Diabetes; May Underlie Systemic 'Metabolic Syndrome' - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Inflammatory Molecules Released By Pollen Trigger Allergies - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Lack Of Specific Collagen Type Leads To Osteoarthritis - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Son's death was 'mercy killing'  - BBC
3/4/2005: Missing Micronutrients - How Best To Nourish A Child? - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Individual Differences In Taste Perception Directly Related To Genetic Variation In Taste Receptors - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Drugs and poison plants on show at Duchess's garden  - BBC
3/4/2005: Molecular Machine May Lead To New Drugs To Combat Human Diseases - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Cartilage Repair Techniques Shown To Restore Patient Mobility And Reduce Pain - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Study: Young Adults Can Be Motivated To Eat Fruits, Veggies - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
3/4/2005: Manuscripts 'treated as fossils'  - BBC
3/4/2005: Illegal dinosaur fossils seized - MSNBC
3/4/2005: Ancient croc found in Australia - MSNBC
3/4/2005: 'Man The Hunter' Theory Is Debunked In New Book - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Solo record plane set for launch  - BBC
3/4/2005: Gates: High schools are 1.0 in a 5.0 world  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Oil is hot, tech is not  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Time to worry about eBay?  - C/Net
3/4/2005: DoD pledges $146.6 million for basic research  - El. Engr. Times
3/4/2005: Intel's Barrett warns U.S. over global competition  - El. Engr. Times
3/4/2005: Feeding The World Requires More Than A Spoonful Of Safety - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Strategies For Closing The 'Performance Gap' In Science And Mathematics - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Left blind-spot 'gives ADHD clue'  - BBC
3/4/2005: Alcohol's Effects On Gene Expression In The Central Nervous System - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Study Finds Few Differences In Quality Of Life Between Boys And Girls - Science Daily
3/4/2005: UCLA Neuroscientists Pinpoint New Function For Mirror Neurons - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Lead In The Environment Causes Violent Crime, Reports University Of Pittsburgh Researcher - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Brain Region Learns To Anticipate Risk, Provides Early Warnings. Suggests New Study - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Brain Controls Robot Arm In Monkey, University Of Pittsburgh Researcher Reports At AAAS
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Researchers Track Program's Success In Curbing Aggressive Behavior
 - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
3/4/2005: String Theorist Explores Dark Energy And Our Unique 'Pocket' Of The Universe - SpaceDaily
Super-Heavy Nuclei Take Shape In 'Extreme' New Theories - SpaceDaily
3/4/2005: Revealing order in the chaos
 - New Scientist
3/4/2005: NASA Observatory Confirms Black Hole Limits
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Largest Machines On Earth: Particle Colliders
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Astronomers Start Assembling Neutrino Telescope In South Pole Ice
 - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Scientists May Have Uncovered Secret To Longevity In Tubeworms - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Intervention Cuts Nerve Damage, Boosts Life Span
 - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Photo: Supermodel bot  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Walk, don't run  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Bipedal Bots Star At AAAS Media Briefing - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Robots Walk With Close-to-human Efficiency
 - Science Daily

3/4/2005: Thousands keen for space flight  - BBC
3/4/2005: Cyberspace to Outer Space, Let's Have a Conference and Go There
  - NY Times
3/4/2005: Saturn's Moons Titan And Enceladus Seen By Cassini
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: NASA Spacecraft Help Solve Saturn's Mysterious Auroras
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: Moonstruck: SMART-1 Mission Extended
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: XM Radio's Satellite Delivered To Orbit
 - New Scientist
3/4/2005: Twin Mars rovers in instrument mix-up
 - New Scientist
3/4/2005: Round-the-World Flight Continues Despite Shortage of Fuel
  - NY Times
3/4/2005: Mars Rovers Break Driving Records
 - SpaceDaily
3/4/2005: Spirit Taking In Tennessee Valley
 - SpaceDaily
3/4/2005: NASA Issues Solicitation For Crew Exploration Vehicle
 - SpaceDaily
3/4/2005: NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Continues Making New Discoveries
 - Science Daily
3/4/2005: NASA Mars Global Surveyor TES Dust And Temperature Maps 27 February 2005 ...
 - FirstScience
3/4/2005: NASA Mars Rovers Break Driving Records, Examine Salty Soil ...
 - FirstScience
3/4/2005: Spirit on Mars: Vista Viewing At Larry’s Lookout
3/4/2005: Fresh Russian Supply Ship Arrives at Space Station

3/4/2005: F1's changing face: See how F1 cars have moved on since 1950  - BBC
3/4/2005: Digital radios outstrip analogue  - BBC
3/4/2005: Is surround sound the future, or another Betamax?  - C/Net
3/4/2005: 'Incredibles' nabs Oscars for Pixar, Disney  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Photos: How to create a family of superheroes  - C/Net
3/4/2005: Engineers devise invisibility shield  - Nature
3/4/2005: Ariane 5 Technology Turns The Lights On
 - Science Daily


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