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Electricty metre (BBC) Green it yourself: Giving power to the people can tackle climate change  - BBC  Countering climate change should begin at home, says Alan Knight in The Green Room this week. A hands-on approach to energy generation, he argues, gives people a sense of empowerment and the impetus to reduce their environmental footprints. We need to take practical steps to help people connect with the energy in their homes, and begin to solve the problem at a personal level, instead of just searching for a large-scale techno-fix. We found people were deeply concerned about climate change, but felt locked in to the systems around them, and looked to the government.     
A scientist collects weather data in Antarctica (copyright John Turner) Unexpected warming in Antarctica  - BBC  Winter air temperatures over Antarctica have risen by more than 2C (3.6 F) in the last 30 years, a new study shows. The study questions the reliability of current climate models that fail to simulate the temperature rise. Scientists are keen to understand the change in temperatures over the continent as the region holds enough water in its ice to raise sea levels by 60 metres (200 feet). Until now, very little was known about air temperatures above the vast continent. "It's the largest regional warming on Earth at this level," said Dr John Turner of BAS, one of the authors of the paper.    

Detector at Fermilab (Image: Fermilab/Peter Grinter)

Light shed on mysterious particle  - BBC  Physicists have confirmed that neutrinos, which are thought to have played a key role during the creation of the Universe, have mass. This is the first major finding of the US-based Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (Minos) experiment. The findings suggest that the Standard Model, which describes how the building blocks of the Universe behave and interact, needs a revision. Click here to see the Standard Model. What they have done is to convert into another type of neutrino," Dr Falk Harris told the BBC News website. And to be able to perform this transformation, particle physics theory states that the particles need mass.
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Biosciences:
4/10/2006:Biotech for Your Backyard  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Crafty Sea Lion Befuddles Fish Biologists ...
 - FirstScience
4/10/2006:'More genes' needed for life

Climate, Environment:
4/10/2006:Unexpected warming in Antarctica   - BBC
4/10/2006:Green it yourself: Giving power to the people can tackle climate change   - BBC
4/10/2006:Eco-friendly seals can help consumers find healthy products ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:Malaysian scientists warn of major water crisis due to pollution ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:Firms Ignore Global Warming Warnings ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:Revised Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Requirements to Help Areas Meet Air Quality Standards for Ozone ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:21 Senators Press EPA on Emissions Rules ... - Washington Post
4/10/2006:Environmentalists in limbo; fiscal year expires with no promises from Tories ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:Environmentalists, Indigenous People Disappointed by Conference of the Parties to Biological Diversity ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:Trio To Stay on Volatile Volcanic Isle ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:Space network to track rainfall  - BBC
4/10/2006:Environment 'key to aid policy'  - BBC
4/10/2006:Bright ideas: Saving the planet starts here - but will a thermal kettle help-  - BBC
4/10/2006:Two more water firms reveal hosepipe bans in south-east England  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
4/10/2006:The Holy Grail of Office Chairs  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Battle of the Games Concerts  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Universal Media Disk Movies on Endangered Species List ...
4/10/2006:Art and culture downloads for Playstation generation  - BBC
4/10/2006:Borders to sell Sony digital reading device  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Photo: Sony's digital reader  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Gadgets shmadgets. All hail the fish hook!
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Teens may be charged over real-life Mario Bros. game
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Pet dragons are just around the corner
  - C/Net 

Communications
4/10/2006:Mobiles Safe? Hold the Phone
  - Wired News
4/10/2006: Mobile Games: Way Beyond Phone Tag
 - Business Week
4/10/2006:Can wireless operators deliver?
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Is Kodak aiming at Bluetooth-enabled camera?
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Video: Short cartoons coming to your cell phone
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Free TV: Stream it and they will come
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Videoconferencing on rise with immigrants
 - Washington Post

Technology

PC's
4/10/2006:Gallery: 30 Years of Apple Gear  - Wired News
4/10/2006: HP Wants Your Old PCs Back - Business Week
4/10/2006:Take me out to the laptop  - C/Net

Internet
4/10/2006:Web Hype and Musical Gripes  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Web 2.0 Advice: Be More Helpful  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Blogger cooks up a storm at literary prize awards  - BBC
4/10/2006:Online movies given release boost
4/10/2006:Crazy charts: Digital hit marks major step in the music download revolution  - BBC
4/10/2006:Phisher Kings Court Your Trust - Business Week
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  This Worm Is Nasty, Brutish, And Sneaky  - Business Week
4/10/2006: The Word in Hollywood, "Download"
 - Business Week
4/10/2006:The secret of phishers' success
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:What I learned at hacker camp
  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Gallery: 10 best Internet spoofs
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
4/10/2006:Rants 'n' Raves  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Cute Girl vs. Flying Insect  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Redmond's virtual hug for Linux  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Meaning of "Vista Capable": Good, not great  - C/Net

Energy:
4/10/2006:Methanol: The Natural Alternative  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Japan's nuclear reprocessing plant begins trial run ... - FirstScience

Health:
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Cancer  
4/10/2006:Mutant gene's kidney cancer clue  - BBC

Infectious
4/10/2006:First measles death for 14 years  - BBC
4/10/2006:South Africa bars Aids group from UN talks  - BBC
4/10/2006:Bird flu plan for 'mass graves'  - BBC
4/10/2006:Cleaners 'make bug strong'  - BBC

Non-Infectious
4/10/2006:Gambling addicts: 'Those hooked on betting need same support as alcoholics'  - BBC

Miscellaneous
4/10/2006:What we do Dr Fergus Young talks about being a pathologist  - BBC
4/10/2006:High meat diet 'can stress baby'  - BBC
4/10/2006:Healthy living: What's the best way to maintain our target weight?  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
4/10/2006:Student protests echo the '60s, but with high-tech buzz  - C/Net

Miscellaneous:
4/10/2006:A Burning Need for More Porn  - Wired News
4/10/2006:The Companies That Rule the Roost  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Fears that jobs could go to India  - BBC
4/10/2006: China's Recruiters Speeding Up - Business Week
4/10/2006: Outsize Performance from Outsourcers - Business Week
4/10/2006:Homemade ads ding GM's image  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Video: Attack ads roll in  - C/Net
4/10/2006:Perspective: Should Congress plug data breaches?  - C/Net
4/10/2006:A pretty good way to foil the NSA  - C/Net
4/10/2006:ABC suspends producer over Bush-bashing e-mail - Washington Post

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Physics and Astronomy:
4/10/2006:Light shed on mysterious particle   - BBC
4/10/2006:Merged stars whip up super fields
  - BBC

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Space:
4/10/2006:Mars probe starts adjusting its orbit ... - FirstScience
4/10/2006:Saturn Has Millions of Tiny Satellites ...
 - FirstScience
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Technology:
4/10/2006:UMD, We Barely Knew Ya  - Wired News
4/10/2006:Fingerprints hide lifestyle clues  - BBC
4/10/2006:Boost for UK's superfast computer  - BBC

  



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