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Searching for the fountain of youth  - Technology Review   For the better part of two decades, Richard Weindruch at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has fed half of a colony of 78 rhesus monkeys a diet adequate in nutrition but severely limited in calories -- 30 percent fewer calories than are fed to the control group. 80 percent of them still alive, "there are too few deaths" to indicate whether the animals on the restricted diet will live long. But one thing is already clear: the restricted monkeys are healthier.     
X-Rays Reveal 250,000 Tonnes Of Water Released By Deep Impact - SpaceDaily  Left: NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft slammed a 300-pound bronze impactor into Comet Tempel 1 last July 4, apparently releasing a great deal of water vapor. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD  Observations by the Swift spacecraft of the collision last July 4 between Comet Tempel 1 and a probe released by NASA's Deep Impact mission showed the comet grew brighter and brighter in X-ray light, in an outburst that lasted 12 days and released about 250,000 tons of water. "The Swift observations reveal that far more water was liberated and over a longer period than previously claimed," said research team leader Dick Willingale of the University of Leicester. The X-rays were created by the newly liberated water lifted into the comet's thin atmosphere and illuminated by the high-energy solar wind from the Sun.   

'More genes' needed to make life  - BBC  Left:  The researchers used E. coli as the basis for their analyses.  Scientists trying to make artificial life forms in the lab may have more work ahead of them than they thought. The simplest life forms could require twice as many genes to survive than was previously believed, a research team claims in the journal Nature. "The surprise was the metabolism got to be really rather larger than people had suggested the smallest metabolism could be>. A US research team created the world's first synthetic virus in 2002, but scientists are divided about whether viruses are, strictly speaking, alive. 
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Alzheimer's Disease:
4/13/2006: Spotting Alzheimer's Early  - Technology Review 

Biosciences:
4/13/2006: 'More genes' needed to make life   - BBC 
4/13/2006: Whale hoisted from river
  - CNN
4/13/2006: Research fight over endangered monkeys - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Everest trek uncovers new species - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Fossil shows how fish crept onto land - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Jumpy eggs caught on camera  - Nature
4/13/2006: Portable scanner designed for plants - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Editorial: In with the lab-grown organs - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Lab-grown bladder shows big promise - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Stem Cell Institute Makes First Award: $12 Million  - Technology Review 

Climate, Environment:
4/13/2006: As climate changes, so does Arctic way of life - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Study: Quarter of species gone by 2050 - MSNBC

Computers:
Devices

Communications
4/13/2006: Gadgets: Disney kids' phone makes goofy Big Brother
  - C/Net
4/13/2006: The shape of rings to come
  - CNN
4/13/2006: Lines between work, play blurring in a wireless world
  - CNN
4/13/2006: Church bells toll for ringtone faithful
  - CNN
4/13/2006: The whole tooth
 - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Can Cell Phones on Planes Be Dangerous?
  - Technology Review 

Technology

PC's
4/13/2006: Boot Camp users reporting serious crashes  - C/Net
4/13/2006: 53 comments  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Apple unveils new management software  - CNN

Internet
4/13/2006: MySpace reaching out to parents  - C/Net
4/13/2006:Blogosphere suffers spam explosion  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Media: Auction site rewards unique bid, not lowest bid  - C/Net
4/13/2006: What Google should do with its $10 billion war chest  - CNN
4/13/2006: Lessons from the browser wars  - C/Net
4/13/2006: The MySpace economy  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Justice Dept. 'Muzzled' for Google case
  - CNN
4/13/2006: Disney to put TV shows online
  - CNN
4/13/2006: Video
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
4/13/2006: Novell- Linux desktop set to take off  - C/Net
4/13/2006: 46 comments  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Microsoft, EU clash over Windows innovation  - C/Net
4/13/2006: 40 comments  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Sun Microsystems: KOffice 1.5 brings OpenDocument support  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Q&A: The business of Linux in China  - C/Net

Energy:
4/13/2006: Fuel cells take another step toward reality  - C/Net

Health:
Cardiovascular
3/17/2005:Optical Biopsy  - Technology Review 

Cancer  
4/13/2006: Scientists blast cancer with nanoparticles - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Next cancer breakthrough from your PC? - MSNBC
4/13/2006: High cholesterol linked to prostate cancer - New Scientist

Infectious
4/13/2006: HIV & AIDS - New Scientist
4/13/2006: First win in India's HIV battle - New Scientist

Non-Infectious
4/13/2006: Cocaine-triggered brain changes reversed in rodents - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
4/13/2006: Illness simulators boost medical empathy - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Doctor Database  - Technology Review 
4/13/2006: Gene Hunting in Canada  - Technology Review

History, Anthropology:
4/13/2006: Alchemy: Isaac Newton's curse? - New Scientist
4/13/2006: The very first Americans - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Aliens in sheep's clothing - New Scientist

Miscellaneous:
4/13/2006: Web's role in terrorism examined  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Long-distance journey of a fast-food order  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Air Force One data removed from Web  - C/Net
4/13/2006: 'American Idol' contestants attract Web handicappers and pundits  - NY Times
4/13/2006: Say hello to voiceprinting - Technology Review 
4/13/2006: Gizmondo exec crashes rare Ferrari, arrested on suspicion of grand theft  - CNN
4/13/2006: Sleep link to near-death experiences? - MSNBC
4/13/2006: ‘Gospel of Judas’ casts traitor as champion - MSNBC
4/13/2006: What was Gospel of Judas text written in? - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Are near-death experiences a dream?  - Nature
4/13/2006: All the pleasures of alcohol, with no downsides - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Iran's nuclear fantasy - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Interview: Meet the alloparents - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Water: The quantum elixir - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Say Hello to Voiceprinting  - Technology Review 
4/13/2006: Assessing the Threat  - Technology Review 
4/13/2006: The Knowledge  - Technology Review 

Neurosciences:
4/13/2006: Study: People want freeloaders punished - MSNBC
4/13/2006: A chaotic test for Parkinson's - New Scientist
4/13/2006: 'Uppers' affect men more powerfully - New Scientist

Physics and Astronomy:
4/13/2006: Water drops bounce into action - PhysicsWeb
4/13/2006: Solitons show up in uranium
 - PhysicsWeb

Prolongevity
4/13/2006: Searching for the fountain of youth  - Technology Review  

Robotics:
4/13/2006: Is there a robot in your future?  - C/Net

Space:
4/13/2006: X-Rays Reveal 250,000 Tonnes Of Water Released By Deep Impact - SpaceDaily
4/13/2006: Venus Express enters planet's orbit
  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Images: Lunar crash course; interplanetary visitors
  - C/Net
4/13/2006: NASA to hunt for water on moon
  - CNN
4/13/2006: Test your science and space smarts
 - MSNBC
4/13/2006: '10th planet' smaller than first thought
 - MSNBC
4/13/2006: European spacecraft orbits Venus
 - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Fore! NASA weighs golf shot in orbit
 - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Mars rover arrives at alternate winter home
 - MSNBC
4/13/2006: NASA to crash probes into the moon
 - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Venus ahoy!
  - Nature
4/13/2006: Taking a pop at the Moon
  - Nature
4/13/2006: Tenth planet as bright as fresh snow
 - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Europe's Venus Express pulls into orbit
 - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Hybrid comet-asteroid in mysterious break-up
 - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Looking for alien lasers, not radios
 - New Scientist
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Technology:
4/13/2006: Fujitsu to release first Blu-ray PCs  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Tooth phone makers lying through their teeth  - C/Net
4/13/2006: Dutch team develops 'hearing-glasses'  - El. Engr. Times
4/13/2006: Probing the secrets of Stradivarius - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Viruses ‘trained’ to build tiny batteries - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Practical Futurist: Smart homes go mass market - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Viruses ‘trained’ to build tiny batteries
 - MSNBC
4/13/2006: Invention: Wing-sprouting drone
 - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Eagle-cam provides aerodynamic insights
 - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Pixar's car stars twinkle just right
 - New Scientist
4/13/2006: Spray-on silicon makes its debut
 - PhysicsWeb
4/13/2006: A new look for bifocals
 - PhysicsWeb
4/13/2006: "Nano" Safety Recall
  - Technology Review 

  



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