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Using a cap with wires and electrodes Use the power of your brain to control a video game   - BBC  Mind Balance was demonstrated for the first time using a new wireless headset, at the MIT Media Lab Europe in Dublin last month. Instead of wires, it uses direct electroencephalography (EEG), cerebral data nodes and the wireless technology - Bluetooth - all fitted into the sophisticated Cerebus headset. With six different types of nodes positioned over the occipital lobes at the back of the head - responsible for processing light, vision and hallucinations - Mr Lalor, as the player, focused on to two chequered boxes which flashed at different frequencies.
Lagos, Nigeria World population growth 'falling'  - BBC  The growth rate of the world population has slowed down, according to the US Census Bureau. Its report says there were 74 million more people in 2002 - well below the 87 million added in 1989-90. The rate of growth peaked 40 years ago, when it stood at about 2.2% a year. The bureau partly attributes the drop to women having fewer children. In 1990 women around the world gave birth to 3.3 children on average, the report says. By 2002, the average had dropped to 2.6 children - slightly above the level needed to assure replacement of the population.  

Migration factfile: Guide to the movement of people across the world  - BBC  As part of our series on global migration, BBC News Online looks at the numbers of people migrating, where they are going and some of the implications of migration. Over the past 15 years, the number of people crossing borders in search of a better life has been rising steadily. At the start of the 21st Century, one in every 35 people is an international migrant. If they all lived in the same place, it would be the world's fifth-largest country. Click on the links above to explore different issues related to the growing movement of people. 

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Alzheimer's Disease:
4/2/2004: Gladstone Study Reveals How Genetic Factor May Increase Risk For Alzheimer's Disease - Science Daily

Biosciences:
4/2/2004: Saltwater Fish Being Raised Outside Ocean  - NY Times
4/2/2004: Big Cats Need Cat Food: New Model Directly Links Tiger Numbers To Amount Of Prey, Study Says
 - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Greenpeace activists occupy GM crop field... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: NIST-led Research De-mystifies Origins Of 'Junk' DNA... - Science News

Climate, Environment:
4/2/2004: Little Hope for Rare Whale's Survival  - NY Times
4/2/2004: Land Cover Changes Affect U.S. Summer Climate - Science Daily
4/2/2004: National Academies Report On EPA's Particulate Matter Research - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Canada waging war on climate change - one light bulb at a time... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: EPA orders Denver gasoline merchants to sell cleaner fuel to improve air quality... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: Asian demand for shark fins threatening Australian species- biologists... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: Science Safari: Earth Image.. - Science News.
4/2/2004: Science Panel Ignored in Salmon-Protection Fight... - FirstScience

Computers:
Devices

Communications

Technology

PC's
4/2/2004: Virtual People Look Realistically  - Technology Review 
4/2/2004: Return of the Homebrew Coder - Economist

Internet
4/2/2004: Spam being rapidly outpaced by 'spim' - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Ballmer rues Web-search decision - Seattle Times
4/2/2004: A Better Way To Squelch Spam?  - Technology Review 
4/2/2004: Spam to Go  - Technology Review 
4/2/2004: Spam Monster Eyes Another Target  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Upstarts Vie to Outcrawl Google  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Virus Era Hits 5-Year Milestone  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Canadian Web Sleuths Save U.S. Girl in Porn Case  - Wired News
4/2/2004: W.T.O.- U.S. Online Gambling Policy Violates Law  - NY Times

Miscellaneous
4/2/2004: Diver's pill could fend off the bends - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Microsoft Makes a Show of Openness  - Wired News
4/2/2004: German Company Clogs SCO's Legal Machine  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Greenpeace UK makes 'sensible' switch to Linux... - FirstScience

Energy:
4/2/2004: Soya-powered planes promise greener air travel - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Hitachi, Shin-Kobe to form battery venture for hybrid cars - Silicon Strategies
4/2/2004: World Bank supports Turkey's renewable energy... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: EPA standards for fuel mileage stickers could change... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular
4/2/2004: Activity Of Calcium-handling Gene Appears To Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias - Science Daily

Cancer  
4/2/2004: Abortion's link to breast cancer discounted - Washington Post
4/2/2004: Study Offers New Model For Breast Cancer - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Making Smart Drugs That Deliver The Right Kind Of Punch - Science Daily

Infectious
4/2/2004: Mosquito gene discoveries target malaria - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Montana Lab Delves Into Nuances of Plague  - NY Times
4/2/2004: Researcher Studying Genes Of Mosquitoes - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Mouse Model Mimics Real-World Plague Infection - Science Daily
4/2/2004: WHO Sees Surge In Progress Against Tuberculosis On Eve Of Global Summit - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Germany Starts Clinical Development Of A New Tuberculosis Vaccine - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Scientists Crack Genome Sequence Of A Major Parasitic Pathogen
 - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Quick HIV Test Wins Approval
  - Wired News

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
4/2/2004: 'Diagnostic' child abuse sign can be misleading - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Wrinkle-filler only for HIV patients, FDA panel says - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Diver's pill could fend off the bends - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Excess Body Weight Linked To Formation Of Uric Acid Kidney Stones, UT Southwestern Researchers Find - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Soft Drinks Not Linked To Decreased Calcium Intake - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Pork rinds take off in low-carb craze - Seattle Times

History, Anthropology:
4/2/2004: Scientists Find Dinosaur Tracks in Utah  - NY Times
4/2/2004: First Protein Difference Between Humans And Primates That Correlates To Anatomical Changes In Early Hominid Fossil Record - Science Daily
4/2/2004: TimeLine: 70 Years Ago in Science News... - Science News

Miscellaneous:
4/2/2004: World population growth 'falling'  - BBC
4/2/2004: Migration factfile: Guide to the movement of people across the world  - BBC 
4/2/2004: Soldier suicide rate in Iraq jumps - New Scientist
4/2/2004: Fire Man - New Scientist
4/2/2004: The Newsletter: Lessons from advisers to the wealthy - Seattle Times
4/2/2004: Russia warns NATO with nukes - SpaceDaily
4/2/2004: Congress Moves to Criminalize P2P  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Soviets Burned By CIA Hackers?  - Wired News
4/2/2004: How Much Money Is Too Much?  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Comcast Buys TechTV  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Europe Wears its Heart on a Card  - Wired News
4/2/2004: Brits Can Go Online to Catch Themselves in the Act  - Wired News

Neurosciences:
4/2/2004: Use the power of your brain to control a video game   - BBC
4/2/2004: Newly Identified Gene Linked To Brain Development - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Keeping Doctors in the Dark About Depression - Washington Post

Physics and Astronomy:
4/2/2004: Time to Help Save Hubble... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: MathTrek- Pinpointing Killer Asteroids...
 - FirstScience

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Space:
4/2/2004: Researchers Suggest That 'Dark-Matter Highway' May Be Streaming Through Earth - Science Daily
4/2/2004: Probe Flotilla to Scour Planets
  - Wired News
4/2/2004: NASA settles in for long haul on twin rover mission to Mars... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: Russia Proposes Extending Space Missions... - FirstScience
4/2/2004: MarsExpress Now In Final Commissioning
 - SpaceDaily
4/2/2004: A UK-Led Micro-Mission To The Moons Of Mars?
 - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
4/2/2004: Researchers seek bricks to build nanoscale structures - Silicon Strategies
4/2/2004: Polyelectrolyte Inks Create Fine-Scale Structures Through Direct Writing - SpaceDaily

  




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