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Space Adventures Chooses Singaporean Venue And Russian Vehicle Producer - SpaceDaily  Together with its co-founder Prodea, Space Adventures plans to use Russian-made suborbital vehicles. The Explorer, as it has been named, is being designed by the Moscow-based Myasishchev Design Bureau. SA president Eric Anderson said the project would grant the wishes of millions, as one module will have the capacity to transport up to five people to an altitude of over 100 km (62 miles) for $102,000 a ticket. Myasishchev, a unit of the leading Russian space company Molnia, makes suborbital vehicles on the basis of the same technology that was used in the famous Buran space shuttle . 
Chicxulub Didn't Kill The Dinosaurs - SpaceDaily  A new study of melted rock ejected far from the Yucatan's Chicxulub impact crater bolsters the idea that the famed impact was too early to have caused the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. A careful geochemical fingerprinting of glass spherules found in multiple layers of sediments from northeast Mexico, Texas, Guatemala, Belize, and Haiti all point back to Chicxulub as their source. But the analysis places the impact at about 300,000 years before the infamous extinctions marking the boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, a.k.a. the K-T boundary.     

Exploring The Beginning Of Existence - SpaceDaily  Left: Rachel Bean gets just a little bit closer to the cosmos on the roof of the Space Sciences Building. Copyright Cornell University.  Looking back 13.7 billion years, astronomers have collected data that tells us, with greater precision than ever before, what happened in the first two-trillionths of a second after the big bang. For cosmologists in general, the WMAP data confirms a widely held theory called the Lambda-CDM (cold dark matter) model, a mathematical description of how the big bang might have played out. For Bean, it throws light on her efforts to explain "dark energy." "Observation is helping us constrain the theories," said Rachel Bean.
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Biosciences:
4/9/2006:†Turning Point: How I fell in with the ants - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Rare Tibetan Antelope Listed As Endangered
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Quantum Dot Method Rapidly Identifies Bacteria - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Plants Give Pests Sock In The Gut - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
4/9/2006:†Soil health crisis threatens Africa's food supply - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Interview: Drinking at the west's toxic well - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Upcoming Hurricane Season Likely To Be Stronger Than Average - Live Science
4/9/2006:†The Mysterious Coral Castle: A Fanciful Myth - Live Science
4/9/2006:†Rapid Temperature Increases Above The Antarctic - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Does Tropical Biodiversity Increase As Rainforest Area Expands During Global Warming? - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Devices Give Weather At-A-Glance - SpaceDaily
4/9/2006:†Satellite Quintet Catches Earth's Magnetic Field Oscillating - SpaceDaily

Computers:
Devices
4/9/2006:†High-tech shades are handy when skies are Bluetooth - Science Daily

Communications

Technology
4/9/2006:†Stretchable Silicon  - Technology Review 

PC's

Internet

Miscellaneous
4/9/2006:†Microsoft claims breakthrough in EU antitrust case - Science Daily

Energy:
4/9/2006:†Coal-Powered Jets  - Technology Review 

Health:
Cardiovascular
4/9/2005:Sleep Apnea Treatment Benefits The Heart - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Magnetically Guided Robotic Catheter Zaps Atrial Fibrillation - Science Daily

Cancer  
4/9/2006:†Dangerous Glucose-hungry Cervical Tumors Can Be Detected Using PET Scans - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†New Device Could Cut Chemotherapy Deaths - Science Daily

Infectious
4/9/2006:†HIV Accessory Protein Disables Host Immunity Via Receptor-protein Intermediary - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†New Evidence Questions Simple Link Between Prion Proteins And 'Mad Cow' Disease - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Single Cell Amoeba Increases MRSA Numbers 1000-fold - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†New Human Retrovirus Originated In Mice - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Duke To Test Bird Flu Vaccine Dosing - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Clean the Blood, Cure Bird Flu?  - Technology Review 

Non-Infectious
4/9/2006:†Alcoholic confusion - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
4/9/2006:†Prayer Does Not Help Heart Bypass Patients - Live Science
4/9/2006:†Evidence Of Estrogen And Progesterone Hormone Allergy Discovered - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Cincinnati Surgeons Report New Treatment For Often-fatal Injury - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Hormone Can Predict Pulmonary Hypertension And Potential Death Or Survival - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Pigment Is Focus Of Macular Degeneration Research - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
4/9/2006:†Chicxulub Didn't Kill The Dinosaurs - SpaceDaily 

Miscellaneous:
4/9/2006:†Economy's growth in a slump - Seattle Times
4/9/2006:†U.S., EU ask China to justify parts tariffs - Seattle Times

Neurosciences:
4/9/2006:†Hidden dangers of failure to diagnose ADHD correctly - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Donít Laugh: Just Think About It - Live Science
4/9/2006:†Inside the Brains of Smart Kids - Live Science
4/9/2006:†Study Examines Risk For Misuse Of ADHD Stimulant Medications - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Why Are Letters And Other Human Visual Signs Shaped The Way That They Are? - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Powerful New Tool For Studying Brain Development - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
4/9/2006:†Exploring The Beginning Of Existence - SpaceDaily
4/9/2006:†Life begins at N = 40
 - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Feds Lose a Few Neutrinos, Gain Some Information
 - Live Science
4/9/2006:†Galaxy simulation breaks new ground
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†IBM Scientists Develop New Way To Explore And Control Atom-scale Magnetism
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Scientists Observe Solitary Vibrations In Uranium
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†'March Madness' Effects Observed In Ultracold Gases
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Why Is The Ground Brown?
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:
4/9/2006:†Space Adventures Chooses Singaporean Venue And Russian Vehicle Producer - SpaceDaily
4/9/2006:†Impact suspected for loss of Russian satellite
 - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Moon Special: The ultimate lab
 - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Cassini Finds 'Missing Link' Moonlet Evidence In Saturn's Rings - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†The X-37 Spaceplane to Fly At Mojave Spaceport
 - Space.com
4/9/2006:†NASA Clarifies New Public Affairs Policy
 - Space.com
4/9/2006:†NASA Selects Teachers To Aid In Mars Phoenix Mission
 - SpaceDaily
4/9/2006: Improved Instruments For Analysis Of Samples From Outer Space
 - SpaceDaily
4/9/2006: Europe's Satellite Industry Braced For Major Shake-Up
 - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
4/9/2006:†Nano-welding could join molecular devices
 - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Sneaker crime - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Beat cybercrime, switch to a virtual wallet - New Scientist
4/9/2006:†Full-tilt Flying Machine - Live Science
4/9/2006:†Nanotech Now: Tiny Technology All Around You - Live Science
4/9/2006:†Nanoparticles join a new league
4/9/2006:†Nanoscale boost for superwires
 - PhysicsWeb
4/9/2006:†3D Ultrasound Device Poised To Advance Minimally Invasive Surgery
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†New Family Of Biodegradable Polymers Shows Promise For Intracellular Drug Delivery
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†RFID Tags To Assist In Tracking First Responders
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Researchers Develop New Method For Synthesis Of Nanomaterials
 - Science Daily
4/9/2006:†Wireless Home Security
  - Technology Review 

  



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