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story.cell.jpg Company claims fuel cell advance  - CNN  Left:  A prototype laptop with a fuel cell attached.  Cambridge-based CMR Fuel Cells said it had made a breakthrough with a new design of fuel cell that is a 10th of the size of existing models and small enough to replace conventional batteries in laptop computers. "We firmly believe CMR technology is the equivalent of the jump from transistors to integrated circuits," said John Halfpenny, the firm's chief executive. CMR said the new design would run for four times longer than conventional batteries in a laptop or other devices like power tools. Evans said the design, which would run initially on methanol, was based on new type of fuel stack which mixed air and fuel.
Image of spinach Vitamin E cuts Parkinson's risk  - BBC  A diet rich in vitamin E could protect against Parkinson's disease, believe researchers. A study in Lancet Neurology pooled available data and found people who ate plenty of these foods in their diet were far less likely to develop Parkinson's. Both moderate and high doses of vitamin E appeared to reduce the risk of Parkinson's. Both moderate and high doses of vitamin E appeared to reduce the risk of Parkinson's. Neither vitamin C or beta carotene had a similar effect, however. "Given that these data are observational, confirmation from well-designed randomised controlled trial is necessary.   

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Wind farms 'must take root in UK'  - BBC  The report maintains it is possible to meet the government's target to have renewables provide 10% of the UK's electricity by 2010. If wind farms take off, it claims, that figure may rise to 20% by 2020. "And where they've been put on farms, they take less than 5% of the farmer's land for quite a big development, which will provide an income." The report's authors accept wind farms will alter the British landscape, but probably not as much as climate change would. "Climate change will have a devastating impact unless urgent action is taken to boost the contribution of renewables, alongside energy efficiency measures."  
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Biosciences:
5/28/2005:Fertility success gulf revealed  - BBC
5/28/2005:Animals forage with near-perfect efficiency
 - New Scientist
5/28/2005:Red-Bellied Piranha Is Really Yellow  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Shorebird Evaluated for Protected Status
5/28/2005:Experts Tout Wolf Breeding Breakthrough
5/28/2005:Australia Trying to Halt Research Whaling
5/28/2005:Groups Challenge Refusal to Protect Trout
5/28/2005:Catalina Bald Eagle Program Faces Cuts

Climate, Environment:
5/28/2005:FL Girl Recovering After Being Found in Landfill ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Report fingers smelter pollution ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Defra's Chelsea exhibit highlights climate change ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Selfridges goes fur-free ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Gum droppers targeted ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Timber consultation begins ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Half of Europe's plant species at risk from global warming: study ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Phoenix Area Meets Federal 1-Hour Ozone Standard ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Volcano in Western Mexico Erupts ... - Washington Post
5/28/2005:Marshall Islands and nuclear tests -- Tony de Brum address to NPT ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Data from Space: Adaptive Array Network Could Improve Access to NASA's Earth Observing Satellites ... - MSNBC
5/28/2005:Bolivia Epitomizes Fight for Natural Resources  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Ocean Warmth Tied to African Drought  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Post-Tsunami Earthquakes Rumbled Around the Globe  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Ocean Warmth Tied to African Drought  - NY Times
5/28/2005:To Save Its Canal, Panama Fights for Its Forests
5/28/2005:Graphic: Following the Water  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Graphic: How the Locks Work  - NY Times

Computers:
Devices
5/28/2005:New look: Lara Cyber icon Lara Croft gets total makeover to revive her fortunes  - BBC
5/28/2005:Xbox 360 aspires to break Japan  - BBC
5/28/2005:Gaming's Clash of the Titans - Business Week
5/28/2005:Atari: Reaching for the Joystick  - C/Net

Communications
5/28/2005:Skype's 1,800-strong club
  - C/Net

Technology
5/28/2005:Intel's Mix-and-Match Computing - Business Week

PC's
5/28/2005:Samsung develops flash-based disk  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Photo: Samsung's solid-state disk  - C/Net

Internet
5/28/2005:Are Bloggers Setting the Agenda?  - NY Times
5/28/2005:MX Logic Applauds FTC Recommendations for ISP Cooperation to Curb Internet Pollution ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Apple iTunes gets into podcasting  - BBC
5/28/2005:Insider tip-offs Our new weekly review of what weblogs are saying  - BBC
5/28/2005:Podcasting: Despite growing pains, more folks are sending audio programs into cyberspace. Stay tuned -- this party's just getting started - Business Week
5/28/2005:Politicians Are Pod People - Business Week
5/28/2005:His Mission: Simplify Podcasting
 - Business Week
5/28/2005:Fans flock to Firefox flix
  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Publishers outraged over Google library
  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Lookout, France! Google hires neo-con headbanger
  - C/Net
5/28/2005:AMD releases a consumer electronics chip
  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Never too young for a copyright lesson
  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Jobs says Apple will support podcasts
  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Racy Paris Hilton ad crashes burger chain's site
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
5/28/2005:Stem cell hope for liver disease  - BBC
5/28/2005:Microsoft previews geo-mapping service - Business Week
5/28/2005:Office 12 to go buttoned-down  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Volez ce MP3!  - C/Net

Energy:
5/28/2005:Wind farms 'must take root in UK'   - BBC
5/28/2005:Company claims fuel cell advance  - CNN
5/28/2005:Energy Crisis  - Wired News
5/28/2005:New wind report confirms UK wind energy is crucial to combat climate change ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Bypass found for Windows piracy check  - C/Net

Health:
Cardiovascular
5/28/2005:Breast milk lowers blood pressure  - BBC
5/28/2005:Drinking milk 'no risk to heart'  - BBC

Cancer  
5/28/2005:Prostate cancer drug trial hope  - BBC
5/28/2005:For my daughter: A mother at 13 and dead from cancer at 16, Beckie's legacy  - BBC
5/28/2005:Prevention: Aspirin May Fight Colon Cancer  - NY Times
5/28/2005:At the Helm: Oncologists With Cancer  - NY Times

Infectious
5/28/2005:The Claim: Cranberry Juice Prevents Urinary Infections  - NY Times

Non-Infectious
5/28/2005:Stem cell hope for liver disease  - BBC
5/28/2005:Cannabis research gets 2m boost  - BBC

Miscellaneous
5/28/2005:Smoking narrows babies' airways  - BBC
5/28/2005:Feeling blue: Does the male menopause really exist?  - BBC
5/28/2005:Vegetarian WeekDiscover the possible health benefits of a meat-free diet  - BBC
5/28/2005:World's first pill to prevent premature ejaculation  - BBC
5/28/2005:Thousands lose sight 'needlessly'  - BBC
5/28/2005:ADHD: The $77 Billion Curse - Business Week
5/28/2005:Genentech vision study data are positive - Business Week
5/28/2005:Q & A: Treating a Sock in the Eye  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Vital Signs: Child Safety: Cleanliness Is Next to Clumsiness
  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Vital Signs: Childhood: Too Sick for School- Maybe Not
  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Vital Signs: Regimens: With Medicines, Keep It Simple
  - NY Times
5/28/2005:How to Save Your Skin in the Season of Sun
  - NY Times
5/28/2005:New Weight-Loss Focus: The Lean and the Restless
5/28/2005:Graphic
  - NY Times
5/28/2005:Tackling hospital epidemics
 - PhysicsWeb

History, Anthropology:
5/28/2005:Nursing heroine Bicentenary of 'black Florence Nightingale' commemorated  - BBC
5/28/2005:Dinosaur special: The Reanimators - New Scientist

Miscellaneous:
5/28/2005:Public worried by online ID theft  - BBC
5/28/2005:Dangerous liaisons: Many young Chinese are disturbingly ill-informed about sex  - BBC
5/28/2005:'No change' for marines training  - BBC
5/28/2005:Airport screeners could see X-rated X-rays  - C/Net
5/28/2005:The Spy Under the Hood of Your Car - Business Week
5/28/2005:Trump University: You're Wired! - Business Week
5/28/2005:Web virus holds computer files?-hostage?  - C/Net
5/28/2005:The future starts here - Popular Science
5/28/2005:Patent reform--or else  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Quote of the day: 'You'll see...everything'  - C/Net
5/28/2005:Letters  - NY Times
5/28/2005:After a Stroke, Artistic Transformation  - NY Times

Neurosciences:
5/28/2005:Vitamin E cuts Parkinson's risk   - BBC
5/28/2005:In Search of Answers From the Great Brains of Cornell  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
5/28/2005:The Inverse Doppler effect- Researchers add to the bylaws of physics ... - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Rocky Planets Form Further Away Than Previously Thought ...
 - FirstScience
5/28/2005:Lens method finds far-off world
  - BBC
5/28/2005:Gravitational lensing spots second exoplanet
 - New Scientist
5/28/2005:Light gun fires photons one by one
 - New Scientist
5/28/2005:Lattice trap improves optical clocks
 - PhysicsWeb
5/28/2005:Amino acids meet electronics
 - PhysicsWeb

Prolongevity
5/28/2005:Don't fear the reaper: Download your brain  - C/Net

Robotics:
5/28/2005:The 2020 vision of robotic assistants unveiled - New Scientist

Space:
5/28/2005:Solar sail launch set for June solstice ...  - FirstScience
5/28/2005:NASA's Cassini spacecraft maps Saturn Ring structure ...
 - MSNBC
5/28/2005:Cassini makes detailed ring map
  - BBC
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Technology:
5/28/2005:Madagascar Pushes Tech Limits  - Wired News
5/28/2005:Tech's coming attractions  - C/Net

  



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