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On Bended Wing: Flexible Flying Machines - Space.com  Most air travelers today take comfort in the knowledge that when flying from place to place, the wings on their aircraft always keep their shape. But some aerospace researchers are working to do just the opposite; build a plane with malleable wings that bend and twist during flight. Unlike their fixed-wing cousins, airplanes with flexible wings could lead more efficient and maneuverable aircraft for both military and commercial aviation. 
Anti Missile Defense Shield On Alert By September - SpaceDaily  The Pentagon is likely to deploy its multi-billion dollar national missile defense system in Alaska in September even if it fails its flight tests this summer, the general in charge of the program said Tuesday. The five missiles, if they are put on alert, would only be able to detect and intercept warheads coming from North Korea or the Pacific. Kadish said it will not be until the United States deploys a powerful radar at Flyingdales, Great Britain that a missile threat from Iran can be countered -- provided the system works as advertised.  

Transgenic pig, BBC

Green-tinged farm points the way  - BBC  Pigs and chickens that glow in the dark may signal a new era for the farm yard. UK scientists at the Roslin Institute say they have dramatically improved the technique for introducing modifications to an animal's genetic make-up. So far, the researchers have used the new method to introduce a jellyfish gene that makes their pigs and chickens fluoresce - to prove changes will work. Now, the scientists expect to create animals that are resistant to disease or can be used to study disease. The improved technique borrows from procedures developed for gene therapy in humans.

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Biosciences:
5/5/2004: Green-tinged farm points the way   - BBC
5/5/2004: God, Send a Realistic Tech Flick  - Wired News

5/5/2004: Genes Reunited  - Wired News
5/5/2004: National Zoo Not Expecting Pregnant Panda - ABC
5/5/2004: Ailing Forests - ABC

Climate, Environment:
5/5/2004: Fed Govt pulls funding for rainforest, reef research... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: Personal view: The science behind climate change forecasts adds up to a lot of hot air... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: Sudy concludes Arctic ozone loss more sensitive to climate change than previously thought... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: Chernobyl clean-up workers call off hunger strike in Russian city... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: El Nino events linked with rise in hepatitis A... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: Maldives Nurses Its Coral Reefs Back to Life... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: Warm Climate's Effects Striking in West - ABC

Computers:
Devices
5/5/2004: Mini Mobile Music - Tech TV
5/5/2004: Creative's Mini MuVo - Tech TV
5/5/2004: Gateway's Bargain, But Bigger, Option - Tech TV
5/5/2004: Review: Sony's Stylish 17-inch LCD Monitor - ABC

Communications
5/5/2004: Study: Bright outlook for broadband  - C/Net
5/5/2004: Curb on Kids' Mobile Calls  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Wireless Web Wherever - ABC

Technology
5/5/2004: AMD reiterates plan for dual-core chips  - C/Net

PC's
5/5/2004: Wal-Mart's Sam's Club adds more Linux desktops  - C/Net
5/5/2004: Seeking Greener Pastures - ABC

Internet
5/5/2004: Google's IPO plans  - C/Net
5/5/2004: New law nets spam arrests  - C/Net C/Net
5/5/2004: Senate OKs four-year ban on Net access tax  - C/Net
5/5/2004: FTC officials blast spyware measures  - C/Net
5/5/2004: Lifting the lid on Google  - Wired News
5/5/2004: More Reasons to Love Google  - Wired News
5/5/2004: At Last, Google Files IPO Plans  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Hack Your Way to Hollywood  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Untangling Internet Phone Calls - ABC
5/5/2004: Tax-Free Internet - ABC
5/5/2004: Spammers Charged - ABC

Miscellaneous
5/5/2004: DaimlerChrysler: Dismiss SCO suit  - C/Net
5/5/2004: Microsoft, WellPoint pursue paperless prescriptions  - C/Net
5/5/2004: 'Dude! This Thing Is Awesome!'  - Wired News
5/5/2004: RIAA Sues 477 More People  - Wired News

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Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
5/5/2004: Tiny Computer Could Fight Cancer- C/Net
5/5/2004: Scientists find genetic link between prostate cancer and hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer... - FirstScience

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Non-Infectious
5/5/2004: Global warming behind soaring child asthma... - FirstScience

Miscellaneous
5/5/2004: Makeovers Dot-Com: Check It Out  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Senior Challenge: Price This Drug  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Spinach pigments proposed as blindness cure... - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
5/5/2004: A Neanderthal Theory to Sink Your Teeth Into- C/Net

Miscellaneous:
5/5/2004: Anti Missile Defense Shield On Alert By September - SpaceDaily
5/5/2004: Motorola: Tell your TV where to go  - Wired News
5/5/2004: State Allows E-Vote for November  - Wired News
5/5/2004: We Don't Need No Stinkin' License  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Volcano Raises Burning Questions  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Poindexter Confidential  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Patriot Act Suppresses News of Challenge to Patriot Act  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Why U.S. Troops Have New Shoulder Pads  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Hardcore Porn from a Satellite Near You?  - Wired News
5/5/2004: California Bans E-Vote Machines  - Wired News
5/5/2004: NZ Volcano Scarier Than Mt. Doom  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Wal-Mart Turns to Smart Tags  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Working from home frequently isn't as good as it sounds - Seattle Times
5/5/2004: Courtesy is lacking in this labor market - Seattle Times
5/5/2004: 'Lite-living' readers share secrets - Seattle Times
5/5/2004: Assessing Doom - ABC
5/5/2004: Doomsday Details - ABC

Neurosciences:
5/5/2004: Bigger Than Depression  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Playing With Sounds in Your Head  - Wired News

Physics and Astronomy:
5/5/2004: Scientists announce cosmic ray theory breakthrough... - FirstScience

Prolongevity

Robotics:
5/5/2004: Seniors Need Robots And New Technology To Help At Home - SpaceDaily
5/5/2004: Canadian-made robot could save Hubble telescope... - FirstScience

Space:
5/5/2004: Beyond the Moon To Mars Part III - Man Or Machine?... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: NASA issues self-report card...
- CNN
5/5/2004: Cassini-Huygens sends latest Saturn pics... - FirstScience
5/5/2004: NASA Releases New View of Mars Crater
 - ABC
5/5/2004: Officials Comment on U.S. Space Plan
 - ABC
5/5/2004: Crater looms large for Mars rover
  - BBC
5/5/2004: Star tours: Third space tourist explains why he paid $20m to go into orbit
  - BBC
5/5/2004: Mars rover on the brink of crater
 - New Scientist
5/5/2004: Postcards From the Mars Rover Mission
  - NY Times
5/5/2004: Paths of Mars Landers
  - NY Times
5/5/2004: NASA Releases New View of Mars 'Endurance Crater'
 - Space.com
5/5/2004: Endurance Crater Rocks With Opportunities
 - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
5/5/2004: On Bended Wing: Flexible Flying Machines - Space.com
5/5/2004: Green Tea Good for Hard Drives  - Wired News
5/5/2004: Reinventing the Wheel  - Wired News

  



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