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National Academies Cites Fallout Dangers Of Deep Penetrating Nukes - SpaceDaily  Left:  This 'underground' nuclear test in 1970 went badly. A ten-kiloton weapon, buried 900 feet in the ground, accidentally vented radiation 10,000 feet in the air, exposing test site employees and downwind communities to radioactive fallout.  Such "earth-penetrating" nuclear weapons cannot go deep enough to avoid massive casualties at ground level, and they could still kill up to a million people or more if used in heavily populated areas, said the committee that wrote the report. However, such "earth-penetrating" nuclear weapons cannot go deep enough to avoid massive casualties at ground level, and they could still kill up to a million people or more if used in heavily populated areas, said the committee that wrote the report. "It is beyond me as to why you are proceeding with this program when the laws of physics won't allow a missile to be driven deeply enough to retain the fallout."   
Sapphire Stars In Nanotube Support Role - SpaceDaily  Left: The planes truth: the C-plane does't guide nanotube growth; the a-and r-planes do. Credit: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's department of electrical engineering. On crystal surfaces, nanotubes self-guide themselves into dense structures with exciting potential applications as sensors or integrated circuits. USC researchers have found that sapphire surfaces spontaneously arrange carbon nanotubes into useful patterns - but only the right surfaces. The process is potentially predictable and controllable, opening the door for systematic exploration of sapphire as a SWNT (single wall nanotube) transistor medium. According to Zhou, nanotube transistor devices now have to be painstakingly positioned and aligned using methods such as flow alignment and electrical-field-assisted alignment and then individually connected.    

Scientists Confirm Earth's Energy Is Out Of Balance - SpaceDaily  Left:  Researchers who used satellites, data from ocean buoys and computer models for oceanic study, calculated that the Earth is holding on to 0.85 watts of energy per square meter contributing to the imbalance. Using satellites, data from buoys and computer models to study the Earth's oceans, scientists have concluded that more energy is being absorbed from the Sun than is emitted back to space, throwing the Earth's energy "out of balance" and warming the planet. The current imbalance is 0.85 watts per meter squared (W/m2) and will cause an additional warming of 0.6 degrees Celsius (1 degree Fahrenheit) by the end of this century.    
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Alzheimer's Disease:
5/8/2005: Alzheimer woman's vote row  - BBC
5/8/2005: Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline Slowed In Gene Therapy Patients
 - Science Daily

Biosciences:
5/8/2005: New species of salamander discovered - MSNBC
5/8/2005: Three snails thought extinct discovered
 - MSNBC
5/8/2005: Study finds evidence of big migration - MSNBC
5/8/2005: Killer aquarium shark on the move - MSNBC
5/8/2005: Pesticide results help China edge transgenic rice towards market  - Nature
5/8/2005: Balancing X and Y gene expression  - Nature
5/8/2005: Rb primes stem cells towards a cardiac  - Nature
5/8/2005: Risk Assessments Urged For Fish Escaping From Net-pen Aquaculture - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
5/8/2005: Scientists Confirm Earth's Energy Is Out Of Balance - SpaceDaily
5/8/2005: Tsunami health lessons studied  - BBC
5/8/2005: US pins down volcano risk  - Nature
5/8/2005: South Asia Disaster Shows Tsunamis Are An Ongoing Threat To Humans - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
5/8/2005: Bill Gates's Game Plan Microsoft's chairman talks about how Xbox competes and why employee blogging -- even the video variety -- doesn't worry him Tomorrow: Part 2 of the Q&A - Business Week
5/8/2005: Online gaming costs set to rise  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Know anyone who looks like the 'Everquest' babe?  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Photo: Seeking the real Antonia Bayle  - C/Net

Communications
5/8/2005: You're ice cold at a hot spot: 7 reasons why
  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Bluetooth, UWB groups mesh efforts
  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Local officials sound off on municipal wireless
  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Bluetooth group to employ UWB in future architecture
  - El. Engr. Times
5/8/2005: Bandwidth Advance Hints at Future Beyond Wi-Fi
  - NY Times

Technology

PC's
5/8/2005: Sun's Grid Stumbles  - C/Net

Internet
5/8/2005: How the Net is remaking the mall  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Inmates escape into Internet  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Google Maps can't find a pub  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Microsoft recruits Longhorn bloggers  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Spying onthe spyware  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Australian state to ban workplace e-mail spying  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Free security scan raises questions
  - C/Net
5/8/2005: 
Kill the bots   - Technology Review 
5/8/2005: Google: biting the hand that feeds it?
- C/Net
5/8/2005: California to ban hunting over Internet
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
5/8/2005: Ticket trap snares Windows users  - BBC
5/8/2005: Blazing the Way to Error-Free Code - Business Week
5/8/2005: Apple's Tiger makes some companies growl  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Red Hat founder throws lifeline to Apple  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Microsoft gunning for Adobe's PDF format?  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Apple patches a batch of Mac OS X flaws  - C/Net
5/8/2005: After looking around, Microsoft to expand at home  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Huge money in spyware industry, Edelman says  - C/Net
5/8/2005: 'Tagging' helps unclutter data  - CNN
5/8/2005: Light shed on 'unbreakable' code  - CNN
5/8/2005: Sober-N worm tempts users  - CNN

Energy:
5/8/2005: Startup with 'energy-harvest' angle raises $13 million  - El. Engr. Times

Health:
Cardiovascular
5/8/2005: Do it yourself" the home heart defibrillator  - NY Times
5/8/2005: Perceived Discrimination Linked To Coronary Artery Calcification - Science Daily

Cancer  
5/8/2005: Cancer cartography  - Nature
5/8/2005: Allicin In Wonderland: Scientists 'Weaponize' An Antibody To Deliver Continuous Attacks On Cancer Cells - Science Daily

Infectious
5/8/2005: Immunology: self-recognition skills  - Nature
5/8/2005: HIV treatment: targeting host proteins  - Nature
5/8/2005: Identification Of Specific Genes Predicts Which Patients Will Respond To Hepatitis C Treatment - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
5/8/2005: Study Challenges Current Treatment For Mild Asthma - Science Daily
5/8/2005: Study Shows Natural Glucose Byproduct May Prevent Brain Damage And Cognitive Impairment After Diabetic Coma - Science Daily
5/8/2005: Bees, Brains And Addiction - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
5/8/2005: Fetuses suffer from extra oestrogen exposure  - Nature
5/8/2005: Risk Analysis Reports Over Half Of World’s Population Exposed To One Or More Major Natural Hazards - Science Daily
5/8/2005: Excess Oxygen Worsens Lung Inflammation In Mice - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
5/8/2005: In pictures: Most beautiful Egyptian mummy uncovered, say archaeologists  - BBC
5/8/2005: Trousers could hold the secret of how Napoleon died  - BBC
5/8/2005: Newly discovered mummy is shown  - CNN
5/8/2005: Drive on to prove creation with science - MSNBC
5/8/2005: 2,300-year-old mummy unveiled - MSNBC
5/8/2005: Dinosaur embraced vegetarianism  - Nature

Miscellaneous:
5/8/2005: National Academies Cites Fallout Dangers Of Deep Penetrating Nukes - SpaceDaily
5/8/2005: Picture quality drives digital TV  - BBC
5/8/2005: Voting vagaries Why you will make the choice you do on Thursday  - BBC
5/8/2005: High Prices, Unhappy Returns - Business Week
5/8/2005: Working Moms Tear Down Office Walls - Business Week
5/8/2005: Taser marketing push aimed at civilians  - C/Net
5/8/2005: The 25-minute, half mile commute  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Cashing in on Fiorina's departure  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Despair in the air  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Boom times in Bangalore  - C/Net
5/8/2005: U.S. military security defeated by copy and paste  - C/Net
5/8/2005: High-brow graffiti leads to Web  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Photos: Grafedia sightings  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Digital-TV market lights up in 2004  - C/Net
5/8/2005: A guide for the CEO-elect  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Tackling eCollaboration  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Avoiding the paper chase  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Will bankruptcy changes dampen entrepreneurial spirit?  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Giving employees what they want- C/Net
5/8/2005: Four VCs on evaluating opportunities
- C/Net
5/8/2005: New postage stamps honor four scientists
 - MSNBC
5/8/2005: $1 million science awards created
 - MSNBC
5/8/2005: Kavli prizes step up to the Nobels
  - Nature
5/8/2005: National Academy of Sciences Elects 19 Women, a New High
  - NY Times

Neurosciences:
5/8/2005: IQ scores on the rise  - C/Net
5/8/2005: World's cleverest woman needs a job  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Mobile phones to detect adolescent depression  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Acupuncture activates the brain  - Nature
5/8/2005: Getting food off the mind  - Nature
5/8/2005: Babies Show Ripple Effects Of Mothers Stress From 9/​11 Trauma - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
5/8/2005: Looking inside glass - PhysicsWeb

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Robotics:
5/8/2005: Robots to help out blind shoppers  - BBC

Space:
5/8/2005: Twelve new moons for Saturn  - BBC
5/8/2005: Shuttle commander doesn't seek thrills
  - C/Net
5/8/2005: Saturnian moon is a foreigner  - Nature
5/8/2005: Crew of Shuttle Backs Decision to Delay Flight
  - NY Times
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Technology:
5/8/2005: Sapphire Stars In Nanotube Support Role - SpaceDaily
5/8/2005: You're the Shopper and the Cashier  - NY Times
5/8/2005: Little Answers To World's Biggest Problems: Top 10 Nanotech Applications To Aid Poor

  



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