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Doughnuts Fat Lies? - ABC  As obesity threatens to become the nation's No. 1 root cause of preventable death, and diet crazes have Americans counting calories off of labels, are some food manufacturers misleading consumers in ways that may cause them to pack on extra pounds?  Even as U.S. health officials are asking restaurants and packagers to voluntarily clarify their food's fat, calorie and portion-size labels, they are accusing other companies of breaking existing rules. For example, as officials laid out their new policy recently, a doughnut entrepreneur sat in jail over dubious "low-fat" labels.
Kevlar Supple Shields - ABC  Researchers at the University of Delaware in Newark and at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md., have been working on a special substance called a "shear thickening fluid," or STF. It's a blend of microscopic silica particles suspended in a nontoxic fluid form of polyethylene glycol. The fabric maintains its flexibility during normal movement since the particles are suspended in the liquid. But when the material is placed under sharp and sudden stress such as from the force of a fast-moving bullet or missile fragment the silica particles "line up" to automatically stiffen the material, providing extra resistance against the stress.

8.5 Million US Homes To Add Broadband In 2004 - SpaceDaily  It will be another banner year in 2004 for broadband in the United States, with the number of homes using high-speed Internet service growing from 25 million today to 33.5 million by year's end. According to a new report from global research firm Strategy Analytics, cable modem users will account for 5.2 million of these new subscribers, while 2.9 million households will add DSL service. About 400,000 homes will use alternate broadband access technologies such as fiber, wireless, and two-way satellite services. cable operators can target a wider range of consumers by delivering faster access speedsand multi-service bundles.

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Alzheimer's Disease:

5/9/2004:No pitter patter of tiny panda feet - MSNBC
5/9/2004:Mammals have multiple timers
  - Nature
5/9/2004:Giant Squid, Tall Tales and Truth  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Anatomy of a Giant Squid  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Engines Rev; Whales Wail  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Joint Genome Institute Decodes Wood & Toxic Waste-degrading Fungus Genome - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
5/9/2004:Eco-Terror Turnaround - ABC
5/9/2004:Garlic Oil May Repel Crop-Damaging Bird - ABC
5/9/2004:U.S. Accused of Cooking Fla. Panther Data - ABC
5/9/2004:Mayor Won't Intervene in Antelope Issue - ABC
5/9/2004:Los Angeles Zoo Relies on Birth Control - ABC
5/9/2004:WWF says new hook can protect endangered turtles - New Scientist
5/9/2004:Simmering Volcano Shoots Ash and Steam  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Development May Threaten National Park  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Postscript: Global Freezing? Do Tell, NASA Says  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Drought Settles In, Lake Shrinks and West's Worries Grow  - NY Times
5/9/2004:NASA Satellites And Balloons Spot Airborne Pollution 'Train' - Science Daily
5/9/2004:Purdue To Provide High-Resolution Weather Data To The Nation - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:Global Warming's Dollar Effects - SpaceDaily


5/9/2004:8.5 Million US Homes To Add Broadband In 2004 - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:Is a truce possible in phone fight? - L. A. Times
5/9/2004:WiMAX: The Secret Ingredient for Successful Wireless Broadband? - SpaceDaily

5/9/2004:NIST Quantum Keys System Sets Speed Record For 'Unbreakable' Encryption - Science Daily

5/9/2004:More Room to Burn - ABC
5/9/2004:Review: Dell Inspiron 1150 Notebook PC - ABC
5/9/2004:Microsoft to demonstrate home PC of tomorrow - Business Week

5/9/2004:Google's Big-Bucks Expansion Plans - Business Week
5/9/2004:Sasser worm rips through Internet  - CNN
5/9/2004:Sasser computer worm wriggles worldwide - New Scientist
5/9/2004:NetBSD sets Internet2 land speed world record - New Scientist
5/9/2004:Quantum Keys System Sets Record For "Unbreakable" Encryption - SpaceDaily

5/9/2004:Apple developers to catch Tiger's tale  - C/Net
5/9/2004:Microsoft bringing Web services home  - C/Net
5/9/2004:Red Hat aims desktop Linux at Microsoft  - C/Net
5/9/2004:Microsoft debuts new copyright software - MSNBC
5/9/2004:Gates agrees to pay $800,000 penalty for Icos investment - Seattle Times
5/9/2004:Microsoft, HP planning joint effort to stretch the reach of technology - Seattle Times


5/9/2004:Hypertensive Blacks May Have Thick Hearts - ABC

5/9/2004:Silicon to Be Used in Liver Cancer Trials - ABC
5/9/2004:Alternative, Supplemental Breast Imaging Methods Tested - Science Daily
5/9/2004:'Chemical Thumbprint' Can Help Determine If Brain Tumor Is Returning Or Dying - Science Daily
5/9/2004:Researchers Confirm Genetic Link Between Hereditary Breast And Prostate Cancer - Science Daily

5/9/2004:China Confirms Three More SARS Cases - ABC
5/9/2004:Battling AIDS in India  - C/Net
5/9/2004:Scots have world's worst asthma level - New Scientist
5/9/2004:Made in India, the Ideal `Cocktail' for AIDS  - NY Times

5/9/2004:Study Finds Bupropion May Be Effective Smoking Cessation Aid For Women - Science Daily

5/9/2004:Group Warns of Risks to Teenage Mothers - ABC
5/9/2004:Uninsured Get Help Suing Hospitals - ABC
5/9/2004:Report Summarizes Health Effects of 9/11 - ABC
5/9/2004:Companies Rush to Sell Low-Carb Products - ABC
5/9/2004:Operation for Obesity Leaves Some in Misery  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Forum: Discuss the Pros and Cons of Weight-Loss Surgery  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Plan of Action Can Keep Toddlers Clean and Dry  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Share Your Toilet Training Philosophy  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Really?  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Books on Health: Dance to Nature's Rhythm  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Making Music Could Be Bad For Your Skin - Science Daily
5/9/2004:Study Detects Protein In Human Milk Linked To Reduced Risk Of Obesity - Science Daily
5/9/2004:Nanocapsules Show Potential Against Overdoses In Lab Tests
 - SpaceDaily

History, Anthropology:
5/9/2004:Medieval sea chart was in line with current thinking - New Scientist

5/9/2004:Study: U.S. Health Care Not Always Best - ABC
5/9/2004:Offshoring: Reality Behind Politics
5/9/2004:Poll shows support for offshoring tax  - C/Net
5/9/2004:Ushering in the age of the digital guitar  - CNN
5/9/2004:Rescuers prep for hybrid car accidents  - CNN
5/9/2004:The highs and lows of high-tech warfare - MSNBC
5/9/2004:E-voting oversight overwhelms U.S. agency - MSNBC
5/9/2004:City-sized asteroid to pass Earth this fall - MSNBC
5/9/2004:This Time It's Real: An Antimissile System Takes Shape  - NY Times
5/9/2004:How The System Works  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Hollywood Star's Wartime Secret Becomes a Screenplay  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Tech's star banker guilty - Seattle Times
5/9/2004:City-Sized Asteroid to Pass Earth This Fall - Space.com
5/9/2004:New Detectors Could "Smell" Smuggled Nukes - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:UFOs, Abductions, And Ancient Astronauts - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:Anti-Missile Laser Cannon Jointly Tested By Israel, US - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:US To Deploy New Air Defense Missiles In South Korea This Year - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:Germany Puts Its First Eurofighters Into Service - SpaceDaily

5/9/2004:Scientist at Work | Albert Ellis- From Therapy's Lenny Bruce- Get Over It! Stop Whining!  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
5/9/2004:Total eclipse to paint moon red  - BBC
5/9/2004:Proof Of New State Of Matter Is In The Jelly
 - Science Daily
5/9/2004:Data From Underground Experiment Narrows Search for Dark Matter - SpaceDaily


5/9/2004:What Good is a Hookworm-Free Robot if It Can't Lick Your Face?  - NY Times

5/9/2004:Space Experts Say International Cooperation is Key for NASA's Space Vision - Space.com
5/9/2004:NASA Releases Shuttle Return to Flight Plan
 - Space.com
5/9/2004:China's Space Transportation System And Moon Probe Timetable - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:Hemorrhaging from the Fingertips - SpaceDaily
5/9/2004:NASA Rover to Circle Crater on Mars
 - ABC
5/9/2004:Cassini probe sights moon target
  - BBC
5/9/2004:Nasa mulls dip trip for rover
  - BBC
5/9/2004:Mars rovers begin marathon trek
  - Nature
5/9/2004:New crater rocks tempting for Mars rover
 - New Scientist
5/9/2004:New Crater Beckons Mars Rover
  - NY Times
5/9/2004:Mars Rover Arrival At Deeper Crater Provides A Tempting Eyeful
 - Science Daily
5/9/2004:At Endurance Crater, Opportunity Rover Treads Carefully
 - Space.com

5/9/2004:A high-tech body shop  - C/Net
5/9/2004:When high-tech meets high fantasy  - BBC
5/9/2004:Technique enables insulated self-assembled nanoparticles  - El. Engr. Times
5/9/2004:WashPost- Saving lives of moose and men - MSNBC


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