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Gravity: Were Newton and Einstein wrong?  Gravity: Were Newton and Einstein wrong? - New Scientist  A GOOD bit of our universe - 23 per cent of it, to be exact - seems to be made up of stuff we can't even see. Except, what if it isn't? The leading cosmological theory says that invisible "dark matter" lurks in the hearts of galaxies, its extra gravity keeping the outermost stars from flying off into the void and generally making clusters of galaxies look the way they do. Nobody knows what this mysterious matter is, but it must be there, because all the visible stars, planets and other bodies do not have enough mass to account for the celestial motions we observe, according to Newtonian gravity. But what if Newton was wrong? It's a long-standing question whether his law of gravity might actually be flawed.     
story.neutron.machine.ap.jpg Scientists start monster neutron machine  - CNN  For the first time Friday, scientists fired up a $1.4 billion research instrument that uses a stream of subatomic particles to analyze metals and other industrial materials. The Spallation Neutron Source facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory took seven years to build. It produced a millisecond pulse of neutrons on Friday afternoon. Jet planes, credit cards, drugs, compact discs, shatterproof windshields, mapping of oil deposits, environmentally friendly dry-cleaning, batteries and fuel cells all have been created or improved through neutron-scattering examinations pioneered by Nobel Laureate Clifford Shull at Oak Ridge in the 1940s and '50s.     

Your responses to the future... of technology  - CNN  CNN.com asked readers what they hoped would happen in the next 10 years and how it would change their lives for the better. Here is a sampling of their responses. "In the next ten years my health insurance card will contain a microchip that has my entire medical history and is updated during every medical intervention." "I want a tool, something like a cell phone, that feeds the data to my wrap-around eyeglasses/earphones, and somehow takes input from my hands without confining me to a thumb-board. This tool will enable me to contact any person or website, or to watch/hear any entertainment." "I see voice activated electronics 100 percent."     
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Biosciences:
5/9/2006Gene experts building better livestock - MSNBC
5/9/2006Polar bears, hippos on extinction short list
 - MSNBC
5/9/2006Polar bears sink deeper into danger  - Nature
5/9/2006Lack of oxygen proves a gender bender  - Nature
5/9/2006Threatened plant and animal species exceed 16,000: IUCN - SpaceDaily

Geosciences, Environment:
5/9/2006Hurricane science  - CNN
5/9/2006U.S.: Climate data discrepancy resolved - MSNBC
5/9/2006China: Global warming melting glaciers - MSNBC
5/9/2006Global warming melting China's glaciers at 7 percent per year...  - Wired News
5/9/2006Study Reconciles Data On Climate Change...  - Wired News
5/9/2006Cut greenhouse emissions for 43c a week...  - Wired News
5/9/2006Global warming melting "roof of the world" glacier...  - Wired News
5/9/2006Greenhouse Gases Showed Steady Rise in 2005...  - Wired News
5/9/2006Canada cuts funds to fight global warming - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Canada to spend 1.8 billion dollars to fight global warming - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2005: US study - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Tibetan glacier melt leading to sandstorms in China - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Climate science for the 21st century... - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Power sector can slash emissions: study... - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Environmentalist Praises Radicals, Terrorists... - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Green credentials: Companies are invited to brag in front of a highly critical audience  - BBC
5/9/2006'Clear lead needed' on green life  - BBC
5/9/2006Is A Russian Peninsula Really Part Of North America?- - Science Daily
5/9/2006Experiment On Monsoon Season Rainfall Lives Up To Its 'Name'
 - Science Daily

Computers:
Games and Devices
5/9/2006Magic returns in 'Kingdom Hearts II'
  - CNN
5/9/2006The 'Sex in Games Lady' Is In  - Wired News
5/9/2006Game on Why cyberspace has become a home from home for Koreans  - BBC

Hardware and Software

5/9/2006Coders, Start Your Engines  - Wired News
5/9/2006Samsung develops single-chip LCD panel  - El. Engr. Times

Communications
5/9/2006News beat: How the iPod generation is leading a media revolution
  - BBC

Internet
5/9/2006Poor nations to get $1 billion in Web aid  - CNN
5/9/2006Retaliation for Antispam Success?  - Wired News
5/9/2006Google: Don't Pee on My Tree  - Wired News
5/9/2006Ultimate Guide to Online Video  - Wired News
5/9/2006The Times Emulates Print on the Web  - Technology Review 

Miscellaneous
5/9/2006California Strikes Microsoft Gold  - Wired News
5/9/2006US file-sharing students targeted  - BBC

Energy:
5/9/2006Fuel Rules Likely to Change  - Wired News
5/9/2006New process to speed up decay of radioactive N-waste...  - Wired News
5/9/2006MIT's Energy Agenda  - Technology Review 
5/9/2006Increasing Oil Supply  - Technology Review 
5/9/2006Better Biofuels  - Technology Review 

Health:
Cardiovascular
5/9/2005:Study Reveals Vioxx Related Heart Attacks Can Occur Within The First Two Weeks Of Use

Cancer  
5/9/2006Targeted Virus Compels Cancer Cells To Eat Themselves - Science Daily
5/9/2006Combining PET And CT Scans Makes Cancer Treatment More Accurate - Science Daily

Infectious
5/9/2006St. Jude Test Of Bird Flu Vaccine Proves Successful - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
5/9/2006Children Living Near Major Roads Face Higher Asthma Risk - Science Daily
5/9/2006Epstein-Barr Virus Might Kick-start Multiple Sclerosis - Science Daily
5/9/2006Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Not Linked To Bad Behavior In Kids - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
5/9/2006Health fears as hi-tech science hits the shops... - SpaceDaily

Prolongevity

History, Anthropology:
5/9/2006Egypt demands return of mummy mask - MSNBC
5/9/2006Cosmic Log: Carl Sagan's spirituality - MSNBC
5/9/2006Evolution happens faster in the tropics - MSNBC
5/9/2006Norwegians sail on 'Kon-Tiki' odyssey - MSNBC
5/9/2006Humans wiped out wild horses, study says - MSNBC
5/9/2006Freud gets ego boost on 150th birthday - MSNBC
5/9/2006T Cell 'Brakes' Lost During Human Evolution
 - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
5/9/2006Television pioneer dies at 98  - CNN
5/9/2006Your responses to the future... of technology  - CNN
5/9/2006With Kremlin backing, oligarchs invest in Russian electronics  - El. Engr. Times
5/9/2006Americans shaky on geography - MSNBC
5/9/2006Think ahead to head off traffic jams - MSNBC
5/9/2006Americans far sicker than English  - Nature
5/9/2006Feds Go All Out to Kill Spy Suit  - Wired News
5/9/2006JJ Abrams, Spymaster  - Wired News
5/9/2006Yachts That Will Turn You Green  - Wired News
5/9/2006Homes of the Billionaires  - Wired News
5/9/2006Most Expensive Yachts  - Wired News
5/9/2006Gallery: Scenes from Akihabara  - Wired News
5/9/2006US seeks laser weapon to shoot down enemy satellites: report - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Canada's finance minister unveils big tax cuts, boosts military spending - SpaceDaily

Neurosciences:
Alzheimers

Parkinsons

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Physical Sciences:
5/9/2006Scientists start monster neutron machine  - CNN
5/9/2006
Gravity: Were Newton and Einstein wrong? - New Scientist
5/9/2006Astronomers Look Inside a Neutron Star...
 - FirstScience

Space and Astronomy:
5/9/2006European Space Station Module Columbus Takes Step Closer To Launch - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Prototype Mars Space Suit Goes to Badlands...
 - FirstScience
5/9/2006Pheonix Mars Lander is Coming Together...
 - FirstScience
5/9/2006Mars Picture of the Day: Melas Materials...
5/9/2006Europeans psych themselves up for a trip to Mars...
 - FirstScience
5/9/2006Lunar Dust Buster
 - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006Astronaut returns to USA and tests Brazilian prestige...
 - SpaceDaily
5/9/2006MIT Mini-Satellites Ready To Fly
  - Technology Review 
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Technology:
5/9/2006China tests new maglev train
  - CNN
5/9/2006Clash of the robots
  - CNN
5/9/2006Welcome to the future
  - CNN
5/9/2006Retail-Safe RFID Unveiled
  - Wired News
5/9/2006Gadget Lab: Performance Hybrid
  - Wired News
5/9/2006Better Drug-Producing Bacteria
  - Technology Review 

  



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