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Universe Measured: We're 156 Billion Light-years Wide! - Space.com  The universe is about 13.7 billion years old. Light reaching us from the earliest known galaxies has been travelling, therefore, for more than 13 billion years. So one might assume that the radius of the universe is 13.7 billion light-years and that the whole shebang is double that, or 27.4 billion light-years wide. But the universe has been expanding ever since the beginning of time, when theorists believe it all sprang forth from an infinitely dense point in a Big Bang. 
Using Brain-based Control For Unmanned Vehicles - SpaceDaily  Left:  The controller mimics the part of the human brain that controls balance and limb movement, known as the olivo-cerebellar system.  Engineers at Nizhny Novgorod built the integrated circuits that serve as a model of the agile controller. McKenna explains that it represents a "weakly chaotic system" of neurons coupled in a pattern that enables the controller to emulate the function of the olivo-cerebellar system. The controller can be used to replicate not only the human body's ability to carry out complex maneuvers but also, for example, the wing control of birds and insects as they adjust their angles of flight.  

Chandra Opens New Line Of Investigation On Dark Energy - SpaceDaily  Left:  Better limits on the amount of dark energy, and how it varies with time, are obtained by combining Chandra X-ray results with data from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP).  "The new Chandra results suggest the dark energy density does not change quickly with time and may even be constant, consistent with the "cosmological constant" concept first introduced by Albert Einstein," he said. If the dark energy is unchanging, the universe is expected to continue expanding forever, and more dramatic fates for the universe would be ruled out. These include the "Big Rip," where dark energy increases until galaxies, stars, planets and, finally, even atoms are torn apart, and the "Big Crunch," where the universe eventually collapses on itself.    
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Biosciences:
6/1/2004: Computer Model Shows Increased US Threat From Soybean Rust - Science Daily
6/1/2004: News Analysis: The Stem Cell Shuffle
 - Technology Review
6/1/2004: animal health and the environment ...  - CNN
6/1/2004: Ethics of clone banking ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Worms, mutants... and the universe ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Bacteria Found Living in Toxic Residue - ABC
6/1/2004: Giant Mushroom Baffles Experts in Congo - ABC
6/1/2004: Pushing limitsJust how much better can athletes get without cheating?  - BBC
6/1/2004: Japan pig fraud prompts DNA test  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
6/1/2004: Danger Spots Identified For Threatened Grizzly Bear - Science Daily
6/1/2004: NASA To Launch THEMIS Constellation In October 2004 - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Study Helps Satellites Measure Great Lakes Water Quality - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Clark County plans to widen use of recycled water ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: New Information Documents Bush Administration's Land-Management Shift ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Pollutants within us ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Protecting whales from shipping ...  - CNN
6/1/2004: INSIGHTS: New York in the Crosshairs ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Sea Turtles Worth More Alive Than Dead ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Environmentalists press for wider oilsands assessment ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Science and 'The Day After Tomorrow' ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Ga. Program to Let Children Track Turtles - ABC
6/1/2004: Group Uses Film to Promote Global Warming - ABC
6/1/2004: Biomass Could Reduce CO2 Emissions, Report Says - ABC

Computers:
Devices
6/1/2004: Next GameCube set for 2005 debut  - BBC
6/1/2004: iPod: Leader, but Not Ruler - Business Week

Communications
6/1/2004: Cautionary Notes on Wi-Fi - Business Week

Technology
6/1/2004: UMC uses quantum tunneling to improve SOI - Silicon Strategies

PC's
6/1/2004: IBM tries the lure of free grid servers - Business Week

Internet
6/1/2004: Search business turns serious  - BBC
6/1/2004: Search engines try to find their sound - Business Week
6/1/2004: Yahoo to release anti-spyware upgrade - Business Week
6/1/2004: Attacks on banks, insurance firms rise - Business Week

Miscellaneous
6/1/2004: Microsoft workers vent over cuts in benefits - Seattle Times
6/1/2004: N-Gage Plays the Pricing Game

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular
6/1/2004: Carbon Monoxide From Smoking Helps Keep Arteries Open Following Angioplasty - Science Daily

Cancer  
6/1/2004: Study Finds Flaws in Prostate Cancer Test - ABC

Infectious
6/1/2004: Expert: China Must Work on Stopping AIDS - ABC
6/1/2004: State in Nigeria Ends Vaccine Moratorium - ABC

Non-Infectious
6/1/2004: Antibiotics may raise asthma risk  - BBC

Miscellaneous
6/1/2004: Add Color, Eat More - ABC
6/1/2004: Gov't Praised for Dropping Organic Changes - ABC
6/1/2004: Hormone Rollercoaster - ABC
6/1/2004: Video: Taking Control of Seizures- A Personal Look - ABC
6/1/2004: Pregnancy For Women with Epilepsy? - ABC
6/1/2004: Tailoring Treatment for Epilepsy - ABC
6/1/2004: Fla. Man Sues Co. Promoting Atkins Diet - ABC
6/1/2004: Group Launches Program to Tackle Obesity - ABC
6/1/2004: Groups Say Hunger Plagues Older Arkansans - ABC
6/1/2004: Children's diets 'must improve'  - BBC
6/1/2004: Three-year-old dies from obesity  - BBC
6/1/2004: Obesity report: Expert reactions  - BBC
6/1/2004: At a glance: Obesity report
  - BBC
6/1/2004: 
Mice study into obesity secret

History, Anthropology:
6/1/2004: Dinosaurs Died Within Hours Of Asteroid Hit - SpaceDaily

Miscellaneous:
6/1/2004: Using Brain-based Control For Unmanned Vehicles - SpaceDaily 
6/1/2004: Blockbuster monthly plan expands rentals, scraps late fees - Seattle Times
6/1/2004: Medical apps to fueI IC industry - Silicon Strategies
6/1/2004: "Do-it-yourself" censorship - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: India's new IT minister vows to fight backlash against outsourcing - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: The Digital Apartment - Technology Review
6/1/2004: Wartime Wireless Worries Pentagon  - Wired News
6/1/2004: Net Dissident Ends Hunger Strike  - Wired News
6/1/2004: Kerry a Fan of Venture Capital  - Wired News
6/1/2004: Area 51 Hackers Dig Up Trouble  - Wired News
6/1/2004: Looking Back Into the Future  - Wired News
6/1/2004: Phone Alerts Set on Hot, Cold Days  - Wired News
6/1/2004: Tech Support - ABC
6/1/2004: Univ. of Md. to Recruit 100 Scientists - ABC
6/1/2004: Study: N.J. Suicides Outnumber Homicides - ABC
6/1/2004: Court defends Oregon euthanasia  - BBC
6/1/2004: Simulation Software vs. the Terrorists - Business Week
6/1/2004: Security Starts at the Border - Business Week

Neurosciences:
6/1/2004: New Technology Shows The Brain's Axons Are Extremely Sensitive To Directional Cues - Science Daily
6/1/2004: Full Moon Not to Blame for Epileptic Seizures - Space.com
6/1/2004: Treatment hope for nerve disease  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
6/1/2004: Universe Measured: We're 156 Billion Light-years Wide! - Space.com
6/1/2004: 
Chandra Opens New Line Of Investigation On Dark Energy - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Quasars: Cosmic Powerhouses Dwelling In Humble Homes - Science Daily
6/1/2004: Double Vision: Two Telescopes for Hunting Earth-like Planets - Space.com
6/1/2004: Brightest Objects are Humdrum Galaxies - Space.com
6/1/2004: e-MERLIN Puts The Universe Online - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Saturn's Rings Cast Shadows on the Planet ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: NASA launches pilot(less) project ...
 - FirstScience
6/1/2004: 'If we go back to Mars, we must master this technology' ...
 - FirstScience

Prolongevity
6/1/2004: Could a pill prevent grey hair?  - BBC

Robotics:

Space:
6/1/2004: Summer Showdown Looms For Bush Space Plan - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: All Dressed Up And Ready To Explore
 - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Saturn's Rings Cast Shadows on the Planet ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Fsa To Help Kazakhstan With Space Programming ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Future astronauts will have to do a lot more than simply pedalling an exercise bike to stay healthy in space ... - FirstScience
6/1/2004: Opportunity On The Edge Of More Mars Science - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: The Columbia Hills in Color
 - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Cassini Make Tiny Course Change For Saturn
 - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Stormy Bands On Ringed World
 - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
6/1/2004: Micro Realm - Science Daily
6/1/2004: Scaling Friction Down To The Nano/Micro Realm - SpaceDaily
6/1/2004: Shape-Shifting Remakes Interfaces - Technology Review
6/1/2004: Flying into a silent sky future  - BBC
6/1/2004: Keep your toes warm by plugging in your socks  - BBC

  




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