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New Moon Shot Not So Costly - SpaceDaily  NASA's plan to fulfill President George W. Bush's space exploration effort suggests the agency will have to spend about $64 billion over the next 15 years to send U.S. astronauts back to the moon. Although the price tag -- projected in fiscal year 2003 dollars -- excludes several elements of the Bush space plan, it is far less than the hundreds of billions critics of the proposal have suggested it would cost. NASA's figures indicate the cost of designing, building and flying the new Crew Exploration Vehicle -- the spacecraft NASA is developing to supersede its aging shuttle fleet -- to the moon would total $24 billion. A companion spacecraft that could set down on the moon's surface would cost $40 billion more. Both figures assume the cost of a manned landing on the moon no later than 2020, and include the cost of developing rocket boosters to launch both ships and of managing the project.
Columbia To Start Major Tree-Ring Climate Research Study - SpaceDaily  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Tree-Ring Laboratory of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, a $5.5 million grant to study one of the largest climate systems affecting the globe--the Asian monsoon climate system. This five-year study will apply the science of tree-ring analysis (dendrochronology) and its application to the study of past climate to key questions regarding the processes that drive the development of the monsoon and its various characteristics through different regions. The Asian monsoon is one of the most important modes of natural climate variability on Earth, with differing regional impacts over areas extending from Africa to Australasia, northward into central Asia, and to the Pacific Ocean. Dozens of countries and nearly half the global population are affected by the climate variability it brings. 

Scientists Prepare To Place Einstein On The Rim Of A Black Hole - SpaceDaily  It may soon be sink-or-swim time for Albert Einstein. Scientists are preparing for the ultimate test of Einstein's law of gravity, known as the theory of general relativity, through a systematic, in-depth study of hundreds of black holes. The goal is to study the effect of gravity on time, matter and energy where gravity is most pronounced: at the theoretical border of a black hole called the event horizon. Scientists know where to look, and now they are building the tools needed to do it. One proposed mission that could do this, Miller said, is the Constellation X-ray Observatory.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
6/12/2004: The Long Goodbye - ABC
6/12/2004: Video: Coping with Forgetfulness in Alzheimer's Disease - ABC
6/12/2004: Alzheimer's Basics
 - ABC
6/12/2004: Caring For Those With Alzheimer's
 - ABC
6/12/2004: 58 Senators Seek Looser Stem-Cell Rules
 - ABC

Biosciences:
6/12/2004: Baylor College Tackling Marsupial Mapping - ABC
6/12/2004: 58 Senators Seek Looser Stem-Cell Rules
 - ABC
6/12/2004: Fla. Crocodile Population Growing - ABC
6/12/2004: Biotech Conference Opens in San Francisco - ABC
6/12/2004: Chimps Could Be Extinct in 50 Years - Study - ABC
6/12/2004: Skylarks helped by 'crop circles'  - BBC
6/12/2004: Rules to safeguard IVF samples  - BBC
6/12/2004: 'I lost the chance to be a father'  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
6/12/2004: Columbia To Start Major Tree-Ring Climate Research Study - SpaceDaily 
6/12/2004: Summit: Carbon Dioxide Traders  - Wired News
6/12/2004: Benguela: Pressure on Marine Ecosystems Threatens Species ... - FirstScience
6/12/2004: Air pollutants threatening Isfahan ancient bridges ... - FirstScience
6/12/2004: Source for prehistoric global warming found ... - Ananova
6/12/2004: Govt understands environmentalists' reaction to forest exploitation: President ... - FirstScience
6/12/2004: Global warming efforts 'bad investment' ... - FirstScience
6/12/2004: Teen voters value green issues ... - FirstScience
6/12/2004: Israel accused of dumping toxic wastes in sea ... - FirstScience
6/12/2004: Climatologists brave bergs for core data  - Nature
6/12/2004: Veneman Touts Bush's Forest Initiatives - ABC

Computers:
Devices
6/12/2004: Sim Sex Not So Scintillating  - Wired News

Communications
6/12/2004: Wireless Content Makes Headway  - Wired News
6/12/2004: A New Kind of 'Pay Phone' - ABC
6/12/2004: Broadband bargains tempt surfers  - BBC
6/12/2004: Verizon Makes the Leap to VoIP - Business Week
6/12/2004: A Broadband Battle at Last - Business Week
6/12/2004: VoIP provider dusts off free-call strategy - Business Week
6/12/2004: Cell phone companies know your fury
  - CNN
6/12/2004: You want Wi-Fi with that?
  - CNN
6/12/2004: AT&T plans Net phone trials in Asia, Europe
  - C/Net
6/12/2004: BellSouth offers VoIP to Miami businesses
  - C/Net

Technology
6/12/2004: Chip speed is old news  - C/Net

PC's
6/12/2004: Computing's New Screen Gems - Business Week
6/12/2004: The Storage Story: More, More - Business Week
6/12/2004: Bye-Bye Boring Beige Box - Business Week
6/12/2004: New Life for the PC - Business Week
6/12/2004: Photo Essay - Business Week
6/12/2004: Sony revs up speedy DVD burner - Business Week

Internet
6/12/2004: Call It the Dead E-Mail Office  - Wired News
6/12/2004: GarageBand.com Leaves Door Open  - Wired News
6/12/2004: Little Brothers Like IP Cameras  - Wired News
6/12/2004: Search machine: How Google copes with millions of searches every day  - BBC

Miscellaneous
6/12/2004: An Atlas of Intellectual Property  - Wired News
6/12/2004: Microsoft Goes Hollywood - ABC
6/12/2004: Review: A Data Vault Keyed to Your Fingerprint - ABC
6/12/2004: United front against spam urged  - BBC
6/12/2004: Music industry preps more lawsuits  - C/Net
6/12/2004: Apple patches 'critical' OS X flaw  - C/Net
6/12/2004: Microsoft appeals European antitrust ruling  - C/Net
6/12/2004: Seagate to join tiny-drive fray  - C/Net

Energy:
6/12/2004: Solar-Powered Gadgets on the Move  - Wired News
6/12/2004: Over 150 Countries Agree On New Push To Promote Renewable Energy ... - FirstScience
6/12/2004: The Race for Brawnier Batteries - Business Week

Health:
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Cancer  
6/12/2004: Cancer Drugs Aim at More Targets  - Wired News
6/12/2004: Early Chemo Improves Short-Term Survival - ABC
6/12/2004: Gene in Breast Cancer May Get More Active - ABC
6/12/2004: Anti-Cholesterol Pill May Ward Off Cancer - ABC
6/12/2004: Heart drugs may ward off cancer  - BBC
6/12/2004: Baby Steps in the War on Cancer - Business Week

Infectious
6/12/2004: Scientists Say Develop New SARS Tracing Method - ABC
6/12/2004: Fears over new cow brain disease  - BBC

Non-Infectious
6/12/2004: Immune Therapy Stops Diabetes in Mouse Study - ABC
6/12/2004: Study: Soda May Have Link to Diabetes - ABC
6/12/2004: Diabetes blocked at early stage  - BBC
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Miscellaneous
6/12/2004: Scientists Still Looking for Fat-Fighting Pill - ABC
6/12/2004: Better Eye Tests Urged for Kids Under 5 - ABC
6/12/2004: Ariz. Seniors Save on Prescription Drugs - ABC
6/12/2004: Officials Seize 3,000 Ephedra Packets - ABC
6/12/2004: 'Community matrons' planned  - BBC
6/12/2004: Living longer: Why winning an Oscar or doing a PhD may improve your health  - BBC
6/12/2004: 'Community matrons' planned  - BBC
6/12/2004: Doctors call for junk food ad ban  - BBC
6/12/2004: Brittle bone risk under-estimated  - BBC
6/12/2004: Britons choose car over exercise  - BBC
6/12/2004: Glaucoma: Why detecting the condition early on can prevent blindness  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
6/12/2004: Rat DNA clues to sea migration  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
6/12/2004: Down to Earth - ABC
6/12/2004: Video - ABC
6/12/2004: EU Confirms Renewed Probe of Intel - ABC
6/12/2004: Get it? The women trying to prove the hidden comedy of science  - BBC
6/12/2004: UK publishers accused of ignoring e-book market  - BBC
6/12/2004: Free kicks under the microscope  - BBC
6/12/2004: Sofa danger: Euro 2004's armchair fans warned on injury risk  - BBC
6/12/2004: The Future of Computing - Business Week
6/12/2004: Can Drug-Busters Beat New Steroids? - Business Week
6/12/2004: "We're as Good as the Bad Guys" - Business Week
6/12/2004: 'Republican Survivor' spoofs party online
6/12/2004: Remembering Reagan Remotely
 - ABC

Neurosciences:
6/12/2004: Patch of brain put to sleep  - Nature

Physics and Astronomy:
6/12/2004: Scientists Prepare To Place Einstein On The Rim Of A Black Hole - SpaceDaily
6/12/2004: Black hole illuminates dust cloud
  - BBC

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Space:
6/12/2004: New Moon Shot Not So Costly - SpaceDaily
6/12/2004: Kazakhstan Hopes to Fulfill Space Dreams
 - ABC
6/12/2004: Cassini Spacecraft Bears Down on Saturn
 - ABC
6/12/2004: Cassini flies past Saturn moon
  - BBC
6/12/2004: Rover takes first dip into crater
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Technology:
6/12/2004: Eco glass cleans itself with Sun  - BBC
6/12/2004: Small Worlds: Recalling the mighty mini-motor smaller than a pinhead  - BBC
6/12/2004: The New "Molecular Economy" - Business Week
6/12/2004: Lessons from a Dizzying Tech Decade - Business Week

  




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