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Fluid "Stripes" May Be Essential for High-Temp Superconductivity - Science Daily  Left:  A schematic diagram illustrating stripe order in materials such as LBCO 1:8. Circles indicate the hole-doped copper sites. Up and down arrows represent magnetic moments (orientation of electron spins) on undoped copper sites. Alternating "stripes" of holes and magnetic regions may be necessary for superconductivity.  The scientists were studying a material composed of lanthanum, barium, copper and oxygen (LBCO). The parent compound, LCO, which lacks the barium, is not a superconductor (a material through which current moves with no resistance), nor even a regular conductor. When barium is substituted for some of the lanthanum atoms, however, the material starts to exhibit superconductivity.
Gulf Stream Migration Routes Affects Biological Productivity - Science Daily  Situated between the continental shelf of the eastern United States and the north wall of the Gulf Stream flowing eastward from Cape Hatteras, the Slope Sea is a transition region between the productively rich coastal waters and the productively static open ocean. The scientists expected that during the years when the Slope Sea expanded due to a greater transport of Labrador water, primary productivity, or the production of plankton that forms the basis of the food chain, would be increased. However, their results showed the opposite effect.  

Continents Played Key Role In Collapse And Regeneration Of Earth's Early Greenhouse - Science Daily  If a time machine could take us back 4.6 billion years to the Earth's birth, we'd see our sun shining 20 to 25 percent less brightly than today. Without an earthly greenhouse to trap the sun's energy and warm the atmosphere, our world would be a spinning ball of ice. Life may never have evolved. But life did evolve, so greenhouse gases must have been around to warm the Earth. Evidence from the geologic record indicates an abundance of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Methane probably was present as well, but that greenhouse gas doesn't leave enough of a geologic footprint to detect with certainty. 
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Biosciences:
6/14/2004: Aussies and Texans Map Kangaroo DNA  - Wired News
6/14/2004: Bush Opposes Using Embryos for Research - ABC

6/14/2004: 150 Arrested Outside Biotech Conference - ABC
6/14/2004: Scientists Develop Blowfish Minus Poison - ABC
6/14/2004: Baylor Researchers Try to Map Wallaby - ABC
6/14/2004: Scientists see new species born  - BBC
6/14/2004: Kangaroo next in line to have genes mapped  - Yahoo
6/14/2004: US congress looks again at stem-cell research - USA Today

Climate, Environment:
6/14/2004: Continents Played Key Role In Collapse And Regeneration Of Earth's Early Greenhouse  - Science Daily
6/14/2004: Gulf Stream Migration Routes Affects Biological Productivity  - Science Daily
6/14/2004: Ozone Levels in the USA Lowest Since 1980 ... - FirstScience
6/14/2004: Popcorn Is Used to Simulate Oil Spill ... - FirstScience
6/14/2004: Environmentalists Launch Earth Legacy Campaign ... - FirstScience
6/14/2004: Wildlife Service Must Consider Citizen Endangered Species Petitions ... - FirstScience
6/14/2004: Brave Conservationists Perservere as Congo Battles Rage ... - FirstScience
6/14/2004: Gulf of St. Lawrence Krill Decline 70 Percent in 10 Years ... - FirstScience
6/14/2004: World Oceans Day Brings Honors, Warnings ... - FirstScience
6/14/2004: Howlin’ Wolf - ABC
6/14/2004: Coyote Attacks Calif. Children Near Homes - ABC
6/14/2004: Underwater Volcano Offers Explosive Show - ABC
6/14/2004: Panel Tackles Ailing Grand Canyon's Woes - ABC
6/14/2004: Peregrine falcons rear chicks in central London  - BBC
6/14/2004: Underwater eruption caught on tape - MSNBC

Computers:
Devices
6/14/2004: Playing On - ABC
6/14/2004: Sprint offers camera-less Treo 600  - C/Net

Communications
6/14/2004: Wi-Fi Data Bleeding From Four-Fifths of Networks  - Wired News
6/14/2004: BT transforms phone network  - BBC
6/14/2004: Apple Hits a High Note with Express - Business Week
6/14/2004: Why the FCC should die  - C/Net
6/14/2004: Greedy hackers can hog Wi-Fi bandwidth - New Scientist

Technology
6/14/2004: Intel CTO says chip design needs rethinking  - El. Engr. Times
6/14/2004: Nanotech memory chips might soon be a reality  - NY Times

PC's
6/14/2004: Review: Sony's Sleek and Thin VAIO Notebook - ABC
6/14/2004: The Storage Story:: More, More - Business Week
6/14/2004: Low-end Power Macs get dual processors - Business Week

Internet
6/14/2004: Spam-Fighting Theories Far From Practice  - Wired News
6/14/2004: Invasion of the Spambots - Salon
6/14/2004: Greedy hackers can hog Wi-Fi bandwidth ... - New Scientist
6/14/2004: Police will 'listen' to net chats  - BBC
6/14/2004: BT acts against child porn sites  - BBC
6/14/2004: Cyber-cops to patrol Internet chatrooms  - CNN  
6/14/2004: Report: Beatles in online music talks  - CNN  
6/14/2004: Ask Jeeves taps into desktop search - Business Week
6/14/2004: Google mulls RSS support  - C/Net
6/14/2004: Domain-name registration surges  - C/Net
6/14/2004: Yahoo tests new home page  - C/Net
6/14/2004: Zombie PCs spew out 80% of spam - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
6/14/2004: Sun's gimmicky good idea - Business Week
6/14/2004: Red Hat Linux upgrade bug hides Windows  - C/Net

Energy:
6/14/2004: Senate Lowers Standard for High-Level Nuclear Waste Cleanup ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
6/14/2004: Study Argues for Early Prostate Treatment - ABC
6/14/2004: Genetic Disparity Gives Chemo Insight - ABC
6/14/2004: Prostate cancer gene identified  - BBC
6/14/2004: Breast cancer drug is lifesaver  - BBC
6/14/2004: Gene may predict killer prostate cancers - New Scientist

Infectious
6/14/2004: Locusts swarms may spiral into plague ... - New Scientist
6/14/2004: Sweet healing: Harnessing the power of honey to fight bacteria  - BBC
6/14/2004: Class thing: Single mums on whether smoking is their only pleasure  - BBC
6/14/2004: Locusts swarms may spiral into plague - New Scientist
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Non-Infectious
6/14/2004: U.K. Health Secretary: Smoking a Pleasure - ABC
6/14/2004: Calif. Woman Contracts West Nile Virus - ABC
6/14/2004: Arthritis aidMetal joint 'could offer hope to millions', researchers say  - BBC
6/14/2004: Cannabis drug cuts arthritis pain  - BBC

Miscellaneous
6/14/2004: Silver Bullet? - ABC
6/14/2004: Anheuser-Busch Unveils Low-Carb Beverage - ABC
6/14/2004: Book Excerpt: American Nightingale - ABC
6/14/2004: Growth in Health Care Spending Again Drops - ABC
6/14/2004: Okla. ERs, Clinics Note Rise in Patients - ABC
6/14/2004: Did Big Business Water Down Health Message? - ABC
6/14/2004: Obesity death claim is disputed  - BBC
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History, Anthropology:
6/14/2004: Early Earth was Warm, Despite Less Energy From the Sun ... - FirstScience

Miscellaneous:
6/14/2004: High Hopes for Unscrambling the Vote  - Wired News
6/14/2004: Feds Say RFID Will Thwart Drug Counterfeiting  - Wired News
6/14/2004: France's Far Right Party Advances on the Net  - Wired News
6/14/2004: Digital Revolution Threatens Puppet Regime  - Wired News
6/14/2004: Peace Center Alerts Risk of New Biotech Weapons - ABC
6/14/2004: Cornell Program Trains Farm Rescuers - ABC
6/14/2004: Hard drive secrets sold cheaply  - BBC
6/14/2004: Easy 3D X-rays for air security  - BBC
6/14/2004: Watchdog's 'alarm' over ID cards  - BBC
6/14/2004: Could a pair of jeans really help women beat cellulite?  - BBC
6/14/2004: Public contact 'adds job stress'  - BBC
6/14/2004: Technology gets under clubbers' skin  - CNN  
6/14/2004: Corporate America's Coming Tech Splurge   - Business Week 
6/14/2004: The Message in Microsoft's SAP Quest - Business Week
6/14/2004: Now, the EU Has Its Eye on Intel - Business Week
6/14/2004: Take That, You Creepy Dementors - Business Week
6/14/2004: Waiting for Net2Phone to Pick Up - Business Week
6/14/2004: Rising damp delays speed record attempt - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
6/14/2004: Mind Games - ABC
6/14/2004: Imagine Your Way to a Better Memory? - ABC
6/14/2004: HealthyWoman Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease - ABC

Physics and Astronomy:
6/14/2004: Fluid "Stripes" May Be Essential for High-Temp Superconductivity  - Science Daily
6/14/2004: Robotic Repair Call to Hubble Taking Shape
 - USA Today
6/14/2004: Middle-weight black hole a fighting force  - CNN  

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Robotics:
6/14/2004: Cosmic Log: Next robot race set - MSNBC

Space:
6/14/2004: Opportunity's Exit Strategy ... - FirstScience
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Technology:
6/14/2004: Teeny Tyne Bridge: How scientists carved a miniature Tyne Bridge from silicon  - BBC

  




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