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Weapons In Space: Dawn of a New Era - Space.com  Space power has changed the face of warfare. So much so, particularly for the United States, skirmishes of the 21st century cannot be fought and won without space capabilities. That reliance has led to a key action item for U.S. space warriors: How best to maintain and grow the nationís space superiority and deny adversaries the ability to use space assets. That fact has prompted arguments as to the "weaponization" of space.     
Many Of 2 Billion Dryland Dwellers At Risk As Land Degrades - SpaceDaily  Growing desertification worldwide threatens to swell by millions the number of poor forced to seek new homes and livelihoods. And a rising number of large, intense dust storms plaguing many areas menace the health of people even continents away, international experts warn in a new report. Thick storms rising out of the Gobi Desert affect much of China, Korea and Japan and even reduce air quality over North America, according to Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Desertification Synthesis. Occupying more than four-tenths (41%) of the world's land area, drylands are home to over two billion people.   

US Willing To Talk To India About Supplying Missile Defence - SpaceDaily  A US official said Thursday his government was willing to talk to India about supplying missile defence systems, but urged New Delhi to spell out regulatory mechanisms for controlling exports of sensitive technologies. India was a Cold War ally of the Soviet Union and maintains close ties with Iran, which the United States accuses of developing nuclear weapons and supporting Middle Eastern extremist groups. Traditionally, it has bought most of its military equipment from Russia, France and Britain, but recently has shown interest in the military hardware of US defence firms.    
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Alzheimer's Disease:
6/27/2005:†Enzyme Family Plays Role In Alzheimer's: University Of Toronto Study - Science Daily

Biosciences:
6/27/2005:†Chickadeeís chirps reveal surprising smarts - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Hummingbirds hover a bit like bugs
 - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Koa trees making comeback in Hawaii - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Amphibians under threat in Americas - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Stem-cell scientists gather amid questions - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Stem cell pioneer does a reality check - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Hummingbirds get in a unique flap  - Nature
6/27/2005:†Bumper rice plant created by novel approach - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Chirpy chickadees signal deadliness of predators - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Let the big fish go to save the species - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Charles D. Keeling, 77, Who Raised Global Warming Issue, Dies  - NY Times
6/27/2005:†Graphic: The Keeling Curve  - NY Times
6/27/2005:†Virginia Tech Fisheries Department Releases Cultivated Mussels At Nature Conservancy Site - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Damage To Sperm DNA Affects Older Men's Chances Of Fathering Children - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Picking The Perfect Ear Of Corn -- For More Than 6,000 Years - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†K-State Professor Studies How Landscape Dynamics Affect Extinction Risk For Migratory Songbirds - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Inner Structure Of Cells Behaves Much As Molten Glass - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Researchers Find Resistance To Soybean Fungus - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Stem Cells Grown In Lab Mirror Normal Developmental Steps - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Great Plains Farmers Are Diversifying
 - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
6/27/2005:†Many Of 2 Billion Dryland Dwellers At Risk As Land Degrades - SpaceDaily
6/27/2005:†Midwest earthquake dangers?  - CNN
6/27/2005:†Quake risk in heart of America - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Get off the fence over global warming - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Global warming will bring fiercer hurricanes - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Charles D. Keeling, 77, Who Raised Global Warming Issue, Dies  - NY Times
6/27/2005:†Graphic: The Keeling Curve  - NY Times
6/27/2005:†Senate Passes Amendment to Combat Climate Change  - NY Times
6/27/2005:†Imprinting Disorders And Assisted Reproduction Techniques -- World's Largest Study Results Are Reassuring - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†New USGS Oil & Gas Assessment Of Central North Slope, Alaska - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
6/27/2005:†Extra: Is buying a game character legit?  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†'Queer Eye' for the product guy  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Supercomputer has edge on human  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Your brain on video games  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Violent game players lose touch with reality?  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Do games prime brain for violence? - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Beware of strangers bearing iPods
 - New Scientist

Communications
6/27/2005:†VoIP cozies up to cell phones
  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Senate punts on broadcast flag option
  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Should cities be ISPs?
  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Wireless insecurity
  - CNN

Technology
6/27/2005:†HP, Acer take different paths with AMD's Turion  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Jack Kilby: 1923--2005 - PhysicsWeb

PC's
6/27/2005:†New supercomputers overhaul top ranks  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Dell's $99 laser printer  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Fast times in big iron  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†HP ships biometric laptop  - CNN
6/27/2005:†Custom clusters top global supercomputer rankings - New Scientist

Internet
6/27/2005:†The Pulse: Microsoft pushes spam-filtering technology  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†IE pop-up spoof won't get patch  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†When 'digital bullying' goes too far  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Amazon, like Google, gets transcendental  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Pop-up vulnerability  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†New eBay tools for independent sellers  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†New piracy boss talks tough on ISPs
  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Amazon.com: wild about Harry
  - CNN
6/27/2005:†Iran tightens Web control
  - CNN
6/27/2005:†Wanted! Search engine top spots
 - New Scientist

Miscellaneous
6/27/2005:†Hard line on Microsoft  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Revealed: the true cost of computer crime - New Scientist

Energy:
6/27/2005:†Nuclear fusion boost from global warming? - MSNBC
6/27/2005:†Green Tinge Is Attracting Seed Money to Ventures - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Graphic: Energy Deals   - NY Times
6/27/2005:†New USGS Oil & Gas Assessment Of Central North Slope, Alaska - Science Daily

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
6/27/2005:†Radiofrequency Ablation Is Effective Long-term Treatment For Kidney Tumors - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Thalidomide Treatment Proves Better Than Conventional Chemotherapy For Multiple Myeloma - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Oral Rinse Predictor Of Marrow Transplant Effectiveness, Indicates Whether Infection Will Develop - Science Daily

Infectious
6/27/2005:†China to stop using human flu drug on poultry - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Assuring The Supply Of Vaccines - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
6/27/2005:†Arthritis: What Wnt Wrong? - Science Daily 

Miscellaneous
6/27/2005:†Aftershocks - living through a lightning strike - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
6/27/2005:†Monastery to use high-tech cameras to shed new light on ancient texts  - CNN
6/27/2005:†King Tut getting a new home in Egypt - MSNBC

Miscellaneous:
6/27/2005:†US Willing To Talk To India About Supplying Missile Defence - SpaceDaily
6/27/2005:†Weapons In Space: Dawn of a New Era - Space.com
6/27/2005:†Head east, young techie  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Blogs: The Post jumps gun on Rehnquist fate  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†The red herring of data  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Ripples continue from massive data breach  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Sony R&D to focus on phones, flat TVs  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†IDs for sale at Indian call centers  - CNN
6/27/2005:†Incentives on trial  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Study: IT has too few women, minorities  - CNN
6/27/2005:†Electric bullets, shredded emails & crazy pool - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Buying Homes Of Tomorrow Now Saves Money, Energy - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Anthrax Inhibitors Identified By Burnham Team - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Speed Limits May Not Be Saving Lives - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Study Finds Parking Lot Sealcoat May Be Major Source Of PAHs - Science Daily

Neurosciences:
6/27/2005:†Women More Afraid Of Dentists Than Men: University Of Toronto Study - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†Imprinting Disorders And Assisted Reproduction Techniques -- World's Largest Study Results Are Reassuring - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
6/27/2005:†Hubble spies lord of the stellar rings - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Vortices seen in Fermi gas
 - PhysicsWeb
6/27/2005:†New limits for exotic molecules
 - PhysicsWeb

Prolongevity

Robotics:
6/27/2005:†New dutiesfor robots  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†Gun-bots in training  - C/Net

Space:
6/27/2005:†Cast-off spacesuit turned into a satellite - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†Deep Impact reveals cometís oblong heart
 - New Scientist
6/27/2005:†NASA Successfully Demonstrates Innovative Nanosatellite System
 - Science Daily
6/27/2005:†NASA Announces Spectacular Day Of The Comet
 - Science Daily
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Technology:
6/27/2005:†Tomorrow's virtual reality  - C/Net
6/27/2005:†The airbag that can 'hear' a crash  - CNN
6/27/2005:†Smart goggles easy on the eyes  - CNN
6/27/2005:†OLED display sales rise 31 percent in Q1, says DisplaySearch  - El. Engr. Times
6/27/2005:†Male sweat sells menís lifestyle magazines - New Scientist

  



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