June 5, 2006
Surprising Activity from a Dead Star - Space.com
A distinctive feature of black holes is the discharge of narrow jets
that shoot matter into space in a continuous stream near the speed of
light. But NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has recently found one of
these jets around a dense stellar corpse known as a neutron star. “Now
that Spitzer has revealed a steady jet coming from a neutron star in an
X-ray binary system, we know that the jets must be fueled by something
that both systems share.”
China growth unsustainable on all counts, must change- economist - SpaceDaily China's
growth model, based on the West's economic model with its massive appetite for
resources and increasing environmental degradation is unsustainable and will
have to change, a leading environmentalist said Tuesday. Lester
Brown, head of the Washington-based Earth Policy Institute, told reporters in
Beijing that China's current path could not be maintained at either the national
or international level. "The Western economic model -- the fossil fuel
based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy -- will not work for China,"
Brown said. "If it doesn't work for China, it will not work for India
or the three billion other people in developing countries who are also dreaming
the American dream."
Sea-Surface Warming Linked to Worse Tropical Storms Activity - SpaceDaily Climate
researchers said Tuesday they may have found a connection between rising
sea-surface temperatures over the past 40 years and more intense
tropical storm activity across the globe. Researchers at Purdue
University in West Lafayette, Ind., said the evidence supports the
hypothesis that rising temperatures of tropical waters – both on the
surface and just below the surface - are causing more intense cyclones
in the southern Pacific Ocean and hurricanes, their rotational
opposites, in the Atlantic Ocean. The research also supports a
popular notion that warming global average temperatures are contributing
to increasingly severe and more frequent tropical storms - such as
Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 storm that devastated New Orleans, La.
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6/5/2006: DNA Diet Makes For Some Vibrant Bugs - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Stem Cells: It's How You Ask - Wired News
6/5/2006: Plant databases linked for botanists and gardeners...
6/5/2006: NFAT dysregulation by increased dosage of DSCR1 and DYRK1A on chromosome 21...
6/5/2006: The inner-nuclear-envelope protein emerin regulates HIV-1 infectivity...
6/5/2006: Computational redesign of endonuclease DNA binding and cleavage specificity...
6/5/2006: A genome-wide Drosophila RNAi screen identifies DYRK-family kinases as regulators of
6/5/2006: Scientists reveal how frogs grip -
6/5/2006: Sea-Surface Warming Linked to Worse Tropical Storms Activity - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Extending The Reach Of Disaster Relief - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Indonesia quake death toll nearly
5,700: official - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Deaths Mount In Indonesia - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Geologists- Indonesia quake may awaken Merapi - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Indonesia's Merapi spews heat clouds and lava - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Comoros on alert as volcano simmers - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: North Pole Looked Like Paradise - Wired News
6/5/2006: Strap Up and Jump Like Mario - Wired News
Lab: Nothin' But Screen - Wired News
6/5/2006: Study shows global warming causing more Atlantic hurricanes... - FirstScience
6/5/2006: City's air pollution 50pc over EU limit... - FirstScience
6/5/2006: AIBS, Ecological Society of America Comment on FY 2007 NSF Appropriations... - FirstScience
6/5/2006: Volunteers fight global warming In absence of rules, some U.S. companies cut emissions... - FirstScience
6/5/2006: Clean Air Watch- Bush EPA Ignores Science - and Recent Developments - in Reaffirming Pro-Industry Mercury Rule... - FirstScience
6/5/2006: AUDIO from
Medialink: Debunking the Hurricane-Global Warming Connection... - FirstScience
6/5/2006: 2 Studies Link Global Warming to Greater Power of Hurricanes... - FirstScience
6/5/2006: Mission to target highest clouds -
Games and Devices
6/5/2006: Making the IPod More Sensitive
Hardware and Software
6/5/2006: Old Hardware, New Applications - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Apple Begins Recycling Program - Wired News
6/5/2006: New Orleans' Free Wi-Fi Is Scarce - Wired News
6/5/2006: A Know-It-All IM Buddy - Technology
Net? Who Are You Kidding? - Wired News
6/5/2006: Diary of a Spam-Hungry Madman
6/5/2006: Yahoo Video Mimics YouTube - Wired News
6/5/2006: Storm Hits the Pirate Bay - Wired News
6/5/2006: Ballmer Plays for Time - Wired News
6/5/2006: Virology: HIV goes nuclear...
6/5/2006: Countries under-report bird flu -
6/5/2006: Wild bird role in flu 'unclear' -
6/5/2006: New twist in 'hobbit' human story -
6/5/2006: China growth unsustainable on all counts, must change- economist - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: US confident incentive package for Iran to be approved - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: EU offer will be test for Iran's real
intentions: Solana - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Draft proposal on Iran nuclear dispute - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Malaysia to have nuclear monitoring station - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Pakistani court hears plea over nuclear scientist - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: North Korea Keen On South Korea Election - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: India Cancels Agni III Test - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Don't Forget the Amazing Doll Man - Wired News
6/5/2006: Designing for Dough in Vegas - Wired News
6/5/2006: When Amazon Knows You Too Well - Wired News
6/5/2006: Puppet, Puppet, Burning Bright - Wired News
6/5/2006: Rants 'n'
Raves: Hang Up Reality - Wired News
6/5/2006: Don't Try This at Home - Wired News
6/5/2006: Sensitive Nano Test for Heart Attacks, Alzheimer's - Technology
chemistry: Gas in a straitjacket...
6/5/2006: Dimensional reduction at a quantum critical point...
Space and Astronomy:
6/5/2006: Surprising Activity from a Dead Star - Space.com
6/5/2006: Space Launch Acquired By Space Adventures - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Opportunity Gets Dug Into Loose Soil Again - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: A Voyage To The Edge Of Sol - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Titan Ringed - SpaceDaily
6/5/2006: Russia Prepares To Launch Another Progress Space Truck To ISS - SpaceDaily
science: Polar roller...
6/5/2006: NASA: All Systems Go for Discovery Launch...
6/5/2006: Competition Heats Up for NASA's Space Cargo Contract...
6/5/2006: Mars robots to get smart upgrade -
6/5/2006: Outward Bound for Robots - Technology
6/5/2006: Schmear Campaign - Wired News
6/5/2006: USB Anytime, Anywhere - Wired News
6/5/2006: Old car tyres could create a flexible solution to traffic woes -