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Biofuel Soars As Gas Prices Rise - SpaceDaily  Once a month, Tim Ridolfi pulls his 2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI into the Biofuel Oasis, a cutting edge fuel station located in a warehouse district on the outskirts of Berkeley. Instead of the usual lineup of snacks and sundries, the cashier's office sells homemade soaps and bumper stickers, while Latin American folk tapestries and a red velour couch decorate the store. What truly sets Biofuel Oasis apart, though, is what it sells at the fuel pump - 100 percent, vegetable-derived fuel. Though the price is difficult to stomach - a whopping $3.25 per gallon - customers like Ridolfi say the higher cost is worth the trade-off.
DoE Funds Multiple Fusion Labs - SpaceDaily  The Department of Energy has selected the University of Maryland, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Rochester to host two new Fusion Science Centers, Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director of DOE's Office of Science announced Thursday. The universities will establish academic centers of excellence that will focus on fundamental issues in fusion plasma science. The centers will perform research in areas of such wide scope and complexity that it would not be feasible for individual or small groups of researchers to make progress.   

Toyota Prius

Alternative fuels: Will the motor industry turn its back on petrol and diesel?  - BBC  Not only is the Prius exempt from London's congestion charge, it has also been a hit with politically correct trendsetters in Hollywood. But the hybrid option is a step which some major carmakers remain slow to take. General Motors will not have a proper hybrid in place until 2007, and its stop-gap version that merely allows the petrol engines on its Chevy Silverado pickups to shut down while waiting for the lights to turn green has been described as laughable by critics. Ford, too, has been slow off the mark but is catching up fast after it recently licensed hybrid technology from Toyota.    
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Biosciences:
6/7/2004: Clone Newcomer Bends U.N.'s Ear  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Dolphin DNA Shows Dads Leave Home ...
 - Discover
6/7/2004: Group: 'Biopharming' Industry Growing - ABC
6/7/2004: Dutch law sparks sperm shortage  - BBC
6/7/2004: US judge blocks late abortion law  - BBC
6/7/2004: Scientists press UN to allow stem cell research  - Yahoot
6/7/2004: New Mouse Species Found In The Philippines - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
6/7/2004: Chinese Keen on Non-Polluting Technology  - Wired News
6/7/2004: More Species Threatened By Climate Change ... - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Ozone Warning Issued to Seven Districts in Seoul ... - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Pollution hits polar bears ... - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Earthquakes beget earthquakes near and far ... - Discover
6/7/2004: Japanese Plant Proves to Be Invasive - ABC
6/7/2004: Power Plants Top Canada-U.S. Air Polluters, Watchdog Says - ABC
6/7/2004: Quake unblocked distant geysers  - BBC
6/7/2004: Jordan appeals to save Dead Sea  - BBC
6/7/2004: U.S. Court Blocks Rules for Snowmobile Emissions  - NY Times
6/7/2004: Where Butterflies Rest, Damage Runs Rampant  - NY Times
6/7/2004: Tropical Plants Help Identify Lags Between Abrupt Climate And Vegetation Shifts - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
6/7/2004: Enjoy the Good Life, on GameCube  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Sony pulls out of PDA marketplace  - BBC
6/7/2004: Shoot to thrillWhy the UK is going to keep on making good video games  - BBC
6/7/2004: Van Helsing enters gaming world  - CNN

Communications
6/7/2004: Mobile usage shows gender split  - BBC
6/7/2004: Is your phone your next PC?  - C/Net

Technology
6/7/2004: AMD, others unveil new wares at Computex  - C/Net

PC's
6/7/2004: An Almost Super EMac - ABC
6/7/2004: Gateway's Large Display Does Double Duty - ABC
6/7/2004: Noteable Toteable - ABC
6/7/2004: Review: Pinnacle ShowCenter Digital Media Box - ABC
6/7/2004: Fired Up for the Supercomputer Derby - Business Week

Internet
6/7/2004: Star Red-Faced Over Sex Pictures on Web - ABC
6/7/2004: Google soups up intranet search tools  - CNN

Miscellaneous
6/7/2004: Forget texting, now you can write your message in mid-air  - BBC
6/7/2004: Electricity, Gas -- and Computing - Business Week
6/7/2004: Microsoft offers peek at new Media Player - Business Week
6/7/2004: Labels may limit CD burns  - C/Net

Energy:
6/7/2004: Alternative fuels: Will the motor industry turn its back on petrol and diesel?  - BBC
6/7/2004: DoE Funds Multiple Fusion Labs - SpaceDaily 
6/7/2004: Biofuel Soars As Gas Prices Rise - SpaceDaily
6/7/2004: Biodiesel Boom Well-Timed  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Energy Gets Jolt of Venture Cash  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Renewable energy key to tackling environmental degradation, UN official says ... - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Climate Change Not Fuel Prices: The Real Energy Crisis ...
 - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Oil wars highlight need for renewable energy, world conference told ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular
6/7/2004: Chocolate Can Keep Heart in Shape - ABC
6/7/2004: Hot Cocoa, the Healthy Drink? - ABC
6/7/2004: Is Chocolate a Valentine Vitamin? - ABC
6/7/2004: New Standard To Help Diagnose Heart Attacks - Science Daily

Cancer  
6/7/2004: Smoke-damaged saliva fuels cancer  - BBC
6/7/2004: Smuggling cancer drugs into body  - BBC

Infectious
6/7/2004: Study: Dieting Can Weaken Immune System - ABC
6/7/2004: China to Stop Daily SARS Report - ABC

Non-Infectious
6/7/2004: Smoking a pipe 'damages health'  - BBC

Miscellaneous
6/7/2004: US Experts to Review New Ultrasound Fibroid Therapy - ABC
6/7/2004: No Magic Bullet - ABC
6/7/2004: Fat Fighters on the Front Lines - ABC
6/7/2004: Hidden Sugars Add to Obesity Problem - ABC
6/7/2004: Products for the Obese: XXL Coffins & More - ABC
6/7/2004: Spitzer Sues GlaxoSmithKline Over Paxil - ABC
6/7/2004: Restless Recovery? - ABC
6/7/2004: Study: Driving Longer Means Larger Waists - ABC
6/7/2004: Spa-ing partners: How health farms can help the ailing British countryside  - BBC
6/7/2004: Label promotes healthier eating  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
6/7/2004: Return to Titanic - ABC
6/7/2004: Slideshow - ABC
6/7/2004: Drilling Finds Crater Beneath Va. Bay - ABC
6/7/2004: New dino 'links major landmasses'  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
6/7/2004: Where's the Beef from?  - Technology Review 
6/7/2004: Sony Ditches U.S. PDA Market  - Wired News
6/7/2004: The Thermochemical Joy of Cooking  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Technology Strains to Find Menace in the Crowd  - NY Times
6/7/2004: Royal Geographical Society Opens Archive - ABC
6/7/2004: In pictures: Royal Geographical Society unlocks its archives  - BBC
6/7/2004: Tortured genius: What Asperger's syndrome has done for society  - BBC
6/7/2004: Innovation = Economic Growth - Business Week
6/7/2004: Making Macintosh More Corporate - Business Week
6/7/2004: Sprint sells satellite cable TV  - C/Net
6/7/2004: Over 40? Forget about getting a job  - C/Net
6/7/2004: Bioweapons labs outed by own research  - Nature
6/7/2004: Child development 'at risk from flame retardants' - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
6/7/2004: Chemicals 'affect child brains'  - BBC
6/7/2004: Antidepressant seen as effective in treatment of adolescents  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
6/7/2004: Access Patterns Organize Data  - Technology Review 
6/7/2004: Spitzer Leads NASA's Great Observatories to Uncover Black Holes, Other Hidden Objects in the Distant Universe ...
 - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Hubble Refines Distance to Pleiades Star Cluster ... - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Massive black holes common in early Universe - New Scientist

Prolongevity

Robotics:
6/7/2004: Forget Roomba, This Robot Irons Your Clothes  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Send in the swarm  - C/Net

Space:
6/7/2004: Sun Watchers Eye Astronaut Safety - Space.com
6/7/2004: Robots to rescue Hubble Telescope
  - BBC
6/7/2004: NASA Weighs Robot Mission to Maintain Telescope  - NY Times

Technology:
6/7/2004: Sun Adds Java to RFID Menu  - NY Times
6/7/2004: Long, Winding Road Ahead for Digital Radio  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Coming Soon: Tamper Proof DNA Wills  - Wired News
6/7/2004: Biochemist to Lead Canada's Nanotechnology Institute ... - FirstScience
6/7/2004: Keeping Cool - ABC
6/7/2004: Are you ready to have a chat with your car?  - C/Net

  




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