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Suborbital Dreams: One Year After SpaceShipOne's Historic Flight - Space.com  Based on NASA’s X-34 program, Dream Chaser’s current incarnation is that of an orbital spacecraft, though initial plans called for a suborbital version. “We’ve changed our focus from suborbital to orbital,” explained Jim Benson, SpaceDev CEO founding chairman  He hopes SpaceDev’s Dream Chaser, which could make its first suborbital manned flight by 2008, could be ready in time to be considered as a potential launch vehicle for NASA.  
Physicists Clarify Exotic Force, But No 'Theory Of Everything' Yet - SpaceDaily  LeftCasimir force tips the balance - This experiment measures the Casimir force between a metallized plate and a metallized sphere fixed to the tip of the cantilever of an atomic force microscope. When the sphere is brought near to the plate, an attractive Casimir force causes the cantilever to bend. This bending is monitored by bouncing a laser off the top of the cantilever and using photodiodes to record the reflected light. The electron micrograph shows a metallized sphere attached to the triangular cantilever tip of an atomic force microscope. Picture credit: Umar Mohideen, University of California at Riverside.  Their experiment, which involves the behavior of a minuscule gold ball as it moves over different substances, shows that gravity behaves exactly as Isaac Newton predicted, even at small scales.    

Synthetic Aperture Radar May Soon Be Used For Reconnaissance On Small UAVs - SpaceDaily   Researchers at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Sandia National Laboratories flew what is probably the world's smallest fine-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in May, making real-time images from the 6-kilometer range with a resolution of four inches. It was a first for the 25-pound instrument that may soon be used for reconnaissance on near-model-airplane-sized unmanned aerial vehicles.MiniSAR is less than one-fourth the weight and one-tenth the volume of SARs that currently fly on larger UAVs such as the General Atomics' Predator.    
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Alzheimer's Disease:
7/1/2005: Gene Testing Doesn't Increase Anxiety, Depression In Children Of People With Alzheimer's - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Look To The Future: Preparing For Baby Boomer Dementia Epidemic
 - Science Daily

Biosciences:
7/1/2005: Scientists: Cod Off Nova Scotia Declining  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Researchers Release Rare Turtles in Ga.
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Rwandans Name 30 Rare Gorilla Babies  - NY Times
7/1/2005: You Call It Music. They Call It an Air Raid.  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Acidifying Soil Helps Plant Remove Cadmium, Zinc Metals - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Breakthrough Study Finds Adult Stem Cells - Science Daily
7/1/2005: A Sugar That's Not So Sweet For Insect Pests - Science Daily
7/1/2005: A Step Forward In Stem Cell Research - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Textbook Explanation Of mRNA Translation May Need Rethinking - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
7/1/2005: Timing of Next Indonesia Tsunami a Mystery  - NY Times

Computers:
Devices

Communications
7/1/2005: Court gives cable big win in high-speed Internet market
 - Seattle Times
7/1/2005: Military turns to XM satellite radio for homeland security
 - Silicon Strategies

Technology
7/1/2005: AMD claims Intel used coercion in antitrust suit - Silicon Strategies
7/1/2005: AMD ships PC chip for gamers - Silicon Strategies
7/1/2005: Freescale joins Europe's 45-nm gate stack project - Silicon Strategies
7/1/2005: Stretch extends configurable processor reach - Silicon Strategies
7/1/2005: Samsung sampling 5Mpixel CMOS image sensors - Silicon Strategies
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PC's
7/1/2005: Fujitsu proposes 3-petaflops supercomputer - Silicon Strategies

Internet
7/1/2005: Court ruling sad music for file-sharing services - Seattle Times

Miscellaneous

Energy:
7/1/2005: 'Apollo Program' For Hydrogen Energy Needed, Stanford Researcher Says - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Fuel cell specs for notebooks released - Silicon Strategies

Health:
Cardiovascular
7/1/2005: Know Your Numbers and Improve Your Odds  - NY Times
7/1/2005: 'Laser Tweezers' Reveal Microscopic Mechanical Properties Of Blood Clots - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Bad Outcomes Related To, But Not Caused By, Misdosing Of Clotbusters In Heart Attack Patients - Science Daily
7/1/2005: New Virtual Reality Surgery Simulator Hones Surgeons' Skills, Improves Patient Safety - Science Daily

Cancer  
7/1/2005: Online Analytical Toolbox For Cancer And Other Biomedical Research - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Early Stage Breast-cancer Rates Are Rising As Incidence Of Invasive Cases Are Leveling - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Polls Finds Many Americans Believe Cancer Myths - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Study Links Race To Risk Of Advanced Colorectal Cancer, Death - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Jefferson Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists Wrap Radiation Around Spine For Cancer Pain Relief - Science Daily

Infectious
7/1/2005: The Doctor's World: Writing a New Chapter Medical History With a Treatment for Rabies  - NY Times
7/1/2005: To Vaccinate or Not: Sorting Out the Confusion Over Meningitis Shots  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Antibiotics Help Combat Dangerous Tropical Disease - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
7/1/2005: Gene Changes Linked To Deficient Immune Suppression In Multiple Sclerosis - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Study Shows Increased Risk Of Common Infections In Diabetic Patients - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
7/1/2005: The Claim: Never Swim After Eating  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Gauging Body Mass Index in a Changing Body  - NY Times
7/1/2005: A Conversation With Bebe Moore Campbell- A Portrait of Pain Is Drawn With Care  - NY Times
7/1/2005: A Military Hospital May Itself Become a Casualty  - NY Times
7/1/2005: New Ideas in Global Health Get a $437 Million Assist  - NY Times
7/1/2005: For Overweight Children, Are 'Fat Camps' a Solution?  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Forum: Do 'Fat Camps' Work?
7/1/2005: Children With Maple Syrup Urine Disease Celebrate One-Year Post-Transplant -- Kids No Longer Have Life-Threatening Disease - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Arsenic - Not The Same For Everyone
 - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Study Finds Possible Mechanism For Link Between Sleep Disturbances And Metabolic Syndrome
 - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Guidelines Help Parents Decide What's Best To Feed Baby
 - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
7/1/2005: Deep Sea Algae Connect Ancient Climate, Carbon Dioxide And Vegetation - Science Daily
7/1/2005: From A Few Wild Ancestors, A Citrus Cornucopia - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
7/1/2005: Loan regulators discount fears of housing bubble - Seattle Times
7/1/2005: CNOOC wages public relations, lobbying battle for Unocal - Seattle Times
7/1/2005: Work begins on Hyderabad fab, doubt cast on IBM role - Silicon Strategies

Neurosciences:
7/1/2005: What Other People Say May Change What You See  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Depression Common In People With Chronic Cough - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
7/1/2005: Physicists Clarify Exotic Force, But No 'Theory Of Everything' Yet - SpaceDaily
7/1/2005: Hubble Captures Dust Plume Images
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Remembrance of Things Future: The Mystery of Time
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: 4 Dimensions
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Manipulating Time
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: A Trip Forward in Time
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Plasma accelerators move on
 - PhysicsWeb
7/1/2005: MIT Physicists Create New Form Of Matter
 - Science Daily
7/1/2005: 1001 Hawaiian Nights Dedicated To The Cool And The Far Away
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity

Robotics:
7/1/2005: Teacher's Little Helpers: Robots Attend UCSD Nursery School In Research Study - Science Daily

Space:
7/1/2005: Suborbital Dreams: One Year After SpaceShipOne's Historic Flight - Space.com
7/1/2005: Join a Discussion on Space and the Cosmos
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: Fireworks Likely When NASA Blows Up Comet
  - NY Times
7/1/2005: NASA Has Failed to Meet Safety Terms on Shuttle, Panel Finds
  - NY Times
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Technology:
7/1/2005: Synthetic Aperture Radar May Soon Be Used For Reconnaissance On Small UAVs - SpaceDaily
7/1/2005: New Magnetic Techniques For Microstructural Characterisation Of Steels - Science Daily
7/1/2005: Microsoft-Toshiba deal a boost for HD-DVD format - Seattle Times

  



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