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British Role In Aurora Program Uncertain - Space.com  The British government probably will not be able to commit to Europeís Aurora space-exploration program by the Sept. 30 deadline set by the European Space Agency (ESA), British officials said here July 21 at the Farnborough International 2004 air show. "I suspect we will want a little more time" before deciding whether, and how much, to invest in Europeís long-term space-exploration program, Halliday said about the ESA deadline for Aurora funding commitments. 
Astronomers Measure Mass Of A Single Star - First Since The Sun - SpaceDaily  A faint star nearly 2,000 light-years away now has something in common with our sun that no other single star has. An Ohio State University astronomer and his colleagues have directly measured the mass of that star - the first time such a feat has been accomplished for any single star other than our own sun. "Itís possible that by getting these kinds of measurements, we will be able to test our theories of stellar structure," said Andrew Gould, professor of astronomy at Ohio State. The astronomers also noted that NASAís upcoming Space Interferometry Mission (SIM), with a satellite set to launch in 2009, will be able to perform similar studies of more than 200 stars in the galaxy. Their current calculations could be off by as much as 17 percent, Gould said, which is good.

Space Scopes Image Massive Black Hole Surrounded By Doughnut-Shaped Cloud - SpaceDaily  Using ESA's Integral and XMM-Newton observatories, an international team of astronomers has found more evidence that massive black holes are surrounded by a doughnut-shaped gas cloud, called a torus. This new view through the haze has provided valuable insight into the relationship between the black hole, its accretion disc and the doughnut, and supports the torus model in several ways. Gas in the accretion disc close to the black hole reaches high speeds and temperatures (over 100 million degrees, hotter than the Sun) as it races toward the void.
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Alzheimer's Disease:

Biosciences:
8/1/2004:†Eugenics Stir Emotions in Germany  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†I'll Have What She's Having...
 - ABC
8/1/2004:†Stem Cells to Take Focus at Convention - ABC
8/1/2004:†It seems even humble animals like to follow the fashions  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
8/1/2004:†Greenpeace groups in France, NZ fined for using logo of nuclear firm ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†Buyat Bay fishermen count losses from pollution ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†HK makes progress in environment protection ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†Only 186,150 Tonnes Of Solid Waste Recycled Since 2001 ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†Saarc, SACEP signs MoU on environment protection ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†'Mock El Nino' culprit behind heat wave, floods- professor ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†Bison, Eagle Conservation Groups Seek Rehearing on Appeal ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†Armenian Capital Losing Its Green Spaces ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†UC Davis Corrals Cows In Bovine Bubbles To Study Air Emissions ... - Science Daily
8/1/2004:†Alaskan Borough to Study Sea Lions - ABC
8/1/2004:†Wyoming Aiding Endangered Toad Tadpoles - ABC
8/1/2004:†Yellow Jackets Out Early in Oregon - ABC
8/1/2004:†Thames set for big mammal count  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
8/1/2004:†Real 'frees' Apple's iPod player  - BBC

Communications
8/1/2004:†The Incredible Shrinking Comic
  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Presto! Your Desk Phone Is a Cell Phone
 - Business Week
8/1/2004:†Poll shows tough road for broadband
 - Business Week
8/1/2004:†Broadband: Breaking the Digital Gridlock
  - C/Net

Technology
8/1/2004:†Power trip: Can computers keep getting faster and faster?  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Chipmakers' Problems Are Speeding Up - Business Week

PC's
8/1/2004:†Fresh installation might be only solution - Seattle Times
8/1/2004:†Supercomputers: Faster, Cheaper, Better - Economist
8/1/2004:†Quiet Cool PC - ABC
8/1/2004:†Review: Altec Lansing MX5021 Speaker Set - ABC

Internet
8/1/2004:†A real name on an e-mail gives credence to message - Seattle Times
8/1/2004:†Fake Bin Laden File Harbors Virus  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Patent spending: Pop-ups, the hyperlink - the unlikely patents that govern the net  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Sudan web appeal hits record high  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Cash pours in for Darfur appeal  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Q&A: Sudan's Darfur conflict  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Media frenzyBloggers join 15,000 journalists at the US party conventions
  - BBC

Miscellaneous
8/1/2004:†MP3 Creator Returns with 3-D Sound - Economist
8/1/2004:†How Microsoft Can Embrace Linux - Business Week
8/1/2004:†Longhorn to work with high-definition DVD  - C/Net

Energy:

Health:
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Cancer  
8/1/2004:†Foods 'can prevent gut cancers'  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Alternative to breast removal  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Test detects early ovarian cancer  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Virus 'harnessed to kill cancers'  - BBC

Infectious

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
8/1/2004:†Student Teaching
8/1/2004:†Video: Early Adolescent Sexuality: What Is Your Child Going Through?
8/1/2004:†Do Teens View Sex Differently? - ABC
8/1/2004:†Medical Fitness Centers Grow in Popularity - ABC
8/1/2004:†Quick Fix - ABC
8/1/2004:†Bionic boyAn extendable leg bone may have huge medical potential  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Patient clutter 'helps fuel MRSA'  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Bid to protect vulnerable adults  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Treating heatstroke: What happens when the body's cooling system malfunctions?
  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
8/1/2004:†Einstein Letters Show His Personal Side - ABC

Miscellaneous:
8/1/2004:†To keep sales from tripping over speaker wires, manufacturers turn to wireless - Seattle Times
8/1/2004:†Glimpse of future for online movies - Seattle Times
8/1/2004:†Feds Halt Classified Work at Labs  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Microsoft Puts Slate on the Block  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†11 Report Urges Info Sharing, Biometrics  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Car Black Box Technology Worries Privacy Advocates  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Gadgets and Gizmos Getting Cheaper  - CNN
8/1/2004:†RFID Goes to the Dogs in Portugal  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Outfoxed: A Unique Sleeper Hit  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Center to Boost Science Appreciation ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†Tuning in DTV - ABC
8/1/2004:†Cult science: Vote to choose the nation's favourite fictional boffin  - BBC

Neurosciences:
8/1/2004:†Art in mind: Psychiatric patients get creative to gain better mental health care  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
8/1/2004:†Space Scopes Image Massive Black Hole Surrounded By Doughnut-Shaped Cloud - SpaceDaily
8/1/2004:†
Astronomers Measure Mass Of A Single Star - First Since The Sun - SpaceDaily

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:
8/1/2004:†British Role In Aurora Program Uncertain - Space.com
8/1/2004:†NASA Goes To The ...
 - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†Mars Echoes of Earthtones ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†From 2D to 3D to 4D: NASA Satellite Imagery in 3 and 4 Dimensions ... - FirstScience
8/1/2004:†'Beagle 3' looks to American ride  - BBC
8/1/2004:†Probe to 'look inside' asteroids  - BBC

Technology:
8/1/2004:†Eye Spy With My Little Network  - Wired News
8/1/2004:†Japan's fashion fad - stab-resistant clothing  - BBC

  




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