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Crater on Moon Linked to Rock Found on Earth - Space.com  Three times may be a charm in some realms, but it took four tremendous whacks to lift a certain rock off the Moon and shoot it serendipitously to Earth, scientists reported Thursday. The rock left the Moon no more than 340,000 years ago, carved out of the Imbrium Basin -- the right eye of the "Man in the Moon" -- by an asteroid impact. Gnos even thinks he might know the exact crater on the Moon from whence the rock came.
White Paper: China's Space Activities - SpaceDaily  China carries out its space activities in accordance with the following principles:  - Adhering to the principle of long-term, stable and sustainable development and making the development of space activities cater to and serve the state's comprehensive development strategy.   - Upholding the principle of independence, self-reliance and self-renovation and actively promoting international exchanges and cooperation. China shall rely on its own strength to tackle key problems and make breakthroughs in space technology.   - Enhancing the social and economic returns of space activities and paying attention to the motivation of technological progress. China strives to explore a more economical and efficient development road for its space activities so as to achieve the integration of technological advance and economic rationality.

Internet Casino Boldly Goes Where No Casino Has Gone Before - SpaceDaily  In another first for the online casino industry, gaming site GoldenPalace.com will boldly go where no casino has gone before with the GoldenPalace.com Space Program: Powered by The da Vinci Project. The casino's brand will also appear on the ship itself - the Wild Fire - during its historic flight to the very edge of Space and into the history books. The Ansari X Prize is intended to promote the Space tourism industry through competition among the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world. "This will go down in history as one of the key moments in humankind's race to Space."
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Biosciences:
8/15/2004: Kerry Calls for More Stem-Cell Funding - ABC
8/15/2004: Dolphins Stranded on Fla. Beach Euthanized
 - ABC
8/15/2004: Many Unseen Spectacles in Natural World - ABC
8/15/2004: Tactical battle: Are latest attempts to tackle animal rights activists practical?  - BBC
8/15/2004: Gorilla seeks help using sign language - MSNBC
8/15/2004: Parasitic Cowbirds Thrive With A Less Ruthless Strategy Than Cuckoos - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
8/15/2004: Stormy Solution to Rain Crisis  - Wired News
8/15/2004: New science sub will go deeper than famed Alvin ... - FirstScience
8/15/2004: Veteran Science Submarine to Be Replaced in 2008 ... - Washington Post
8/15/2004: Nevada Ponders Superfund Status for Mine - ABC
8/15/2004: Southeast Coast Sees Fewer Turtle Nests - ABC

Computers:
Devices

Communications
8/15/2004: Has Cell-Phone Blogging Found Its Place?
 - Popular Science
8/15/2004: DoCoMo releases first 3G mobile wallet phone
  - El. Engr. Times
8/15/2004: Options blossom for mobile Internet access
 - Seattle Times

Technology
8/15/2004: Promise of TFT printing nears  - El. Engr. Times
8/15/2004: Emerging field shifts perceptions of human, machine limits  - El. Engr. Times
8/15/2004: Haptic approach boosts realism with bursts of air  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
8/15/2004: Open Supercomputing Hits Big 1-0  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Disney Launches PC for Kids  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Smart Skin Holds Promise for Wearable Computers - Popular Science
8/15/2004: Nasa's super boost: Linux supercomputer to get shuttle missions back on track  - BBC

Internet
8/15/2004: New browsers provide other entries into cyberspace - Seattle Times
8/15/2004: Fark Sells Out. France Surrenders  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Handheld Computer Trojan Discovered  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Yahoo Sued Over Anonymous Abuse  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Hey, Google: Paid Search Growth May Slow - ABC
8/15/2004: Online advert sales 'set to slow'  - BBC
8/15/2004: To connect on the road, try a library
 - Seattle Times

Miscellaneous
8/15/2004: Microsoft's Windows fix rolling out in stages - Seattle Times
8/15/2004: Security Cavities Ail Bluetooth  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Microsoft's Singing a New Tune on Linux  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Virgin Slams Apple Over Anticompetitive IPod  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Computer users share private files with their MP3s - New Scientist

Energy:
8/15/2004: Energy-saving features allow PC snooze, but you won't lose - Seattle Times

Health:
Cardiovascular
8/15/2004: Weill Cornell Researchers Identify Gene That Causes Heart Tumors And Limb Deformity - Science Daily

Cancer  
8/15/2004: Adjuvant Chemotherapy For Colon Cancer Offers No Survival Benefit After 10 Years - Science Daily
8/15/2004: New Prostate Cancer Gene Identified - Science Daily

Infectious
8/15/2004: WHO Declares End to Ebola Outbreak - ABC
8/15/2004: Bush-meat trade breeds new HIV - New Scientist

Non-Infectious
8/15/2004: Survey: NH, Vermont Have High Drug Rates - ABC

Miscellaneous
8/15/2004: Low-Carb Craze Fails to Cross Atlantic - ABC
8/15/2004: Vending Machines Making Room for Health - ABC
8/15/2004: Scientists set up stammer library  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
8/15/2004: TimeLine: 70 Years Ago in Science News ... - Science News
8/15/2004: Examining Newton's darker side - PhysicsWeb

Miscellaneous:
8/15/2004: Hiring dips dramatically - Seattle Times
8/15/2004: "Home-grown" e-mail list of customers is major asset - Seattle Times
8/15/2004: Do You See a Pattern Here?  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Passport ID Tech Has High Error Rate  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Evidence? - ABC
8/15/2004: Video - ABC
8/15/2004: Indictments Using DNA on Rise Nationally - ABC
8/15/2004: Fake goods tempting young adults  - BBC
8/15/2004: Terror fight turns to technology  - BBC
8/15/2004: Anthrax probe visits homes of bioterror expert  - CNN
8/15/2004: Group Dynamics: Nature's Complex Relationships - Science Daily
8/15/2004: India parlays education, timing into tech boom - Seattle Times

Neurosciences:
8/15/2004: Neurosurgeons At Rush First In Midwest To Implant Brain Neurostimulator To Suppress Seizures In Patient With Medically Refractory Epilepsy - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
8/15/2004: Probe Set to Test Einstein Theory  - Wired News
8/15/2004: Hubble images majestic cousin of the Milky Way ...
 - Science News
8/15/2004: Science instrument on Hubble shuts down ...
 - FirstScience

Prolongevity

Robotics:
8/15/2004: Human-like NASA Space Robot Goes Mobile with Leg, Wheels ... - Washington Post

Space:
8/15/2004: Crater on Moon Linked to Rock Found on Earth - Space.com
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White Paper: China's Space Activities - SpaceDaily
8/15/2004: Internet Casino Boldly Goes Where No Casino Has Gone Before - SpaceDaily
8/15/2004: NASA's Pluto Mission to be Delayed or Cut Back - Space.com
8/15/2004: MIT-NASA team to test first interplanetary laser communication link ... - Washington Post
8/15/2004: Chances of aliens finding Earth disappearing - New Scientist

Technology:
8/15/2004: Startup aims biological processes at materials development - Silicon Strategies
8/15/2004: Stealth wallpaper keeps company secrets safe - New Scientist
8/15/2004: Going paperless not painless for hospitals - Seattle Times

  



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