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What Is A Comet Made Of? - SpaceDaily  The researchers took one suspected chemical, carbon disulfide, and used spectra measured in the laboratory under conditions similar to those in a comet. The spectrum of this molecule is such that it could not have been detected by other methods. The technique makes it possible to look at the chemical composition of comets on their first visit to the inner solar system, which are difficult to reach with space probes and may have a different composition than comets that have been close to the sun many times, Jackson said. Detection of organic compounds such as benzene would show that these and more complex chemicals were present in the early solar system and could have contributed to the origins of life, he said.
Scientists Formulate Intelligent Glass That Blocks Heat Not Light - SpaceDaily  While conventional tints block both heat and light the coating, which is made from a derivative of vanadium dioxide, allows visible wavelengths of light through at all times but reflects infrared light when temperature rise over 29 degrees Celsius. Wavelengths of light in this region of the spectrum cause heating so blocking infrared reduces unwanted rays from the sun. The coating's ability to switch between absorbing and reflecting light means occupants benefit from the sun's heat in cooler conditions but when temperatures soar room heating is reduced by up to 50 per cent.

Saturn's Moon Titan: Planet Wannabe - SpaceDaily  Left:  The Solar System's largest exploitable oil well.  In January 2005, the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Huygens Probe will descend through Titan's atmosphere, sending back a detailed picture of the chemical interactions taking place there and, hopefully, giving scientists a glimpse into the chemistry that took place on early, prebiotic Earth. The Huygens Probe is part of the Cassini-Huygens mission to explore Saturn and its rings and moons. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with an atmosphere. Organic chemistry detected in that atmosphere has sparked the imagination of planetary scientists like the University of Arizona'z Jonathon Lunine.
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Biosciences:
8/22/2004: Self-assembling, biologically active artificial pores created ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Ky. Company Wins Grant to Study Peptides
 - ABC
8/22/2004: Socialites unite dolphin groups  - BBC
8/22/2004: Sperm counts: Dutch laws on donor anonymity cut donations  - BBC
8/22/2004: Well-connected dolphins keep pods together - New Scientist

Climate, Environment:
8/22/2004: Sullivan calls for new panel to review emissions testing program ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Climate change policy 'off course' ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: El Nino boost to CPO prices ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Pollution depleted croc food source ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: World Bank Undermines Efforts on Global Warming ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Houseboats to go eco-friendly ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: MPs criticise UK's record on carbon emissions ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Environmentalists Boycott McGreevey Bill Signing ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Growing crops and trees side by side can dramatically reduce groundwater pollution caused by fertilizers ... - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Simultaneous Tropical Storms a Rarity - ABC
8/22/2004: Scientists Probe Pacific for Dead Zone - ABC
8/22/2004: Appeal Rejected in Trout Restoration Plan - ABC
8/22/2004: Bacteria gives coral orange glow
- BBC

Computers:
Devices
8/22/2004: A Role Best Left Unplayed  - Wired News
8/22/2004: Review: Apple's New, Thinner iPod - ABC

Communications
8/22/2004: FCC Pulls Blinds on Wireless Data
  - Wired News
8/22/2004: 
All thumbs, without the stigma   - C/Net

Technology

PC's
8/22/2004: AOL pushes cheap PCs to dial-up subscribers  - C/Net

Internet
8/22/2004: Google IPO Sets Odd Precedent  - Wired News
8/22/2004: Online errors delay student loans  - BBC
8/22/2004: Card fraud unit nets 36,000 cards  - BBC
8/22/2004: Government pays for net search  - BBC
8/22/2004: Today in News.com Extra  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
8/22/2004: We're All Journalists Now  - Wired News
8/22/2004: Microsoft's blast from past  - C/Net
8/22/2004: Dutch site aims to compete with iTunes  - CNN

Energy:
8/22/2004: Rust and Neglect Cited at Japan Atom Plant  - Wired News

Health:
Cardiovascular
8/22/2004: Playing the Numbers Game - ABC
8/22/2004: Video: Heart Disease Facts: What Every Woman Should Know - ABC

Cancer  
8/22/2004: Report Notes Averages of La. Cancer Cases - ABC

Infectious
8/22/2004: Three People Die of Bird Flu in Vietnam - ABC
8/22/2004: Typhoid Outbreak Hits Western Tajikistan - ABC
8/22/2004: TB test to slash infection rates  - BBC
8/22/2004: Three people killed by bird flu in Vietnam - New Scientist

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
8/22/2004: Egg Timers - ABC
8/22/2004: Video: The First Steps to Achieving Fertility - ABC
8/22/2004: Playing the Numbers Game - ABC
8/22/2004: Texas Man Advertises Need for Transplant - ABC
8/22/2004: Wis. Kiosks Offer Free Access to Condoms - ABC
8/22/2004: A Safe Summer Trip Begins at Home - ABC
8/22/2004: Britons embrace digital lifestyle  - BBC
8/22/2004: Concerns over key Windows update  - BBC
8/22/2004: Bedroom athletics: The conflicting myths about sex before a big sporting event
  - BBC
8/22/2004: Food giant 'not cereal offender'
  - BBC
8/22/2004: Denmark bans Kellogg's vitamins
 - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
8/22/2004: Hearing clue to whale evolution  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
8/22/2004: Driver Watching DVD: Not Guilty  - Wired News
8/22/2004: An Original Way to Go Postal  - Wired News
8/22/2004: Blockbuster Takes On Netflix  - Wired News
8/22/2004: Why Trust Registration Data?  - Wired News
8/22/2004: Open-Source Software Alliance Formed in China  - Wired News
8/22/2004: How to Make Your Own Natural Disaster  - Wired News
8/22/2004: Deleting History - ABC
8/22/2004: Video - ABC
8/22/2004: Virtual World Threats - ABC
8/22/2004: FDA Warns of Terrorist Drug Tampering - ABC
8/22/2004: Your life on a chip: Getting a biometric identity card:- how is it done?  - BBC

Neurosciences:
8/22/2004: Turning Slackers Into Workaholics  - Wired News

Physics and Astronomy:
8/22/2004: What Is A Comet Made Of? - SpaceDaily

Prolongevity

Robotics:
8/22/2004: Dexterous Dextre Hubble helper? ... - FirstScience

Space:
8/22/2004: Saturn's Moon Titan: Planet Wannabe - SpaceDaily
8/22/2004: Second manned spacecraft to be launched in 2005 ...
 - FirstScience
8/22/2004: Responsive Small Spacelift (RSS) Ground Launch ... - FirstScience

Technology:
8/22/2004: Scientists Formulate Intelligent Glass That Blocks Heat Not Light - SpaceDaily
8/22/2004: Vision Quest - ABC
8/22/2004: 'Invisible' technology powers Olympics  - BBC

  



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