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EPR source, Ursin Teleportation goes long distance  - BBC  Left:  Properties were teleported from one photon to another.  Physicists have carried out successful teleportation with particles of light over a distance of 600m across the River Danube in Austria. Long distance teleportation is crucial if dreams of superfast quantum computing are to be realised. Quantum teleportation could be harnessed for fast, powerful computers or communication networks. Mr Ursin said a next step towards worldwide quantum communication would be to attempt the teleportation of quantum states between particles using a satellite link.  
Pyrros Dimas Bigger, Faster, Stronger - ABC The catalyst is an emerging science called gene modification or gene enhancement. Using it, an athlete could be injected with the DNA of an animal, for example, and quickly become much faster and stronger. "You don't need to lift weights, and you don't need to go on 10-mile runs to train for endurance," explains Peter Weyand, who teach kinesiology — the study of muscles and human movement — at Rice University in Houston. "It would replace training; it would make training seem trivial and more than obsolete. Somebody who's not athletic at all could be transformed into something superhuman."

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Hubble peers at celestial bubble - BBC  The Hubble Space Telescope has peered inside a bubble of interstellar gas and dust that is being inflated by a hurricane of particles emitted from a young star. This nearby star, which has no name, is losing 100 million times more mass per second than our own Sun, generating a torrent of speeding particles. The nebula N44F is one of a handful of known interstellar bubbles. In the past similar structures have been observed around massive stars and also around clusters of stars, where they are called super bubbles. N44F is part of the larger N44 complex, which contains one of these super-bubbles.
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Biosciences:
8/26/2004: A Thorny Tweak for the Rose - L. A. Times
8/26/2004: Enhancing Stem Cell Transplants
  - Wired News
8/26/2004: LBP-1a Gene Mutation Linked To Disruption Of Normal Fetal Development - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Arthur and Anne ... - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Bigger, Faster, Stronger - ABC
8/26/2004: Study: Misdiagnosis Led to Birds' Deaths - ABC
8/26/2004: Experts to Breed Sheep to Study Disease

Climate, Environment:
8/26/2004: Charley's Force Tricks Experts  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Future Heat Waves Will Be More Intense  - Scientific American
8/26/2004: Stabilizing Greenhouse Effect May Not Be so Hard  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Farm-raised salmon contain much higher levels of flame retardants than most wild salmon, and some wild Chinook have the highest ... > full story - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are finding that a small beetle from China -- Diorhabda elongata -- is working ... > full story - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Her perseverance in learning English and in earning two graduate degrees in a foreign country have made her a formidable foe for ... > full story - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Researcher Discovers Solution For Invasive Tree - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Fun, But Dangerous For Children - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Warning of global warming 'insanity' ... - FirstScience
8/26/2004: PRIVATE LINE: Pagin' pollution ... - FirstScience
8/26/2004: Indonesia seeks Malaysia's help to battle forest fires as smog returns ... - FirstScience
8/26/2004: Indian urban farmer recycles organic waste into nutrients ... - FirstScience
8/26/2004: Green Groups Talkin' Trash But Still Takin' Cash ... - FirstScience
8/26/2004: The Forests Aren't for Environmentalists Only ... - L. A. Times
8/26/2004: Mexico City is taking its smog fight to the streets ... - FirstScience
8/26/2004: EPA: U.S. Waterways Contain Polluted Fish - ABC
8/26/2004: Alien Invasion - ABC
8/26/2004: Project Shows Promise for Grape Growers - ABC

Computers:
Devices
8/26/2004: Review: A Smarter Scanner - ABC

Communications

Technology

PC's
8/26/2004: Kill Bill's Word - ABC
8/26/2004: Review: Microsoft Digital Image Suite 10 - ABC

Internet
8/26/2004: Downloads on the Move in Europe  - Wired News
8/26/2004: DVD Jon Strikes Again  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Play Boys: Google IPO a Go Anyway  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Fingering Fault - ABC

Miscellaneous

Energy:
8/26/2004: Zero Energy Houses That Don't Pollute  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Democrats offer alternative energy plan pre-election ... - Science Daily

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
8/26/2004: Biology researchers at Rutgers-Newark have identified a new link between a specific protein and its role in determining how ... > full story - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Rutgers-Newark Biologist Links Presence Of Protein To Spread Of Cancerous Cells - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Beating the Odds - ABC
8/26/2004: Survivors' Battle - ABC
8/26/2004: Zapping Cancer - ABC
8/26/2004: New Blood Test - ABC

Infectious

Non-Infectious
8/26/2004: Yoga or exercise may help a person living with multiple sclerosis feel better - Science Daily
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Miscellaneous
8/26/2004: Undersea Habitat Becomes Experimental Hospital - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Blood Stem Cell Gives Rise To Bone In Mice Points To Therapies For Bone Disease, Injuries - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Science of the Burn - ABC

History, Anthropology:
8/26/2004: Evolution Of Whale Hearing Unfolds In Fossil Record - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Archaeologists care for Fort Irwin's past ... - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
8/26/2004: Science, Politics Collide in Election Year - Space.com
8/26/2004: Modern Students Devour Old Math  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Let the Web Games Begin  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Election: Science Plays Politics  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Wrong Time for an E-Vote Glitch  - Wired News
8/26/2004: AVP: Fancy Meeting You Here  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Olympic Opportunities for Pacy Punters  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Too Much Information? - ABC
8/26/2004: Northeastern Professor Warns Big Backpacks Cause Big Back Pains - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Purdue, Law Enforcement Probe Digital World Of Computer Forensics - Science Daily
8/26/2004: A Kick for Karaoke - ABC

Neurosciences:
8/26/2004: Researchers at the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have identified a relationship between a small section of ... > full story - Science Daily
8/26/2004: You can experience hallucinations with Parkinson’s disease - Science Daily
8/26/2004: People in the US sleep 1.5 hours less than they did a century ago - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Asteroid named after India ... - FirstScience

Physics and Astronomy:
8/26/2004: Hubble peers at celestial bubble - BBC
8/26/2004: Chandra catches early phase of cosmic assembly ...
 - FirstScience

Prolongevity
8/26/2004: Exercise -- the Real Fountain of Youth ... - Science Daily

Robotics:

Space:
8/26/2004: NASA Picks Swede Launch Site for Balloons - ABC
8/26/2004: Still No Answers From Mars on Beagle 2
 - ABC
8/26/2004: Cassini on Course for Saturn Moon Flyby

Technology:
8/26/2004: Teleportation goes long distance   - BBC
8/26/2004: Hospitals Embrace SMS Technology
  - Wired News
8/26/2004: Self-assembling And Biologically Active Artificial Pores May Lead To A Future Full Of Holes - Science Daily
8/26/2004: Plankton Power - ABC

  



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