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Howling at the Moon: Space Entrepreneurs See Red Over Mars Favoritism - Space.com  entrepreneurs believe the U.S. space agency's preoccupation with Mars is eclipsing in importance our closest celestial neighbor: the Moon. It is apparent that there are forces within NASA solely fixated on Mars. And there's a huge fear in the Mars community, Mendell said, that once on the Moon...game over, with humankind never progressing to Mars and beyond. 
Wild Fire rocket (Image: Da Vinci Project) Second team goes for space prize   - BBC  Left:  The rocket will be hot on the heels of Spaceship One.  A Canadian team has said it will challenge SpaceShipOne for the Ansari X-Prize by sending its privately-funded craft to space on 2 October. The da Vinci Project is vying with Burt Rutan's craft, and 23 other teams, to win the $10m (5.7m) prize. It rewards the first team to send a non-government, three-person craft over 100km into space, and repeat the feat in the same craft in two weeks. Burt Rutan has predicted that mass space tourism for thousands could happen within 10 to 15 years, for around the same price of an US-style SUV vehicle - about $30,000 (17,000).

Climate: The Vanishing Solar Factor - SpaceDaily  Recent scientific evidence indicates solar forcing of climate change actually may be less than previously thought. The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures, Solanki told the newspaper. This offers a possible explanation for global warming that needs to be weighed when proceeding with expensive efforts to cut emissions of greenhouse emissions, the Telegraph story said. Solanki himself only partially subscribes to this conclusion, however. The sun cannot be the dominant source of this latest temperature increase.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
8/8/2004:Hope for an Alzheimer's vaccine  - BBC

Biosciences:
8/8/2004:Bird brain reveals flight secrets  - BBC
8/8/2004:Disease bouts knock crater lions
  - BBC
8/8/2004:Bat bounty found in Isle of Wight  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
8/8/2004:Climate: The Vanishing Solar Factor - SpaceDaily
8/8/2004:Give Seas a Chance - Business Week

Computers:
Devices
8/8/2004:Police reject game link to murder  - BBC
8/8/2004:Rally simulation hits the spot  - BBC
8/8/2004:Gaming fest: A sneak peak at the bumper crop of big video games ahead  - BBC
8/8/2004:Sony's PS3 to use Blu-ray Disc  - C/Net

Communications
8/8/2004:Apple and Motorola: A Smart Duet
 - Business Week
8/8/2004:Wi-Fi phones make a splash
  - C/Net
8/8/2004:First malicious program aims for handhelds
  - C/Net

Technology

PC's
8/8/2004:A Linux Laptop: Has Its Time Come? - Business Week
8/8/2004:The "Big Mac" Supercomputer Biz - Business Week
8/8/2004:Fast but flawed  - C/Net
8/8/2004:Toshiba delays 1.8-inch hard drives  - C/Net

Internet
8/8/2004:Cyber cops to patrol Vietnam net  - BBC
8/8/2004:Finnish army 'drops web addicts'  - BBC
8/8/2004:Net users find themselves online  - BBC
8/8/2004:PCs hijacked to spew spam  - BBC
8/8/2004:Staff blamed for virus outbreaks  - BBC
8/8/2004:Don't Quote My Blog on That - Business Week
8/8/2004:Online Casinos, This Is a Holdup
 - Business Week
8/8/2004:Google IPO: No longer a sure thing?
  - C/Net
8/8/2004:Lawyer sues Yahoo over message board posts
  - C/Net
8/8/2004:Blogging breakthrough?
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
8/8/2004:Will IBM's Gift Keep on Giving? - Business Week
8/8/2004:Red Hat in Big Blue's Space - Business Week
8/8/2004:Fiery Talk from Red Hat's Chief - Business Week
8/8/2004:Apple: Sweetness Regained - Business Week
8/8/2004:Apple Aces Academia - Business Week
8/8/2004:No "Halo" Effect? Look Again - Business Week
8/8/2004:Image flaw pierces PC security  - C/Net
8/8/2004:Battles abroad for Red Hat  - C/Net
8/8/2004:French tax office takes up open source  - C/Net
8/8/2004:State AGs warn file-sharing companies  - C/Net
8/8/2004:Free corporate Linux set for test phase  - C/Net

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
8/8/2004:Diet fallacy: 'I risked my bones in a mistaken bid to 'prevent' cancer  - BBC

Infectious
8/8/2004:Experts warn of wider vCJD threat  - BBC
8/8/2004:Q&A: What the findings mean  - BBC
8/8/2004:Asylum policy sparks HIV concern  - BBC
8/8/2004:Polio 'to die out by end of year'  - BBC  - BBC
8/8/2004:Aids drugs 'can curb HIV spread'

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
8/8/2004:Baby talk: How body language could hold the key to peaceful parenting  - BBC
8/8/2004:Colour blindness: Why faulty cone cells in the eye can cause vision problems  - BBC
8/8/2004:Private health checks 'a danger'  - BBC
8/8/2004:Human hearing highly complex  - BBC
8/8/2004:Technology & Medicine - Business Week

History, Anthropology:

Miscellaneous:
8/8/2004:Vietnam jails veteran dissident  - BBC
8/8/2004:Country profile: Vietnam  - BBC
8/8/2004:Call centre woes: Indian outsourcing firms battle high employee turnover  - BBC
8/8/2004:Audio may solve JFK mystery  - BBC
8/8/2004:Scientists develop a suit that makes you feel old  - BBC
8/8/2004:Exit strategy: When living is done, what choices do we have about dying?  - BBC
8/8/2004:July's Report Card for the IT 100 - Business Week
8/8/2004:IT 100 Scoreboard -- July, 2004 - Business Week
8/8/2004:A Renaissance for Russian Science - Business Week
8/8/2004:Now Your TV Can Go Wireless, Too - Business Week
8/8/2004:Patent perils  - C/Net
8/8/2004:Decline and fall  - C/Net
8/8/2004:Briefly: Life-seeking robot to take a test drive  - C/Net

Neurosciences:

Physics and Astronomy:

Prolongevity

Robotics:
8/8/2004:NASA's bioseeking robot to take a test drive  - C/Net

Space:
8/8/2004:Howling at the Moon: Space Entrepreneurs See Red Over Mars Favoritism - Space.com
8/8/2004:
Second team goes for space prize    - BBC
8/8/2004:Women wanted for space tests  - BBC
8/8/2004:Hubble Trouble: One of Four Instruments Stops Working - Space.com
8/8/2004:NASA TV to Cover Next Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival ... - Washington Post
8/8/2004:Spirit rover failed to find lake remnants on Mars ... - Washington Post
8/8/2004:Cassini eyes Saturn lightning, discovers new radiation belt ... - Washington Post
8/8/2004:Instrument Aboard NASA Hubble Space Telescope Fails ... - Washington Post

Technology:
8/8/2004:Lecturer shuts door on draughts  - BBC
8/8/2004:Sony's PS3 to use Blu-ray Disc - Business Week
8/8/2004:High-Tech Homers - Business Week
8/8/2004:Loud and Clear - Business Week

  




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