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Silent Running: 'Black Triangle' Sightings on the Rise - Space.com  The study points out: “The United States is currently experiencing a wave of Flying Triangle sightings that may have intensified in the 1990s, especially towards the latter part of the 1990s. The wave continues. The Flying Triangles are being openly deployed over and near population centers, including in the vicinity of major Interstate Highways. Neither the agenda nor the origin of the Flying Triangles are currently known.”
India Plans To Build Long-Range Missiles With Israel: Official - SpaceDaily  Left:  Those National Day Parades sure bring in the customers.  India is holding talks with Israel about joint production of a long-range missile, the country's chief military scientist announced on Tuesday. "Wherever they have strengths, we want to jointly develop the missiles so that both countries can benefit and share designs, costs and risks," V.K. Atre told reporters in Hyderabad, the hub of India's missile-building facilities. Atre denied that Israel was already helping India to build guided missiles and said defence cooperation was confined to research and the development of sensors and fibre-optic gyroscopes for the military. India successfully tested its medium-range Agni-II (Fire) missile, which has a maximum range of 2,500 kilometres (1,560 miles) and can carry a one-tonne nuclear warhead. 

Europe's first lunar probe is due to orbit the Moon in November

Noah's Ark plan for Moon - ABC  LeftEurope's first lunar probe is due to orbit the Moon in November.  The European Space Agency's chief scientist has said there should be a "Noah's Ark" on the Moon, in case life on Earth is wiped out by an asteroid or nuclear holocaust. Speaking exclusively to BBC News at the British Association Festival of Science, Dr Bernard Foing said the ark should be a repository for the DNA of every single species of plant and animal. If there were a catastrophic collision on Earth or a nuclear war, you could place some samples of Earth's biosphere, including humans, [on the Moon]," he said.
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Biosciences:
9/15/2004: Parrots speak in tongues  - Nature
9/15/2004: Zavos clone claims cause journal to axe paper
  - Nature
9/15/2004: Pollution triggers bizarre behaviour in animals - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Climate change can slash animal gene pools - New Scientist
9/15/2004: UK animal experiments on the increase - New Scientist

Climate, Environment:
9/15/2004: Ocean fix for climate change finds tentative support  - Nature
9/15/2004: Europe is 'failing to clean up its air'  - Nature
9/15/2004: European deaths from air pollution set to rise - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Threatened species total 'hugely underestimated' - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Clean Air Tech Has Ancient Roots  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Gujarat faces ire over Narmada dam project ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Dasmunshi to visit Narmada dam rehabilitation sites ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Durban cleans up after oil spill ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Kullu environmentalists demand ban on mining ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Newmont responds to pollution report ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Greenpeace institute project to help MIC victims economically ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Governor authorizes trial emissions tests ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Carbon-emissions trading ... - Economist
9/15/2004: But Where Is the Hurricane Going?  - NY Times
9/15/2004: As Weather Shifts, Beaches May Pay a Heavy Price
  - NY Times
9/15/2004: Storm, Just Grazing Cuba, Crawls Toward Gulf Coast
  - NY Times
9/15/2004: USGS Studies Hurricane Ivan’s Potential Impacts To Florida’s West Coast Islands
 - Science Daily
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Computers:
Devices
9/15/2004: Game Heroines Pose for Playboy  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Video Gaming's Hardware Hangup - Business Week
9/15/2004: Atari hits gamers with blasts from past  - CNN

Communications
9/15/2004: Military Headset Reaches Masses
  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Time to Dial Into Telecom?
 - Business Week
9/15/2004: Nokia's Goal: Cell-Phone Planet
 - Business Week
9/15/2004: FCC frees up spectrum for 3G
 - Business Week
9/15/2004: Protests powered by cell phone
  - NY Times

Technology
9/15/2004: Nickel 'nanodots' could mean tiny hard drives - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Intel talks dual core at developer conference  - CNN

PC's
9/15/2004: At IDF- iMac look-alikes and monitors as hats  - CNN

Internet
9/15/2004: Web worm teenager charged - New Scientist
9/15/2004: No Friendster of Mine  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Charity Begins on the Net  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Now Spam Is Being Outsourced - Business Week
9/15/2004: Teenager admits eBay domain hijack  - CNN

Miscellaneous
9/15/2004: Autonomous software agents of change - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Combat in high C: Microsoft vs. Apple  - C/Net
9/15/2004: Seeing double in software licensing  - CNN
9/15/2004: XML: Too much of a good thing?  - CNN
9/15/2004: Microsoft under your thumb  - CNN
9/15/2004: Steve Jobs back at Apple  - CNN
9/15/2004: Apple fixes 15 flaws in Mac OS X  - CNN
9/15/2004: Microsoft extends block to SP2 auto update  - CNN

Energy:
9/15/2004: US plans portable nuclear power plants - New Scientist

Health:
Cardiovascular
9/15/2004: Children's blood vessels reveal future heart risks - New Scientist

Cancer  
9/15/2004: Magnet-making bacteria could target tumours  - Nature
9/15/2004: Magnets could pull cancer drugs to tumours - New Scientist

Infectious

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
9/15/2004: Air pollution retards teen lung growth - study - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Does It Pay to Buy Organic? - Business Week
9/15/2004: Pull the Veil from Drug-Study Secrets - Business Week

History, Anthropology:
9/15/2004: Who discovered the Americas?  - Nature
9/15/2004: Conservers plead for funds to protect Europe's heritage  - Nature
9/15/2004: Ice core reveals gentle start to last ice age  - Nature
9/15/2004: Fossil hints at devoted parenting in dinosaurs  - Nature
9/15/2004: Dinosaurs may have been doting parents - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Darwin is off the curriculum for Serbian schools - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Fossils Suggest Dinosaurs Were Doting Parents
  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Treatment Closer for Gene Disease
  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Dinosaurs Were Doting Parents, Fossil Find Suggests ...
 - Nat'l. Geo. News
9/15/2004: Fossils Show Link Between Global Warming, Genetic Diversity ...
 - FirstScience

Miscellaneous:
9/15/2004: India Plans To Build Long-Range Missiles With Israel: Official - SpaceDaily
9/15/2004: Peer-reviewed paper defends theory of intelligent design  - Nature
9/15/2004: Biomedical agency floats open-access plan  - Nature
9/15/2004: Medical journals tackle biased reporting of results  - Nature
9/15/2004: Hair analysis could reveal recent travels - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Global suicide toll exceeds war and murder - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Medical journals to require clinical trial registration - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Spinning spy plane could hover for days - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Medical Journals Tackle Biased Reporting of Results  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Ads That Annoy Also Succeed  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Flight ID Rules Fuel Fresh Furor  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Worldcon Is Gateway to Big Time  - Wired News
9/15/2004: New IBM Software for Linux Users  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Bill Seeks Civil Liberties Board  - Wired News
9/15/2004: New York Nuclear Plant Called Dangerous Terrorist Target ... - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Seagate Stumbles to Conquer - Business Week
9/15/2004: "India Has Ingenuity" - Business Week
9/15/2004: Gates Tries for a Hollywood Ending
9/15/2004: Tech: Back to Earth with a Thud
9/15/2004: What Tech Investors Need Now: Patience - Business Week
9/15/2004: No Heat for the IT 100 in August
 - Business Week
9/15/2004: A Talk with craigslist's Keeper
 - Business Week
9/15/2004: Spreading knowledge, the Wiki way
 - Washington Post
9/15/2004: Adaptec's boost from Big Blue
  - C/Net
9/15/2004: Acronym soup: How does it taste?
  - C/Net
9/15/2004: The innovator's battle plan
  - C/Net
9/15/2004: Five tech firms at a crossroads
  - CNN

Neurosciences:
9/15/2004: Antidepressants  - Nature
9/15/2004: Brain scans show hypnosis at work  - Nature
9/15/2004: Babies prefer to gaze upon beautiful faces - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Humans and parrots may share sharp tongues - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Proteins slow the progress of Parkinson's disease - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Dear diary, you make me sick - New Scientist

Physics and Astronomy:
9/15/2004: Scientists Follow Doomed Matter on a Ride Around a Black Hole ... - FirstScience

Prolongevity

Robotics:
9/15/2004: Robots invade the table football pitch - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Self-sustaining killer robot creates a stink - New Scientist

Space:
9/15/2004: Silent Running: 'Black Triangle' Sightings on the Rise - Space.com
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Noah's Ark plan for Moon  - ABC
9/15/2004: Holidays in space are on the horizon - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Reviewers caution NASA over plans for nuclear-powered craft  - Nature
9/15/2004: NASA Prepares BlackBerry Back-up  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Hubble Telescope Captures Image of Sauron's Eye ...
 - FirstScience
9/15/2004: Study: Mars Was Watery for Eons ...
 - Discover
9/15/2004: Gentlemen, Start Your Rockets
 - Business Week
9/15/2004: Beefed-up motor will boost SpaceShipOne
 - New Scientist
9/15/2004: Mind Over Matter As FirstX-Prize Flight Approaches
 - SpaceDaily
9/15/2004: GSLV To Launch EDUSAT On September 20
 - SpaceDaily
9/15/2004: SpaceDev's Rocket Motors For X-Prize Attempt No Laughing Matter
 - SpaceDaily
9/15/2004: Risk In Private Rocket Flights Worthwhile
 - SpaceDaily
9/15/2004: NASA says some Genesis solar material salvaged
 - SpaceDaily
9/15/2004: Hurricane Ivan As Observed By NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
 - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
9/15/2004: Suppliers step in to manage chemical use  - Nature
9/15/2004: Bending sound the 'wrong' way sharpens scans - New Scientist
9/15/2004: RFID transplants for Goan cattle - New Scientist
9/15/2004: TiVo, ReplayTV Agree to Limits  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Slide Rule Still Rules  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Law Fights to Keep Pace With Tech  - Wired News
9/15/2004: Bacteria Turn Toxins Into Plastic
  - Wired News

  



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