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Cubesats: Tiny Spacecraft, Huge Payoffs - Space.com  Experts say the big news in spacecraft building involves ultra-small CubeSats. These petite but powerful satellites are spearheading a hands-on revolution around the world. And what fist-sized CubeSats bring to space could mimic innovations sparked by the personal computer here on Earth. Peep inside a CubeSat and you’ll spot off-the-shelf circuitry in the familiar form of microprocessors and modem ports, and other microchip devices..
Scientists See Exotic Matter In Neutron Star - Space.com  Left: Close-up view of the neutron star in EXO 0748-676. Gas from its companion star crashes onto the surface of the neutron star close to the speed of light, creating thermonuclear bursts of X-rays that last from one to two minutes and can occur several times an hour. (Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Dana Berry) Scientists have obtained their best measurement yet of the size and contents of a neutron star, an ultra-dense object containing the strangest and rarest matter in the universe. The measurement may lead to a better understanding of nature's building blocks - protons, neutrons and their constituent quarks - as they are compressed inside the neutron star to a density trillions of times greater than on Earth.      

Anti-cancer Compound In Vegetables Found To Block Late-stage Breast-cancer Cell Growth - Science Daily  A well-known anti-cancer agent in certain vegetables has just had its reputation enhanced. The compound, in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, has been found to be effective in disrupting late stages of cell growth in breast cancer. "This is the first report to show how the naturally occurring plant chemical sulforaphane can block late stages of the cancer process by disrupting components of the cell called microtubules. We were surprised and pleased to find that SUL could block the growth of breast cells that were already cancerous."
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Biosciences:
9/19/2004: Genetic engineering - a Boon to Science ... - FirstScience
9/19/2004: Europe urged to embrace GM foods
  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
9/19/2004: Blair and Howard pledge action on climate change ... - FirstScience
9/19/2004: Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Targets Southern Environment ... - FirstScience
9/19/2004: Statement of Idaho Conservation League and The Wilderness Society on the New Boulder-White Cloud Draft Legisla ... - FirstScience
9/19/2004: Opposition says carbon tax retreat will hit taxpayer ... - FirstScience
9/19/2004: Storm Orphans - ABC
9/19/2004: Slideshow - ABC
9/19/2004: Playing the Odds - ABC
9/19/2004: Video - ABC
9/19/2004: Scientists Say Mauna Loa May Soon Erupt - ABC
9/19/2004: Groups Work on Schemes to Stop Hurricanes - ABC - ABC
9/19/2004: Are Polar Bears Suffering from Industry Chemicals? - ABC
9/19/2004: Group: Red Sea Pollution Hurts Coral Reef - ABC
9/19/2004: Safety Tips for Life After a Big Hurricane - ABC
9/19/2004: Arctic's toxic burden harms bears  - BBC
9/19/2004: 'UK must lead on climate change'  - BBC
9/19/2004: Winds of change: Michael Howard steers Conservative policy onto a greener tack  - BBC
9/19/2004: Braced for battle: Countryside campaigners ready to fight for Green Belt  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
9/19/2004: Crash and burn: Jaw-dropping and addictive action in Burnout 3 game  - BBC
9/19/2004: Research In Motion vs. PalmOne- C/Net
9/19/2004: Fake football follies  - Wired News

Communications
9/19/2004: Wireless, But Not Free?
 - ABC
9/19/2004: Fears for new digital radio system
  - BBC
9/19/2004: Hurdles for digital TV's global reach
  - BBC
9/19/2004: Briefly- Groups push on for TV on cell phones
- C/Net
9/19/2004: Ring tones slow to rock U.S. market
- C/Net

Technology
9/19/2004: Sun looks to chip performance to bring brighter days- C/Net

PC's
9/19/2004: People's Republic of Mac  - Wired News
9/19/2004: Powerful demandsBeef up your hardware for the best possible game play  - BBC

Internet
9/19/2004: Beware of Bots Bearing Messages  - Wired News
9/19/2004: Judge Dumps Child Porn Law  - Wired News
9/19/2004: The Trojan resume: MyDoom authors encode job plea- C/Net

Miscellaneous
9/19/2004: Cell Phone TV Is Coming  - Wired News
9/19/2004: U.S. Open Puts Serve in Server  - Wired News
9/19/2004: High-Tech School Daze - ABC
9/19/2004: Review: MSN Music, Microsoft's Online Music Store - ABC
9/19/2004: Review: Creative Zen Portable Media Center - ABC
9/19/2004: A Look at Portable Media Centers - ABC
9/19/2004: Breath of Life
9/19/2004: Video: Seasonal and Chronic Allergies
9/19/2004: Training Key to Defibrillator Success
9/19/2004: A Common Language for Penguins - Business We - Business Weekek
9/19/2004: Microsoft courts mainstream developers
9/19/2004: A market in motion- C/Net
9/19/2004: The long march to Longhorn
- C/Net
9/19/2004: Longhorn to put squeeze on gadgets
- C/Net
9/19/2004: Customers bemoan changes in Quicken 2005
- C/Net

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular
9/19/2004: OutFoxed- New Research May Redefine Late-stage Cardiac Development - Science Daily
9/19/2004: Bill Clinton Recovering After Heart Surgery - ABC

Cancer  
9/19/2004: Anti-cancer Compound In Vegetables Found To Block Late-stage Breast-cancer Cell Growth  - Science Daily
9/19/2004: Vegetables That Prevent May Ultimately Cure Some Cancers - Science Daily
9/19/2004: Move Over Tomatoes! All Vegetables -- Especially The Cruciferous Kind -- May Prevent Prostate Cancer - Science Daily
9/19/2004: University Of Pittsburgh Studies Broccoli-derived Chemicals To Prevent Prostate Cancer - Science Daily
9/19/2004: Chemical In Broccoli Blocks Growth Of Prostate Cancer Cells, New Study Shows - Science Daily
9/19/2004: The Search For A Kinder, Gentler Chemotherapy - Science Daily
9/19/2004: How Should Doctors Treat a Pre-cancer-

9/19/2004: Oil treatment for cancer patients
  - BBC

Infectious
9/19/2004: Japan Confirms Case of Mad Cow Disease - ABC

Non-Infectious
9/19/2004: Diabetes sites too complicated  - BBC
9/19/2004: Deep-sea diving gas aids asthma  - BBC

Miscellaneous
9/19/2004: Serotonin Metabolites In Mollusks Suggest Pathways For Human Therapies - Science Daily
9/19/2004: Black Organ Donations Lower Nationwide - ABC
9/19/2004: Company Making Fake Urine for Research - ABC
9/19/2004: FDA OKs Implanted Lens for Nearsightedness - ABC
9/19/2004: WHO Regional Conference Opens in Shanghai - ABC
9/19/2004: Some Wash. Schools Go Organic for Lunch - ABC
9/19/2004: FDA Testing Limits of Medical Technology - ABC
9/19/2004: Incontinence drug launched in UK  - BBC
9/19/2004: My lifeline: How a diary helped a patient's husband cope with her battle for life
  - BBC
9/19/2004: Eye disease early detection hope
  - BBC
9/19/2004: Britons told to cut salt intake
  - BBC
9/19/2004: Nurses called in to fight 'sickies'
  - BBC
9/19/2004: Help to combat muscle wastage
  - BBC
9/19/2004: First aid course: Do you have the confidence to help save lives?
  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
9/19/2004: TimeLine: 70 Years Ago in Science News ... - Science News
9/19/2004: 1854 prescription: How a 19th century doctor changed the view of cholera  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
9/19/2004: Ghana Gets a Fab Lab  - Wired News
9/19/2004: Kaiju Monsters Invade Hollywood  - Wired News
9/19/2004: Fingerprinting Your Finances - ABC
9/19/2004: Dutch Professor Gets Swedish Science Prize - ABC
9/19/2004: Madness of 2001 computer Hal named 'top sci-fi moment'  - BBC
9/19/2004: Future affection: How technology in the future will help us get more emotional  - BBC
9/19/2004: Store wars: Retailers gear up for bumper Star Wars DVD box set sales  - BBC
9/19/2004: Site bolsters racism awareness  - BBC
9/19/2004: Teenagers' behaviour 'worsening'  - BBC
9/19/2004: Can politicians stop the yobs?  - BBC
9/19/2004: Teen depression on the increase  - BBC
9/19/2004: Inquiry examines self-harm rates  - BBC
9/19/2004: India's software exports booming- C/Net
9/19/2004: Grading Bush on tech- C/Net
9/19/2004: Bloggers drive hoax probe into Bush memos- C/Net
9/19/2004: Can Mr. Chips transform Intel?- C/Net
9/19/2004: PayPal to levy fines for gambling, porn- C/Net
9/19/2004: What Steve Wozniak learned from failure- C/Net
9/19/2004: China: new hotbed of research- C/Net
9/19/2004: Want video on demand? Press pause
  - Wired News

Neurosciences:
9/19/2004: Inside the Mind of a Stalker - ABC
9/19/2004: Man Accused of Hi-Tech Stalking - ABC

Physics and Astronomy:
9/19/2004: Scientists See Exotic Matter In Neutron Star - Space.com
9/19/2004: Taking a close look at turbulence
 - PhysicsWeb
9/19/2004: Tiny writing heats up
 - PhysicsWeb
9/19/2004: Nanotechnology Leads To Discovery Of Super Superconductors
 - Science Daily
9/19/2004: First Direct Image of An Exoplanet? ...
 - FirstScience
9/19/2004: Tracking Rainfall, Just By its Gravity ...
 - FirstScience

Prolongevity
9/19/2004: Positive attitude delays ageing  - BBC

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Space:
9/19/2004: Cubesats: Tiny Spacecraft, Huge Payoffs - Space.com
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Technology:
9/19/2004: Lens does away with blurry snaps  - BBC
9/19/2004: Washing machine gets a voice  - BBC
9/19/2004: Speech code from IBM to become open source- C/Net
9/19/2004: A digital generation's analog chic- C/Net
9/19/2004: Nanotech's not-so-hot models- C/Net

  



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