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Cloned human embryos Britons attack US cloning ban bid  - BBC  Left:  Stem cells could provide treatment for diseases such as Alzheimers  Top British scientists are backing an international campaign to stop the United States obtaining a worldwide ban on all types of human cloning. The Royal Society is among 68 academies urging the UN to ban reproductive but not therapeutic use of the technology. President George Bush's administration wants a complete ban, which the UN could introduce as early as October. Member states would not be compelled to sign up but scientists fear such a treaty could stifle stem cell research.
Dandelion (Photo Freefoto) Garden weeds 'could combat cancer'  - BBC  Their work on the cancer-beating properties of the dandelion, which also has a history of being used to treat warts, is part of a much larger project to examine the natural medicinal properties of scores of British plants and flowers. As part of their research, the Kew team are collating information about plants that were used as medicines before the advent of the NHS in 1945, but which are no longer used as conventional treatments. The scientists are studying British plants that thrive in our climate and our soil. They hope they will find extracts that will both treat and prevent disease.

Image: Climber competition

Contest proposed for space elevator - MSNBC  Left:   One of the marquee events in a proposed space elevator competition would be a climber race, shown in this artist's conception. The mechanical climbers would be required to lift a payload up a 60-meter cable, with power provided by an intense light beam shining on photoelectric cells. Enthusiasts on Friday unveiled an effort to establish an annual competition for space-elevator technologies, taking a page from the playbook for other high-tech contests such as the $10 million Ansari X Prize. Many of the details surrounding the "Elevator:2010" challenge including financing still have to be fleshed out, however. The project, spearheaded by the California-based Spaceward Foundation, would focus on innovations in fields that could open the way for payloads to be lifted into space by light-powered platforms. Such  climbers, would move up and down superstrong ribbons 
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Alzheimer's Disease:

Biosciences:
9/8/2004:Britons attack US cloning ban bid   - BBC
9/8/2004:Scientists find genes to fight rice blast ...
 - FirstScience
9/8/2004:Shrimp, Anyone? Biologist Discovers Two New Species ... - Science Daily
9/8/2004:How An Insidious Mutation Fools DNA Replication ... - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
9/8/2004:Southland farm pollution 'astounding' ... - FirstScience
9/8/2004:Stop pollution, hoteliers told ... - FirstScience
9/8/2004:CII-Kerala calls for conciliatory bid to tackle hazardous waste ... - FirstScience
9/8/2004:Anything But A Green Tax ... - FirstScience
9/8/2004:Appalachian Trail vulnerable to new forest rules, environmental group claims ... - FirstScience
9/8/2004:Huge underwater lava flow mapped - MSNBC
9/8/2004:Observatory: Destroying Coral's Color  - NY Times
9/8/2004:Computers Add Sophistication, but Don't Resolve Climate Debate  - NY Times

Computers:
Devices
9/8/2004:Game Mixes Racing and Role Play  - Wired News
9/8/2004:HP unveils iPod clone  - CNN
9/8/2004:California passes game bill  - CNN

Communications
9/8/2004:Trade Your Wallet for Wireless
  - Wired News
9/8/2004:A Celebration of Cell-Phone Film
  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Breaking Into Voicemail Is Easy
  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Website Offers Caller I.D. Falsification Service
  - NY Times
9/8/2004:Behind In Broadband
 - Business Week
9/8/2004:Cellular fees raise consumers' ire
  - CNN
9/8/2004:Phone fees
  - CNN
9/8/2004:FCC appeals cable broadband decision
  - El. Engr. Times

Technology
9/8/2004:Intel keeps Moore's law on track  - CNN
9/8/2004:Chip-scale atomic clock is targeted at mobiles  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
9/8/2004:Paris Says Bonjour to New IMac  - Wired News
9/8/2004:New iMac -- all screen, no box  - CNN

Internet
9/8/2004:Round-the-Clock Anti-Virus Sleuths  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Taking E-Commerce to the Next Level - Business Week
9/8/2004:Japan Logs On to Online Trading - Business Week
9/8/2004:'Insider' info puts city blogs on the map  - CNN
9/8/2004:Simple downloads, complex change  - CNN

Miscellaneous
9/8/2004:Microsoft Takes On ITunes  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Broadcast Treaty Battle Rages On  - Wired News

Energy:
9/8/2004:Photosynthesis Drives Solar Cell  - Technology Review 
9/8/2004:Xcel Energy Announces Proposed Renewable Energy Project Selections ... - FirstScience
9/8/2004:Ministers Break Promises Over Nuclear Waste ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
9/8/2004:Canadian researchers discover gene behind breast cancer ... - FirstScience

Infectious
9/8/2004:Scientists visualize virus on the attack - MSNBC

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
9/8/2004:Garden weeds 'could combat cancer'   - BBC
9/8/2004:Vital Signs: Nutrition: Added Beauty From Blueberries  - NY Times
9/8/2004:Vital Signs: At Risk: Sugary Drinks Linked to Weight  - NY Times
9/8/2004:Vital Signs: Exercise: Walk, Don't Run, the Knees Say
9/8/2004:Books on Health: Agony of the Sleepless Night (It May Go Back to Goliath)  - NY Times
9/8/2004:The Claim: Sex Before an Athletic Event Can Hinder Performance  - NY Times

History, Anthropology:

Miscellaneous:
9/8/2004:Election Overseers Want Big Win  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Bush Forms Civil Liberties Board  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Florida Says E-Vote Primary A-OK  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Cops Put Brakes on Bike Protest  - Wired News
9/8/2004:E-Vote Recount Rule in Dispute  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Secure Flight Gets Wary Welcome  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Court Fights Loom Over E-Voting Paper Trail  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Putting Nature on the Pill  - NY Times
9/8/2004:HP's New Target: Couch Potatoes - Business Week
9/8/2004:Vote count at mercy of clandestine testing  - CNN
9/8/2004:Florida touchscreen voting: So far, so good - MSNBC

Neurosciences:
9/8/2004:Vital Signs: Update: The Evidence on Revenge Mounts  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
9/8/2004:Astronomers: More Earths Likely  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Fred L. Whipple, 97, Expert on Comets, Dies
  - NY Times

Prolongevity 

Robotics:

Space:
9/8/2004:Astronauts Weigh Acceptable Risk  - Wired News
9/8/2004:GAO Seeks Details from NASA Employees in Agency Audit ...
 - FirstScience
9/8/2004:Cosmic Log: Space racer fights back - MSNBC
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Technology:
9/8/2004:The Giants of Anime are Coming  - Wired News
9/8/2004:Air Conditioning for Motorbikes - Ananova
9/8/2004:First Practical Plastic Magnets Created - New Scientist
9/8/2004:Retailing's Tech Future - Business Week
9/8/2004:Meet Gollum's Dad - Business Week
9/8/2004:Battery-free backup power system achieves 2 hour runtime  - El. Engr. Times
9/8/2004:Finnish startup working on tiny projector
  - El. Engr. Times
9/8/2004:Q & A: Bubbles From the Bottom
  - NY Times

  



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