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  Encyclopedia: April 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 2004 Haiti rebellion was a conflict fought for several weeks in Haiti during February 2004 that resulted in the premature end of President Jean-Bertrand Aristides second term, and the installment of an interim government led by Gerard Latortue.
MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy.
On April 20, 2004, the British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in the House of Commons that Britain would hold a referendum on its ratification of the proposed Treaty establishing a constitution for Europe when it was agreed by the European Council.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/April-2004   (8513 words)

 2004 in science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The year 2004 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed below.
December 27 - A flare of radiation from an explosion on the super-magnetic neutron star (Magnetar) SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth - astronomers later calculate that it is the largest explosion observed in the Milky Way galaxy for 400 years.
July 30 - Marine biologists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announce in the journal Science the discovery of the genus Osedax, deep sea worms that feed on lipids in decaying whale carcusses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2004_in_science   (1088 words)

 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
February 29 - 2004 Haiti rebellion: Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as president of Haiti.
The chief justice of the Haitian Supreme Court, Boniface Alexandre, is sworn in as interim president.
Authorities suspect suicide attacks by rebels from Chechnya to be the cause of the crashes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/As_of_2004   (5511 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mars water tops science honours
Science is about trying to understand where we come from, what our purpose is.
Also featured in Science's picks of the year was the discovery that junk DNA is not as useless as previously thought, and disturbing declines reported in plant and animal diversity.
In 2004, scientists made giant leaps in understanding ultra-cold gases called condensates, shedding light on some key problems in physics.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/4098453.stm   (878 words)

 2004 In Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Recipients of the 2004 National Medal of Science and 2004 National...
The magazine Nature reported in May 2004 that a member of the team to first successfully produce a human embryonic stem-cell line from cloned human cells was...
April 2004 - Scientists from the University of California at Irvine announce the first high-speed transistor made from a carbon nanotube, operating at microwave frequencies.
www.wikiverse.org /2004-in-science   (560 words)

 NC Science Fair
The following students from the 2004 and 2005 State Fairs were selected to represent the State Science Fair of North Carolina at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ on May 8-13, 2005.
Science Fairs provide an opportunity for students to display the results of their work in science and technology.
Science Fairs and other student science competitions are open to ALL students, and we encourage your participation.
www.ncsta.org /sciencefair   (465 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Science | Atomic tomatoes are not the only fruit
With its place at the kernel of Bad Science reporting in the news media, this was bound to be a hotly contested category.
Were there any sense in the world, a small army of media studies graduates would be carefully documenting the number of "science" or "health" stories that related to genuine published data rather than overheard rumour, and diligently measuring how closely these stories kept to the facts.
For those who are interested, she has now been the subject of six Bad Science columns, debunkings in several national newspapers, and a half-hour ITV documentary on Monday, which cheerfully borrowed all of my jokes, research, and ideas, although I'm not bitter.
www.guardian.co.uk /life/badscience/story/0,12980,1374213,00.html   (1353 words)

 2004 State Science Fair Press
The Friends of Itasca and Minnesota Academy of Science invite you and your family to participate in a Family Weekend in Itasca State Park at University of Minnesota’s premier outdoor teaching facility, the Itasca Biological Station.
This designation, the Scholar of Distinction in Science, is given to high school students who have exceeded the requirements for graduation standards in the sciences.
The Academy coordinates the Science Fairs in the nine regions of Minnesota.
www.mnacadsci.org /PressReleases/2004-2005.htm   (617 words)

 Ministère délégué à la Recherche : Fête de la science 2004
Partout en France, la science devient un plaisir partagé : villages des sciences, bars des sciences, chercheurs dans les écoles, théâtre et cinéma scientifiques, conférences, jeux et expériences, opérations portes ouvertes...
Les 15, 16, 17 octobre 2004, le Village parisien des sciences, événement phare des quelque 300 manifestations en région Ile-de-France, se déplace au Jardin du Luxembourg, lieu plus favorable que le traditionnel jardin carré du ministère pour accueillir un large public.
Sciences de la vie et de l'univers, sciences de l'ingénieur, mathématiques et sciences physiques, sciences de l'homme et de la société...
www.recherche.gouv.fr /fete/2004   (820 words)

 Science research index 2004
PECASE: Carla E. Cáceres, a professor of animal biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 57 young researchers named today as recipients of the 2003 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.
Inflammation: After a series of studies in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory Freund, a clearer picture is emerging: A disruption of signaling proteins in the immune system may be responsible for the inflammation that makes someone with type 2 diabetes feel sick and increases the risk of serious complications.
Switchable Nanotubes: In the May 21 issue of the journal Science, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present experimental evidence that a nanotube’s electronic structure can be altered in response to a magnetic field.
www.news.uiuc.edu /scitips/04   (3809 words)

 November 2004 in science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2004 in science : October - November - December
In June 2001, the first mission, the craft went off course and had to be disabled.
In March 2004, the craft set a speed record of Mach 6.83.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/November_2004_in_science   (811 words)

 The Environmental Literacy Council - Review of Environmental Science Textbooks (2004)
This is one of the challenges of a cross-disciplinary field such as the environmental sciences.
Most reviewers found the mix of coverage between science, policy, and regulatory matters to be a good balance; although one reviewer thought that in some chapters more attention was given to regulatory issues than to science.
One indicator of the quality and depth of the presentation of science in environmental science textbooks is the treatment of basic, but important concepts such as pH.
www.enviroliteracy.org /article.php/1126.html   (7180 words)

 Crossing the Rubicon2: Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The last eclipse of 2004 occurs on the evening of Wednesday, October 27 (in Europe, the eclipse occurs during the early morning hours of Thursday, October 28).
Ehud Shapiro of Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, who led the team of computer experts and biochemists that built it, said the next step will be to package the computer so it works within the complex chemical soup of the body.
The quest for the magic island shows us that science is far from being coldness and calculation, as many people imagine, but is shot through with passion, longing and romance.
northernva.typepad.com /crossing_the_rubicon/science/index.html   (7222 words)

 2004-2005 Science Planning Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
he goal is to acquaint the boy or girl scout with a variety of science disciplines and with career opportunities in polar research and operational support.
During High School she worked in the ophthalmology clinic at the local hospital and was the only student in the school’s history to take the Science Research class by telecommunication.
She will join science events whose PIs or project leaders have volunteered to integrate her into their teams for several weeks.
www.polar.org /science/SciPlanSummaries/sps04_05/html/scouting.htm   (287 words)

 Year 2004 News Archive: July
The Research Science Institute aims to sell some of the nation's most talented science students on research careers at a time when there is a shortage of US-trained scientists.
The number of US jobs requiring science and engineering skills is increasing almost 5 percent a year as the number of Americans in those fields is declining, according to a report released this year by the National Science Foundation's National Science Board.
But as other countries develop science programs that compete with the United States for students and as tightened security makes it more difficult to get US visas, the number of foreign scientists in the United States is expected to drop.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/archvE7.html   (12360 words)

 The Abel Prize
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is now extending invitations to the mathematical communities to nominate candidates for the Abel Prize 2006.
If you wish to be present at the Award Ceremony in the University Aula on the 24th of May or participate in the Abel Lectures at the University of Oslo on the 25th of May, please send an e-mail to guests@abelprisen.no to receive an invitation card.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is hosting a dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate.
www.abelprisen.no /en   (535 words)

 AAAS - AAAS News Release
Six reporters were named to receive AAAS Science Journalism Awards this year, recognizing exemplary communications efforts, completed between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2004 at newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online media outlets.
The Science Journalism Awards program, established in 1945, "helps to foster the public's understanding and appreciation of science by promoting best practices in journalism," added Alan I. Leshner, AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of its journal, Science.
She vividly described her journey, the science and the sounds of Iceland.
www.aaas.org /news/releases/2004/1118sja.shtml   (1118 words)

 Night Shade Books Discussion Area: SF In Very Small Countries
The name of the Finnish science fiction and fantasy magazine which you are referring to that starts with the letter "P", is "PORTTI", which means "Gateway" in Suomi (The spoken language of the restless Finnish natives).
Although actual science fiction books are not published in Finland in any great abundance, the present field of science fiction writing is rather active.
Science Fiction Cirklen has since '74 published a genre magazine called Proxima, which according to the organization is the oldest regularly published magazine of its kind in Scandinavia.
www.nightshadebooks.com /discus/messages/378/2197.html?1086810902   (4963 words)

 January 2, 2004, Science Friday Kids’ Connection Special Edition: Blast from the Past
Science circa … chart provides a fascinating snapshot of the state of science 100 years apart.
Science from 1951—2100 are detailed timelines for the physical sciences with links to more information about events and subjects.
Science History Timeline, After 1900 is a short timeline that puts things in perspective.
www.sciencefriday.com /kids/sfkc20040102-2.html   (1839 words)

 2004 Coursework Science - Typhoon.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Royal Society In March 2004 King's College produced a report on Science assessment, and The Royal Society produced a policy statement in June 2004.
This is followed by supervised The Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology Studies is forcandidates take a programme of coursework combining training in researchcourses in specialist areas of science and technology studies.
The aim is to provide information about the science learnt in schools and how it is applied in industryalong with some sound clips.
www.typhoon.co.uk /directory/327697_2004.html   (1060 words)

 2004 California State Science Fair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 2004 California State Science Fair was held May 24-25 in the California Science Center.
We are now accepting electronic applications for the 2004 Fair.
The 2004 California State Science Fair is made possible with the generous contributions from
www.usc.edu /CSSF/History/2004   (160 words)

 ICCS 2004
ICCS 2004 is the follow-up of the highly successful ICCS 2003 conference held at a bi-location in Melbourne, Australia and St. Petersburg, Russia, ICCS 2002 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and ICCS 2001 in San Francisco, USA.
ICCS 2004 in Krakow Poland, will be a unique event harvesting the recent developments in computational grids, advanced numerical methods and novel application fields such as complex systems, finance, econo-physics and others.
Ever since the first International Conference on Computational Science in 2001 in San Francisco (USA), ICCS has attracted increasingly more researchers involved in the challenging research field of Computational Science.
www.cyfronet.krakow.pl /iccs2004   (239 words)

A natural ribozyme that regulates gene expression when it senses the presence of a key metabolite in bacteria represents a new class of RNA-based catalyst, few types of which are known to exist in nature.
The 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded to Richard Axel of Columbia University and Linda B. Buck of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, was also chemistry related.
COURTESY OF DAVID A. A macrocyclic molecule having the topology of Borromean rings was prepared by the template-directed self-assembly of 18 components [Science, 304, 1308 (2004)].
pubs.acs.org /cen/coverstory/8251/8251chemistry.html   (4408 words)

 2004 Ks3 Sats Science - Typhoon.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Find primary school science, women in science, electricity ks2 and also computer course in postgraduate science material and much, much more by choosing one or more of this chosen sites.
Science for Students The Key Stage 3 SATS Examinations take placeweek beginning May 3rd 2004.
Science, for example, increasedAt the same time KS3SATs results were theyears in Maths and Science.
www.typhoon.co.uk /directory/327351_2004.html   (883 words)

 JunkScience.com Awards 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest bestowed its annual “Integrity in Science” award to Dr. Theo Colburn, a major proponent of the 1996 health scare blaming trace levels of industrial chemicals in the environment -- so-called “endocrine disruptors” -- for every health problem from cancer to infertility to attention deficit disorder.
Bypassing the more established tradition of featuring a prominent scientist or official as keynote speaker for its 2004 Annual Meeting, the American Public Health Association chose to set the tone with none other than anti-toxin babe Erin Brockovich -- and proudly featured a revealing, bustier-clad photo of Ms.
In February, the Journal of the American Medical Association scared the public with a widely-publicized claim that even a single day’s worth of antibiotic use is associated with increased risk of breast cancer.
www.junkscience.com /dec04/junkscienceawards2004.htm   (493 words)

 Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction Science Main Index Page
The Exposition of Science Education Materials is the largest exhibition of its kind and is an invaluable source of curriculum and other products.
Science laboratory safety brochure produced by the Council of State Science Supervisors.
NSF's mission is to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
www.state.ct.us /sde/dtl/curriculum/currsci.htm   (714 words)

 The Chronicle: 9/24/2004: Slippery Science
Short and his colleagues published their results in January 2004 in a peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Science and Technology.
Researchers who study the environment say they are used to controversy about their science.
Mundy, the trustee council's science director, says he does not know of remedies that would offset the unanticipated damages.
chronicle.com /free/v51/i05/05a01201.htm   (3946 words)

In 2002, the JISC established its Committee for Support of Research and although the JISC's remit is for IT support for the entire university research community rather than just science and engineering, development of the tools and technologies for e-Science are clearly an important subset of its 'e-Research' activities.
Funding from the Research Councils for RandD projects is properly focussed on the 'R' for research: JISC RandD projects emphasize the 'D' for development and are looking to establish best practice and to develop prototype research services and tools for the research community.
For this reason we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Science and Technology in China and are developing close connections with the China National Grid programme.
www.allhands.org.uk   (1294 words)

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