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Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

I'm kind of worried that biotechnology and nanotechnology may go the way
of klaftnoglastics, a technology whose potential for evil was so feared
that, despite its almost unlimited potential for good, it was totally
banned. All research, use, and even mention of it was suppressed, until
today practically no one even remembers its name, let alone its nature.
Tom Digby, Silicon Soapware #116 http://www.well.com/~bubbles/SS0116.txt
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A morals campaign in China
Wary of individualism, Beijing cracks down on discos, the Internet, and
hair dye. By Robert Marquand
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0618/p01s04-woap.html
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From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 17-Jun-2004
Rock 'face' mystery baffles experts
Archaeologists from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne have found a trio of extraordinary stone carvings while charting the phenomenon of prehistoric rock markings in Northumberland, close to the Scottish border in the United Kingdom and are appealing for experts to help interpret them. With pictures.
Arts and Humanities Research Board

Public Release: 17-Jun-2004
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Improved nutrition could prevent more than half of the world's child deaths annually
Fifty-three percent of all child deaths that occur annually are caused by undernutrition, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Human Nutrition.
WHO Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, others

Public Release: 17-Jun-2004
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
New tests for nut allergens
Scientists in Florida have developed sensitive new tests to detect potentially fatal nut traces in food. Their study is published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Public Release: 17-Jun-2004
Surprise: Fermilab's SELEX experiment finds puzzling new particle
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will announce on Friday, June 18 the observation of an unexpected new member of a family of subatomic particles called "heavy-light" mesons.
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