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Was Venus Alive? 'The Signs are Probably There' - Space.com  Only 20 percent of the sunlight that hits Venus makes it through the cloud cover, while the other 80 percent is reflected back into space. This reduced sunlight doesn't make Venus a cold world, however, because the thick carbon dioxide atmosphere traps the planet's heat. This greenhouse effect on Venus is often cited as a nightmare example of what could happen to Earth if we don't get our pollution under control.  
A Universe Of Particles - SpaceDaily  A string of recent discoveries in astronomy has left scientists with an unsettling realization: The stuff we know and understand makes up less than 5 percent of the universe. The rest has to be yet-unknown forms of "dark matter" and "dark energy." Conceived to make the science as accessible as possible, the Quantum Universe report focuses on nine fundamental questions in response to a request by two major research funding agencies, the US Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Their report also articulated how current and future US experiments, as well as international collaborations with U.S. participation, can address those questions. 

Apollo Inspires New Generation Of Moon Rockets - SpaceDaily  Whatever NASA decides, it will be worth billions of dollars in development contracts for the shrinking US launch industry. That industry is vastly different from the time when NASA developed the Saturn family of launchers for Project Apollo four decades ago, however. Then, the huge Saturn V, standing 365 feet tall, could lift 250,000 pounds into Earth orbit and send nearly 100,000 pounds to the moon. Today, NASA's largest rocket, the Boeing-built, Delta IV Heavy - which makes its maiden flight this fall - can lift 50,000 pounds into orbit. Right behind it is Lockheed Martin's Atlas V 500 series, which can launch about 45,000 pounds to orbit.
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Biosciences:
9/6/2004: Americans Win Disclosure Ruling Against Untested GM Crops ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Scientists pinpoint champion genes ...
 - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Genome destroyer identified in the immune system ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: University of Nevada Scientists Receive $3.85 Million Grant to Study Aribidopsis Plant Genes ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Survey Records Pattern of Tarantulas - ABC
9/6/2004: Alaska Brown Bears Gather for Salmon Feast - ABC
9/6/2004: West Africans Draw Up Battle Plans Against Locusts - ABC

Climate, Environment:
9/6/2004: The Joy of Filth  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Residents want to know just how their health is affected by landfills ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: El Nino drought unlikely ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Scientific expedition to Arctic seeks 50-million-year record of Earth's climate ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Pollution warnings for fish from one-third of U.S. lakes, one-quarter rivers ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Chuckman Cartoon: Global Pollution ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Defensor: Amendment of Clean Air Act needed ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Expert warns Ont. climate changes means more frequent extreme weather ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: High up on Temburong Rainforest ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Scientific expedition to Arctic seeks 50-million-year record of Earth's climate ...  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Angst Over Anglers - ABC
9/6/2004: Rescuers Try to Lure Humpback Through Dam - ABC
9/6/2004: Farmers' Almanac Predicts a Wild Winter - ABC
9/6/2004: Laos Defends Dam Project Against Environmental Critics - ABC

Computers:
Devices
9/6/2004: Electronic Pet Is Back With a Pause  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Entertaining New Gadgets - ABC

Communications
9/6/2004: Fiber-to-the-home networks to grow 54%, says report
 - Silicon Strategies
9/6/2004: Wi-Fi Goes Airborne
  - Technology Review 

Technology
9/6/2004: Silicon Insider: Malleable Microchips - ABC

PC's
9/6/2004: Review: HP Pavillion dv1000 Notebook PC - ABC
9/6/2004: Apple's New iMac Computer Is All Display - ABC

Internet
9/6/2004: Reining in Public IM  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Feds Bust DDoS Mafia  - Wired News

Miscellaneous
9/6/2004: Next Windows Version: 2006 Target  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Editors Rate the New Windows XP SP2 - ABC

Energy:

Health:
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Cancer  

Infectious
9/6/2004: Flu Vaccine Production  - Technology Review 
9/6/2004: Liquid Crystal IDs Pathogens  - Technology Review 
9/6/2004: Human Drug OK'd for Dog Skin Infection - ABC

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
9/6/2004: Science Safari: Bone Biology ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: His & Her Pain - ABC

History, Anthropology:

Miscellaneous:
9/6/2004: Broadcast Treaty Battle Rages On  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Swing and a Miss for Asteroid  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Florida Judge: Recount Votes  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Secure Flight Gets Wary Welcome  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Loser Delivers Laughs  - Wired News
9/6/2004: Australian Prime Minister Admits Funding Pre-Election 'Spam' Campaign  - Technology Review 
9/6/2004: Colombia Wants to Use Cyberspace for Contacts with Rebels  - Technology Review 
9/6/2004: Kids Shun IT in Worrying Numbers  - Wired News
9/6/2004: 'Phishing' With Politics - ABC
9/6/2004: Losing Your Identity - ABC
9/6/2004: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim - ABC
9/6/2004: Your Financial Security: Full Coverage - ABC
9/6/2004: Divorce-by-Remote - ABC
9/6/2004: Presidential Predictor - ABC
9/6/2004: Kerry Debate May Show Fickleness of Memory - ABC
9/6/2004: Amazon Gives Pundits Web Space to Debate U.S. Poll - ABC

Neurosciences:

Physics and Astronomy:
9/6/2004: A Universe Of Particles - SpaceDaily
9/6/2004: Grains found in Georgia mine traced to asteroid ...
  - Wired News
9/6/2004: The Cosmic Revolution: Task Force Outlines Role Of Particle Physics In A New Universe ...
 - Science Daily
9/6/2004: Quark study breaks old puzzle in particle physics
 - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Astronomers Spot Smallest Planets Yet
 - ABC
9/6/2004: Comet Research Pioneer Whipple Dies
 - ABC

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Space:
9/6/2004: Apollo Inspires New Generation Of Moon Rockets - SpaceDaily
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Was Venus Alive? 'The Signs are Probably There' - Space.com
9/6/2004: NASA's Backup Plan Involves Rescue Shuttles, Space Station - USA Today
9/6/2004: Repairs to shuttle hole not possible in orbit- NASA ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Federal Space Agency Head Approves Crew Of 10th Iss Expedition ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Astronauts test survival skills ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Shuttle wing test exceeds threshold expectations ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Astronauts practice survival skills at Navy training camp in Maine ... - FirstScience
9/6/2004: Still No Fix for U.S. Space Shuttle - ABC

Technology:
9/6/2004: Cutting-Edge IT on a Cruise Ship  - Wired News
9/6/2004: From Speakers to Shock Absorbers? - ABC

  



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