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The new bone was grown in a muscle on the patient's back (C) - The Lancet New jaw grown on patient's back  - BBC  Left:  The new bone was grown in a muscle on the patient's back.  A German man has been able to eat his first proper meal in nine years after surgeons rebuilt his face using a pioneering jaw-bone graft. The 56-year-old man - who tucked into bread and sausages - had only been able to eat soft food and soup since part of his jaw-bone was removed due to cancer. The operation took place nine weeks ago, and the patient can now eat steak - but it has to be cut up for him because he has no teeth to bite through the meat. The patient says he now wants a set of teeth fitted, so he can eat his steak before it gets cold.
Sunflowers, BBC Sunflower oil boost to car future  - BBC  Left:  The new process only produces a small amount of carbon dioxide.  UK scientists have developed a process for making hydrogen from sunflower oil which could prove an important future source of eco-friendly energy. A University of Leeds team says the development could make hydrogen-powered vehicles a more realistic proposition. The researchers envision a small unit inside a car that would pull hydrogen out of the oil to drive a fuel cell. "This particular process could enable hydrogen to be produced from vegetable-oil-derived materials by either stationary fuel processors, or even on-board processors in fuel-cell cars."

Antarctic ice shelf (British Antarctic Survey)

Earth warned on 'tipping points'  - BBC  Left:  Antarctic ice shelf: one of the Earth's critical locations.  The world has barely begun to recognise the danger of setting off rapid and irreversible changes in some crucial natural systems, a scientist says. Professor Schellnhuber said 12 "hotspots" had been identified so far, areas which acted like massive regulators of the Earth's environment. If these critical regions were subjected to stress, they could trigger large-scale, rapid changes across the entire planet. But not enough was known about them to be able to predict when the limits of tolerance were reached. "We have so far completely underestimated the importance of these locations," he said.    
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9/7/2004: Vietnam monkey faces extinction  - BBC
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9/7/2004: Tech 'hype cycle': How to predict hits and misses among new gadgets and gizmos  - BBC
9/7/2004: Radio 4 revives Hitchhiker's game  - BBC
9/7/2004: Game of politics: How activists are using online games to spread their message  - BBC
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Communications
9/7/2004: Caller ID: Do you really know who's calling?
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9/7/2004: Behind in broadband
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PC's
9/7/2004: Thin is in for new iMac  - C/Net
9/7/2004: Laser mouse conquers new surfaces  - C/Net
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Internet
9/7/2004: Friendster fires developer for blog  - C/Net
9/7/2004: AOL gives exclusive sneak peek for fall TV  - C/Net
9/7/2004: Network with no strings attached - L. A. Times
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9/7/2004: Microsoft lays out Windows timing  - BBC
9/7/2004: SCO to cap legal expenses  - C/Net
9/7/2004: The new world of Microsoft  - C/Net
9/7/2004: A shorter Longhorn for Microsoft  - C/Net
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9/7/2004: unflower oil boost to car future   - BBC
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Health:
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9/7/2004: Scientists Tout New Cholesterol Test - ABC
9/7/2004: Study Examines Blood Pressure Pill  - ABC
9/7/2004: FDA OKs New Stent to Help Prevent Strokes - ABC
9/7/2004: Doctors Try to Help Body Grow Bypasses - ABC
9/7/2004: European Heart Pump Keeps Baby Alive - ABC
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9/7/2004: Cancer recovery rates improving  - BBC
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Infectious
9/7/2004: Bedside gels 'to fight superbugs'
9/7/2004: Immune response turbo-charged  - BBC
9/7/2004: Patients to be warned over vCJD  - BBC
9/7/2004: China acts to tackle Aids spread  - BBC
9/7/2004: Prisoners' clue to hep C vaccine  - BBC
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Miscellaneous
9/7/2004: Driving Students to Drink? - ABC
9/7/2004: Your Thoughts - ABC
9/7/2004: A Parent's Choice - ABC
9/7/2004: Cafeteria 101 - ABC
9/7/2004: Video: Helping Overweight Children - ABC
9/7/2004: Number of Uninsured Rises - ABC
9/7/2004: Texas Students Get New Nutrition Rules - ABC
9/7/2004: Italian Surgeon Performs Ankle Transplant - ABC
9/7/2004: Raw, Unprocessed Food Trend Catching On
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9/7/2004: Will Gene-Altered Athletes Kill Sport?
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Video: Plaque Attack: Fight Back!  - ABC
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The Dental Health Index  - ABC
9/7/2004: 'My new left foot': How UK doctors helped a Nigerian girl with a rare condition
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9/7/2004: 'Rare' gut disease rates soaring
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9/7/2004: 'Long-lasting' hip joint tested
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9/7/2004: Cleft palate genetic clue found
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9/7/2004: Starting labour: What you can expect from the moment your waters break
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9/7/2004: Loud music 'could cause lung collapse' warn doctors
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History, Anthropology:
9/7/2004: Lost capital: Why the "Internet" should be recognised for its role in history  - BBC
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Miscellaneous:
9/7/2004: End of the furrow: Does Britain's countryside really need farmers?  - BBC
9/7/2004: New York blog: BBC News Online goes inside the Republican Party's convention
9/7/2004: Brought to heel: War doctors face torn loyalties - did they fail themselves in Iraq-
9/7/2004: Activists turn to blogging as art  - C/Net
9/7/2004: For CEOs, offshoring pays  - C/Net
9/7/2004: Amazon opens floor to political pundits  - C/Net
9/7/2004: Sun sales tactic targets Linux  - C/Net
9/7/2004: Big Brother watches Britain  - BBC
9/7/2004: Patents are killing software innovation  - C/Net
9/7/2004: Cooking up a digital feast  - BBC
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Physics and Astronomy:
9/7/2004: Small planets seen by astronomers  - BBC
9/7/2004: Bookies slash odds after punters pile on scientific discoveries
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Robotics:
9/7/2004: Coming soon: Robo-greeter  - C/Net
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9/7/2004: Jet record marked by Guinness  - BBC
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Technology:
9/7/2004: Counter intelligenceHow scientists are cooking up the kitchen of the future  - BBC
9/7/2004: Chinese pearlsHow China makes makeup and medicine from leftover pearls  - BBC
9/7/2004: Digitizing the multiplex  - C/Net
9/7/2004: Blu-ray group gets behind Microsoft tech  - C/Net
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