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Two Neptune-Mass Planets Found, Earth-Size Worlds Next - Space.com  Planet hunters have found two worlds roughly the mass of Neptune, each orbiting a star within 30 light-years of our solar system. The planets are likely gaseous or mixtures of ice and rock, but they might be barren rock worlds like Mercury. The announcement today by a U.S. team comes just a week after a competing European group revealed a similar discovery of a slightly less massive planet that most likely has a rocky surface and was billed as a "super Earth." 
Answer to gridlock may be up in air: Boeing, NASA work on flying car - Seattle Times  Left:  Lynne Wenberg, senior manager of Boeing's project to develop a flying car, holds a remote-control helicopter/car hybrid that engineers created. Wenberg is standing in front of the 1968 Taylor Aerocar III on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.  Within five years, NASA researchers hope to develop technology for a small airplane that can fly out of regional airports, costs less than $100,000, is as quiet as a motorcycle and as simple to operate as a car. 

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A Flying Leap for Cars - Business Week  That's right, efforts to take personal transportation airborne are progressing rapidly. "Air taxis" will come first. Then...
    Giants including carmakers Honda (HMC ) and Toyota (TM ) are developing prototypes of small flying devices. Helped by advances in nanotechnology, microelectronics, and robotics, researchers from the likes of NASA, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Florida are developing new flight-related technologies, designed to make piloting an aircraft easier than driving a car. Air taxis, which would carry anywhere from four to eight passengers on shorter rides between smaller, now-underused airports, could become available in the next three to four years.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
9/9/2004: Decreasing Toxins In Brains Of Alzheimer’s Patients - Science Daily

Biosciences:
9/9/2004: In the Weeds  - NY Times
9/9/2004: The Havoc of an Undetected Extra Chromosome
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9/9/2004: Graphic  - NY Times
9/9/2004: What Researchers Might Learn From the Flea Circus  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Putting Nature on the Pill  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Graphic: Birth Control for the Masses  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Forum: Discuss Animal Population Control  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Single gene removes sex differences in mice brains - New Scientist
9/9/2004: Cloning from the dead claim attacked - New Scientist
9/9/2004: Trojan Horses, Xenon Imaging And Remote Controlled Genes: Chemical Cages Deliver Drugs And Peer Into Cells - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Scientists Fear New Ebola Outbreak May Explain Sudden Gorilla Disappearance - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Critically Endangered Monkey Species Plummets More Than 50 Percent Since 1994 - Science Daily
9/9/2004: How An Insidious Mutation Fools DNA Replication - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
9/9/2004: Crop health checker stems water pollution - New Scientist
9/9/2004: Do Treatment Plants Effectively Remove Drugs, Hormones From Wastewater? - Science Daily
9/9/2004: NASA Satellites Allow USDA To See World's Lakes Rise And Fall - Science Daily
9/9/2004: NASA Satellites Detect "Glow" Of Plankton In Black Waters - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Storm Chasers- ABC

9/9/2004: Hurricane Spills Gallons of Acidic Waste- ABC
9/9/2004: Unusual Number of Storms Hit Land in Fla.- ABC
9/9/2004: Hurricanes Bring Environmental Renewal- ABC
9/9/2004: Battered Florida Counts the Cost After Frances- ABC
9/9/2004: Hurricane Ivan Pounds Eastern Caribbean Islands- ABC
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Computers:
Devices

Communications

Technology
9/9/2004: Tiny timepiece is ultra-accurate  - Nature
9/9/2004: NIST Unveils Chip-Scale Atomic Clock - Science Daily
9/9/2004: AMD demonstrates dual-core Opteron processor - Silicon Strategies
9/9/2004: Phase-change material, MEMS link for memory - Silicon Strategies

PC's
9/9/2004: Apple unveils new faster, compact iMac at expo in Paris - Seattle Times

Internet
9/9/2004: The internet turns 35 - ABC

Miscellaneous
9/9/2004: Software Difficulties Cost Builders Billions - Science Daily

Energy:
9/9/2004: Molecular Assemblies Created To Convert Water To Hydrogen Gas - Science Daily
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Health:
Cardiovascular
9/9/2004: Global Study Shows Nine Factors Identify Majority Of Heart Attack Risk - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Blueberry Compound Shows Promise Of Lowering Cholesterol As Effectively As Drug - Science Daily

Cancer  
9/9/2004: Annual CT scans boost cancer risk - New Scientist
9/9/2004: Advances In Tumor Angiogenesis – Dendritic Cells Co-opted To The Dark Side - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Full-body CT Screening Increases Risk Of Cancer Death - Science Daily

Infectious
9/9/2004: Using X-Ray Vision, He Keeps His Eye on the Bacteria  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Bird flu  - Nature
9/9/2004: China bans blood trade to tackle HIV  - Nature
9/9/2004: Flu 'becoming resistant to drugs'  - BBC
9/9/2004: Drug-Resistant Bacteria May Find New Foe In Novel Drug Design Approach - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Images Reveal How Rotavirus - Leading Cause Of Diarrhea - Enters Cells - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Streptococcus Infects Humans By Thwarting Blood Clotting
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Non-Infectious
9/9/2004: The Consumer: The Nicotine Patch Didn't Work? You May Not Have Used It Enough  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Drug eases cravings for food and cigarettes  - Nature

Miscellaneous
9/9/2004: Cases: Month by Month, a Tiny Baby's Hard-Won Pounds  - NY Times
9/9/2004: In the Relentless Pursuit of Fashion, the Feet Pay the Price  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Small Bumps Could Make A Big Difference For Hip Replacement - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Study Identifies Rapidly Rising Gastrointestinal Disorder - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Patented Process Preserves Transplant Tissues/Organs - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Enzyme Reins In Runaway Inflammation; May Prove Potent Drug Target - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:

Miscellaneous:
9/9/2004: Of Olympics, Records and Limits  - NY Times
9/9/2004: In Iraq, a Quest to Rebuild One More Broken Edifice: Science  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Vote tabulator security hole exposed  - BBC
9/9/2004: NIST Tests Provide Fire Resistance Data On World Trade Center Floor Systems - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Needle-free Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise In Animal Studies - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Researchers Improve Detection Of Diverse Anthrax Strains - Science Daily
9/9/2004: WTO ruling on wheat sales goes against U.S. - Seattle Times

Neurosciences:
9/9/2004: But Sweetie, You Love Lima Beans  - NY Times
9/9/2004: Brain may produce its own antipsychotic drug - New Scientist
9/9/2004: New Genetic Research Demonstrates Possible Cause Of Inherited Form Of Parkinson's Disease - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Children With ADHD Benefit From Time Outdoors Enjoying Nature - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Next trustbuster for EU known as tough insider - Seattle Times
9/9/2004: Bubble bursts on Beanie Babies - Seattle Times

Physics and Astronomy:
9/9/2004: Astronomers Spot Smallest Planets Yet  - NY Times
9/9/2004: A small step for extrasolar planets
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9/9/2004: The Cosmic Revolution: Task Force Outlines Role Of Particle Physics In A New Universe
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9/9/2004: 'Electronic Crystal' In High-temperature Superconductor
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9/9/2004: Light Oscillations Become Visible
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9/9/2004: Scientists Discover First Of A New Class Of Extrasolar Planets
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Space:
9/9/2004: Guinness World Records Recognizes NASA Speed Record - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Pilots to Try to Retrieve Genesis Capsule- ABC

9/9/2004: Spaceport Mum on Frances Shuttle Delays- ABC
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Technology:
9/9/2004: A Flying Leap for Cars - Business Week
9/9/2004: Answer to gridlock may be up in air: Boeing, NASA work on flying car - Seattle Times
9/9/2004: Laboratory Advances The Art And Science Of Aerogels - Science Daily
9/9/2004: Lighting The Way To Better Nanoscale Films - Science Daily

  



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