Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 14, 1996
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
New testing techniques help resolve confusion about infants born to women who smoke crack cocaine during pregnancy.

Ceramic Lubricants, Ashless Fuel Additives Developed At Virginia Tech
A Virginia Tech researcher's work on a new concept in lubrication based on the concept of tribopolymerization (patent # 5,407,601 April 18, 1995) has resulted in several compounds that promise to save billions of dollars in fuel, and that have now been licensed for further development

Media Advisory: Media Tour Will Show Good and Bad Places to Build on a Beach
Duke University's Orin Pilkey and colleagues think that Myrtle Beach, S.C., a mecca for millions of vacationers, is an area primed for huge property losses in the next big hurricane.

Nitric Oxide May Hold Key To First Treatment For Deadly Form Of Malaria, Duke Scientists Report
Working in the heart of Africa's malaria country, researchers from Duke University Medical Center and the Durham V.A.

Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
Humpback whales off Hawaii appear not to be bothered by sounds from underwater speakers like those that eventually would be used for the Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate study, Cornell biologists have told the National Marine Fisheries Service

Laser Detection Of Organics In Meteorites
Description of the laser microprobe method developed by Stanford chemist Richard N.
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