Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 05, 1996
Boom In Natural Medicine Pushes Saw Palmetto Into Agricultural Big Time.
Florida's next cash crop could come straight out of the wilds of South Florida, where the common saw palmetto grows.

Cornell Chemists Create World's Smallest Wires And Encase Them In Polymer
Cornell chemists have created the world's smallest wires and encased them in a plastic polymer, an accomplishment that could lead to a host of new electrical or optical uses at the nanometer scale.

Slow Earthquakes Seen As Complex As Regular Earthquakes
In December 1992, two borehole strainmeter devices located close to the San Andreas Fault picked up a series of deformation signals that the instruments, deployed in 1984, had never before detected.
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