Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 07, 1996
NHLBI Cord Blood Transplantation Study Begins
The first multicenter study of umbilical cord blood transplants from unrelated, newborn donors was announced by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health

Teachers Trade Classroom Routine For Antarctic Adventure
Barbara Schulz, a biology teacher at Seattle's Lakeside School, had to think hard about her answer when a co-worker asked why she wanted to spend a month studying the ability of microorganisms to survive in the harsh climate of the world's most remote and frigid laboratory

U.S. And South African Astronomers Discuss BUilding Large Telescope
U.S. and South African delegations are discussing the possibile collaborative construction of a large telescope patterned after the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) now nearing completion in Texas, USA.

Microcantilevers: ORNL's Sensors With Sensitivity
Thanks to a problem with a high-tech microscope, researchers at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed microscopic sensors.

Green Glow: Not Only For Halloween
More than two millennia ago, the Roman natural philosopher Pliny the Elder wrote of a
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