Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 17, 1996
Brain's Role In Recalibration Of Eye-Hand Coordination Pinpointed In Nature.
A region of the brain believed important for maintaining the calibration between visual and motor systems necessary for accurate eye-hand coordination has been indentifies in human subjects, report researchers from Emory University and the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Oct.

Neutron Technique May Help Coal, Cement Industries
A nonintrusive inspection technique, developed by DOE's Oak Ridg National Laboratory and Western Kentucky University researchers, can analyze the content of coal and cement and detect explosives and drugs

Proposed Biomass-Fired Power Plant Will Create Electricity While Clearing Contamination in Belarus
Researchers plan to test a way to decontaminate Belarus forests contaminated 10 years ago by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.

Depression Linked To Bone Loss
Depression may increase a woman's risk for broken bones. The hip bone mineral density of 24 women with a history of major depression, average age 41, was found to be 10-15 % lower than normal for their age -- equivalent to that of 70-year- old women and increasing risk of fracture by 40 percent over 10 years

First-Time Discovery: Social Structure Of Ant Colonies Could Have Important Role In Gene Flow And Origin Of Species
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Rochester has discovered the first evidence that social behavior apparently dictates genetic flow within a single species of social insects.

Native Human Remains Returned To Bering Sea Island Home
Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos were in Fairbanks recently to pack and return the remains of 386 of their ancestors for reburial. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to