Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 25, 1996
New Light on Soviet Bomb Program
The November 1996 special issue of Physics Today contains new details of the Soviet bomb program in the 1940s and 1950s.

A Bad Year For Bay Blooms:Dinoflagellates Cause Fish Kills in Ponds and Tanks
Record-breaking rainfall and last winter's snow melt, combined with relatively moderate temperatures, have caused major plankton blooms in the Chesapeake Bay this year, affecting not only the Bay's ecology but also research facilities and fish farms that depend on Bay water for their operations.

Shrimp OK For Heart-Healthy Diets: High Cholesterol Seafood Can Be Part Of Low-Fat Diet
People no longer need avoid shrimp for its high cholesterol.

Need for Speed: NSF Pursues Petaflop Computers
Kids often race their bicycles, pedaling madly to move ever faster.
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