Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 10, 1996
Water Value Highest In The U.S. West, RFF Report Finds
Researchers at Resources for the Future have released one of the largest and most comprehensive compilations of estimates of the value of water for its various uses in the United States.

Diversity In Science & Engineering: Progress And Problems
Amid a few signs of recent progress towards more diversity in education and the workplace, underrepresentation persist.

Human Protein Dupes Immune System to Successfully Treat Melanoma in Mice
Cancer cells pose a distinct problem for the immune system, whose sentinels destroy life-threatening pathogens but normally ignore the body's own cells.

September 1996: Satellites Measure Coldest Month On Record
Space-based measurements of the temperature of the Earth's lower stratosphere, obtained by scientists from NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, indicate that September 1996 was the coldest month on record since measurements of this type were begun in 1979.

New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism
Researchers have developed a sensor that, for the first time, can instantly detect the presence of toxic E. coli bacteria. 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