Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 10, 1997
Tax Reform And Its Environmental Implications Investigated
National tax reform may have a substantial impact on the environment as well as on economic growth, researchers at Resources for the Future and Stanford University suggest.

360-Degree Videocam Developed At Columbia
A Columbia University computer scientist, Shree Nayar, has developed a videocamera that sees in all directions at once.

Against All Odds: Measuring The Success Of Inner City Kids
Researchers at the Hopkins School of Public Health followed 2,000 children born in East Baltimore between 1960 and 1965.

Moving DNA Molecules With Magnetic Tweezers
A Johns Hopkins engineer has created

ORNL's Miniature Camera Project Emphasizes Security
Police, security guards and the public may soon be aided and protected, thanks to a miniature video camera project developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers and licensed by Turtle Mountain Communications

Drawstrings Pose Strangulation Risk
Articles of clothing with drawstrings, such as hooded sweatshirts and jackets, pose a safety risk, especially for children, who have been strangled when drawstrings become entangled in playground equipment.
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