Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 01, 1997
Making ATMs Easier To Use
Automatic teller machine use will increase as banks begin to offer auto loan applications, stock information, detailed bank statements, and even movie ticket purchases electronically.

Manufacturing The Right Sizes For Cost-Efficiency
The vast range of people's sizes can have costly consequences for manufacturers of clothing and environments that must be designed to fit the human body.

Birds Deal With "Cocktail Party Effect"
Scientists have been puzzled about how the human brain can focus on one voice amid a clutter of background voices and sounds.

Study Links Alcohol, Craving For Sweets
Alcoholics are far more likely than non-alcoholics to prefer sweet tastes, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine study

Lewy Bodies Seen As Possible Mechanism For Neuronal Death In Parkinson's Disease
Small filamentous masses called Lewy bodies have long been observed in the neurons of people with Parkinson's disease, but have been thought relatively unimportant in disease progression.
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