Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 06, 1997
Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"
Imagine an aircraft small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, yet able to fly into damaged buildings to search for survivors or onto battlefields to detect toxic chemicals.

Scientists Struggle To Measure Latest West Coast Flooding
Recent floods in the Pacific Northwest damaged or destroyed about 146 streamflow measuring stations in early January, hampering attempts to provide basic floodflow measurements during the current floods, according to the U.S.

President Requests $3.4 Billion For NSF In FY 1998
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the outline for the Presidentâs fiscal year 1998 budget request to provide the agency with $3.367 billion, a three percent rise over the current yearâs estimate

Miraculous High-Tech Glasses Could Help Millions See Better
Her new glasses are no miracle, but donât try telling that to Jenna Meck, a visually impaired 21-year-old junior at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Water-Based Pillow May Reduce Neck Pain
Like water beds designed to better support the whole body, a water-based pillow may help people with chronic neck pain to sleep better and lessen their discomfort, a Johns Hopkins study shows

Growth Factor Administered After Chemotherapy Stimulates Platelet Count, Report Researches In NEJM
Cancer patients who received a novel growth factor after undergoing chemotherapy showed a 70 percent increase in blood platelet levels compared to patients not exposed to the growth factor, researchers from Emory, UCLA and Duke report
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