Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 18, 1997
Links Between Children's Health And Wealth Confusing Among African Pastoralists
Apparent wealth is not necessarily a good indicator of children's health among pastoralists in Africa, according to a Penn State anthropologist.

Vietnamese Chemist Finds New Use For Old Cashew Shells
A research collaboration between Vietnamese chemists and the University of Cincinnati could turn common waste materials into important raw materials for industry.

New Green Revolution: Adding Micronutrients
Thirty years after the first Green Revolution, Cornell researchers want to kick-start another one.

Elastic Plastic Moving From Lab To Industry
One of the results of Stanford chemistry prof. Robert Waymouth's attempt to create a new type of catalyst was a method to produce elastic polypropylene.

Teaching Entrepreneurship To Engineering Students
First year results of an innovative program, called the Technology Venture Coop program, to teach entrepreneurism to Stanford engineering students that includes finding them summer jobs with high tech start-ups

Beyond The "Science Wars:" Should "Non-Experts" Participate In The Scientific Enterprise?
What role should non-scientists play in regulating genetic engineering or designing clinical trials?

Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders
A blood test that searches for susceptibility to rheumatic fever may identify children at risk for obsessive-compulsive or other behavior disorders.
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