Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 25, 1997
UNESCO, Columbia University And The Smithsonian Team Up For Research On MAB (Man And Biosphere)
UNESCO, The Smithsonian Institution and Columbia University have agreed to collaborate in research, training and outreach activities to encourage economic development consistent with preserving the environment and biodiversity.

Perforation-Resistant Material Receives Patent
A new material, developed at Virginia Tech for its potential applications for body and vehicle armor, has received a patent (Patent 5,614,305 issued March 25, 1997).

Study Links Parkinson's Disease With Long-Term Exposure to Certain Metals
Long-term exposure to certain metals, such as copper and manganese, as well as certain combinations of metals, may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.

Legacy Of The 96 Olympics: Rooftop Photovoltaic System Offers Insights On Solar Electricity Generation
The 1996 Summer Olympics ended seven months ago, but one legacy of the Games is giving researchers unique experience and new information that could help make solar energy a more viable source of electrical power.

Colorado State University Researcher Develops Real-Time Radar For Military, Commercial Planes Flying In Congested Skies
A researcher at Colorado State University has developed radar that separates multiple airborne objects in congested skies in real-time--a breakthrough in aeronautical radar systems.
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