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April 11, 1997
Scientists Locate Two Memory Processes In Human Brain
Neuroscientists at Stanford have distinguished between clusters of neurons just inches apart that are involved in two different aspects of human memory - retrieving and encoding information, according to a study using functional MRI that is published inthe April 11 issue of Science.

Columbia-IBM Team Is First To Measure Stresses In Microcircuits From Electromigration
As computer chips grow smaller and the current they carry proportionately greater, the circuitsâ atomic structure becomes increasingly prone to breakdown.

Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
Plants have been recycling waste carbon dioxide into life- giving oxygen for as long as humans have been breathing.
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