Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 23, 1997
Flooding In North Dakota Exceeds All Previous North Dakota Floods By Far
The current floods in North Dakota far exceed previous floods that occurred in 1950, 1969, 1978, 1979 and 1996, according to the U.S.

UPMC Researcher Discovers Brain Abnormality That May Lead To Greater Understanding Of Depression
Newly discovered abnormalities in an area of the brain that helps control reactions to emotional experiences may lead to a new understanding of why people develop depression and other mood disorders, says a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in today's scientific journal Nature

Genes Discovered Enabling Tomatoes To Resist Wilt Disease
A group of genes that makes tomatoes resistant to wilt disease has been discovered in an Israeli-American study headed by a Weizmann Institute of Science professor.

Scooter Runs Into A Wall
Scooter is a prototype for a new kind of robot designed to work in collaboration with workers.
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