Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 29, 1997
Geophysicists Catch Eruption Before It Starts
Stanford geophysics graduate student Susan Owen reports to the American Geophysical Union about work on the January 30, 1997 eruption in a new rift on Kilauea volcano.

Solar Wind: Portrait Of A Cosmic Hobgoblin Emerges From New University Of Delaware Data
Solar wind--those hot, charged-up particles linked to power outages on Earth and lost satellites in space--may be even rowdier than some researchers have previously reported, University of Delaware scientists said today during the American Geophysical Union's Spring Meeting

UB Researchers Documenting Injury-Induced Alterations In Running Mechanics Thought To Cause Secondary Injury
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown runners who experience an injury alter the mechanics of how they run in a way that predisposes them to secondary injuries.

News From The Cancer Front: Glass Remains Half Empty
Because there has been only scattered progress in treatment since the

Columbia Team Is First To Weigh Neutron Star By Measuring X-Rays From Innermost Orbit
A team of astrophysicists at Columbia University, with the help of Einstein's theory of general relativity, is the first to gauge the mass of a neutron star by measuring its flickering X-ray radiation.

Ancient Pueblo Great House In Utah Yielding Secrets To CU-Boulder Students
A cooperative excavation of a two-story Pueblo community building in Bluff, Utah, last summer indicates the ancient stone structure may have been built during three separate construction episodes over time, according to researchers

Alaska Volcano Could Trigger Tsunami; Scientists Model Impact Of 1883 Wave On Coastal Communities
Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently completed a computer visualization model that depicts how a landslide-generated tsunami may impact coastal Alaska communities.

Study: Erosion Program Increases Bird Populations
A study of the federal Conservation Reserve Program, an agricultural program aimed at reducing erosion, finds that the program also provides suitable bird habitat for many declining species of grassland birds

Houseflies May Transmit Ulcer Bug
A staple of summer, the common housefly, may be a reservoir for Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium responsible for some types of ulcers and associated with stomach cancer, say researchers from St.

Seismic mystery remains in Australia
It's a tale of Down Under, set against a backdrop of international terrorism.
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