Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 10, 1997
Game Over: Counterpart Discoveries Show Gamma-Ray Bursts Are Cosmological
After nearly 30 years, scientists finally can answer the question

First Computer-Aided Surgical Navigation System For Hip Replacements Will Be Demonstrated In Operation At Pittsburgh's Shadyside Hospital
The first computer-assisted tool to improve hip replacement surgery was developed at Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh's Shadyside Hospital.

Subtle Biotic Changes Have Big Environmental Impact
By changing the composition of fish populations in a lake, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a switch by which the flow of carbon between lakes and the atmosphere can be turned on, off, or reversed.

Hubble is first to spot colliding supernovas
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have taken the first images clearly showing two neighboring supernovas colliding.

Hopkins Scientists Find Antipsychotic Drug Has Anti-HIV Activity
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have discovered that some metabolites (breakdown products) of a common antipsychotic drug stop the replication of HIV in human cell cultures.

IFT's Annual Meeting & Food Expo Is 'Your Network To The World Of Food'
More than 1,200 scientific presentations will be featured at the Institute of Food Technologists' (IFT's) 1997 Annuual Meeting & FOOD EXPO June 14-18 in Orlando, Fla.
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