Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 24, 1997
Earthquake Could Cause Flooding Of Yucca Mountain Repository, Study Says
An earthquake in the vicinity of the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain could cause groundwater to surge up into the storage area, according to a new study by two University of Colorado at Boulder geophysicists.

Handwashing Activity Increases 34 Percent Among Hospital Workers As A Result Of Unique Patient-Base Educational Program
After learning that handwashing is the most important way to prevent hospital-acquired infections from spreading, 441 patients agreed to help researchers by asking every healthcare worker who entered their rooms,

Pittsburgh And Stuttgart Inaugurate High-Speed Transatlantic Metacomputing
On June 20, researchers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the University of Stuttgart, Germany, linked supercomputers on both sides of the Atlantic via high-speed research networks.

Largest Huntington's Drug Study Ever Begins
The largest study ever conducted in patients with Huntington's disease is beginning at 22 medical centers around the United States and Canada.
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