Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 21, 1997
'FLARE' For Fire Research Leads To New Detector
Purdue University engineers have developed a new type of fire detector that senses temperature to detect flames, and that has several advantages over conventional smoke detectors.

Quiet Down: Adolescents Suffering From Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
University of Florida research shows that 17 percent of middle- and high-school students already have lost some ability to hear.

UNC-CH Scientists Link Mutation To Milder Forms Of Cystic Fibrosis
An alteration in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis may be the culprit in certain other chronic lung and sinus infections as well, according to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers.

College Student Helps Develop 'Cyberspace Concierge' For Democratic National Convention
The University of Chicago's Intelligent Information Laboratory has created a

University Of Pittsburgh Scientists Find Biological Clue To Why Ex-Smokers Develop Lung Cancer Many Years After Quitting
Smoking for at least 25 years appears to trigger a biological switch that drives the growth of lung cells.

Latest Science To Aid Restoration Of South Florida/Everglades
Managers and planners representing Federal, state, and local government agencies and private organizations will gather in Fort Lauderdale on Monday for a 3-day conference (August 25 - 27) to discuss the latest results of more than 50 scientific investigations by the U.S.

Researcher Calls For More Careful Use Of Biological Controls
Using introduced plants or animals to attack undesirable species, though a valuable tool for agriculture and conservation, can cause widespread damage to native organisms.
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