Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 22, 1997
Gold-DNA Combination May Lead To New Ways To Detect Diseases
An innovative method of combining gold and DNA may eventually lead to new techniques for detecting many types of diseases, according to Northwestern University researchers.

Report Addresses Questions Over Wolves In Adirondacks
In an effort to inform the 130,000 people living in New York's Adirodacks State Park where wolves may soon be sharing the landscape, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report today answering many of the commonly asked questions by residents about the big canines.

Virginia Tech Engineers Creating Solution To Cellular Deregulation And Military Wireless Problems
With a grant of more than $1.8 million from the military, Virginia Tech electrical engineers are developing the first low-power, high-data-rate wireless communications device that uses a new type of computer-based radio.

City Children Learn The Basics Of Bicycle Safety, Thanks To A Grant From The Community Foundation For Greater New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22, 1997-The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has awarded a $10,000 grant to the New Haven Regional Injury Prevention Program (NHRIPP), part of Yale University School of Medicine and department of surgery's section of emergency medicine.

Diamond Find: Carbon, Plus Germanium, Helps Silicon 'Shine,' UD Researchers Say
SEPT. 1, 1997--As computer makers scramble to marry high- speed optical technologies with conventional chips made of silicon--the cheap, sand-type material incapable of 'shining'--University of Delaware researchers today reported a silicon-based device that converts some light into electricity.
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