Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 29, 1997
Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall
The Hudson Foods hamburger recall may be just what it takes to convince Americans that it's time to accept irradiation as another technique to safeguard their food supply, two Purdue experts say.

Babywalkers Still To Blame For Children's Serious Injuries
After years of warnings that babywalkers present a serious danger to toddlers, the devices are still on store shelves and many parents continue to use them.

Possible New Approach To Brain Tumors In AIDS Patients
Researchers may be close to developing an additional weapon for treating a type of rapidly growing, fatal brain tumor that often afflicts AIDS patients.

Laptops Take To The Skies: Portable Mapping System Helps Pilots Plan Flights
A laptop mapping system originally developed for flight planning in fighter planes is now useful with different types of aircraft, offers enhanced features previously available only on non-portable computers, and was a finalist in a recent international competition.

Common Childhood Virus Poses Threat To Adults, Research Shows
Researchers discovered that a respiratory virus common in children younger than two also afflicts previously healthy adults.

Actuaries Hold First Ever Career Fair
The first Actuarial Career Information Fair for high school and college students and educators will be Monday, Oct.

Mars Is A Peaceful Planet, Say U-M Geologists
Mars is a peaceful planet, say University of Michigan geologists.

Special Journal Issue Examines Environmental Problems In Europe
New techniques are succeeding in dealing with a host of major environmental threats plaguing Central and Eastern European countries.

One Chimp Can Perceive States Of Awareness In Others
Researchers discovered that chimpanzees may determine whether their partners know they are in, suggesting that chimps decide how ignorant or informed their peers are about an unexpected situation.

UW Sensors Take Chemical Analysis Out Of Lab And Into The Field
Doctors needing chemical analyses such as blood tests to make life-saving diagnosis and treatment decisions soon won't lose precious time waiting on lab results.

Unique Coral Formation Discovered
During a reconnaissance survey in a remote area west of the Dry Tortugas in late August, a multi-agency research team organized and sponsored by the U.S.

National Studies Find 30 Percent Of Workers Hold Nonstandard Jobs, Lack Benefits, Security
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New Acoustic Liner Material Absorbs Noise; Withstands High Temperatures
Tiny, hollow spheres developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology nearly 10 years ago for high-temperature insulation also offer competitive noise absorption properties, recent studies show.

Software Reveals Structure Of "Last Resort" Antibiotic; Data Needed To Create New Forms Of Vancomycin
Humans are one up in the war against drug-resistant bacteria, thanks to a software package used to solve molecular structures developed at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo's Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.

CU-Boulder, Colorado Town Wrapping Up Pilot Drinking Water Treatment Project
The University of Colorado at Boulder and the town of Wiggins, Colo., are wrapping up a pilot project which shows a novel drinking-water treatment process that removes nitrates from groundwater is both efficient and cost effective.
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