Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 10, 1997
Future Supersonic Jets Pose Problems For Jet Fuel
The next generation of advanced supersonic aircraft will be cooled by jet fuel, but researchers must first find a way to prevent fuel degradation and carbon deposition.

Formal Opening Of XMaS In Grenoble
XMaS - One of Europe's most powerful instruments for studying the properties of magnetic materials will be formally opened (Thursday, 19th September) at the European Synchroton Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France.

Pioneering Team Spending Winter Atop Greenland Ice Sheet
Winter has already begun for a crew of four who will spend the entire season atop the Greenland ice sheet studying the weather at a remote outpost called Summit.

Super-Thin Computer Screens Near Reality For Use In Tight Spaces
Hospital rooms and fighter plane cockpits are perfect places for super-thin color computer monitors that will result from technology being developed at the University of Florida.

Dealing With Wife Abuse When Partners Are Patients Of The Same Physician
Researchers have developed guidelines to assist physicians in dealing with wife abuse when the male and female partners are patients of the same physician.

Lethal Parasite Prime Suspect In Fish Kills At Salton Sea
USGS National Wildlife Health Center scientists have identified a parasite as the cause of the latest die-off of more than one million fish at the Salton Sea.

BRCA1 Limits Cancers By Triggering The Cell Cycle Inhibitor p21
The connection between mutated BRCA1 and cancers has been based on the statistical techniques of gene mapping rather than on an understanding of the molecular activity of the gene.

Electrically Based Technologies Heat Up The Cleanup Market
Two technologies developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that promise faster, cheaper and more effective cleanup of certain contaminated soils now are available commercially.

Permanent Implants For Prostate Cancer, Radiation Therapy
Studies covering topics ranging from the quality of life after permanent prostate implants to using radiation therapy to treat soft tissue sarcomas in children will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Plant Doctors Help You Fight Destructive Dogwood Disease
Dogwood specialists and the public are invited to attend the Dogwood Anthracnose Workshop, September 22-23 in Lexington, Kentucky.

New Computer Network Takes Fear Out Of First-Year Chemistry
A computerized measurement network designed and built at the University of Cincinnati is helping first-year students get a better understanding of basic chemical concepts.
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