Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 17, 1997
Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Still Threaten World Health
More than 17 million people were killed by infectious and parasitic diseases last year, and most could have been avoided, according to a new report co-written at Argonne National Laboratory

Radio Observations Provide New Clues To Nature Of Gamma Ray Fireball
A team of astronomers using a pair of National Science Foundation (NSF) radio telescopes has made the first measurements of the size and expansion of a mysterious, intense

HST Image, New Results Highlight First Day Of 4th Huntsville Gamma Ray Burst Symposium
September 4 HST observations of a February gamma-ray burst location - putting to bed the question of where these bursts are coming from - highlights the first day's science results at the 4th Huntsville Gamma Ray Burst Symposium in Huntsville Alabama, sponsored in part by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Ships Depart To Launch Ice Station SHEBA In The Arctic Ocean
Two icebreaking ships will depart Tuktoyaktuk, Canada around September 18 to establish Ice Station SHEBA in the Arctic Ocean, launching the largest and most complex science experiment ever supported in the Arctic by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Study Finds High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol In N.C. Children
Many North Carolina third- and fourth-graders have both higher blood pressure and total cholesterol levels than doctors consider healthy and face a higher risk of heart disease or strokes later in life, according to a new study.

Fisheries Scientists To Meet At Johns Hopkins
Fish are an important global food source, yet scientists do not yet know how to predict the number of fish available to be caught in a given year.

NSF Grant Will Spur Collaboration For Internet Tools, Information And Protocols
The beauty of the Internet is also a beast. The Internet is a global network of networks -- mostly private, and often competing among themselves.
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