Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 08, 1997
NSF Funds Earthquake Research Centers In California, Illinois And New York
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named three centers to conduct and coordinate earthquake engineering research for the nation.

Bacterial Trick May Explain Why Bladder Infections Keep Coming Back
Why are some bladder infections so hard to beat? In a study published in the Oct.

Human Immune System Defenseless Against New Hong Kong Flu-Highly Unusual Infection Direct From Poultry
A new influenza virus, first found in a now-deceased Hong Kong boy in May and against which the human immune system is defenseless, passed directly and most unusually from poultry to the boy, reported Robert G.

A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
You might be able to save the life of someone with coronary artery disease simply by extending a helping hand.

UNC-CH Study Shows Carbon Nanotubes Display Remarkable Strength, Flexibility
Carbon tubes so thin it would take several million lying side by side to cover an inch show such remarkable flexibility, strength and resiliency that industry should be able to incorporate them into high performance sports and aerospace materials, according to new experiments.

Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions
Kombucha tea, a popular alternative health beverage that has been touted as a cure for everything from wrinkles to cancer, has landed at least four people in the hospital with dangerous side effects ranging from nausea to jaundice.

Illegal Tobacco Sales To Minors Continue Despite Enforcement Of Laws
Keeping teenagers from buying cigarettes may be more difficult than expected, according to a new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Duke Conference To Address Computers' Uneasy Relationship With Geometry
Geometry is universal. It pervades the warp and woof of nature, and is an essential tool for engineers, architects and cartographers.
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