Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 10, 1997
Photocatalytic Air Cleaning System Promises To Help Allergy Sufferers
Allergy and asthma sufferers soon may have a new weapon in their fight against airborne enemies: an indoor-air cleaning system that uses light and simple chemicals to destroy the dust mites and mold spores that cause many allergies.

Disease Takes Its Toll On Waterfowl Populations
Hundreds of thousands of migrating waterfowl are presently dying from avian botulism in flyway staging sites in southern Canada and the northern U.S.

Eat A Banana For Hepatitis B Protection?
Would you rather be stuck with a needle or eat a banana?

UF Researchers Report Improvement In The Treatment Of Heart Bypass Patients
A national study at the University of Florida shows a minuscule metallic device used to prop open the clogged vessels is better at restoring blood flow than traditional balloon angioplasty -- and does so more safely.

Virginia Tech Mathematics Department Gets NSF Grant For Reform Of Mathematics In Public Schools
The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics has been awarded a five-year $744,985 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant on

Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
Five captive black-and-white ruffed lemurs - Janus, Letitia, Praesepe, Sarph and Zuben'ubi - will begin an historic journey Oct.

HFES Announces Four New Titles
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society recently completed four new titles: DESIGNING FOR AN AGING POPULATION and ERGONOMICS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, both containing the top papers from past meeting proceedings, and two other resources for those working or interested in human factors/ergonomics. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to