Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 14, 1997
Statement By Richard Zare On Domain Names
The Administration has stated that it supports the continued privatization and commercialization of the Internet and is committed to completing the transition to private sector governance.

Supercomputing On Demand
A prototype for future

Landmark Conference To Guide Anonymous Communications On The Internet
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will bring together experts in law, technology, and science to examine the technical, legal, ethical and social, and commercial dimensions of anonymous Internet communications.

Israeli Startup Delivers Fast 3D Graphics Through The Web
Web users will soon be able to interact with dynamic 3D virtual worlds that are unlimited in size and complexity from a PC.

Number Of Hip Fractures Rising Dramatically
The number of hip fractures in Canadian seniors is expected to rise exponentially over the next 40 years, according to a University of Toronto study in the Nov.

New Search Engine, Language Simplifies Web Surfing
A new search engine eliminates frustrating searches on the World Wide Web.

As Human Population Grows, African Wild Dogs Plummet
The IUCN Species Survival Commission has released a report documenting the staggering decline of African wild dogs, and offers conservation solutions to save this species from extinction.

Men As Likely As Women To Suffer From Body Image Disorder, Study Says
A study led by a Brown University psychiatrist found a nearly equal sex ratio among patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), as well as similarities in age of onset, course of illness and severity of symptoms between genders.

Heart Surgery Eliminates Major Incision And Dramatically Decreases Recovery Time
Thanks to a new procedure and a new product being tested by surgeons at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, patients need less anesthesia, spend less time in intensive care and generally experience much less anxiety and fewer complications.

Brain Scans Prove Dopamine's Involvement In Cocaine Abuse
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have used brain scans to show that intravenous doses of cocaine increase the availability of dopamine, the brain's

The Two Sides Of Tobacco: Penn Researchers Discover Molecular Complexities Of Nicotine's Action
Researchers at the Penn Medical Center found that chronic exposure to concentrations of nicotine typical of that found in a smoker's blood permanently inactivates the two most- prominent subtypes of human acetylcholine receptors, but affects a third much less.

Long-Term Research Project Uses Ancient History Of Grasslands To Assess Effects Of Livestock Grazing In Great Plains
A 15-year research project of grasslands ecosystems led by a team of Colorado State University scientists debunks many myths about the role of livestock grazing in natural grasslands.
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