Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 04, 1998
Pennsylvania's R&D Climate Improving
Pennsylvania's overall economy is getting a boost from recent increases in federal funding for research and development (R&D), despite decreases in defense spending.

UB Engineer Discovers Carbon Composite Is A Semiconductor
A University at Buffalo engineer has made the first observation of semiconducting behavior in a carbon composite material, a finding that could revolutionize the fields of

More Than 2 Million Students To Take A Virtual Voyage
More than 2 million middle school and high school students will be able to set sail via computer this month on an International Year of the Ocean voyage of exploration.

Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot
Fans of hot, spicy cuisine can thank the nasty bacteria and other food-borne pathogens for the recipes that come -- not so coincidentally -- from countries with hot climates.

Snipping Inflammation In The Bud; New Agents May Provide Relief
Trying a new approach to controlling the process of inflammation, scientists have forged a new class of synthetic molecules that offer a new strategy for treating pain, swelling and the other hallmarks of injury or illness.

Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
Airport noise can seriously affect the health and psychological well-being of children, says a Cornell University study that looked at children before and after a new airport opened in Munich, Germany.

Government Should Limit Access To Explosives, Use Existing Detection Technologies To Avoid Bombings
Additives that improve detection of explosives before detonation or determine their origins after a blast are not yet practical enough for broad use in the United States, according to a new National Research Council report.

SFU Geologist Finds Evidence Of Australia/North America Link
Mounting evidence suggests that the land mass we know as Australia may once have been joined to North America at the Yukon before drifting apart about one billion years ago.

Nanotubes: Mighty, Minuscule Molecules Targeted Through Navy Research Funding
The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded a $5.6 million, five-year grant to 12 scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and three colleagues at N.C.

ADHD:What's Working And Why
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a lifelong illness that affects every aspect of a person's life.

Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients Taking Warfarin
People who take the anticoagulant drug warfarin are at increased risk of excessive anticoagulation if they also take large amounts of the pain reliever acetaminophen, according to a study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
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