Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 21, 2000
Gossard awarded prize for new materials
Arthur Gossard, professor of materials and of computer and electrical engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has been awarded the 2001 James C.

Sheep thrive in GMO feeding trial
Increased wool growth and live weight gain in Merino sheep are the results of a recent Australian feeding trial using genetically modified lupins.

Bladder gene is linked to a common birth defect
Researchers have discovered that a gene normally found in the bladder may contribute to a common birth defect that is the leading cause of kidney failure in children.

Tiny glass nanostructures revealed in Nature cover story -- potential applications abound
Delving into the world of the very, very small, the nano- world, scientists have created and

Structure of a new family of buckyballs has fused pentagons
Virginia Tech chemists and colleagues at several institutions have created a family of fullerene molecules that break the sacrosanct isolated-pentagon rule.

Bug-propelled submarines
Microscopic submarines powered by bacteria could zip around the body delivering drugs or zapping tumours.

Birds of prey spiralling to a kill
The mystery of why birds of prey spiral down towards their prey may have been solved.
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