Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 15, 2000
Soaking brown rice before cooking makes it more nutritious, researchers say
A team of Japanese scientists has found that inducing brown rice to germinate - by soaking it for several hours before it is cooked - enhances its already high nutritional value.

Exploring earth's interior with virtual reality
U-M geologists describes how the use of virtual reality in the geological sciences can foster collaboration, enhance education and advance research into such complex processes as mixing behavior in Earth's mantle.

It's a wrap: A new way to eat those fruits and vegetables
An edible film wrap made from fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, broccoli, oranges and carrots, could be used to keep other produce and veggies, baked goods, confectioneries and perhaps even meat, stay fresher longer.

West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be a smaller source of current sea-level rise
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet's contribution to global sea- level rise may be much slower today than it was in the past.

PNNL researchers cook up ultrasound recipe in new laboratory
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have cooked up a new way to help food processors solve some sticky, gooey or lumpy problems - add a little ultrasound to the mix.
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