Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 05, 2001
Wave of the future? Dams as river restoration
Society once viewed dams as the wave of the future, providing hydroelectric power, water reserves and controlling floods.

Of gallflies, bees, mosquitoes, and butterflies: researchers to discuss insects
The Ecological Society of America is proud to host its 86th Annual Meeting this year in Madison, Wisconsin from August 5-10.

Doing different tasks at once isn't efficient, especially when shifting to less familiar tasks
New scientific studies reveal the hidden costs of multitasking, key findings as technology increasingly tempts people to do more than one thing (and increasingly, more than one complicated thing) at a time.

To suppress or not to suppress: Questioning the ponderosa pine model of forest fire management
For the last few years policies of fire suppression have been modified and questioned, as scientists and land managers have struggled to imitate historical fire patterns that may have existed in North America before European settlement.

Special Olympians provide insights into power-lifting technique
When more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes came to central North Carolina in 1999 for the World Summer Games, Duke University Medical Center sports medicine researchers saw a unique opportunity to perform detailed, high-tech analysis of one particular group of these athletes -- the power lifters.

Across the countryside: How ecology predicts the movement of parasites and disease
On Tuesday, August 7, 2001, some researchers of the Ecological Society of America will examine how diseases and parasites spread in a symposium entitled The Role of Parasites and Infectious Diseases in Ecology.
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