Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 03, 2003
Honey bee genome being sequenced
The honey bee genome is being sequenced by the Baylor College of Medicine, the first agricultural species to be sequenced.

Vision is a 'reflex,' says new book
The human visual system does not generate a picture of what actually exists in front of the viewer at any given moment, asserts a new book by neurobiologists at Duke University Medical Center.

Pasta provides glimpse of earthquake fault friction forces
A popular brand of angel hair pasta is helping researchers experimentally to understand the friction forces that occur in an earthquake fault and providing better information than current numerical models, according to a Penn State geoscientist.

Scientists discover global warming linked to increase in tropopause height over past two decades
Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered another fingerprint of human effects on global climate.

New book highlights ergonomics research on sound
The Ergonomics of Sound, just released by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, contains more than 50 past Annual Meeting papers that focus on auditory warnings and displays, noise, hearing protection, and other critical factors in designing effective auditory systems for human use.

Survey of Chesapeake Bay watershed residents may save the bay
To enhance progress on cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, the Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech surveyed 1,988 residents of the bay watershed, including those residing in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Potential new treatment for people with manic depression
AstraZeneca has announced that it has submitted an application to the U.S.

UCLA offers CASE Media fellowships on genetics, society and the individual
In conjunction with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), UCLA will host a fellowship program to inform journalists about leading experts' positions on the sweeping medical and societal changes brought by the genetics field to society and individuals.

New research supports efficacy of zincum gluconicum nasal gel
New research confirms the efficacy of zincum gluconicum nasal gel in reducing the severity and duration of common cold symptoms when treatment is started as late as the second day of illness.

Improved processing of combustible fuels experiment completes run on Space Station
The International Space Station science team completed its first 15-day research run of Expedition Six with the Zeolite Crystal Growth experiment, which could help improve energy production and the use of cleaner fuels on Earth.

Latest ergonomics/human factors findings to be presented in October
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society will hold its 47th Annual Meeting at the Adam's Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado, October 13 through 17. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to