Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 24, 2006
Ocean drilling operations are at cutting edge of scientific marine research
The November 21 edition of Eos, the news weekly of the American Geophysical Union, features two articles about the scientific drilling activities of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP):

Lessons learned from drought deaths 40,000 years ago
Drought-stricken Australia should heed a warning from a new study that shows a series of massive droughts killed giant kangaroos and other

Delft University of Technology makes world's smallest piano wire
Researchers from Delft University of Technology and FOM Foundation have successfully made and 'tuned' the world's smallest piano wire.

Alzheimer's patient volunteers for first scan
The University of Manchester's Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre will carry out its first positron emission tomography (PET) brain scan on a patient volunteer this Friday (24 November 2006) at 10:00.

DFG promotes German-Polish research cooperation
The first network of liaison scientists was inaugurated in Poland.

Saturn joins Venus in the vortex club
Cassini's spectacular image of Saturn's polar vortex, published this month by NASA, may provide astronomers with a missing piece in the puzzle of how that planet's atmosphere works.

Impact of climate change in Africa
Africa is the continent that will suffer most under global warming.

Plant potential in the pipeline
Think for a moment about what you have done so far today -- made a cup of tea, driven to work, sent an e-mail or text.

The ESRF reveals how Neanderthal teeth grew
Scientists from the United Kingdom, France and Italy have studied teeth from Neanderthals with X-rays from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).
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