Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 02, 2009
Decreasing deer damage
The non-timber forest products industry has been growing rapidly since the mid-1980s.

New and improved tomato analyzer
Tomatoes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, making them the perfect subject to test shape-analyzing software.

Study shows texting while driving can be deadly
Sending text messages and similar behavior while driving can be deadly, according to research conducted in teens.

NIST super-sensors to measure 'signature' of inflationary universe
What happened in the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang?

Photoselective film proves effective for controlling height in potted gardenia plants
A study determined that the use of photoselective plastic films for the production of potted compact gardenia plants can contribute to the reduction of chemical use.

Tree survival skills
Consider the cumulative stresses that transplanted trees must endure from the time they are harvested until they become established in a landscape.

Women live longer, not better, largely because of obesity and arthritis
Obesity and arthritis that take root during early and middle age significantly contribute to women's decreased quality of life during their senior years, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Lombardi Cancer Center and the Capital Breast Care Center awarded $750,000 from the AVON Foundation
Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Capital Breast Care Center recognized for their efforts in the fight against breast cancer in Washington, D.C.

Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting
New data from several studies evaluating new techniques for early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are being presented at the first European Multidisciplinary Conference on Thoracic Oncology in Lugano, Switzerland.

Apple enthusiasts welcome WineCrisp
A new apple cultivar is being introduced under the name

Protecting fresh-cut produce
The convenience of fresh-cut produce has greatly increased sales despite multiple food-borne outbreaks.
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