Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 28, 2012
Mathematicians develop new method for describing extremely complicated shapes
Building a bridge between topology and fractals may lead to a new way of describing tiny defects in metal or the froth of a breaking wave.

American Society of Human Genetics to hold 2012 annual meeting, Nov. 6 to 10, in San Francisco
Over 6,000 scientists, medical geneticists and genetic counselors are expected to attend the ASHG annual meeting, the world's largest scientific conference on human genetics.

Lotus leaf inspires fog-free finish for transparent surfaces
Chinese scientists use silica nanoparticles resembling raspberries to create a water-repellent, fog-free, self-cleaning finish for glass and other transparent surfaces.

World Hepatitis Day - EASL calls on the United Nations to join the effort to tackle viral hepatitis
Marking World Hepatitis Day, the European Association for the Study of the Liver calls on the different organizations which make up the United Nations systems to take action to fight against Viral Hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C), a potentially fatal infection of the liver which affects 500 million people.

Cloud seeds and ozone holes
New findings on the growth of ice clusters in Polar Stratospheric Clouds could help clarify the process of ozone depletion in the atmosphere. 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