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Science Could Make Smoking Safer
Scientists know that tars and other solid components of cigarette smoke are harmful to health. But what about the gaseous components of smoke? New research shows that aldehydes -- one category of gaseous chemicals -- cause a large proportion of the damage, at least in blood plasma. A new filter designed to snag these chemicals could make smoking safer. (1998-01-16)

Lethal New Hong Kong Flu: Expert Comment Available From St. Jude
Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., who played a key role in helping to identify the deadly new Hong Kong influenza virus (H5N1), will be available to the media Monday morning, December 15, via telephone conference call to discuss recent news of additional infections and a second death. At 11:00 a.m. EST call 800-289-0730 and give the confirmation number, 410960, or ask for the St. Jude conference. (1997-12-12)

Israeli Startup Delivers Fast 3D Graphics Through The Web
Web users will soon be able to interact with dynamic 3D virtual worlds that are unlimited in size and complexity from a PC. Until now, people could develop and use rich 3D scenes on high-end computers but this content was too large to be used on PCs or sent over the Internet. The new product allows anyone from architects to game players to create and interact with complex 3D scenes over the Internet. (1997-11-14)

New Search Engine, Language Simplifies Web Surfing
A new search engine eliminates frustrating searches on the World Wide Web. Rather than searching for key words, as current search engines do, the new search engine looks for structures or relationships within the content of documents. This means that instead of generating a multitude of irrelevant sites, the new search engine yields very specific results. (1997-11-14)

New Laser-Based Process Significantly Reduces Friction
A laser-based process applied to interfacing metallic or ceramic surfaces has been found to reduce friction by as much as twenty percent. The surface-engineering process, developed at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, involves the creation oftiny holes or pores on the touching surfaces of metal or ceramic components. The new process saves on material wear and allows the option of using less costly materials. (1997-06-04)

Licorice Prevents Cholesterol Build-Up
Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered an ingredient in the root of the licorice plant that prevents the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries. The ingredient, glabridin, delays the oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL), or (1997-04-16)

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