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Article ID: 8432

Computers Bring Ocean Depths to Classrooms

Mississippi State University

Most K-12 students will never see the ocean floor where the Titantic sank. But with educational resources developed by Mississippi State University, they can "see" that and other ocean depths in 3-D real-time images.

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24-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 8430

Count the Cost of Divorce Before You Split

Purdue University

Preparing for marriage is crucial, but a Purdue University expert on family budgeting suggests that the slogan "look before you leap" may be just as important when it comes to divorce.

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24-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 8429

ASA Annual Meeting August 21-25

American Sociological Association (ASA)

The American Sociological Association's Annual Meeting August 21-25 in San Francisco will feature hundreds of presentations on topics including immigration, affirmative action, families and children, health care, violence, and criminology.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 8428

Federal Program Promotes Housing Discrimination

University of Chicago

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 program, designed to expand housing options for low-income recipients, may actually encourage discrimination, according to a student researcher at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 8423

Microscopic Machines May Replace Quartz Crystals

Sandia National Laboratories

Within the next few years, your watch, television and computer may all contain microelectromechanical systems -- micron-sized machines being developed at Sandia.

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24-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8421

Intricate, Coolant-Filled Passages Formed within Material

Sandia National Laboratories

Researchers at Sandia have developed a substrate that removes heat from microchips and printed circuit boards, keeping closer to optimum operating temperatures. The Sandia approach uses an intricate network of microscopic, coolant-filled passages formed directly within the substrate.

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23-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8420

2nd Wettest June since 1895 for some Northeast States

Cornell University

June 13 will go down in the record books in Boston and Providence, R.I., as the wettest June day on record in the two New England cities. It was the second-wettest June for Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginiat since official records began in 1895, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.

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Article ID: 8419

Mimic Structure of Seashells to Make Strong, Tough Coatings

Sandia National Laboratories

Seashells have been valued for their beauty and utility for thousands of years. Now, in a Nature paper, Sandia researchers show they can mimic nature by permitting materials to self-assemble into hard, tough strong coatings with the laminated structure of seashells.

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23-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8418

Fume-Free Charcoal Starter

Brandeis University

Like many a backyard chef, Daniel Perlman of Arlington, Mass., disliked the smell and acrid smoke of conventional charcoal starters. So he decided to do something about it.

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23-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Pop Culture

Article ID: 8417

Magma's Makeup Yields New Clues to Catastrophic Eruptions

University of Rochester

Countering summer blockbusters' claims that humanity's greatest threats are asteroids lurking in outer space, University of Rochester scientists have found an equal threat may lie roiling underfoot. They've linked the world's greatest mass extinctions to rock that originated near Earth's core and crept upward, lying in wait before dousing the planet with lava.

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