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Article ID: 1744

Rates Of Ocean Nitrogen Uptake May Be Underestimated

University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Southern Ocean -- that vast expanse of water that surrounds the frozen continent of Antarctica -- has been reluctant to give up it wealth of scientific secrets. But new information gathered from a voyage to the bottom of the world could have a major impact on how scientists view the role oceans play in the global carbon and nitrogen cycle. Dr. Deborah Bronk, a biological oceanographer from the University of Georgia, undertook a six-week voyage to the Southern Ocean and to Antarctica's Ross Sea.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1743

New Manufacturing Boosts Performance, Lowers Costs

Michigan Technological University

A researcher in Michigan Technological University's Institute of Materials Processing has developed a new manufacturing approach that combines casting, forging, powder metallurgy, bonding, and coating in one process to produce high performance components at lower cost for a variety of industries.

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Article ID: 1742

Jungles of Borneo: Science CD-Rom for Children

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Students are becoming ëscientific consultantsí to the Indonesian government, working together to help track down rare plants that may hold a cure for cancer or discover why a vital cash crop is refusing to produce fruit.

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Article ID: 1741

Calcium Supplements are Beneficial and Safe

Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), backed by medical experts, reaffirmed today that calcium products and supplements which meet current federal standards are a safe and highly beneficial source of calcium.

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Article ID: 1740

NC State News Tips

North Carolina State University

A roundup of NC State University research, teaching and outreach activities. For use by the media as briefs or as background for stories. Stories include: From Fish, Come Clues on Sexual Behavior; Paper From Cornstalks; Better Housing for Migrant Workers; Nanotubes May Pave Way for Space Elevator; Edible Film Fights Food-Borne Disease; and more.

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Article ID: 1739

Scale-Model Test Plane May Help Save Lives, Money

North Carolina State University

Testing a new aircraft can be costly and risk. But a new scale-model, remote-piloted test plane developed at NC State University with funding from the U.S. Navy may help reduce those risks and costs by letting researchers identify potential problems before they occur in manned flights. The test plane, a 17.5 percent scale version of the U.S. Navy's newly updated F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet strike fighter, was developed by a team of NC State researchers led by Drs. Charles Hall and John Perkins.

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Article ID: 1738

January 28, 1997 Tipsheet

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scientists are rethinking what they know about bacteria: it turns out that the organisms tell time. Scientists affiliated with the NSFís H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site in Oregon may have found part of the answer for how deforestation affects global carbon cycles. A Memorandum of Agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense (DOD) designates the Air National Guard to provide air logistics support to the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is run by NSF.

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Article ID: 1737

Multiple Births Multiply During Past Two Decades

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, CDC)

There has been a remarkable rise in the number of triplet and other higher-order multiple births over the past two decades.Yet, babies born in triplet and other higher-order multiple deliveries arrive smaller and earlier than single births and are at greater risk of infant death and life-long health problems.

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Article ID: 1736

Americans Use Less Nursing Home Care Today

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, CDC)

Dramatic changes in the nursing home industry have taken place over the past decade, especially because of growth in home health care, according to findings from the latest survey of nursing homes in A merica.

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Article ID: 1735

Phone Calls Improve Results For Heart Failure

Stanford University School of Medicine

Frequent phone calls from specially trained nurses significantly improved the health of heart failure patients in a study reported this month in the American Journal of Cardiology.

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