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Article ID: 19765

UC San Diego-UC Irvine Proposal for Cal-(IT)2

University of California San Diego

Governor Gray Davis announced that the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technologies [Cal-(IT)2], a joint proposal of UC San Diego and UC Irvine, has been selected among the six finalists to be submitted for final consideration as a California Institute for Science and Innovation.

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21-Jul-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 19759

Brain Contains Cocaine-Like Chemical

Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University

Neuroscientists have found that a neurotransmitter produces behaviors associated with cocaine and methamphetamine; this suggests a role for the brain chemical in modulating or mediating the actions of drugs (The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 8-00).

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Article ID: 19757

X-Ray Star Stuff

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Astronomers are seeing how supernovae spray the essential elements of rocky planets and life into interstellar space.

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19-Jul-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 19752

Flexible Television Screens: Fold Up, Carry in Pocket

University of Arizona

Continued research and development of organic light-emitting devices may provide such practical applications as folding television screens, according to an assistant research professor at the University of Arizona.

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Article ID: 19749

Accuracy of Hurricane Intensity Predictions to Improve

University of Rhode Island

A new coupled hurricane-ocean prediction computer model developed by URI scientists has become an official component of the national hurricane prediction system used to forecast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico storms and hurricanes.

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Article ID: 19748

Preserving Water Quality Just Got Easier for Farmers

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A simple, inexpensive index that will help farmers and regulators meet water quality standards when locating animal operations or applying animal manure to fields has been developed by a University of Arkansas researcher.

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Article ID: 19745

Solar Radiation Storm

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

A powerful solar flare on July 14th triggered an intense radiation storm in the vicinity of Earth.

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18-Jul-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 19744

Extreme Geomagnetic Storm Is Underway

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

A powerful shock wave from the fast-moving July 14th coronal mass ejection has arrived in the neighborhood of Earth.

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Article ID: 19739

Southern Africa Social Change Effects on Air Pollution

University of Washington

A state-of-the-art University of Washington research aircraft will be a key element in the Southern Africa Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000) campaign this summer.

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Article ID: 19738

Protracted Cooling Camouflages Global Warming Effects

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The human contribution to global warming is clearly present and must be controlled, say University of Illinois researchers; there is also another cyclic contribution that has important implications for monitoring future climate change (Geophysical Research Letters, 7-15-00).

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