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NASA, Fuzzy, Logic, Robots, Space, Exploration

NASA University Research Centers' Conference

The latest in fuzzy logic, intelligent systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems, robotic space exploraton and other technologies developed for use in future space missions will be the focus of the 1997 NASA University Research Centers' Technical Conference on Education, Aeronautics, Space, Autonomy Earth and Environment scheduled for Feb. 16-19 at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, NM.

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Security, Explosives, Detection, bomb, Disablement

Sandia to Test Law Enforcement Technologies

The National Institute of Justice announced this week that it has signed an agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to research and develop security technologies. In the past 20 years, Sandia has developed state-of-the- art physical security technologies-- design, and implementation of detection, entry control, delay, and response technologies-- as well as explosives detection and bomb disablement.

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Adoption, Cornell, Sealed, Records, Parents, Sociology

Adoptive parents favor opening sealed records

Parents of adopted children in New York are overwhelmingly in favor of laws that allow adult adoptees access to information in their birth certificates about their birth parents, according to a new Cornell University study.

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Watershed, New, YORK, city, Hudson, River, Cornell

Upstate New Yorkers open to NYC watershed deal

The resentment public officials feared would prevent a watershed agreement between New York City and municipalities along the Hudson River watershed was not very deep, a Cornell University study has found.

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Geophysics, Geology, Materials, Science, Minerals, Inner, Earth

Major Changes in Mineral Chemistry and Properties at High Pressures Seen

Changes in the magnetic structure of minerals at high pressures might have significant implications for the structure and evolution of the Earth, and may have a significant impact on the planetís magnetic field.

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Navigation, Satellite, Technology, Mapping, Positioning

Merger of U.S. and Russian Satellite GPS

A satellite-based positioning system used by hikers, farmers, pilots and scientists could double in size if Alfred Leick, University of Maine professor of spatial information science and engineering, can solve a problem stemming from the Cold War.

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Oceans, Plankton, Nitrogen, Carbon, Cycling, Warming

Rates Of Ocean Nitrogen Uptake May Be Underestimated

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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Manufacturing, Dies, Molds, Ceramic, Metal, Powder, Prototype

New Manufacturing Boosts Performance, Lowers Costs

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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Education, Rainforests, Technology, Societal, Impacts

Jungles of Borneo: Science CD-Rom for Children

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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Sexual, Behavior, Cornstalks, Paper, Retina, Nanotubes, Migrants, Thermostat

NC State News Tips

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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