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NRCC, Weather, Climate, Northeast, Regional, Temperature, Winter

Warmest NE winter in 103 years

The Northeast enjoyed its third warmest winter (December through February) and its third warmest February since official record-keeping began in 1895, according to Keith Eggleston, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.


Radio, Astronomy, Interference, Frequency

New Pact Protects Radio Astronomy Frequency From Interference

A new agreement extends some protection to astronomers who use the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico and have been concerned about potential interference from the commercial satellite system IRIDIUM. The memorandum of understanding signed between the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, which operates Arecibo, and Motorola, Inc., which operates IRIDIUM, guarantees eight hours of observing time each day "unpolluted" by interference.


Dinsaur, Fossils, Jurassic, Geology, Palentology, Wyoming

Significant Dinosaur Tracksite Discovered in Wyoming

New insights into ancient North America will result from the discovery of 165 million year-old dinosaur footprints near Shell, Wyo., according to a University of Wyoming researcher.



Scientific, Reporting, Studies, Communications, Food, Safety, Nutrition, Health

New Guidelines to Improve Public Understanding

Feeling more confused than enlightened after reading or hearing about the latest dietary study du jour? Newly-released guidelines, based on an advisory group convened by the Harvard School of Public Health and the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, aim to help the public have a better understanding of emerging nutrition, food safety and health science.


golf, Ball, Design

Aerospace engineer seeks the perfect dimple

Dimples and bluff bodies may sound like they belong in the world of high fashion models, but they are actually part of the world of Bob Thurman, an aerospace engineer whose designs would not be at home on the fashion runway or airport runway.


Lyme, Disease, tick, Biological, pest, Control, HGE

Fungi as Biological Control of Lyme Disease Ticks

A researcher at The New York Botanical Garden is investigating the potential use of a commonly found species of microscopic fungus as a biological control of the northeastern tick Ixodes scapularis, the key to the spread of both Lyme disease and Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE).


Handbook, Mechanical, Engineering, Technical, Writing, Publishing

Handbook on Technical Writing Announced

Creating Effective Technical Documents, a comprehensive guide to technical writing covering every aspect from research to distribution, is available from ASME International (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).


Mechanical, Engineering, Boiler, Pressure, Vessel, Code, Publish

1998 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code to be Issued

The revised ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code will be issued on July 1. ASME International (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) updates the code every three years to reflect advancements in boiler and pressure vessel design, materials and applications.


Mechanical, Engineering, Waste, Management, Asia, Environment, Municipal, Pacific

New Waste Management Conference Announced

The first Asian-North American Solid Waste Management Conference, ANACON 98, will be held Dec. 6-9, at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. ANACON is presented by the Solid Waste Processing Division of ASME International (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).


Mechanical, Engineers, Codes, Biotechnology, Standards, Pharmaceutical, Quality, Assurance

ASME Publishes Standard to be Used by Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries

ASME International (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) recently published a standard to be used in the biopharmaceutical industry.

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