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Medicine, Technology, LIFE, Science, Social, Physiology

Tip Sheet from New Scientist for 2-26-98

Tip Sheet from New Scientist for 2-26-98


Computer, Graphics, 3D, Three Dimensional, Nurbs, Hopkins

The trick is in the triangles: Speeding up 3D computer models

A Johns Hopkins computer scientist has developed software that dramatically increases the speed at which 3-D computer models can be put in motion on-screen. A preliminary version of the software is available free on the World WWide Web.


Neuroendocrine, Neuroendocrinology, Hormones, U Mass

Center for Neuroendocrine Studies at UMass Wins Faculty Senate Approval

The Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts has approved the establishment of a Center for Neuroendocrine Studies. Neuroendocinologists are interested in how the body chemicals called hormones act in the brain, and how the brain influences hormones.


Atoms, Sputtering, Plasma, Nanolayers, Multiscalar, Microstructures, Material, Coating

Engineers Build Window Onto Formation Of Atomic Layers

Materials science engineers have built an instrument to help them observe the process of sputtering---a method of "spray painting" films of atoms onto another surface. While sputtering is a common way of coating materials, it was not possible to monitor the process as it happened until now.


Albatross, Evolution, David, Anderson, Longline, Fishing, North, Pacific

Wake Forest Study Takes Students in Flight with the Albatross

Wake Forest University biologist David Anderson normally studies seabirds in the wild without much company, but thousands of schoolkids are tagging along this time via a Web site and e-mail. The Albatross Project is tracking Hawaiian albatrosses by satellite to find ways to reverse losses to longline fishing and answer evolutionary questions raised by their flights.


Earthquake, Disease, Biology, Computing

February 20, 1998 -- Tipsheet

1) Museum display sets millions a-quaking 2) Unexpected links found among acorns, gypsy moths and lyme disease 3) Knowledge and distributed intelligence initiative gets increased NSF support


Arctic, Research, Early, Cancer, Detection, Science, Fair

News about Science, Technology and Engineering at Iowa State University

February science tips from Iowa State University include: 1) Scientist will study polar climates and global climate change; 2) New tool can detect the beginning of cancer; and 3) Iowa State Science and Technology Fair is March 27-28.


Science, Policy, Education, Societal, Impacts, Science, Engineering

National Science Board to Meet

The National Science Board (NSB) will meet on Wednesday, February 25 through Friday, February 27, 1998 at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. Sessions are open to the public on Thursday and Friday.


body, Self Identification, Psychology, Brain Science

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Researchers Shed Light On The Nature of the Self

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have taken an important step toward determining how the body comes to be identified as part of the self. The results of their unusual experiment appear in the scientific journal Nature today.


Purdue, Health, Lactose, milk, Allergies

Lactose-Intolerant People Should Drink More

Many people who claim to be lactose intolerant really aren't, says Dennis Savaiano, dean of Purdue University's School of Consumer and Family Sciences. The problem, Savaiano says, is that dairy foods can be difficult to digest, and people who don't eat these foods often enough haven't acclimated themselves to the foods.

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