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Hopkins, Climate, Environment, Disease

Climate Change Conference

Scientists from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere will meet in Bethesda, Md., March 6-7 to discuss the latest research into climate change and its potential for triggering outbreaks of disease.

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Mechanical, Engineering, Gas, Turbines, Association, Executive, Atlanta

McClure to Head Intl Gas Turbine Institute

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International) and the board of directors of the International Gas Turbine Institue (IGTI) have named Ann E. McClure, a certified association executive, as managing director of IGTI in Atlanta, Ga., starting in April.

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Floods, Hydrology, USGS

25th Anniversary Of "Year Of The Floods"

Since the devastating floods of 1972 that took nearly 500 lives, the human toll has declined in the United States, thanks in part to advances in science and technology as well as better partnerships among local, state and federal agencies working together to provide advance warnings to citizens.

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U.S., Russia, Rockets, Satellite

U.S./Russian Collaboration on Sounding Rockets

The first experiments of a collaborative U.S./Russian space science program were successfully launched recently aboard two Russian Meteorological MR-12 sounding rockets from Kapustin Yar, near Volgograd, Russia, a test range similar to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Family, High, School, Mothers, Pregnancies

Adolescent Moms, High School and Stereotypes

A national study on adolescent mothers who complete high school debunks a number of stereotypes, according to a University of Georgia researcher. Using data obtained from the National Survey of Family Growth, Velma McBride Murry, an associate professor of child and family development in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, examined the adult life experiences of 1,666 African-American women who had graduated from high school at least five years ago to determine how their lives were affected by their decisions concerning sex

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Electron, atom, Neutrons, Protons, Chemistry, Nobel, Physics, Science

Modern Science Traces Its Roots To The Electron

The discovery of the electron 100 years ago launched the modern era of science, according to a Central Michigan University physicist who plans to commemorate the discovery with a symposium featuring four of the nation's leading scientists, including a past Nobel prize winner.

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Medicine

Purdue, Alcohol, Smoking, Psychology

RESEARCHERS: ALCOHOL PHYSICALLY INCREASES URGE TO SMOKE

Purdue University researchers have found evidence that may explain the phenomenon of the smoke-filled barroom. In a study of regular smokers, the researchers found that consuming alcohol increased the physical craving to smoke.

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Medicine

Blood, Pressure, Heart, Earthquakes

Earthquakes Shake and Raise Blood Pressure

A natural disaster increases blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure, medical researchers confirmed in a landmark study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Hypertension.

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Technology, Enterprises, Science, Frieman, Alliance, Scripps, Research, Summit

UCSD Major San Diego Research Enterprises Set Up Science and Technology Alliance

An Alliance of major research and technology enterprises based in San Diego, and administered by the University of California, San Diego, has been created to foster and expand the region's global leadership in science and technology.

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Polymer, Copolymers, Properties, Materials, Engineering

Controlling Polymer Reactions For New Products

A researcher at Michigan Technological University has found a way to control polymer reactions and permit scientists to create tailor-made polymeric materials with unique properties. The development could facilitate the manufacture of valuable new commercial products.







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