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Article ID: 6743

Mirror surfaces with nary an atom exposed

Cornell University

Cornell chemist Melissa Hines is seeking to make a mirror surface on which not even a single atom is protruding above the surface. Within the next five years she expects researchers to be able to produce silicon surfaces that "are essentially totally flat."

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Article ID: 6781

Umass Wins Grant to Create Software That Eases Math Anxiety

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Mass. -- Two University of Massachusetts researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a software program aimed at easing math anxiety in girls.

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Article ID: 6778

Symposium on Vascular Plants Celebrates Publication of Illustrated Companion Book to Classic Manual

New York Botanical Garden

On Saturday, April 18, 1998, The New York Botanical Garden will hold a symposium on the Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States to celebrate the February 1998 publication of the long-awaited Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist's Manual: Illustrations of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada.

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Article ID: 6777

Publication of the Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist's Manual

New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is celebrating the publication of the Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist's Manual: Illustrations of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, a collection of http://www.nybg.org/bsci/acer.html 827 meticulously-rendered botanical illustrations designed as a cross-reference to the non-illustrated Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, Second Edition, by Henry A. Gleason and Arthur Cronquist, published in 1991.

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Article ID: 6775

The Kyoto Protocol: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Depend on Future of China

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

China's future energy import needs will dramatically affect the global environment and energy security, says Jon Erickson, assistant professor of economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Article ID: 6772

Ancient Grain Helps Produce Modern, Healthy Eggs

University of Arizona

Love eggs, but your doc says cut down on cholesterol? A new egg might be what you're looking for.

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Article ID: 6769

NSF and NSI End Internet Intellectual Infrastructure Fund Portion of Domain Name Registration Fees

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI) today announced the end of the Internet Intellectual Infrastructure Fund portion of domain name registration charges. As a result, the annual fee for domain name registration, which has been $50 since fees were imposed in 1995, will decline to $35, reducing the cost of domain name registration by 30 percent. The change will be effective April 1, 1998.

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Article ID: 6761

New Scientist Tip Sheet for 3-11-98

New Scientist

New Scientist Tip Sheet for 3-11-98

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Article ID: 6759

Global Warming: Science or Politics?

Michigan Technological University

The pending international Treaty on Global Warming proposed at a recent UN-sponsored conference in Kyoto, Japan has one educator wondering if the treaty's rationale is based more on politics than science. Dr. Vernon Dorweiler of Michigan Tech's School of Business and Economics answers his own question by saying, "It's one chance in a hundred it's science."

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Article ID: 6755

Discovery pushes back boundaries of known universe

Johns Hopkins University

Astronomers have set a new record for most distant observed object in the universe, finding a galaxy nearly 90 million light years farther from Earth than any previously discovered.

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