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Radio Observations Provide New Clues to Nature of Gamma Ray Fireball

National Science Foundation (NSF)

A team of astronomers using a pair of National Science Foundation (NSF) radio telescopes has made the first measurements of the size and expansion of a mysterious, intense "fireball" resulting from a cosmic gamma ray burst last May.

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Hard Times Ahead For Potato Leafhopper

Purdue University

Uncommon numbers of potato leaf hoppers have caused widespread damage to alfalfa and other crops in New England, but for alfalfa growers, at least, thereπs a chance to duck the diminutive insect next year.

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National Science Board To Meet in Houston

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Board (NSB) will convene its first off-site meeting of the year in Houston next month. (The board normally meets at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Arlington, Va.) The off-site meeting demonstrates the board's desire to reserve at least one such meeting each year for two purposes: (1) to focus on an important national science policy topic, and (2) to solicit input from communities outside of Washington D.C.

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Immigrant Study Provides New Insights

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Legal immigrants are more educated as a group than native-born U.S citizens, according to a just-released survey of new immigrants. This news is among many valuable findings about an increasingly important group in American society. The findings come from a new comprehensive survey funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development with support from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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DOE's ORNL, Phone Home new partners for the future

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A minority-owned small business in New York and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are uniting to harness the power of knowledge through the innovative Community of the Future Initiative.

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Artificial intelligence improves heart attack diagnosis

American Heart Association (AHA)

Drawing on artificial intelligence technology, researchers have for the first time found that machines show promise of improving on human's ability to diagnose heart attacks, according to a study in today's American Heart Association journal Circulation.

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'Virtual lab' lets engineering students tackle tasks on the web

Johns Hopkins University

A Johns Hopkins University professor has built a "virtual laboratory" on the World Wide Web to give engineering students a taste of the challenges they may someday face on the job.

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ORNL system helping U.S. steel industry get tougher

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An advanced temperature sensor originally developed by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is allowing producers of galvannealed steel to tell in an instant if it is being processed correctly.

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Presidential Awards Honor Mentoring Efforts of 19 Individuals and Institutions

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The White House today announced that ten individuals and nine institutions are winners of the 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

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A new state of matter turns a solid world into a melting one

University of Washington

A new form of matter, clusters of atoms, has been found to have a previously unsuspected property: it can melt at different temperatures from "solid" matter. An experiment described in Science this week paints an exotic portrait of certain substances seemingly confounding nature by existing as a liquid, instead of a solid, at room temperature.

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