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UW to help lead $20 million earthquake hazard prevention project

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers will play a leading role in a $20 million effort to identify and mitigate potential earthquake hazards in urban areas along the Pacific coast. The UW joins eight California universities in the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center announced today by the National Science Foundation.

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8-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Yale University Science News Tips, September 1997

Yale University

Yale Science News Tips: 1. Discovery Could Restore Full Usefulness of Front-line Antibiotics, 2. Sonar Robot that Mimics Bats and Dolphins Rivals Camera Vision, 3. One-Meter Telescope High in the Andes Gets New Lease on Life, 4. Peabody Museum Brings Science to Life in New Haven Public Schools, 5. U.S.-Japan Study Advocates Global Environmental Trade Group, 6. Six Yale Professional Schools Join in Center for AIDS Research, 7. Yale Predicts How High-speed Network Will Boost Science Research

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7-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Yale Sonar Robot that Can Tell Heads from Tails Modeled after Bat and Dolphin Echolocation Behavior

Yale University

A robot inspired by the ability of bats and dolphins to use echoes for locating prey is causing robotics experts to reevaluate the relative merits of sound waves versus camera vision for exploring new environments. The sonar device, which was designed and created by Yale University electrical engineering professor Roman Kuc, is so sensitive that it can tell whether a tossed coin has come up heads or tails.

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7-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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UIC research brings virtual reality to manufacturing design

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have incorporated virtual reality technology into a manufacturing design tool that allows the user to visualize and plan a factory while it is still in the design phase. The tool, a computer simulation, is proving its usefulness at Searle, a pharmaceutical company based in Skokie, Ill.

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4-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Book for parents on choosing quality child

Cornell University

To help parents make sensible and trustworthy choices in the potentially overwhelming world of child care options, Cornell University Professor Moncrieff Cochran and wife, Eva Cochran have co-authored a new handbook that gives parents the tools to collect and assess information on child care.

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3-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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UNH is Site of Satellite Telecast of Oct. 6--White House Conference on Climate Change

University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire will host a satellite downlink telecast of the White House Conference on Climate Change: The Challenge of Global Warming.

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3-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Satellite tag keeps tabs on young bald eagle's migration into Canada

University of California, Santa Cruz

Scientists from UC Santa Cruz have tracked, for the first time, a juvenile bald eagle's remarkable first migration northward from its nest in search of salmon. A lightweight satellite tag has tracked the eagle on its rapid flight nearly 1,000 miles north into British Columbia.

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3-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Smart Software Gives Kids an 'Animated' Guide to the Internet

North Carolina State University

He's a smooth operator, the type of guy who knows his way around. He's cool -- a little cocky even -- but kind and quick with his praise. Some new Hollywood hero? No, he's Cosmo the Internet Adviser, the wormlike, wise-cracking animated star of a new interactive software program being developed at North Carolina State University to teach teens and preteens about the inner workings of the Internet.

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3-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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New virtual reality tour added to supreme court web site

Northwestern University

The Supreme Court will soon be in session, and thanks to another new Internet project by a Northwestern University political scientist, you can take a tour of the Court without ever leaving home.

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3-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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LSU archaeologist spends month excavating mass graves in Bosnia

Louisiana State University

A news photo published around the world shows a Muslim man being shot down on the street of a small village in the former Yugoslavia. He's trying to escape from a group of detainees. He and other Muslims were killed and buried in mass graves throughout the countryside.

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3-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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