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Article ID: 1801

Human Cell Mutagens In Los Angeles Air

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Mutagens have long been known to be present in urban air, but their detection and potency has mostly been measured with a bacterial test. However, extrapolating the observed mutagenic effects from bacteria to humans continually leads to questions about the relevance of bacterial assays. New research represents the first time a human cell mutation assay has been applied to an atmospheric particle monitoring network.

Released:
7-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1798

New 'Wave' In Space Exploration May Come Soon

Purdue University

First there was "channel surfing." Then came "surfing the Net." A Purdue University researcher now has found that spacecraft might be able to "surf" through space. Her efforts could help lower costs of planetary missions.

Released:
7-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1796

President Requests $3.4 Billion For NSF In FY 1998

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the outline for the Presidentís fiscal year 1998 budget request to provide the agency with $3.367 billion, a three percent rise over the current yearís estimate.

Released:
7-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1800

Invasive Seaweed Thrives in the Northeast

Roger Williams University

A red seaweed that wiped out native species as it proliferated in European and African waters has now taken root for the first time in the northeastern United States. The seaweed was discovered by two marine biologists in Rhode Island.

Released:
6-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1795

U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support for Drinking Water, Earthquakes and Biological Sciences

US Geological Survey (USGS)

The USGS FY 98 budget calls for increasing the availability of water quality information, for expanding earthquake monitoring to reduce hazards and support the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, and for increasing biological science in support of Federal land managers.

Released:
7-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1792

Cornell to lead NSF power systems research center

Cornell University

Cornell leads a new national center in power systems research established by the National Science Foundation.

Released:
6-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1791

Scientist wins award for synthetic aperture radar

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia scientist Dr. Charles 'Jack' Jakowatz has been selected to receive a 1996 Ernest O. Lawrence Award, one of the Department of Energy's top prizes, for achievements that advance the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to detect exceptionally small changes in landscape.

Released:
6-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1790

Virtual Reality Training Decision Tool

RTI International

Research Triangle Institute and Adams Consulting Group, Inc. have announced the availability of a tool that will help organizations evaluate whether Virtual Reality (VR) training programs are appropriate for specific training needs. VR Training Decision Tool gives managers and professionals in training, performance improvement, information technology, human resources, multimedia development, safety, manufacturing and other fields a way of quantifying the decision to use VR. This tool is available free of charge.

Released:
6-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1789

Scientists Correct Microscope "Vision Problems"

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Faulty human eyesight can be corrected with glasses, but itís a different matter to fix vision problems that afflict instruments used by scientists who explore the microcosmos. Two Oregon scientists conducting research with National Science Foundation (NSF)-support, however, have found a way to do it. As with many problems in human eyesight, the culprit in the world of microscopes is the lens.

Released:
6-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1780

Climate models produce 'interesting' results

University of Alabama Huntsville

Fourteen of the most widely used global climate models, which are used by scientists to predict global climate change and by policy makers to formulate appropriate environmental policy, were less prescient than expected in a major test designed to determine their accuracy in predicting global warming or cooling.

Released:
5-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

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