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Article ID: 5759

News about Science, Technology and Engineering at Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Science tips for December include ISU research on: 1.) Shuttle bus to space; 2.) Satellite sticky tape; 3.) Homegrown plastics; 4.) ISU physicists help build 'discovery engine'; 5.) Pure cooling power.

Released:
17-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5758

Brave New World in a Mexican Cave

Westminster College

Between January 2 and 9, 1998, Louise Hose, the country's leading female cave explorer and a geology professor from Westminster College in Missouri, will lead a team of scientists into an almost unknown worldówhere they will study living creatures so bizarre that for centuries no one realized they were alive. Hose's team will travel to southern Mexico to delve into the Cueva de Villa Luz, or "The Cave of the Lighted House" and the rare sulfur-based life there.

Released:
17-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5755

New Bacterium May Aid War on Insect Pests

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientists have discovered a bacterium with the same insect-thwarting properties as the widely-used Bacillus thurengensis. The bacterium, Photorhabdus luminescens, contains a toxin proven effective against a broad array of insects, and promises to become a potent, safe and environmentally benign weapon in the war against insect pests.

Released:
17-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5753

Bird invasion tracked by online citizens

Cornell University

As winter finches move south across the Canada-U.S. border in what may be record numbers, ornithological scientists are getting their best-ever look at a massive bird 'irruption,' thanks to thousands of citizen scientists using BirdSource, the interactive World Wide Web database for bird information operated by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The online database records bird sightings -- by casual backyard bird-watchers as well as serious bird enthusiasts.

Released:
16-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5752

Researchers Construct Genetic Map for Dogs

Cornell University

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and the James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine are reporting the development of a framework reference map of the canine genome. The map covers most of the canine genome. It was constructed from 150 microsatellite markers developed by the Seattle group and typed on pedigrees developed by the Cornell team.

Released:
16-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5749

Ready, set, fight! 'Dispatcher' may help plants fend off many different diseases, UD researcher says

University of Delaware

A 'dispatcher' gene--described in the Dec. 12, 1997, issue of Science--seems to juggle assignments for many `sentry' genes in a model plant system and may ultimately help researchers design hardier, more disease-resistant food plants, a University of Delaware scientist says.

Released:
16-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5747

Food Chemistry Tip Sheet (December 1997)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Food Chemistry Tip Sheet: 1. Soy-Based Infant Formulas Contain Beneficial Isoflavones 2. Sunflower Pectin Can Be Used for Low-Calorie Jellies 3. Epoxy from Can Copatings Found in Infant Formula Liquid Concentrates 4. Canadian Cured Meat Shows Little Decline in Nitrite Levels

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16-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5746

UCSD Nuclear Physicist Marshall Rosenbluth to Receive Nation's Highest Scientific Award from President Clinton

University of California San Diego

President Clinton will present the nation's highest science and engineering honor, the National Medal of Science, to Marshall N. Rosenbluth, a nuclear physicist at the University of California, San Diego. Rosenbluth is one of fourteen oustanding scientists, inventors and business leaders being honored by the President on December 16 at a ceremony in the Old Executive Office Building.

Released:
16-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5741

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Check the chart

Cornell University

The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University has released this year's statistical probabilities chart for a white Christmas for major metropolitan areas and other selected cities in the Northeast. It is not a forecast.

Released:
13-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5729

Vanderbilt University engineers developing robotic insects

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tenn. - Two Vanderbilt University mechanical engineering professors are developing a tiny insect-like robot, about a third the size of a credit card, which will have applications for military and intelligence-gathering missions.

Released:
13-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

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