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Article ID: 12479

Hunting for Halley's Comet in Near Space

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

This weekend, a high-flying weather balloon takes off from Kansas in search of meteoroids from comet Halley.

Released:
8-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12476

Mobile Doppler Radar Closer to Funnel Clouds

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF supports two complementary projects with the goal of understanding how tornadoes form and "decay," and the damage that might be expected from them.

Released:
8-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12423

Student Wins $4,500 for Vegetarian Gelatin Dessert

Purdue University

For those who prefer that their fluorescent foodstuffs be vegetarian, two Purdue University students have invented a new gelatin dessert.

Released:
7-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12422

"Green" Solvent for Problem Chemicals

University of Notre Dame

In the search for less hazardous manufacturing solvents, researchers report a new process to separate problematic chemicals from ionic liquids.

Released:
7-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12421

In-Residence Shelter Saves Lives in Oklahoma

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech wind researchers traveled to the Oklahoma City area to survey damage and find additional ways to save lives. In Del City, Okla., they located an in-residence shelter that survived the storm and withstood the devastating winds of Monday's deadly tornado.

Released:
7-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12379

Turn left at Callisto

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

This morning NASA's Galileo spacecraft zoomed past Jupiter's moon Callisto. The maneuver was designed to bring Galileo closer to Jupiter in preparation for a daring encounter with a volcano on Io.

Released:
6-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12378

Enzyme Could Be Key Factor in Wolf Health

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gray wolves roaming wild along Alaska's Yukon River have bigger hearts than their zoo-bound cousins in Minnesota, and some of the wild wolves carry an enzyme previously found only in dogs -- which raises questions about their overall health, researchers say.

Released:
6-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 12376

Sea Grant Story Tip Sheet for May 5 1999

National Sea Grant College Program

1) Great Lakes' Algae Circulation A Key To Tracking Pollutants, 2) Sea Grant Helping to Restore Chesapeake Bay Oysters Through Hatchery Efforts, 3) HawaiiCoastal Tourism Effort Wins Vice President Gore "Silver Hammer" Award

Released:
6-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12367

Seeing the Next Millennium... and Beyond

Michigan State University

Most of us will not only live to see the new millennium, but the year 2100 too, according to a clinical professor of medicine at Michigan State University.

Released:
6-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT

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