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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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Article ID: 1775

Press Briefing on: NSF 1998 Budget Request

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will release the Presidentís Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1998 on the morning of February 6.

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

Article ID: 1772

Internet chat during Alaska rocket launch

Cornell University

A Cornell University rocket scientist, in cooperation with NASA and a local science museum, will be available online via the Internet to "chat" live with anyone who wants to learn about what they are up to in a remote part of Alaska blasting rockets into the upper atmosphere.

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

Article ID: 1771

Alabama is, like, cooler and cooler

University of Alabama Huntsville

Global warming notwithstanding, the average temperature in Alabama has dropped by almost two degrees Fahrenheit over the past 65 years, according to a new analysis of daily temperature reports from about 50 spots around the state.

Released:
4-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1769

One-Electron Transistor Developed at U of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

A transistor that stores a single electron to represent one bit of information and could revolutionize the way computers work has been designed and fabricated by University of Minnesota researchers. A transistor that stores a single electron to represent one bit of information and could revolutionize the way computers work has been designed and fabricated by University of Minnesota researchers.

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

Article ID: 1765

Tighter National Standards for Air Quality

Resources for the Future (RFF)

Government officials and experts from the business, environmental and research communities will gather at Resources for the Future on February 10, 1997, to discuss and debate the scientific basis, political and economic realities, and policy implications of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposals to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone and particulates.

Released:
4-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1758

Power Generation Conference and Exposition

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

The 1997 International Joint Power Generation Conference and Exposition will be held Nov. 3-5, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver, Colo., it is announced by ASME International (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Released:
1-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1755

Purdue Lab Helps Solve Mysteries, Aids Studies

Purdue University

Researchers across the country rely on PRIME Lab in a wide variety of investigations, from studying soil erosion and weather patterns to tracking aluminum absorption in humans to dating ancient glaciers, archaeological artifacts and meteorite falls.

Released:
31-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1753

NASA University Research Centers' Conference

University of New Mexico

The latest in fuzzy logic, intelligent systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems, robotic space exploraton and other technologies developed for use in future space missions will be the focus of the 1997 NASA University Research Centers' Technical Conference on Education, Aeronautics, Space, Autonomy Earth and Environment scheduled for Feb. 16-19 at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, NM.

Released:
31-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

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