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Article ID: 1759

Major Changes in Mineral Chemistry and Properties at High Pressures Seen

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Changes in the magnetic structure of minerals at high pressures might have significant implications for the structure and evolution of the Earth, and may have a significant impact on the planetís magnetic field.

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1-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1745

Merger of U.S. and Russian Satellite GPS

University of Maine

A satellite-based positioning system used by hikers, farmers, pilots and scientists could double in size if Alfred Leick, University of Maine professor of spatial information science and engineering, can solve a problem stemming from the Cold War.

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30-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1744

Rates Of Ocean Nitrogen Uptake May Be Underestimated

University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Southern Ocean -- that vast expanse of water that surrounds the frozen continent of Antarctica -- has been reluctant to give up it wealth of scientific secrets. But new information gathered from a voyage to the bottom of the world could have a major impact on how scientists view the role oceans play in the global carbon and nitrogen cycle. Dr. Deborah Bronk, a biological oceanographer from the University of Georgia, undertook a six-week voyage to the Southern Ocean and to Antarctica's Ross Sea.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1743

New Manufacturing Boosts Performance, Lowers Costs

Michigan Technological University

A researcher in Michigan Technological University's Institute of Materials Processing has developed a new manufacturing approach that combines casting, forging, powder metallurgy, bonding, and coating in one process to produce high performance components at lower cost for a variety of industries.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1742

Jungles of Borneo: Science CD-Rom for Children

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Students are becoming ëscientific consultantsí to the Indonesian government, working together to help track down rare plants that may hold a cure for cancer or discover why a vital cash crop is refusing to produce fruit.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1740

NC State News Tips

North Carolina State University

A roundup of NC State University research, teaching and outreach activities. For use by the media as briefs or as background for stories. Stories include: From Fish, Come Clues on Sexual Behavior; Paper From Cornstalks; Better Housing for Migrant Workers; Nanotubes May Pave Way for Space Elevator; Edible Film Fights Food-Borne Disease; and more.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1739

Scale-Model Test Plane May Help Save Lives, Money

North Carolina State University

Testing a new aircraft can be costly and risk. But a new scale-model, remote-piloted test plane developed at NC State University with funding from the U.S. Navy may help reduce those risks and costs by letting researchers identify potential problems before they occur in manned flights. The test plane, a 17.5 percent scale version of the U.S. Navy's newly updated F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet strike fighter, was developed by a team of NC State researchers led by Drs. Charles Hall and John Perkins.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1738

January 28, 1997 Tipsheet

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scientists are rethinking what they know about bacteria: it turns out that the organisms tell time. Scientists affiliated with the NSFís H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site in Oregon may have found part of the answer for how deforestation affects global carbon cycles. A Memorandum of Agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense (DOD) designates the Air National Guard to provide air logistics support to the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is run by NSF.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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    28-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1726

Trends In Engineering Research

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Today at Energy Week π97, in Houston, Dr. Richard J. Goldstein, president of ASME International, posited how government and industry ≥can radically alter the status quo and influence the worldπs future.≤

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25-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1730

Child Support Better Than Welfare For Children

Cornell University

Children who benefit from child support payments seem to fare better in cognitive development and educational attainment than those who obtain the same amount of money from welfare, according to a Cornell University study. And when child support stems from an agreement between parents rather than a court-ordered one, the children do even better, according to Elizabeth Peters, Cornell professor of consumer economics and housing.

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26-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

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