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Article ID: 10015

Extreme Heat-Loving Organisms May Be Key To Molecular Evolution

University of Georgia

Extreme heat-loving organisms may be the key to molecular evolution, origin of life, according to new book by University of Georgia scientists.

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12-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10012

Future Car Receives Fuel Cell

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University's FutureCar Research is receiving an energy boost from Energy Partners, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla. The company is donating a hydrogen-powered fuel cell that Texas Tech will install in a Chevrolet Lumina when the cell arrives the first week of December.

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12-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10005

Web Site Explores Climate Effects on Human Health

Johns Hopkins University

If the Earth's climate is changing, how will it affect human health? Will warmer temperatures result in more mosquitos, spreading deadly malaria? Will new weather patterns trigger deadlier hurricanes? What can public policy makers do to reduce the human suffering? A Johns Hopkins graduate student has launched a Web site to distribute the latest research on issues of climate change and human health.

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11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 10004

With Heat, Material Shrinks Instead of Expanding

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

Most materials shrink when cooled and expand when heated, but researchers at Lucent Technologies and The Johns Hopkins University have discovered why a ceramic material has totally opposite behavior, they report in the Nov. 12 issue of Nature.

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11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10001

NCAR, AF Aircraft to Profile Leonids Meteor Storm

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Research aircraft from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the U.S. Air Force will bring new scientific instruments and high-definition TV cameras to the west Pacific in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the Leonids meteor shower in stereo at its rare peak on November 17.

Released:
11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10000

NCAR Weather Group Increase Computing Power by 10

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

A weather research group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research has just upped its computing power ten times at no direct cost to NCAR through an innovative loan arrangement with Compaq Computer Corporation and iMSC Corporation, a computer consulting firm. The equipment, worth $8.7 million, arrived at NCAR on October 28.

Released:
11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 9997

Spectrometer Measures Auroras' Impact on Ionosphere

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A new imaging spectrometer developed at the University of Illinois will assist scientists who are studying auroras and their effects upon Earth's atmosphere.

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11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 9987

Common Type of Aircraft Wing Susceptible to Hazardous Icing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified an aircraft wing that may be hazardous to your health. The wing -- similar to the kind used on some commuter aircraft -- is highly susceptible to certain icing conditions thought to be linked to some fatal accidents.

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11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 9986

World Record for Free-Space Info Transmission

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

Scientists and engineers from Bell Labs, the R&D arm of Lucent Technologies, have demonstrated an innovative "no-fiber optical data link" and set a world record -- transmitting 2.5 gigabits of information per second, error free, through 2.4 kilometers of free space.

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11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 9980

Novel Toxin Detector

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Researchers have stolen a page from Mother Nature to develop a technique for detecting the toxin that causes cholera. The technique should work equally well at detecing other protein-based toxins potentially used in biowarfare or terrorism and at detecting early signs of infection in clinical settings.

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11-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST

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