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Black, Holes, Gamma, Bursts, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics

Waltzing With a Black Hole: Model Shows How Star May Trigger Bursts of Radiation

University of Wisconsin-Madison physicists have created a model that seeks to explain a conundrum of modern astrophysics -- the origin of mysterious bursts of gamma rays that appear uniformly across the sky on an average of once a day. (Embargoed until Sept. 19, 1997.)


Medicine, Technology, LIFE, SCI, Social, PHYS

New Scientist Press Release

Press release of issue dated 20 September for New Scientist, the international science and technology weekly news magazine


American, Heart, Association, Clarifies, Mouth, Mouth, CPR

AHA clarifies message on mouth-to-mouth component of CPR

Bystanders who witness a cardiac arrest should dial 9-1-1 and then perform mouth-to-mouth ventilations and chest compressions -- the two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) -- according to the American Heart Association in a statement on CPR published in its journal Circulation (Sept. 16).


Extreme, Ultraviolet, Etching, Semiconductor, SOFT, X Rays

Sandia patents extreme ultraviolet light source

The realization that atomic gas clusters could serve as part of a sort of ìlight bulbî that emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light when laser-heated has inspired a recently patented invention at Sandia National Laboratories. This light source enables research development of EUV lithography to pattern faster, more memory-dense microchips.


Clinton, Tobacco, Settlement, Attorneys, General, lung

Statement of John R. Garrison, CEO, American Lung Association September 17, 1997

The American Lung Association thanks President Clinton for taking a big step forward to protect children by not endorsing the "global" tobacco settlement that proved woefully inadequate in addressing this nation's tobacco-related health problems. The President is right in signaling that Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III should be allowed to put the tobacco industry on trial in January and that Congress should not allow the tobacco industry to dictate the timing of any legislative action.


fish, Food, Ocean, Hopkins

Fisheries scientists to meet at Johns Hopkins

Fish are an important global resource, yet scientists do not know how to predict how many fish will be produced in a given year. Scientists from around the world will meet at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore beginning Sept. 22 to discuss factors affecting the production rates of vital ocean fisheries.


Arctic, Ocean, ice, Station, Sheba, Ships

Ships Depart to Launch Ice Station SHEBA in the Arctic Ocean

Two icebreaking ships will depart Tuktoyaktuk, Canada around September 18 to establish Ice Station SHEBA in the Arctic Ocean, launching the largest and most complex science experiment ever supported in the Arctic by the National Science Foundation (NSF).



Internet, data, Computing, Network, Protocol

NSF Grant Will Spur Collaboration for Internet Tools, Information and Protocols

The beauty of the Internet is also a beast. The Internet is a global network of networks -- mostly private, and often competing among themselves. While the diffuse structure of the Internet is one of its strengths, the competitive environment has made collaboration on operational and engineering requirements difficult, and has made research on the metrics of the Internet virtually impossible.



Archaeologists identify oldest existing mound complex in New World

The earliest existing mound complex built by humans in the new world has been identified in Louisiana by a team of archaeologists and researchers from around the United States. Details of the discovery appear in tomorrowís (Sept. 19) issue of the journal Science. The complex of 11 mounds was built between 5,000 and 5,400 years ago and predates other known existent mound complexes by 1,900 years.


Birds, Ornithology, Feeder Watch, Project, Cornell, University

Project Feederwatch Top 10 Birds in backyards

The most frequently seen birds at feeders across North America last winter were the Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch and American goldfinch, according to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which released its Project FeederWatch Top 10 Birds List. Project FeederWatchers also reported large numbers of downy woodpeckers, blue jays, mourning doves, black-capped chickadees, house sparrows, northern cardinals and european starlings.

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