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Article ID: 1795

U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support for Drinking Water, Earthquakes and Biological Sciences

US Geological Survey (USGS)

The USGS FY 98 budget calls for increasing the availability of water quality information, for expanding earthquake monitoring to reduce hazards and support the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, and for increasing biological science in support of Federal land managers.

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Article ID: 1792

Cornell to lead NSF power systems research center

Cornell University

Cornell leads a new national center in power systems research established by the National Science Foundation.

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Article ID: 1791

Scientist wins award for synthetic aperture radar

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia scientist Dr. Charles 'Jack' Jakowatz has been selected to receive a 1996 Ernest O. Lawrence Award, one of the Department of Energy's top prizes, for achievements that advance the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to detect exceptionally small changes in landscape.

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Article ID: 1790

Virtual Reality Training Decision Tool

RTI International

Research Triangle Institute and Adams Consulting Group, Inc. have announced the availability of a tool that will help organizations evaluate whether Virtual Reality (VR) training programs are appropriate for specific training needs. VR Training Decision Tool gives managers and professionals in training, performance improvement, information technology, human resources, multimedia development, safety, manufacturing and other fields a way of quantifying the decision to use VR. This tool is available free of charge.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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