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Energy, Sonar, Physics, Pollution, Science, YALE

Mysterious Glowing Bubbles

Called sonoluminescence, the enigma has intrigued scientists since it was discovered in the 1930's. Today, researchers are trying to harness the process for possible commercial applications ranging from broad-band underwater sonar to pollution-free energy. A Yale mechanical engineer challenged colleagues around the world to come up with new experiments to test the growing list of theories.


Astronomy, dark, Matter, Quasars, Telescope, Science, YALE

Search of Dark Matter in the Universe

Yale University has entered a dark horse in the international race to find dark matter, the 90 percent or more of the universe's mass that is unseen and unknown but exerts a profound influence on the distribution and shape of visible galaxies. Theories about the composition of this missing matter range from exotic new kinds of subatomic particles to black holes, burned out stars or intergalactic dust and gas.


Robotics, Computers, Visual, Tracking, Science

Visual Tracking, 3-D Mouse Operates Robotic Arm

An array of new ideas are being explored by the Yale Center for Computational Vision and Control ranging from a three-dimensional computer mouse that can control the motion of a robotic arm to a visual tracking system that can superimpose a clown face over a human face on a television monitor.


Mercury, Emissions, Energy, Environment, air, Pollution

Research to Measure Power Plant Mercury Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now determining whether mercury emissions should be regulated under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. If the decision is made to regulate mercury emissions from electric power plants, what's the best way to control the emissions? Do methods exist to accurately measure the type and amount of mercury in exhaust gases emitted from power plants?


Stars, Astronomy, Space, Galaxy, Universe, Supercluster, Big, Bang, COBE

Longest Supercluster Found In AquariusSC

Today, at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Toronto, Canada, astronomers Kurt Slinglend, David Batuski, and Chris Miller of the University of Maine, presented evidence for what appears to be the longest single structure yet seen in the universe, a supercluster of galaxies about one billion light-years in length.


Entomology, Beetle, bog, Cornell, Paltynus, Indecentis, Species

Misidentified Bog Beetle 'Discovered' at Cornell

Platynus indecentis, a "bog beetle" misidentified for 85 years, has been discovered in a Cornell insect collection and given proper species identification.


Ethnobotany, Amazon, Yucatan, Herbal, Medicine, Venezuela, Mexico, Cornell, Student

Expeditions Study Indian Herbal Medicines

Student ethnobotany expeditions to the Venezuelan Amazon and Mexican Yucatan are identifying plant-based medicinals used by indigenous peoples for centuries. Potential antibiotics, contraceptives and insect-bite remedies are among the chemical compounds under analysis by Cornell University students, whose expenses are paid by the Minority International Research Training Program of the National Institutes of Health.


teen, Parents, Education, Adolescent

Revised Guide Offers Teen Parenting Curriculum

What educators can teach young parents about becoming good parents is the topic of a new and revised curriculum from Cornell University.


Astronomy, Astrophysics, Quasars, Galaxies, Keck

Keck Telescopes Find Galaxies Surrounding Quasars

Many quasars, the most luminous objects in the universe, are swaddled by galaxies containing ordinary stars that lie at the same distances from earth as the quasars themselves, according to new research that used the Keck Telescopes in Hawaii.


Hopkins, Astronomy, Quasar, Seyfert, Hubble, Astrophysics

Hidden Galactic Power Source Backs QusarTheory

A high-engery power source hidden inside a galaxy 660 million light years from Earth has provided new evidence supporting a theory that all such "active galaxies" harbor quasars in their nuclei. The findings are being released Jan. 13 at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society. EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE AT 9:20 A.M. EST ON MONDAY, JAN. 13, 1997

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