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Mars Global Surveyor already bringing in scientific payoff
03/12/1998

Mars Global Surveyor already bringing in scientific payoff

Robert Tindol
Despite a 12-month delay in aerobraking into a circular orbit, the Mars Global Surveyor is already returning a wealth of data about the atmosphere and surface of the Red Planet.
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Physicists create first nanometer-scale mechanical charge detector
03/12/1998

Physicists create first nanometer-scale mechanical charge detector

Robert Tindol
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Researchers develop new plastic recording material that can be used to see through tissue without X rays
02/11/1998

Researchers develop new plastic recording material that can be used to see through tissue without X rays

Robert Tindol
Researchers have recently achieved a certain amount of success in using laser light to see through scattering media such as human tissue. The new technology could eventually have medical applications in situations where X rays are ineffective or downright dangerous.? Researchers develop new plastic recording material?that can be used to see through tissue without X rays February 1998 98
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ACE Satellite Now In Place Between Earth and Sun; Will Seek To Determine What Sun Is Made Of
02/03/1998

ACE Satellite Now In Place Between Earth and Sun; Will Seek To Determine What Sun Is Made Of

Robert Tindol
ACE satellite will be a benefit to weather forecasters in predicting solar flares as well as to astrophysicists in understanding the nature of the universe.
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Black Hole That Periodically Ejects Its Inner Disk As Jets Discovered
01/07/1998

Black Hole That Periodically Ejects Its Inner Disk As Jets Discovered

Robert Tindol

Astronomers observing a disk of matter spiralling into a black hole in our galaxy have discovered that the black hole periodically hurls the inner portion of the disk into space as jets travelling at near the speed of light.

Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region
12/04/1997

Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region

Robert Tindol

Using a new approach to analyzing planetary gravity fields, two geophysicists, Mark Simons at the California Institute of Technology and Bradford Hager at M.I.T., have shown that incomplete glacial rebound can account for a substantial portion of the Hudson Bay gravity anomaly. Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region December 1997 97

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Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip
10/26/1997

Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip

Robert Tindol
Caltech researchers have invented a "neurochip" that connects a network of living brain cells wired together to electrodes incorporated into a silicon chip. Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip October 1997 97
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Caltech Astrophysicist Charles Steidel Receives $500,000 Packard Foundation Fellowship
10/23/1997

Caltech Astrophysicist Charles Steidel Receives $500,000 Packard Foundation Fellowship

Robert Tindol
A Caltech astrophysicist who searches for the oldest and most distant structures in the universe has been named a recipient of a $500,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Caltech Astrophysicist Charles Steidel Receives $500,000 Packard Foundation Fellowship October 1997 97
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Astronomers Detect Relativistically Expanding Clouds Around the May 8 Gamma-Ray Burst
09/17/1997

Astronomers Detect Relativistically Expanding Clouds Around the May 8 Gamma-Ray Burst

Robert Tindol
Astrophysicists still don't know what caused the gamma-ray burst of May 8, but they now have a size and rate of expansion for its remnant "fireball" to add to the location and distance.
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Possible Planet-Forming Disk imaged by Caltech Radio Astronomers
08/06/1997

Possible Planet-Forming Disk imaged by Caltech Radio Astronomers

A giant disk of gas and dust over 10 times the size of our own solar system has been detected rotating around a young star in the constellation of Auriga. Possible Planet-Forming Disk imaged by Caltech Radio Astronomers August 1997 97
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