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News Last Updated Thursday, April 12, 2001 07:32AM EDT
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Predicting Stability Changes In Stored Plutonium
Three physicists, members of Rutgers' Center for Materials Theory in the department of physics and astronomy, have devised the first reliable method to predict the physical properties of plutonium.

Deep Field Study Opens A Window On Distant Universe
The Osservatorio Astronomico Capodimonte Deep Field (OACDF) is a multi-color imaging survey project that is opening a new window on the distant universe.

Southwest In For Hotter Temperatures In Next Century
Hotter temperatures and heavier winter rains may be in store for the American Southwest over the next century, according to a report recently issued at the University of Arizona.

Warning: Rush For Neanderthal DNA Could Be Destructive
The retrieval of ancient DNA from two Neanderthal skeletons found at Mezmaiskaya in Russia and Feldhofer in Germany has fueled demand for more of the same. But a group of British experts has warned the science community to beware.

Fiber Supplements May Be Harmful, Researcher Warns
Not all dietary fiber is as good for us as we have been led to believe, says an editorial in Gut, a British Medical Association journal.

System Will Let Surgeons Work From 3D Image Of Retina
Fewer than half of the efforts to improve vision through laser retinal surgery succeed, but researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found a way to greatly improve the odds.

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New Hubble Heritage Image Of Most Photogenic Galaxy
The Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, is one of the most photographed galaxies in amateur and professional astronomy. Easily photographed and viewed by smaller telescopes, this celestial beauty is studied extensively in a range of wavelengths by large ground- and space-based observatories
UniScience News - April 6, 2001

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