February 29, 1996

ARTIFICIAL MOUTH – Formulating flavor

A device that measures the aroma of food could give food chemists a new tool to help formulate flavor.

February 28, 1996

ARTIFICIAL MOUTH – Fat-free flavor

The Retronasal Aroma Simulator, or artificial mouth, may help scientists formulate better tasting lowfat milk.

February 27, 1996


A hi-tech blender called an artificial mouth simulates the conditions in the human mouth, providing clues about how the aroma of a particular food contributes to its flavor.

February 23, 1996

ALTERNATIVE LANDFILL CAPS- Designed for the climate

When it comes to covering a closed landfill to keep water out, different climates may call for different types of covers.

February 22, 1996


Researchers have set up test plots in the New Mexico desert to study alternatives to traditional landfill covers.

February 20, 1996

BRIDGE SAFETY – Listening for cracks

Using high frequency sensors, scientists are monitoring sounds emitted from cracks in the steel structures of bridges.

February 19, 1996

BRIDGE SAFETY – Inspecting with sound

Scientists are learning how to inspect bridges for cracks by listening to acoustic emissions.

February 16, 1996

AIRBAG TECHNOLOGY – Softer, lighter, faster

A compact design allows a new airbag to be tucked in other places in a car besides the steering wheel or dashboard.

February 15, 1996

AIRBAG TECHNOLOGY – Smaller and better

A redesigned airbag uses a special custom fabric to make it smaller, lighter and safer than most current bags.

February 13, 1996

CHUNNEL – Safety

The Chunnel was designed with extensive support systems to ensure the safety of the people traveling trough the 31-mile tunnel.

February 12, 1996

CHUNNEL – The technology

The Chunnel that runs beneath the English Channel connecting Britain and France is a 20th century marvel of engineering and technology.

February 9, 1996


Two hundred years after Napoleon envisioned sending troops to Britain via a tunnel under the English Channel, the Chunnel is a reality.

February 6, 1996


By drilling deep into the ocean floor, scientists are finding a geologic record of the earth’s climate over millions of years.

February 5, 1996


A scientific expedition studying mineral deposits in the deep sea bed may also find some better ways of locating valuable minerals on land.

February 3, 1996


Scientists are drilling into the deep sea bed to look for thermal vents. S ee also 1191, 1192

February 2, 1996

WHALE BACTERIA – Applications

Bacteria that can work without oxygen may be used to supplement current methods to clean up oil spills. Scientists found the microbes in the stomachs of baleen whales.

February 1, 1996


A microbes that’s found in the stomachs of whales may someday be grown and used to help clean up oil spills.