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Science  06 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5429, pp. 799
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5429.799b

In a flash. The glimmer of light that results when you crunch a WintOGreen Life Saver candy in a dark room has made for many a science fair project. This Web article explains the candy's “triboluminescence,” which happens when photon emissions from cracked sugar trigger fluorescence from wintergreen oil. www.towson.edu/∼sweeting/wg/candywww.htm

Vicarious eclipse. Can't be in Europe or Asia to see the 11 August solar eclipse, the last of the millennium? Then catch it on one of the live Web casts listed at: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html

Protein computing. Into modeling how proteins and other biomolecules fold, move, conform, and match up? Then check out these four new modeling software tools just released by the Cornell Theory Center.

www.tc.cornell.edu/reports/NIH/resource/CompBiologyTools

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