For more than 50 years, the Silver Star collected dust
in a foot locker in the garage of his Reseda home, along with his other medals and memories, before he finally told his daughter, Elsie, about it in 1998.
To figure out whether an increase in allergens is responsible for the increase in asthma, Arbes and his colleagues recently collected dust
from 831 homes throughout the United States.
In this survey, field personnel collected dust
samples (and later analyzed their composition), recorded demographic and health data, and conducted visual inspections of a nationwide representative sample of 831 dwellings.
The probe, which took six years to make the two billion mile journey, also collected dust
samples from the comet.
The NASA Stardust mission to Comet Wild 2 has already collected dust
particles near a comet and is scheduled to return to Earth in January 2006 (SN: 1/10/04, p.
Karcher GmbH, a German maker of cleaning equipment, unveiled Wednesday a home-use robot that automatically sweeps the floor and unloads collected dust