NASA Daily News Summary For Release: May 31, 2000 Media Advisory m00-107 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

REFINED NASA TECHNOLOGY MAY REPLACE DENTIST'S DRILL

VIDEO ***ALL TIMES EASTERN*** Video File for May 30, 2000 ITEM 1 - DENTAL LASER - LARC ----------------------- TRT - 8:30 ITEM 2 - IMAGE FIRST LIGHT - GSFC ------------------ TRT - 8:00 ITEM 3 - COMPTON GAMMA RAY OBSERVATORY DEORBIT ----- TRT 10:00 ANIMATION AND A NEW CGRO "BEAUTY PASS" ANIMATION - GSFC (REPLAY) ITEM 4 - SOLVE OZONE LOSS- AMES/GSFC (REPLAY) ------ TRT - 10:00 ITEM 5 - NEAR MOVIES OF ASTEROID EROS (REPLAY) ----- TRT - 4:30 NOTE: RUNNING AT THE TOP OF THE GALLERY HOUR: YEAR 2000 HURRICANE RESOURCE REEL ------------ TRT - 20:00 NOTE: A STATUS REPORT OF THE DEORBIT OF THE GAMMA RAY OBSERVATORY IS AVAILABLE AT: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/media/2000/CGRO_status_05-31.txt

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UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS June 2, Friday - 1:00 p.m. - NASA Multimedia Commercialization Announcement Ames (note: questions will originate from the Ames Research Center Only) June 4, Sunday - 1:00 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry Live Coverage and Commentary - GSFC - 3:05 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry (no video will be available) - GSFC - 6:00 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry News Briefing - GSFC

***************************** NEWS RELEASES REFINED NASA TECHNOLOGY MAY REPLACE DENTIST'S DRILL In the near future, a laser device inspired by NASA may replace the dentist's drill. Flip a switch and it will also replace the dentist's razor-sharp scalpel. Best of all, it's virtually painless and requires no anesthesia for most patients. Lasers exist today that work on hard tissue like teeth to prepare the tooth for filling, and on soft tissue for gum treatment and oral surgery. But none do both, and buying two laser systems is expensive. That is one reason why only 5 percent of approximately 140,000 U.S. dentists use a laser system. Now, researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, have demonstrated that the two laser wavelengths important to dentists can be produced from a single, easy-to-use system. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus (Phone: 202/358-1979). Contact at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: Keith Henry (Phone: 757/864-6120/4).

Contact at Lantis Laser, Inc., Hewitt, NJ: Stanley Baron (Phone: 203/373-0387). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-086.txt

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***************************** VIDEO UPCOMING LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS June 2, Friday - 1:00 p.m. - NASA Multimedia Commercialization Announcement Ames (note: questions will originate from the Ames Research Center only) June 4, Sunday - 1:00 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry Live Coverage and Commentary - GSFC - 3:05 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry (no video will be available) - GSFC - 6:00 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry News Briefing - GSFC For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

----------------------------Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN. ANY CHANGES TO THE VIDEO LINE-UP WILL APPEAR ON THE NASA VIDEO FILE ADVISORY ON THE WEB AT ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt WE UPDATE THE ADVISORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern Time. NASA Television is available on GE-2, transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is on 3880.0 megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz. Refer general questions about the video file to NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo, 202/358-4555, or Fred Brown, 202/358-0713, fred.brown@hq.nasa.gov During Space Shuttle missions, the full NASA TV schedule will continue to be posted at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html For general information about NASA TV see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/

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