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Public Release: 26-Jun-2014
Stanford's Precourt Institute partners with KQED on a new e-book series on energy
The Precourt Institute for Energy and KQED, public media for Northern California, have created a free, two-part e-book series on energy for iPads and Mac computers primarily targeted at grades eight to 13. The interactive e-books and companion curriculum give readers a broad introduction to energy.
KQED

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D thanks to CU-Boulder research team
A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, 'Goodnight Moon,' has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story -- like the cow jumping over the moon -- as it is read aloud.
University of Colorado Boulder

Contact: Tom Yeh
tom.yeh@colorado.edu
303-492-1762
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
Ecography
New research reveals that emperor penguins are more willing to relocate
A new study led by the University of Minnesota offers new insights on the long-term future of emperor penguins by showing that the penguins may be behaving in ways that allow them to adapt to their changing environment better than we expected.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Frontiers in Psychology
Kids whose time is less structured are better able to meet their own goals
Children who spend more time in less structured activities -- from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo -- are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Yuko Munakata
Munakata@colorado.edu
303-735-5499
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Ice cream chemistry: The inside scoop on a classic summer treat (video)
The summer weather is here, and if you've been out in the sun, you're probably craving some ice cream to cool off. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, American University Assistant Professor Matt Hartings, Ph.D., breaks down the chemistry of this favorite frozen treat, including what makes ice cream creamy or crunchy, and why it is so sweet. The video is available at http://youtu.be/-rlapUkWCSM.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Weather app puts kids in the pilot seat
Students at the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering wanted to remove the mystery around weather forecasting by speaking to kids in a language they could better understand -- gaming. Collaborating with the School of Meteorology, OU students created an app that teaches kids about weather patterns by putting them in the pilot seat to navigate a plane during weather events.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Karen Kelly
kkelly@ou.edu
405-325-9037
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
RIT engineering team designs online math and science activities for K-12 community
An engineering team from Rochester Institute of Technology developed the REMS Program -- Relevant Education in Math and Science -- a series of online STEM activities that can provide a way to associate math and science with solving engineering problems. Designed for elementary, middle and high school students, the program is built around three real-world scenarios and the online activities consist of overview videos, teacher lesson plans, student worksheets and several process simulations.
Toyota USA Foundation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Public gets first view of a live vampire squid and other deep-sea cephalopods
From the vampire squid to the flapjack octopus, deep-sea cephalopods are both fascinating and mysterious. Since April, members of the public have been able to see these animals for the first time, as part of the ongoing 'Tentacles' special exhibition at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A collaborative effort with the aquarium's partner institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, this exhibit is providing new scientific insights into the lives of these mysterious animals.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
kfb@mbari.org
831-775-1835
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
'Hello, world!' NASA beams video from space station via laser
The high-definition video via laser transmission from space to ground, stating 'Hello, World!' was the first of its kind for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science from the International Space Station.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
What causes garlic breath? (video)
Garlic is good for your body, great for your taste buds, but terrible for your breath. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, we look at the plant beloved by chefs and feared by vampires. Once again we teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the chemistry of garlic, and how to beat the bad breath it causes. The video is available at http://youtu.be/cAWLQ_4DphI.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

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