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Public Release: 18-Mar-2005
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
Envisat radar imagery confirms that the B-15A iceberg the world's largest floating object is adrift once more after two months aground on a shallow seamount. This latest development poses a renewed threat to the nearby pier of land-attached ice known as the Drygalski ice tongue.

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
European Space Agency

Public Release: 17-Mar-2005
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Annual Meeting
UC Berkeley researchers working on ouchless injections
Taking a child to the doctor's office to get immunization shots can be a pain on many levels. But bioengineers at UC Berkeley are hoping to ease that experience by creating an injector, the MicroJet, that uses electronics instead of a needle to deliver drugs through a patient's skin.
University of California, Berkeley and Guidant Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 17-Mar-2005
Conservation Biology
Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?
Even a small increase in the wealth of poor, rural families in Gabon may cause a substantial increase in the consumption of bushmeat, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in a recent issue of Conservation Biology. The results of the study, the authors said, underline the importance of coordinating poverty alleviation efforts with conservation to avoid depleting natural resources in Central Africa, while still benefiting the rural poor.

Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 16-Mar-2005
Fire and ice: Mars images reveal recent volcanic and glacial activity
Mars isn't as sleepy as scientists suspected. An international research team, which includes Brown University planetary geologist James Head, has found evidence of recent glacial movement and volcanic eruptions in 3-D images from the Mars Express mission. The team's latest work, laid out in three Nature papers, also includes evidence of a frozen sea close to the equator. These and other Mars Express findings are stoking debate about the possibility of life on the Red Planet.
European Space Agency, NASA

Contact: Wendy Lawton
Brown University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
Fossil records show biodiversity comes and goes
A detailed and extensive new analysis of the fossil records of marine animals over the past 542 million years has yielded a stunning surprise. Biodiversity appears to rise and fall in mysterious cycles of 62 million years for which science has no satisfactory explanation. The analysis, performed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley, has withstood thorough testing so that confidence in the results is above 99-percent.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters
The highest levels of silver contamination ever observed in the open ocean turned up in samples collected during a survey of the North Pacific in 2002. Researchers measured silver concentrations 50 times greater than the natural background level. Though still well below levels that would be toxic to marine life, this contamination of what had been considered relatively pristine waters highlights the increasingly global impact of industrial emissions from Asia, the researchers said.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
Getting a child to sleep through the night may seem like an impossible task, but it can be achieved. A user-friendly new book by pediatric sleep expert Jodi Mindell pinpoints causes of sleep problems and offers parents advice on creating good sleep habits.

Contact: Rachel Salis
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
Current Biology
Rhesus monkeys reason about perspectives of others in obtaining food
Rhesus monkeys consider whether someone can or cannot see them when trying to steal food, indicating they have the ability to reason.

Contact: Jacqueline Weaver
Yale University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
American Chemical Society 229th National Meeting
Ability to detect explosives boosted one thousand-fold by new device
New technology developed at the University of Arizona makes explosive-detection devices about 1,000 times more sensitive than the equipment currently used in airports.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeff Harrison
University of Arizona

Public Release: 11-Mar-2005
International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Artificial antenna helps 'cockroach robot' scurry along walls
Can a robot learn to navigate in the dark like a cockroach? A Johns Hopkins engineering undergrad, working in his professor's robotics lab, has built a flexible, sensor-laden antenna to make it possible.
Johns Hopkins University

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
Johns Hopkins University

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