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NC State lands $7.3 million 'citizen science' grant to boost research in schools
North Carolina State University is taking the lead on a five-year, $7.3 million "citizen science" initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the program is to give science teachers and students the opportunity to engage in meaningful scientific research while improving the educational success of both teachers and students.
National Science Foundation
Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education 2014
iPad app teaches students key skill for success in math, science, engineering
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an iPad app that helps students learn spatial visualization, an essential skill for doing well in science, math and engineering. They have been testing the app during a high school summer program at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, as well as on undergraduate students at the school.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The peanut at the heart of our galaxy
Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the central parts of the Milky Way. They have found that the inner regions take on a peanut-like, or X-shaped, appearance from some angles. This odd shape was mapped by using public data from ESO's VISTA survey telescope along with measurements of the motions of hundreds of very faint stars in the central bulge.
CU-Boulder student-built satellite slated for launch by NASA Sept. 15
A small beach-ball-sized satellite designed and built by a team of University of Colorado Boulder students to better understand how atmospheric drag can affect satellite orbits is now slated for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sept. 15.
American Chemical Society's 246th National Meeting & Exposition
The real reason to worry about bees
Honey bees should be on everyone's worry list, and not because of the risk of a nasty sting, an expert on the health of those beneficial insects said here today at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Despite years of intensive research, scientists do not understand the cause, nor can they provide remedies, for what is killing honey bees.
Study reveals new insight into how cheetahs catch their prey
A new research study has revealed that the cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, matches and may even anticipate the escape tactics of different prey when hunting, rather than just relying on its speed and agility, as previously thought.
Natural Environment Research Council, Royal Society, Lewis Foundation
American Journal of Community Psychology
Children benefit from positive peer influence in afterschool programs
Children in afterschool programs who have a sense of connectedness with their peers are less likely to report emotional problems, according to Penn State researchers. Children exhibited fewer behavior problems if they perceived their peers were willing to encourage them to behave well.
William T. Grant Foundation, Wallace Foundation, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Only known hibernating primate has unique sleep patterns
Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs are the only primates known to hibernate, and new research suggests their sleep patterns during hibernation are markedly different from those of ground squirrels, which also hibernate at similar temperatures.
Tennessee high school students publish in top science journal
Two Tennessee high school students have now done what many scientists strive for: Publishing their research in a top science journal. Dalton Chaffee and Hayes Griffin worked with mentor R. Tucker Gilman, a former postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to study mate choice. Their work was published this week in the journal Evolution.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
Contact: Catherine Crawley
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
What to do if your dog gets 'skunked' wins American Chemical Society video contest
A lesson on what to do if your dog gets "skunked" has won a video contest sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, to showcase the uses of chemistry in everyday life, and celebrate the 90th anniversary of its weekly news magazine, Chemical & Engineering News.
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