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Public Release: 17-Feb-2005
AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting
Small is different
The practice of pairing computer simulations with real-world experiments is becoming more vital as scientists delve deeper into realms where the actors are measured on the nanoscale.

Contact: David Terraso
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 17-Feb-2005
AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting
Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS
Scientists have made significant strides to create a permanent artificial device that can restore deliberate mobility to patients with paralyzing injuries. The concept is that, through thought alone, a person could direct a robotic arm a neural prosthesis to reach and manipulate a desired object.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Craig Dunhoff
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Feb-2005
AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting
Spit, and call me in the morning
The eyes may be the window to the soul, but many scientists would say the mouth is the window to the body.

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 17-Feb-2005
AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting
Robots walk with close-to-human efficiency
Researchers at Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Holland's Delft University of Technology have built robots that seem to closely mimic the human gait, and the Cornell robot matches human efficiency. The inspiration: simple walking toys.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bill Steele
Cornell University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2005
AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting
Teams build robots that walk like humans
Three independent research teams, including one from MIT, have built walking robots that mimic humans in terms of their gait, energy-efficiency, and control. The MIT robot also demonstrates a new learning system that allows the robot to continually adapt to the terrain as it walks.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Elizabeth Thomson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Feb-2005
Saturn's aurora defy scientists' expectations
Aurora on Saturn behave in ways different from how scientists have thought possible for the last 25 years, according to new research by a team of astronomers led by John Clarke, a professor in Boston University's Department of Astronomy. Clarke and his team found that the ringed planet's aurora, long thought of as a cross between those of Earth and Jupiter, may, in fact, be a phenomenon unique within our solar system.
Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA

Contact: Ann Marie Menting
Boston University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2005
Researchers find Saturn's radio emissions, bright auroras linked
Just as the static on an AM radio grows louder with the approach of a summer lightning storm, strong radio emissions accompany bright auroral spots -- similar to Earth's northern lights -- on the planet Saturn, according to a research paper published in the Thursday, Feb. 17 issue of the journal Nature.

Contact: Gary Galluzzo
University of Iowa

Public Release: 16-Feb-2005
The oldest Homo sapiens
When the bones of two early humans were found in 1967 near Kibish, Ethiopia, they were thought to be 130,000 years old. A few years ago, researchers found 154,000- to 160,000-year-old human bones at Herto, Ethiopia. Now, a new study of the 1967 fossil site indicates the earliest known members of our species, Homo sapiens, roamed Africa about 195,000 years ago.
National Science Foundation, L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, Natiopnal Geographic Society, Australian National University

Contact: Frank Brown
University of Utah

Public Release: 15-Feb-2005
Astronomical Journal
NASA observatory confirms black hole limits
The very largest black holes reach a certain point and then grow no more. That's according to the best survey to-date of black holes made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Scientists also discovered previously hidden black holes well below their weight limit.

Contact: Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Center

Public Release: 15-Feb-2005
Melas, Candor and Ophir Chasmas: Centre of Valles Marineris
These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the central part of the 4000-kilometre long Valles Marineris canyon on Mars.

Contact: Guido de Marchi
European Space Agency

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