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Public Release: 17-Feb-2005
AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting
Science
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
thomson@mit.edu
617-258-5402
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Feb-2005
Nature
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
amenting@bu.edu
617-353-2240
Boston University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2005
Nature
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.
NASA

Contact: Gary Galluzzo
gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu
319-384-0009
University of Iowa

Public Release: 16-Feb-2005
Nature
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
fbrown@mines.utah.edu
801-581-8767
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
mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu
617-496-7998
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
guido.de.marchi@esa.int
31-715-658-332
European Space Agency

Public Release: 15-Feb-2005
Space 'eye' for textiles
An artificial eye developed for Earth observation is now being employed to recognise colour variations in dyed fabrics: a critical element of textile production. This could significantly reduce the 160 million metres of dyed fabrics discarded annually in Europe with high environmental costs.

Contact: Pierre Brisson
pierre.brisson@esa.int
31-715-654-929
European Space Agency

Public Release: 14-Feb-2005
Adaptive Behavior
Robots that act like rats
Robots that act like rat pups can tell us something about the behavior of both.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 14-Feb-2005
Nature
Why do insects stop 'breathing'? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers
A new study investigating the respiratory system of insects may have solved a mystery that has intrigued physiologists for decades: why insects routinely stop breathing for minutes at a time.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@uci.edu
949-824-3969
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 11-Feb-2005
A glimpse into the life of a physicist
Over 30 physicists from different countries are keeping a weblog for a year. Three Dutch physicists, Alex, Maaike and Frank from the NWO institute NIKHEF, are among those taking part. You can follow their experiences at www.quantumdiaries.org. On the site there is a biography and the latest events are illustrated with photos and videos.

Contact: Anne Mieke van den Bergen, Coordinator Quantum Diaries Neder
bergen@interactions.org
31-641-512-999
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

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