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Public Release: 9-Feb-2005
First measurement of Titan's winds from Huygens
Using a global network of radio telescopes, scientists have measured the speed of the winds faced by Huygens during its descent through the atmosphere of Titan.

Contact: Guido de Marchi
European Space Agency

Public Release: 9-Feb-2005
When cobras spit, there's not a dry eye in the house
Spitting cobras spit their venom into the faces of potential attackers. This venomous cocktail of toxins hits the victim's eyes surprisingly often and may leave them blinded. University of Bonn zoologists have discovered how the snakes optimise their accuracy rate: while they are squirting the venom out of their fangs at high speed, they move their heads to and fro in a circling or bobbing movement. The whole process lasts only a twentieth of a second.

Contact: Dr. Guido Westhoff
University of Bonn

Public Release: 8-Feb-2005
Geological Society of America
Scientists find fossil proof of Egypt's ancient climate
Earth and planetary scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are studying snail fossils to understand the climate of northern Africa 130,000 years ago. The snails reveal clues about the climate and environment of western Egypt, lo those many years ago. They also could shed light on the possible role weather and climate played in the dispersal of humans "out of Africa" and into Europe and Asia.

Contact: Tony Fitzpatrick
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 7-Feb-2005
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Sequencing of marine bacterium will help study of cell communication
Researchers studying the newly sequenced genome of the marine bacterium Vibrio fischer, described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have observed differences and similarities in gene arrangement between it and pathogenic Vibrio species. The opportunity to annotate the genome of the glow-in-the-dark bacterium, which lives in symbiotic harmony within the light organ of the bobtail squid, has helped a Virginia Tech microbiologist advance her research on how cells communicate.

Contact: Susan Trulove
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 7-Feb-2005
Planetary Formation and Detection Meeting
Scientists announce smallest extra-solar planet yet discovered
Penn State's Alex Wolszczan, the discoverer in 1992 of the first planets ever found outside our solar system, will announce during a press conference in Aspen, Colorado, the discovery of the smallest planet yet detected, in that same far-away planetary system. The discovery yields an astonishingly complete description of the planetary system and confirms that it is remarkably like a half-size version of our own solar system.

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 7-Feb-2005
Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association
UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots
A UC Irvine Stroke Center study reveals how plaque in the main neck artery plays a critical role in creating blood clots that greatly increase the risk of stroke.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Vasich
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 7-Feb-2005
MERIS captures all of Europe from orbit
See the face of Europe from space with the entire continent covered in consistent detail. This set of true-colour Envisat satellite mosaics depicts the ten newest members of the European Union as well as ESA's 15 current member states and two pending accessions of Greece and Luxembourg.

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
European Space Agency

Public Release: 4-Feb-2005
Bayou blues: Working to save the US from the worst potential oil, gas and fishing crisis
An impending crisis that could have a detrimental impact on the oil and gas infrastructure and fishing industry in the United States is leading scientists to investigate how to stop rapid deterioration and to start restoring marsh land in Louisiana's southern coastal wetlands-which are losing a piece of land the size of a football field every 35 minutes. All of this is part of an international expedition with the JASON Foundation for Education.
JASON Foundation for Education

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
JASON Foundation for Education

Public Release: 3-Feb-2005
Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
The long-held belief that older people perform slower and worse than younger people has been proven wrong. In a study published today in Neuron, psychologists from McMaster University discovered that the ageing process actually improves certain abilities: Older people appear to be better and faster at grasping the big picture than their younger counterparts.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada Research Chairs

Contact: Jane Christmas
905-525-9140 x27988
McMaster University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2005
Tobacco Control
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
Maybe packs of cigarettes should come with a new warning: "Smoking is hazardous to your wealth." A new study suggests that typical non-smokers' net worth is roughly 50 percent higher than that of light smokers and about twice the level of that of heavy smokers.

Contact: Jay Zagorsky
Ohio State University

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