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Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Laboratory models suggest that stretching forces shaped Jupiter moon's surface
Processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth, according to a team of researchers led by Southwest Research Institute. To arrive at this conclusion, the team subjected physical models made of clay to stretching forces that simulate tectonic action. The results were published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Maria Martinez Stothoff
Southwest Research Institute

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
World Cup chemistry: The science behind the 'brazuca' (video)
The World Cup final is almost here, and no matter which two teams meet for the title match, there's one thing they'll both need to win: the ball. This week, Reactions examines the chemistry that goes into making the 'brazuca,' and what makes it different from most other soccer balls out there. The video is available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
The chemistry of fireworks: Fourth of July science (video)
The Fourth of July is just days away, and that means millions of Americans will soon enjoy eye-popping fireworks displays around the country. These dazzling light shows are actually carefully crafted chemical reactions. This week's Reactions episode features John Conkling, Ph.D., the professor who literally wrote the book on pyrotechnics. In the video, Conkling explains the chemistry that creates those amazing fireworks displays.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 26-Jun-2014
Stanford's Precourt Institute partners with KQED on a new e-book series on energy
The Precourt Institute for Energy and KQED, public media for Northern California, have created a free, two-part e-book series on energy for iPads and Mac computers primarily targeted at grades eight to 13. The interactive e-books and companion curriculum give readers a broad introduction to energy.

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D thanks to CU-Boulder research team
A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, 'Goodnight Moon,' has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story -- like the cow jumping over the moon -- as it is read aloud.
University of Colorado Boulder

Contact: Tom Yeh
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
New research reveals that emperor penguins are more willing to relocate
A new study led by the University of Minnesota offers new insights on the long-term future of emperor penguins by showing that the penguins may be behaving in ways that allow them to adapt to their changing environment better than we expected.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Frontiers in Psychology
Kids whose time is less structured are better able to meet their own goals
Children who spend more time in less structured activities -- from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo -- are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Yuko Munakata
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Ice cream chemistry: The inside scoop on a classic summer treat (video)
The summer weather is here, and if you've been out in the sun, you're probably craving some ice cream to cool off. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, American University Assistant Professor Matt Hartings, Ph.D., breaks down the chemistry of this favorite frozen treat, including what makes ice cream creamy or crunchy, and why it is so sweet. The video is available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Weather app puts kids in the pilot seat
Students at the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering wanted to remove the mystery around weather forecasting by speaking to kids in a language they could better understand -- gaming. Collaborating with the School of Meteorology, OU students created an app that teaches kids about weather patterns by putting them in the pilot seat to navigate a plane during weather events.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Karen Kelly
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
RIT engineering team designs online math and science activities for K-12 community
An engineering team from Rochester Institute of Technology developed the REMS Program -- Relevant Education in Math and Science -- a series of online STEM activities that can provide a way to associate math and science with solving engineering problems. Designed for elementary, middle and high school students, the program is built around three real-world scenarios and the online activities consist of overview videos, teacher lesson plans, student worksheets and several process simulations.
Toyota USA Foundation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
Rochester Institute of Technology

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