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Public Release: 1-Oct-2013
New American Chemical Society video on the world's most sensitive explosive detector to date
A new American Chemical Society video focuses on the world's most sensitive explosive detector to date. Known as FIDO, the handheld detector has been used to detect roadside bombs in Iraq, as well as in homeland security operations and airport security. The video, the latest episode in ACS' Prized Science series, is available at and on DVD.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Student experiments take flight on Cygnus cargo craft
The goal of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft flight may be to show the vehicle's capabilities to send research and supplies to the world's only orbiting laboratory, but when the flight docked on Sunday, Sept. 29, many young scientists had research on their minds. Seven educational payloads aboard Cygnus were courtesy of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, an initiative that enables students across participating communities the ability to design and propose real experiments for investigation aboard the space station.

Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
American Naturalist
Singing mice protect their turf with high-pitched tunes
Two species of tawny brown singing mice that live deep in the mountain cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama set their boundaries by emitting high-pitched trills, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.

Contact: Bret Pasch
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 17-Sep-2013
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

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
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.

Contact: Ioana Patringenaru
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
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.

Contact: Richard Hook

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
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.

Contact: Brian Sanders
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 10-Sep-2013
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.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Biology Letters
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

Contact: Lisa McElroy
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
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

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

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