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Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Public gets first view of a live vampire squid and other deep-sea cephalopods
From the vampire squid to the flapjack octopus, deep-sea cephalopods are both fascinating and mysterious. Since April, members of the public have been able to see these animals for the first time, as part of the ongoing 'Tentacles' special exhibition at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A collaborative effort with the aquarium's partner institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, this exhibit is providing new scientific insights into the lives of these mysterious animals.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
kfb@mbari.org
831-775-1835
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
'Hello, world!' NASA beams video from space station via laser
The high-definition video via laser transmission from space to ground, stating 'Hello, World!' was the first of its kind for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science from the International Space Station.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
What causes garlic breath? (video)
Garlic is good for your body, great for your taste buds, but terrible for your breath. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, we look at the plant beloved by chefs and feared by vampires. Once again we teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the chemistry of garlic, and how to beat the bad breath it causes. The video is available at http://youtu.be/cAWLQ_4DphI.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 4-Jun-2014
Food Hydrocolloids
Ice cream sensations on the computer
Changes in coldness, creaminess or texture that we experience in the mouth while we are eating an ice cream can be visualized on a screen using colored curves. Graphs help manufacturers improve product quality, as proven by researchers at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology in Valencia, Spain.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
How Thomas Edison laid the foundation for the modern lab (video)
Thomas Edison is one of the greatest inventors in history. This week, the Reactions team went behind the scenes at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park to see how Edison's love of chemistry fueled his world-changing inventions. Recently named a National Historic Chemical Landmark, the complex is home to more than 400,000 artifacts (which we definitely weren't allowed to touch) and is considered the template for modern research-and-development labs everywhere. The video is available at http://youtu.be/mn8uGDg_5fA.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Online network connects honeybee keepers and researchers
One out of three bites of food, or one-third of our diet, is linked to the direct work of the honeybee. But honeybees are mysteriously disappearing, and faculty members at Grand Valley State University are using technology to understand why.
Bee Informed Partnership

Contact: Leah Twilley
twilleyl@gvsu.edu
616-331-2222
Grand Valley State University

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Why does bacon smell so good? (video)
We all know bacon is delicious, but what is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so tantalizing? In the American Chemical Society's (ACS') latest Reactions video, the team puts its nose into everyone's favorite breakfast food. We collaborated with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell. The video is available.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Sleep and smartphones: The chemistry that keeps you awake -- video
The smartphones and tablets millions of us use every day may also keep us awake. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, find out how the light emitted from those devices triggers a chemical reaction that tells our brains to rise-and-shine, rather than snooze. The video is available at http://youtu.be/mnDfPpUC_jg.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-May-2014
ZooKeys
The spot-tail golden bass: A new fish species from deep reefs of the southern Caribbean
Smithsonian scientists describe a new species of small coral reef sea bass from underexplored deep-reef depths of Curaçao, southern Caribbean. With predominantly yellow body and fins, the new species, Liopropoma santi, more closely resembles the other two 'golden basses' found together with it at Curaçao, L. aberrans and L. olneyi, than the striped species that occur on shallower reefs. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Carole C. Baldwin
baldwinc@si.edu
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 14-May-2014
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Virtual pet leads to increase physical activity for kids, UGA research says
Placing children into a mixed reality -- part virtual environment and part real world -- has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers.

Contact: Kyle Johnsen
kjohnsen@uga.edu
706-583-8166
University of Georgia

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