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Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Journal of Experimental Biology
For celebrated frog hops, scientists look to Calaveras pros
The Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee has entered the scientific record via a new paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Experienced bullfrog "jockeys" at the event routinely get their frogs to jump much farther than researchers had ever measured in the lab. How? Decades of refined technique, uncommonly motivated humans and herps, and good old-fashioned large sample size.
National Science Foundation, Brown University

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2013
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
UW scientist sniffs out possible new tick species
In June 2012, Tony Goldberg returned from one of his frequent trips to Kibale National Park, an almost 500-square-mile forest in western Uganda where he studies how infectious diseases spread and evolve in the wild. But he didn't return alone.

Contact: Tony Goldberg
tgoldberg@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
608-890-2618
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 www.acs.org/PrizedScience and on DVD.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
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
laura.e.niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
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
bpasch@utexas.edu
352-275-1575
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
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
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
ipatrin@ucsd.edu
858-822-0899
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
rhook@eso.org
49-893-200-6655
ESO

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.
NASA

Contact: Brian Sanders
brian.sanders@colorado.edu
303-492-5451
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
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

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