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Public Release: 14-Mar-2006
Quickplacer, the fastest robot in the world
Fatronik has launched the most rapid robot in the world at the BIEMH (International Machine-Tool Biennial) in Bilbao.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
iratik@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 13-Mar-2006
Astrophysical Journal
New planet found: Icy 'super-Earth' dominates distant solar system
An international collaboration of astronomers has discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting in the cold outer regions of a distant solar system about 9,000 light-years away. The planet weighs 13 times as much as Earth, and at -330 degrees Fahrenheit, it's one of the coldest planets ever discovered outside our solar system.

Contact: Andrew Gould
gould@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
614-292-1892
Ohio State University

Public Release: 8-Mar-2006
Journal of Neuroscience
Hamster study shows how our brains recognize other individuals
Different areas of the brain react differently when recognizing others, depending on the emotions attached to the memory, a team of Cornell research psychologists has found. The team, led by professor of psychology Robert Johnston, has been conducting experiments to study individual recognition, and the results were published in the Dec. 7, 2005, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Blaine Friedlander
bpf2@cornell.edu
607-254-8093
Cornell University

Public Release: 8-Mar-2006
Nature
Poison dart frog mimics gain when birds learn to stay away
Studying neotropical poison dart frogs, biologists at the University of Texas at Austin uncovered a new way that the frog species can evolve to look similar, and it hinges on the way predators learn to avoid the toxic, brightly colored amphibians.

Contact: Lee Clippard
lclippard@mail.utexas.edu
512-232-0675
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 7-Mar-2006
Basque Country horses
Seven years ago a number of breeders' groups showed interest in the genetic analysis of the autochthonous breeds of horse from the Basque Country. Thus, at the Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology of the University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV), sheep, cows and horses native to Euskal Herria were studied. The aim of this livestock study was to find out the state of conservation of these breeds and also to identify the animals.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
garazi@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Journal of Experimental Biology
How to grow a bigger brain
Hatchery-reared steelhead trout show increased growth of some parts of the brain when small stones are scattered on the bottom of their tank, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis.

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Smallest Triceratops skull ever found provides clues to dinosaur's growth
The nearly complete skull of a baby Triceratops a three-horned, tank-like dinosaur from the Cretaceous is now giving paleontologists insights into how these creatures grew. Described in this month's issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the fossil skull provides further evidence that the horns and frill were not used in sexual display, as many imagined. Rather, says UC Berkeley's Mark Goodwin, they were used in species recognition.

Contact: Robert Sanders
rsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
International Journal of Nautical Archeology
World's oldest ship timbers found in Egyptian desert
The oldest remains of seafaring ships in the world have been found in caves at the edge of the Egyptian desert along with cargo boxes that suggest ancient Egyptians sailed nearly 1,000 miles on rough waters to get treasures from a place they called God's Land, or Punt. Florida State University anthropology professor Cheryl Ward has determined that wooden planks found in the manmade caves are about 4,000 years old - making them the world's most ancient ship timbers.
Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities

Contact: Cheryl Ward
cward@mailer.fsu.edu
850-644-8152
Florida State University

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Science
Repeated test-taking better for retention than repeated studying, research shows
Despite their reputation as a cruel tool of teachers intent on striking fear into the hearts of unprepared students, quizzes -- given early and often -- may be a student's best friend when it comes to understanding and retaining information for the long haul, suggests new psychology research from Washington University in St. Louis.
Institute of Educational Sciences, James S. McDonnell Foundation

Contact: Gerry Everding
gerry_everding@wustl.edu
314-935-6375
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Science
Mars radar missions seek data on water, ice caps, crust
Two Mars orbiter missions will open new vistas in the exploration of Mars through the use of sophisticated ground-penetrating radars, providing international researchers with the first direct clues about the Red Planet's subsurface structure. Roger Phillips, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, is participating in both the Mars Express (ESA) and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) missions by lending his expertise in radar.

Contact: Tony Fitzpatrick
tony_fitzpatyrick@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

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