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Public Release: 25-May-2005
Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication
Scientists have long known that seismic communication is common in small animals. But Stanford University biologist Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell is the first to suggest that elephants and other large land animals are capable of sending and receiving vibrational messages through the ground. Now she and her colleagues are returning to Namibia to continue their decade-long study of how elephants use seismic signals to find mates, locate prey and establish territory.
Seaver Institute, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
831-915-0088
Stanford University

Public Release: 25-May-2005
Astronomers, amateur skywatchers find new planet 15,000 light years away
An international collaboration featuring Ohio State University astronomers has detected a planet in a solar system that, at roughly 15,000 light years from Earth, is one of the most distant ever discovered. In a time when technology is starting to make such finds almost commonplace, this new planet -- which is roughly three times the size of Jupiter -- is special for several reasons.
National Science Foundation, NASA

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

Public Release: 24-May-2005
American Geophysical Union Meeting
NASA's rovers continue Martian missions
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is trying to escape from a sand trap, while its twin, Spirit, has been busy finding new clues to a wet and violent early Martian history. Rover-team scientists described the robot explorers' activities today at the spring meetings of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans.
NASA

Contact: Guy Webster
818-354-6278
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-May-2005
American Geophysical Union Meeting
Voyager spacecraft enters solar system's final frontier
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered the solar system's final frontier. It is entering a vast, turbulent expanse, where the sun's influence ends and the solar wind crashes into the thin gas between stars.
NASA

Contact: Bill Steigerwald
William.A.Steigerwald@nasa.gov
301-286-5017
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 16-May-2005
10th International Conference on New Diamond Science and Technology
Very large diamonds produced very fast
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory have learned to produce 10-carat, half-inch thick single-crystal diamonds at rapid growth rates (100 micrometers per hour) using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. This size is approximately five times that of commercially available diamonds produced by the standard high-pressure/high-temperature (HPHT) method and other CVD techniques. In addition, the team has made colorless single-crystal diamonds, transparent from the ultraviolet to infrared wavelengths with their CVD process.
Carnegie Institution, National Science Foundation

Contact: Russell Hemley
r.hemley@gl.ciw.edu
202-478-8951
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 16-May-2005
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres
Global wind map may provide better locations for wind farms
A new global wind power map has quantified global wind power and may help planners place turbines in locations that can maximize power from the winds and provide widely available low-cost energy. After analyzing more than 8,000 wind speed measurements in an effort to identify the world's wind power potential for the first time, researchers suggest that wind captured at specific locations, if even partially harnessed, can generate more than enough power to satisfy the world's energy demands.
NASA, Stanford University

Contact: Harvey Leifert
hleifert@agu.org
202-777-7507
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 9-May-2005
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Little microbe inside sea squirt makes big splash
Sea squirts around the world are breathing a sigh of relief, as they no longer run the risk of being harvested for their natural disease-fighting substances. Scientists recently discovered that the bacterium Prochloron didemnii, which lives symbiotically inside the sea squirt, actually produces the desired patellamides, compounds that may one day be used in cancer treatment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Randy Vines
rvines@nsf.gov
103-292-7963
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 9-May-2005
PLOS Biology
Deep thoughts of a birdbrain
Recording from the forebrain of pigeons performing a working memory task, the authors of a study published in the open-access journal PLoS Biology find sustained neural activity during the memory period.

Contact: Paul Ocampo
press@plos.org
415-624-1224
PLOS

Public Release: 6-May-2005
Nature
Killer dinosaurs turned vegetarian
Scientists have discovered a mass graveyard of bird-like feathered dinosaurs in Utah. The previously unknown species provides clues about how vicious meat-eaters related to Velociraptor ultimately evolved into plant-munching vegetarians.
Discovery Channel Discovery Quest, Utah Geological Survey

Contact: Lee Siegel, University of Utah Public Relations
leesiegel@ucomm.utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah

Public Release: 5-May-2005
Clutch hitters and choke hitters: Myth or reality?
Sports announcers already know it, and now Elan Fuld has proven it: clutch hitters really do exist. The 21-year-old University of Pennsylvania junior studied the phenomenon of clutch hitting in baseball, and his calculations provided statistical evidence that players such as Eddie Murray, Frank Duffy and Luis Gomez were clutch hitters. Fuld studied playing statistics of 1,075 Major League players in the 1974-1992 seasons.

Contact: Jacquie Posey
jposey@pobox.upenn.edu
215-898-6460
University of Pennsylvania

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