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1-Sep-2014
How tall are the ice sheets?
By bouncing powerful radar beams from a satellite, a German team of scientists have created very detailed maps of how the height changes across the ice sheets.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

1-Sep-2014
Giant cosmic magnifying glass finds baby stars
Like Sherlock with his famous magnifying glass, astronomers use lenses to improve our view of the world -- they use telescopes. And very occasionally, they stumble across an amazing and rare cosmic phenomenon called 'gravitational lensing.' When this happens, a natural cosmic magnifying glass is created, boosting our vision of the universe allowing us to look at distant objects that wouldn't be visible otherwise!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

28-Aug-2014
In Brazil, conservation is worth the price tag
Researchers have determined that it would cost Brazil less than 1 percent of its gross domestic product, or the total amount of goods and services that the country produces each year, to set aside enough private farmland to conserve the Atlantic Forest -- one of the world's most diverse habitats.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

27-Aug-2014
NASA selects a global education team for a global mission
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program. The chosen educators will develop educational resources based on GPM's data -- with a focus on the water cycle and related applications -- to share with their students and school communities.

Contact: Karl Hille
karl.b.hille@nasa.gov
301-286-8733
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

26-Aug-2014
Student winners of OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff contest to receive scholarships
As students prepare to return to school for the 2014-2015 academic year, the Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is pleased to announce educational scholarships for top-placing students in NASA's most recent OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest.

Contact: Lara Zitterkopf
Lara.e.zitterkopf@nasa.gov
301-286-8973
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

21-Aug-2014
Do corals and fish 'sniff' their ways home?
Efforts to restore degraded coral reefs that have been overrun by seaweed could be complicated by some new findings in this week's issue of Science. Danielle Dixson and colleagues studied coral larvae and young reef fish from the coastal waters of Fiji and found that both of these aquatic drifters were attracted to chemical signals released by healthy corals and repulsed by similar cues coming from seaweed.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

18-Aug-2014
Students see world from station crew's point of view
The Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) program provides a unique educational opportunity, allowing students to photograph and analyze our planet from the perspective of the International Space Station.

Contact: Bill Hubscher
william.hubscher@nasa.gov
256-544-5496
NASA/Johnson Space Center

15-Aug-2014
Rosetta makes friends with a comet
After traveling for 10 long years, covering over half the length of the solar system and looping around the sun five times, the Rosetta spacecraft has finally arrived at it's destination: Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

14-Aug-2014
A swarm of a thousand robots
Inspired by swarming insects, like ants or bees, researchers have created a swarm of 1,024 small robots that can communicate with each other and organize themselves into shapes, like stars or letters of the alphabet, without any help from humans. Robotic swarms like this have normally been limited to just dozens or hundreds of robots. But, Michael Rubenstein and colleagues have set a new record with their tiny machines, called Kilobots.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

8-Aug-2014
Are we living in an island universe?
In this day and age, almost everyone has seen a photograph of a galaxy like this one, making it hard to believe that less than 100 years ago most of the world's top astronomers didn't believe they existed!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

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