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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

7-Aug-2014
A real-life, origami-inspired transformer
Using flat materials and origami-inspired patterns, researchers have built a real-life transformer -- a self-folding robot that, once assembled, can crawl and turn. This advance is reported in the Aug. 8 issue of the journal Science. Such a self-folding machine has various potential applications, including delivery to tight spaces, like rooms in collapsed buildings, for search and rescue missions.

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

6-Aug-2014
Student scientists present unexpected results from Space Station research
Twenty-nine student teams presented research results at the 2014 Student Spaceflight Experiments Program National Conference held in early July at the Smithsonian.

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

31-Jul-2014
A recipe for birds: 50 million years of dinosaur shrinking
To give us birds as we know them today, the line of dinosaurs that evolved into birds shrank in body size continuously for 50 million years, a new study in the Aug. 1 issue of Science reports.

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

31-Jul-2014
Slanted solar systems surprise scientists
It's well known that the planets, moons, asteroids and other objects in our solar system orbit the sun in a more-or-less perfectly flat, disc-like motion, like a spinning CD. But is this true for other solar systems in the universe? The answer is yes, mostly. But there are a few exceptions where solar systems are born totally wonky!

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

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