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17-May-2006
Tackling the shortage: UH gets good 'grade' in recruiting engineers
The University of Houston is addressing the shortage of engineers facing the United States by tackling a related problem the lack of women in engineering. In its fourth year, GRADE (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence) Camp is hoping to change that and its organizers say the camp is making a difference. GRADE Camp is for high school girls entering grades nine through 12 and offers four, one-week sessions in June and July.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

11-May-2006
New name for a monkey
In 2005, scientists reported the discovery a new kind of African monkey. Now, about a year later, some of the same scientists are saying that the monkey needs a new name.

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

4-May-2006
Sand on Titan, Saturn's largest moon
The planet Saturn has a moon named Titan, and on this moon, scientists have discovered long and tall rows of sand that look just like sand dunes in the Sahara desert, as well as other deserts in Africa, Australia and Arabia.

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

27-Apr-2006
The ancient secret of an olive tree
The Greek island of Santorini is now a picturesque place with beautiful beaches, steep cliffs and blue waters. At one point during the second millennium BC, it was the site of a massive volcanic eruption that blasted ash and rock for many miles around, burying many thriving civilizations in the Mediterranean.

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

24-Apr-2006
Microbes change disposable cups and plates into environmentally friendly plastic
With the season for picnics and beach weekends approaching, chemists may have found a way to keep disposable cups, plates and utensils -- so popular at birthday parties and many outdoor activities -- from overstaying their welcome in the environment. A study about this finding appears in the April 1 issue of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

21-Apr-2006
European success at Venus
On the morning of 11 April, after a 400-million km cruise across the inner Solar System, ESA's Venus Express spacecraft successfully entered orbit around the second planet from the Sun.

Contact: Erica Rolfe
erica.rolfe@esa.int
European Space Agency

20-Apr-2006
Antarctica's hula hoop of water
Hula hoops are big, light-weight, circular toys made to swing around your waist -- if you move your hips just right.

Contact: AAAS Office of Public Programs
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

14-Apr-2006
Toys it's time to get serious
University students have designed an exciting new chemistry toy. It is safe for the environment and is built using common household materials. The design recently won a nationwide contest sponsored by the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Judah Ginsberg
j_ginsberg@acs.org
202-872-6274
American Chemical Society

13-Apr-2006
If you can't take the heat, get away from the deep sea vent!
Ever take a nice, hot bath that felt so good, you didn't want to get out, no matter how pruney you got? Deep-sea worms called P. sulfincola feel the same way.

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

6-Apr-2006
Ants in your pants
Ant, ants, ants in your pants. Ants, ants, crawling over flowering plants. Long, long ago when dinosaurs still had a chance, ants and flowering plants may have done quite a dance. Not the waltz, not the polka, Not to techno or to go-go. If you want some answers to these rhymes, keep on reading, it won't take much time.

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

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