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15-Feb-2006
Computers learn to understand kids
Computer scientists are working on a system that lets children talk directly to computers instead of using mice or keyboards. Their research won a "Best Paper" Award from an engineering society, the IEEE Signal Processing Society .

Contact: Eric Mankin
mankin@usc.edu
213-821-1887
University of Southern California

9-Feb-2006
For tomatoes, yummy means healthy
Can a tomato taste healthy? That's what some scientists think. They wonder if maybe the flavors of a tomato or a strawberry give us little clues about the vitamins and other healthy stuff inside, according to a study in the 10 February issue of the journal Science.

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

6-Feb-2006
How to intercept an asteroid
ESA's Advanced Concepts Team has recently announced the winner of a highly unusual competition that could one day save thousands of lives. The challenge was to find the best way to intercept an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

Contact: Karina de Castris
karina.de.castris@esa.int
39-069-418-0844
European Space Agency

2-Feb-2006
Find far fish fast
In May of 2003, scientists recorded tens of millions of fish swimming around in one loosely connected group in the Atlantic Ocean not so far from New York City. That's a lot of fish to keep track of at the same time. In fact, that's the most fish, and maybe the most creatures that have ever been instantaneously "caught on film."

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

26-Jan-2006
Tracking cougars with a virus bug
What if your mom could tell where you'd been and who you'd been hanging out with after school, just by checking to see who else in your neighborhood also had the nasty cold you caught last week? That's the kind of snooping some scientists did recently when they wanted to know where cougars were living and roaming around in the western United States and Canada.

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

20-Jan-2006
DOE's National Science Bowl ® kicks off January 20, 2006
Starting this morning, America's next generation of scientists and engineers will put their knowledge to the test in the country's largest science tournament. The Department of Energy's National Science Bowl® involves 12,000 high school students from 1,800 schools across the United States.

Contact: Jeff Sherwood
202-586-5806
DOE/US Department of Energy

19-Jan-2006
'Gut feeling' geometry
Kids and adults who have probably never seen a ruler or talked about triangles, rectangles or parallel lines have a reliable "gut feeling" about geometry, according to a new study.

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

17-Jan-2006
Speeding through space with a wisp of gas
For almost half a century, spacecraft crossed the Solar System by burning chemical fuel in rocket engines. Then, in 2004, ESA's Smart-1 spacecraft reached the Moon using a revolutionary ion engine. Now ESA and the Australian National University have successfully tested an advanced ion engine that is many times more powerful and fuel efficient.

Contact: Karina De Castris
karina.de.castris@esa.int
39-069-418-0844
European Space Agency

12-Jan-2006
It's raining natural gas
On Saturn's biggest moon, infrequent but heavy downpours of liquid natural gas have created steep-sided valleys and flushed icy debris and dark goo into shallow lakes.

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

5-Jan-2006
Farming ants run microbe motels
The ants that grow fungus in little gardens face a problem that is well known to human farmers – pests. Scientists have just discovered that farming ants are covered in little "motel rooms" that serve as shelter for bacteria that protect their crops.

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

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