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17-Mar-2005
ESA technology drives you wild!
Very few people get to drive a state-of-the-art sports car. However, thanks to a new PlayStation 2 game called 'Gran Turismo 4', anyone can sit at the wheel of a space-age vehicle that has been designed with the help of ESA.

Contact: Pierre Brisson
pierre.brisson@esa.int
31-715-654-929
European Space Agency

16-Mar-2005
Wilderness or robots? New engineering enrichment summer program at McMaster University
Work on a tan or build a robot? Or, maybe, design a car or an aircraft instead. These are two of the main activities grade 11 and 12 students interested in science and engineering can undertake as part of a new summer engineering enrichment camp launched by the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University.

Contact: Gene Nakonechny
genen@mcmaster.ca
McMaster University

15-Mar-2005
Caught on film: WWF captures tiger, tiger bites back
World Wildlife Fund set up a hidden camera in the Indonesian rain forest to capture pictures of tigers. One tiger didn't take too kindly to having his picture taken.

Contact: Jan Vertefeuille
janv@wwfus.org
202-861-8362
World Wildlife Fund

15-Mar-2005
Materials science meets art in San Francisco
After spending the night wilted and cold, a flower slowly lifts its head as a warm sunbeam spills in through the window. Unusual? Well, yes, because this flower isn't alive; it's a piece of shrapnel balanced on a metal stem.

Contact: Mary Parlange
mary.parlange@epfl.ch
41-216-937-022
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

10-Mar-2005
From wild boars to pigs
Imagine that Porky Pig has Italian cousins named "Paolo Pig" and "Piera Pig" who love both science and pig history.

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

10-Mar-2005
Salmon of the future
For centuries, rivers have been cleared and straightened to ease transportation. Scientists used to believe that smooth, deep channels also were ideal for seagoing (anadramous) fish, such as salmon and steelhead.

Contact: Badege Bishaw
Badege.bishaw@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

10-Mar-2005
Beaver Creek - A moo-ving story
In many areas, farmers have cleared trees from land along streams in western Oregon to plant crops and graze livestock. Without the trees to shade the stream, the water may become too warm during the low flows of summer.

Contact: Badege Bishaw
Badege.bishaw@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

10-Mar-2005
Why do trees stop getting taller?
Have you ever wondered why trees stop getting taller--even though they live for a long time? Some trees live to be more than a thousand years old, so why don't they stretch hundreds of meters into the sky?

Contact: Barbara Bond
barbara.bond@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

9-Mar-2005
Wow, that's a wicked problem
What's a 'wicked problem'? A problem with many interacting parts, no right or wrong answer, no clear solution that doesn't conflict with somebody's interests or values.

Contact: Bruce Shindler
bruce.shindler@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

3-Mar-2005
Deep-sea exploration to the 'Lost City'
Lost City isn't actually a city. It's an area at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean where giant towers made of glistening white minerals rise up to 200 feet off the seafloor.

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

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