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13-Oct-2005
Seeing sprites and elves from space
Every year, hundreds of people are killed or injured by lightning. But not all flashes of lightning strike the ground. Red sprites, blue jets and elves are forms of lightning that soar up towards space.

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

13-Oct-2005
Green ocean machine
The plants in the window, the trees outside and the broccoli in the refrigerator all have ancient ancestors that didn't used to be green. They only "got green" when they captured smaller green creatures that turn sunlight into food. These small green creatures eventually became the green "chloroplasts" that the plants use to capture energy from the sun through the process of photosynthesis.

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

12-Oct-2005
Innovative energy savings on display in solar village on National Mall
In advance of the DOE Solar Decathlon, a "solar village" has taken shape on the National Mall. Solar powered and highly efficient houses from across the country and as far away as Spain, Canada and Puerto Rico are arriving in Washington, D.C. for the start of the 2005 Solar Decathlon.

Contact: Aaron Bernstein
christopher.powers@go.doe.gov
202-715-1543
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

6-Oct-2005
Great White shark swims laps in the ocean
A great white shark swam across the Indian Ocean twice in nine months. The female shark swam from South Africa to Australia and then back to South Africa, according to a new study.

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

29-Sep-2005
Why good grooming matters for birds
Once barn swallows have chosen their mates for the season, the females may not stay faithful if their males don't keep themselves looking sexy, new research shows.

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

26-Sep-2005
Cannibal star eats companion
ESA's Integral space observatory has made its first discovery of a fast-spinning star that is swallowing its smaller neighbour.

Contact: Erica Rolfe
erica.rolfe@esa.int
39-069-418-0846
European Space Agency

22-Sep-2005
Cicadas star in award-winning movie
"Look at the weird goo sloshing around their eye things!" exclaimed a young viewer of a short film about the massive U.S. cicada invasion of summer 2004. This movie has just won first prize in the Non-Interactive Media category of the 2005 Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.

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

15-Sep-2005
If the moon didnít get chicken pox, then
Scars that look like miniature moon craters on your skin are not normally a mystery: a childhood case of the chicken pox is often responsible. What caused the craters on the moon, Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury is not so obvious. In fact, this "whodunnit" is one of the mysteries of astronomy.

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

8-Sep-2005
Generate electricity while you walk
Scientists have invented a backpack that collects electricity when you walk. This electricity could power a flashlight, a cell phone, night vision goggles, a water purifier, or a combination of these and other electronics all at the same time.

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

8-Sep-2005
Thar she blows! The white giraffe
What do an African researcher and the fictional character Captain Ahab have in common? Both were searching for a legendary white beast, and whereas Ahab searched for his white whale, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researcher Charles Foley sought--and finally found--his white giraffe.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

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