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17-May-2005
Flying over Africa with EGNOS
Europeans take it for granted that aircraft criss-cross the continent in safety. But what about air travel in less developed parts of the world? How can this be made safer? One answer is the introduction of a European satellite navigation system called EGNOS.

Contact: Dominique Detain
Dominique.Detain@esa.int
33-153-697-726
European Space Agency

12-May-2005
How fireworks work: The 'bang!' behind the beauty
Fireworks light up the night sky on Independence Day and have become as much a part of the July 4 ritual as American flags and cookouts. But behind the scenes, causing those dazzling explosions, is a combination of oxygen, metals and a whole lot of innovation.

Contact: Kenneth Klabunde
kenjk@k-state.edu
785-532-6849
Kansas State University

12-May-2005
Young canaries sing surprising songs
It's easy to get little kids to say something funny like "Big Bird is the President of the United States" because they don't know what the sentence means. They just repeat the sounds.

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

10-May-2005
Satellites study deadly dust storms
Dust is a great traveller. It is not uncommon for a fine coating of dust from Africa's Sahara desert to settle on parked cars thousands of kilometres away.

Contact: Simon Pinnock
Simon.Pinnock@esa.int
39-069-418-0573
European Space Agency

10-May-2005
The island that time forgot
On 26 December 2004, the world was changed when a huge earthquake tore the planet's crust apart. The enormous shock waves created a tsunami (giant ocean wave) that killed many thousands of people and flattened coastal towns and villages.

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

6-May-2005
Radar to reveal hidden Mars
A new chapter in the exploration of Mars is about to begin. After a long delay, the MARSIS radar instrument on board ESA's Mars Express orbiter is about to swing into action.

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

5-May-2005
Fish TV and a new way to swim
How do tiny sea creatures, many only one-tenth the size of a grain of rice, stay together to form the dense patches that whales and other creatures rely on for food? Why don't these crowded groupings of animals break up by sinking deep or floating to the surface?

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

28-Apr-2005
How an uninvited bird guest fools its hosts
When a female Horsfield's hawk-cuckoo lays an egg, she leaves it in the nest of other birds, where the chick will be raised by foster parents. Animals have many different strategies for survival, and the hawk-cuckoo chick's isn't particularly kind. It pushes the other baby birds out of the nest, so that it can receive all the attention from its foster parents.

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

26-Apr-2005
Minimizing late-effects of pediatric cancer
Research at Texas Children's Cancer Center may hold the key to minimizing learning disorders, which are often a side-effect of pediatric cancer treatment.

Contact: Laura Frnka
lafrnka@texaschildrenshospital.org
832-824-2645
Texas Children's Hospital

25-Apr-2005
ESA helps the train take the strain
Have you ever got fed up with looking out of the window on a long train journey? Do not despair. Help is at hand, thanks to ESA and European industry.

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

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