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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

21-Apr-2005
Taste test for ants
Scientists put a bunch of ants through a taste test. No. The scientists didn't taste the ants. The ants did the tasting. The ants wandered around an "ant cafeteria" where they could eat any of the natural or artificial sweet foods they wanted.

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

21-Apr-2005
Dogs and robots share NIST special test arena
Some unusual guests have been visiting the National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST lately. The guests are dogs and the police officers who train them. Every month as many as 10 to 20 dogs from local police departments and other organizations visit NIST in Gaithersburg, Md. They come to use a special training course that was actually built for robots.

Contact: John Blair
john.blair@nist.gov
301-975-4261
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

19-Apr-2005
Russian students and teachers assist in climate research
As part of his research on Russian, Alaskan and Canadian rivers feeding into the Arctic Ocean, R. Max Holmes, an associate scientist at The Woods Hole Research Center, has enlisted the help of Russian grade school children and teachers.

Contact: Elizabeth Braun
ebraun@whrc.org
508-540-9900
Woods Hole Research Center

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