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7-May-2014
UW building teleoperated robots for disaster response in national challenge
University of Washington electrical engineers have developed telerobotics technology that could make disaster response faster and more efficient. They are working with a team of eight other organizations as part of the SmartAmerica Challenge, an initiative to encourage new technologies that help society in our increasingly connected world.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

2-May-2014
Researchers using speed of video game processors to improve cancer patient care
Medical physicists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are finding new ways to use the speed of video game processors to promote research that is aimed at improving patient care.

Contact: Patrick McGee
patrick.mcgee@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

1-May-2014
Clever bird mimics multiple species to score meals
Anyone who knows the story of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' knows that people eventually stop listening to liars. The same is true in nature: Animals will eventually stop paying attention to others that give false alarms, or those that cry out in warning even when there is no danger. Now, however, a new study in Science shows that one particular African bird is able to trick other species again and again by mimicking the sounds of multiple species.

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

30-Apr-2014
Finding a formula for zzzzzzzs
Researchers have found that in taking a collaborative approach to addressing sleep-related issues, mathematics needs to be part of the equation.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

30-Apr-2014
Time flies on an alien world
How long is a day? It's the length of time it takes for a planet to complete one full rotation. On Earth it takes around 24 hours, but it varies on other planets in our solar system. And now, we know the length of a day on a distant alien planet, too! Beta Pictoris is an alien world that's 16 times larger than Earth. How long do you think its day lasts?

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

30-Apr-2014
Spiders in space weave a web of scientific inspiration for Spider-Man fans
A free, web-based guide based on science on the space station is being re-released through Scholastic and Sony Pictures as curriculum for educators to leap on the excitement surrounding the release of the film, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.'

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

29-Apr-2014
The uphill challenge
Earthen, volcanic and snowy materials -- all of which can move quickly downhill -- do so at varying rates depending on composition, the geological features over which they flow, and weather. However, the benefit to building mathematical forecasting 'models' for how earthen materials are prone to move and where they might go post-volcano or during a particularly wet spring is that they can assist policymaking, urban planning, insurance risk assessment and most importantly public safety risk reduction.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

29-Apr-2014
North Carolina team places first in Moody's Mega Math Challenge
Students from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics tasted victory -- and a healthier school lunch -- on Monday, when the team of five high school seniors earned the top prize at the ninth annual Moody's Mega Math Challenge. The winning team prevailed over nearly 1,200 competing high schools and received $20,000 in scholarships for presenting the best answer to the question: can school lunches be nutritious, affordable, and delicious?

Contact: Karthika Muthukumaraswamy
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

25-Apr-2014
Frontiers for Young Minds launches at USA Science and Engineering Festival
Frontiers for Young Minds, the science education initiative where kids review articles by leading scientists, officially launches today at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gozde.zorlu@frontiersin.org
41-215-101-712
Frontiers

24-Apr-2014
Hidden diversity floating on top of the sea
Individual cells of the tiny ocean bacteria Prochlorococcus -- perhaps the most plentiful photosynthetic creature on Earth -- are more diverse from one cell to the next than previously thought, a new study in the April 25 issue of the journal Science reports.

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

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