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4-Feb-2008
Mystery of the shining fish -- solved at last!
Ever notice that cool, shimmering shine on fish scales in an aquarium or the supermarket? Scientists have now found the secret of that shine.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

31-Jan-2008
Exciting summer science camps for students and teachers at Canada's Perimeter Institute
Budding young physicists, age 16 and 17, can now apply to attend the International Summer School for Young Physicists at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Contact: Julie Taylor
jtaylor@perimeterinstitute.ca
519-569-7600
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

31-Jan-2008
What's seeping in the Lost City?
How do you turn a tree trunk into gas for your car? For the most part, our fuel comes from plants and animals that were buried deep in the Earth.

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

31-Jan-2008
$65,000 in scholarship prizes up for grabs
In 2008, students in the Boston and Philadelphia regions and surrounding areas will join New York City metropolitan students to participate in Moody's Mega Math Challenge. Up for grabs is $65,000 in scholarship prizes. Funded by the Moody's Foundation, the competition was expanded due to the tremendous response from New York City-area high schools during the first two years.

Contact: Jessica Stephenson
stephenson@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

30-Jan-2008
Texas high school students present research results at National Astronomy Conference
A team of high school students recently presented their research at the 211th meeting of the American Astronomical Society -- the largest professional meeting of astronomers in North America. Trained at the Arecibo Remote Command Center, or ARCC, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, the students' results are contributing to a global scientific effort to develop a galactic scale gravitational wave observatory.

Contact: Diane Banegas
dbanegas@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

29-Jan-2008
Montana State University students build satellite for 50th anniversary of Explorer-1
Montana State University students plan to launch a satellite later this year to commemorate the country's first successful satellite. Explorer-1 was launched 50 years ago, on Jan. 31, 1958, in response to Sputnik.

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
evelynb@montana.edu
406-994-5135
Montana State University

29-Jan-2008
News flash: Not all US students deficient in math
Although some news reports suggest that American high school students are struggling with math and science, the truth is that many students excel at and enjoy math, and continue their math and science education in college. Many of these students have found that competitions like Moody's Mega Math Challenge can be a valuable and exciting part of their math education. The M3 Challenge awards $65,000 each year to help students reach their higher-education goals.

Contact: Jessica Stephenson
stephenson@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

28-Jan-2008
Celebrating African-American chemists during Black History Month -- and year round
During Black History Month, the American Chemical Society's National Historical Chemical Landmarks Program recognizes how African-American scientists have improved peoples' lives throughout history.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

24-Jan-2008
Guess who? Helping machines recognize faces
Unless you're decked out in a really elaborate disguise, say as a Lord Voldemort or a Star Wars creature, you can generally recognize yourself in the mirror. It doesn't matter what angle you're facing or how the lighting is -- you still know you're you. But, it's not nearly so easy for computers.

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

23-Jan-2008
US Department of Energy kicks off 18th National Science Bowl
Regional competition began this weekend in the US Department of Energy's 18th Annual National Science Bowl, as students in Maryland and Michigan kicked off this year's pursuit of coveted spots in the national finals.

Contact: Matt Simmons
202-349-9681
DOE/US Department of Energy

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