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16-Oct-2007
College students take to the skies to teach science to children
Before takeoff, it could have looked like a daunting challenge for anyone who preferred the big jets over the “puddle jumpers.” But once they climbed aboard with the pilots of the 974th chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, a group of 17 University of Cincinnati students majoring in early childhood education would learn a lesson that would be hard to forget.

Contact: Dawn Fuller
dawn.fuller@uc.edu
513-556-1823
University of Cincinnati

11-Oct-2007
A hair-raising discovery about 'hairy roots'
With the help of special bacteria, scientists are giving plants mutant roots -- called "hairy roots" -- that may may become natural factories that churn out fuels, food flavorings and even medicine.

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

11-Oct-2007
Titan's morning weather forecast: Widespread drizzle
Mornings on Saturn's moon Titan are often cloudy and drizzly over a wide area, according to a new astronomy/weather report by astronomers using giant telescopes on Earth.

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

10-Oct-2007
Students use designer virus to attack bacterial drug resistance
A Rice University student team readying for November's International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston is creating a designer virus to combat antibiotic drug resistance. The virus, a phage that only infects bacteria, is designed to give a competitive boost to bacteria that are not antibiotic resistant. In effect, the team is trying to mount an attack on antibiotic-resistant bacteria by arming the competition. iGEM will be at MIT Nov. 3.

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

9-Oct-2007
Polish children and students meet astronauts
As part of worldwide activities to celebrate the 50 years of space exploration, Polish children and students had the chance to meet European and American astronauts in Warsaw last week, to hear at first hand about living and working in space.

Contact: Anabelle Fonseca Colomb
Anabelle.Fonseca.Colomb@esa.int
33-015-369-7238
European Space Agency

4-Oct-2007
Wild crows are crafty with tools
Recording themselves on tiny video cameras attached to their tailfeathers, New Caledonian crows have revealed themselves to be resourceful tool-users in the wild.

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

28-Sep-2007
Carnegie Mellon students design new device
A team of biomedical engineering students from Carnegie Mellon win first place in national contest to help people with autism.

Contact: Chriss Swaney
swaney@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-5776
Carnegie Mellon University

27-Sep-2007
Research supports oral histories of distant marine travel across the Pacific
Stories passed down for generations in the Pacific islands tell of regular maritime travel over several thousands of kilometers while most people were still traveling only in sight of land and long before Europeans began their world travels. Two Australian scientists reported this week that they found evidence to support these oral histories.

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

26-Sep-2007
Teaching old discs new tricks
The next time you rip a CD onto that shiny new iPod or cozy up with a DVD movie, give this some thought: Scientists have found a surprising new job for compact discs and players. Those silvery wafers of plastic may be taking a spin in a laboratory near you!

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

24-Sep-2007
Albert Michelson received first Nobel Prize awarded to an American scientist a century ago
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce the recipients of the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the first Nobel Prize awarded to an American scientist, University of Chicago physicist Albert A. Michelson, who measured the speed of light.

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

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