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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
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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
Rice University

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
European Space Agency

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
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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
Carnegie Mellon University

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
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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
American Chemical Society

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
University of Chicago

Louisiana Tech ROTC cadet experiences a cyber summer
It's not often that a student entering his senior year of college has the chance to see what his future has in store. For Louisiana Tech ROTC Cadet Tuan Nguyen, the Advance Course in Engineering Cyber Security Boot Camp, conducted by the US Air Force Research Lab, provided a glimpse into the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Contact: Dave Guerin
Louisiana Tech University

Keeping it clean at Mars' South Pole
Though we can't say you'd want to drink it, the water frozen in Mars' south polar ice cap is pretty pure, a new study suggests. Scientists have known that both poles of Mars are hidden beneath caps of layered ice. But they're only just learning how much ice there is and what it's made of.

Contact: SciPak
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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