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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

3 nutritional cheers for Dr. Ceballos' new cassava
Scientists have discovered a new kind of cassava, also known as yucca that appears to be healthier and easier to digest than standard cassava varieties. The finding could be especially beneficial to people in poorer countries where the potato-like vegetable is eaten almost daily, they say. The finding appears in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Thousands of schoolchildren worldwide map night skies
Schoolchildren and others around the world will help scientists map light pollution in early October by looking for specific constellations and sharing their observations through the Internet. The Great World Wide Star Count is organized by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in conjunction with local planetariums and scientific societies.

Contact: David Hosansky
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Searching by starlight for the universe's mysterious dark matter
The objects that we can see in the universe, from the smallest speck of sand to the largest planet, are made up of protons, electrons and neutrons. But, most of the universe's matter is "dark matter." We can't see it, because it doesn't interact with light, and we don't even know what kind of particles it's made up of. Now, researchers think they know a way to learn more about this mysterious type of matter.

Contact: Science Press Package
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Innovative science program for girls marks 25th anniversary with free public talk Oct. 9
Tamar Coles was fascinated with science as a little girl, but it was the Academy of Natural Sciences that inspired her to turn her curiosity into a career.

Contact: Carolyn Belardo
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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