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29-Mar-2007
Can coral survive in a warmer world?
One likely effect of global warming is that the oceans will absorb more carbon dioxide and become a little more acidic. Humans probably wouldn't notice the change when they went swimming, but it would make a big difference to many corals.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6657
American Association for the Advancement of Science

22-Mar-2007
MU veterinarians improve leg deformities in abused tiger
While people paid $25 to have their picture taken with Sulley, a tiger cub, his malnourishment was causing his legs to bow outward when he walked. Nearly two years later, three University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine surgeons attempted to correct Sulley's right leg with an innovative surgery performed for the first time on a tiger.

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

22-Mar-2007
Scientists discover the oldest known chunk of Earth's crust
An international team of scientists has found a group of rocks in Greenland that formed as the sea floor split apart 3.8 billion years ago, which means that this is the oldest known chunk of the Earth's crust. But, if it formed on the seafloor, what's it doing in Greenland?

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

22-Mar-2007
Summer camps at UH engineer success for middle, high school students
The University of Houston is addressing the shortage of women and people of color pursuing engineering degrees. Middle and high school students are being offered hands-on experience at two summer camps offered through UH's Cullen College of Engineering. MESET (Mentoring and Enrichment Seminar in Engineering Training) is a two-week residential camp for high school seniors, and GRADE (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence) Camp is a weeklong day camp for girls entering grades eight through 12.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

15-Mar-2007
Radar reveals Martian Pole's icy underside
A radar instrument took images of Mars' south pole and found very pure water ice and lots of it. There is so much water that if it were spread evenly over the planet it would be about 11 meters thick, or 36 feet deep.

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

12-Mar-2007
Is your animal happy?
Do pigs, chickens, dogs and cats have good lives in Norway? Most animals do lead good lives in this country. But some do not.

Contact: Bjarne Olai Braastad
bjarne.braastad@umb.no
476-496-5162
The Research Council of Norway

12-Mar-2007
A natural climate expert
Every moose hunter dreams of knowing the exact location of a moose. That is now possible, but the technology is not for hunters -- just for researchers.

Contact: Professor Bernt Erik Saether
bernt.erik.sather@bio.ntnu.no
477-359-0584
The Research Council of Norway

8-Mar-2007
Introducing the sala-bot: A salamander-like robot shows how swimmers can be walkers
Around 400 million years ago, vertebrate animals first ventured from the ocean onto land. How did those first fishy explorers figure out how to walk on solid ground? A new salamander-like robot may provide some answers.

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

2-Mar-2007
Nevada school wins IEEE-USA-sponsored Best Essay award at National Future City Competition
Nevada Christian Home School of Sparks, Nev., won the Best Essay award at the National Finals of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition Feb. 21. The honor was one of 29 special awards.

Contact: Chris McManes
c.mcmanes@ieee.org
202-530-8356
IEEE-USA

1-Mar-2007
The mystery of the Thirteen Towers of Chankillo
Thirteen towers march from north to south along the top of a low hill in the coastal Peruvian desert. These towers -- spread over 300 meters -- are part of a fourth-century BCE ceremonial complex in a remote location in Peru's Casma-Sechin River Basin.

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

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