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26-Feb-2007
Iowa middle school wins IEEE-USA national communications award
Turkey Valley Community School of Jackson Junction, Iowa, won the seventh annual IEEE-USA Best Communications System Award at the National Finals of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition on Feb. 21. The honor, for the most "efficient and accurate communications system," was one of 29 special awards presented at the Hyatt Regency Hotel-Capitol Hill.

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

22-Feb-2007
Medieval Islamic architects were math whizzes
The walls of many ancient buildings in the Islamic world are covered in designs that are mind-bogglingly complex. A new study now helps explain how the designers managed to make such intricate patterns.

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

15-Feb-2007
Elk change physiology when hunted by wolves
The wolves of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem affect elk in important ways besides making meals of them, researchers have found.

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

9-Feb-2007
Counting crows -- and warblers and doves
People from all ages and places can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 16-19, 2007. It is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Now in its 10th year, this fun, free event helps create a long-term record scientists can use to learn how environmental changes -- such as urbanization and global climate change -- are affecting birds.

Contact: Blaine Friedlander
bpf2@cornell.edu
607-254-8093
Cornell University

8-Feb-2007
Secrets of moth flight control
Ever tried taking a drink during a bumpy airplane or car ride? Some of it probably ended up on the front of your shirt. Now imagine being a moth trying to drink nectar from a flower on a windy day. If you want that nectar to end up in your gut, you're going to need a way to stay steady while you're in flight.

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

1-Feb-2007
More time tells a different story about plants and climate change
Ecologists studying the effects of climate change on a California grassland, found that observing the interactions between plants and insects over five years, provides better information than one- or two-year-long studies on a single plant or insect.

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

25-Jan-2007
Jumping spiders glow in ultraviolet light
Under ultraviolet (UV) light, body parts of the ornate jumping spider Cosmophasis umbratica fluoresce, and excite the opposite sex's mating interest.

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

22-Jan-2007
Go! -- an online magazine for young people -- promotes transportation careers
Go! -- a free, online magazine for teens and young adults -- has the scoop on transportation careers. The magazine is published by Iowa State University's Center for Transportation Research and Education and can be found at www.go-explore-trans.org.

Contact: Michele Regenold
mregenol@iastate.edu
515-296-0835
Iowa State University

18-Jan-2007
What animal is whiter than the whitest smile?
Every now and then, scientists discover that nature has produced a much better version of something they are trying to make themselves. A team of researchers in the UK has just made this kind of discovery about the white Cyphochilus beetle.

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

18-Jan-2007
Archaeologists bring Egyptian excavation to the Web
Egyptologist Betsy Bryan and her crew are once again sharing their work with the world through an online diary, a digital window into day-to-day life on an archaeological dig.

Contact: Amy Lunday
acl@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

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