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June 2012, Issue 2 volume 7


IN THIS ISSUe: science news prime celebrates first anniversary, intel sciart series launches, and more


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Sealed off in high-tech laboratories in the Netherlands and Wisconsin, researchers transformed one of the world’s most deadly viruses, transmissible by direct contact, into versions capable of spreading through the air. Read More.


Credit: Image courtesy of John A. Rogers

James Bond and his enemies would be interested in the goings-on at the laboratory of John Rogers. Read more.


Taylor Wilson receives an award at the Special Award Organization Ceremony at Intel ISEF 2012. Credit:SSP

Taylor Wilson, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2011 Young Scientist Award winner, was profiled on CNN's "The Next List," aired on June 10.


Science News Prime Marks First Anniversary

Science News Prime celebrates its first anniversary this month with an edition featuring stories on giant insects, paralyzed rats able to walk again, and an alien hunter's new crusade.

SN Prime is the tablet-format alter ego of Science News, the leading print publication covering new research findings from across the spectrum of scientific disciplines since 1922.

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Intel SciArt Series Features Art Inspired by Intel ISEF Projects

Artists have developed presentations that visually represent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) projects and their impact on the world. The art inspired by each of the 50 selected projects will be linked to stories about the creators - both the artists that developed the piece and the students that developed the project will be showcased.  The art will be posted on Intel’s Pinterest board and all over the world through social media.

Read more about the Intel SciArt Series.

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Engineer Maurizio Porfiri and his team designed and built a robot that mimics a fish. Credit: Polytechnic Institute of NYU

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Students from Hudson County, New Jersey at Intel ISEF 2012. Credit: Marie Aloia

Student Observers Blog About Experience at Intel ISEF 2012

Students from Hudson County, New Jersey, attending the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF 2012) with SSP 2010 Fellow Marie Aloia, wrote daily blog posts for their hometown newspaper about their experience.

Click here for excerpts of the posts featured on Society for Science & the Public's blog as a 3-part series.

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