Navigation Links
American Institute of Physics announces awards for best science writing
Date:2/24/2009

iversal in that simple moment Edison captured at the dawn of film history -- a person having an uncontrollable sneeze.

"SNEEZE!" follows nine kids who each discover a different reason for sneezing. It is a story told on two levels. Open the book to almost any page and you will find author Alexandra Siy's easy-flowing writing wrapped around her carefully-lighted black-and-white photographs. At times poetic and at times expository, the text is also juxtaposed with co-author Dennis Kunkel's high-resolution color electron micrographs. These beautiful images reveal the microscopic world behind the sneeze, and through them the book takes a larger-than-life look at those things that cause us to sneeze -- pollen, mold, goose down, dust mites, dander, flu, and other invisible irritants magnified 400 to more than 200,000 times.

The universal nature of sneezing was the inspiration for the book, but it was the contrast of micro and macro, complex and simple, and color and black-and-white that brought the idea to life, the authors say. In ways that children can understand, the book examines human neurons, muscles, lungs, and the physiological characteristics of the familiar, hardwired reflex from which the book borrows its name. "Rushing through nine windpipes," the book reads, "warm, moist air bursts from nine noses and mouths at a speed of 100 miles per hour... ACHOO!"

The nine children in the book were photographed in Alaska and New York and include one of the author's sons, as well as several of her sons' friends. Despite their young age, they never fail to convincingly depict the book's subject matter. "Children can fake a good sneeze on demand," says Siy. However, she warns, "It takes a couple of hours to vacuum up after a staged pillow fight."

Siy and Kunkel will receive their award this July at the American Association of Physics Teachers' summer meeting in Ann Arbor, MI. More information about the book can also be found at the publish
'/>"/>

Contact: Jason Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
2. Understanding hypertension in African Americans proves elusive
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007
5. American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly Press Pac
7. Highlights from the September 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
8. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007
9. Report: African, Asian, Latin American farm animals face extinction
10. American Chemical Society calls green chemistry bill a smart step
11. Challenges remain in reintroducing American chestnut
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... chances are you are), help may be on the ... developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by ... the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 ... the paper, published in the AAPS (American ... reason why it works, the researchers contend, is because ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... research team from the National Institute of Standards ... has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing ... vibration "signatures." The new NIST technique is an ... spectroscopy, but one that delivers signals that are ... scattering, and 100 times stronger than obtained from ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the ... best value for the money. The Jenny Craig regimen ... most expensive option tested, according to researchers at Duke-National ... findings, published in the June issue of the journal ... and weight-loss benefits per dollar spent as insurance carriers ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies 2Enhanced NIST instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissues 2Enhanced NIST instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissues 3Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs 2Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs 3
... New discoveries by researchers at the University ... a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction. ... to treat people with hypertension and anxiety, has ... from retrieving memories associated with cocaine use in ...
... , STONY BROOK, NY"Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth," a review ... the journal Science, concludes that the decline of ... is causing substantial changes to Earth,s terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ... from ecosystems "may be humankind,s most pervasive influence on nature." ...
... achieved a pivotal breakthrough in the development of a cable ... possible. Armchair quantum wire (AQW) will be a weave ... over long distances. It will be an ideal replacement for ... 5 percent per 100 miles of transmission, said Rice chemist ...
Cached Biology News:UWM research offers hope for treatment of cocaine addiction 2Loss of top animal predators has massive ecological effects 2Loss of top animal predators has massive ecological effects 3'Amplified' nanotubes may power the future 2'Amplified' nanotubes may power the future 3
(Date:7/22/2014)...   BioTE Medical , a leading provider ... pellets, today announced the addition of Dr. ... Rouzier is joining the BioTE Medical Advisory Board ... Rouzier was residency trained in Family Medicine and ... certified emergency physician still practicing at a large ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 CTD Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:CTDH), a ... device, cosmetics, and other markets, announced today that it ... of qualified private investors led by Novit L.P., an ... The transaction involved the signing of a Securities Purchase ... Common Stock at a price per share of $1.00, ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... attendance at the 2014 NCSL International Workshop and ... #423 will feature CONDEC pressure instrumentation, OIML M1 ... and the new, customized sets, Essential Weights™. , ... promote cooperative efforts in solving the common problems ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Two new members were elected to ... its annual Shareholders Meeting on June 13: Kerry R. ... PFM Group, and Stephen T. Zarrilli, President and CEO ... election of Michael A. DiPiano, Managing General Partner of ... P. Jaffe, Esq., of Duane Morris LLP, as Director ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 2Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 3CTD Holdings Closes $1.725 Million Private Placement 2CTD Holdings Closes $1.725 Million Private Placement 3Rice Lake Weighing Systems Showcases Metrology Solutions for the 2014 NCSL International Workshop & Symposium 2Two New Members Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors 2Two New Members Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors 3
... Dr. Kyong S. Choe, of Kwangju, South Korea, has been ... outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare. ... Dr. Choe is currently practicing with Feldman, Fitzgerald ... periodontics and prosthodontics targeting implants and full prosthetic reconstruction.  He ...
... on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. - Common Stock to List on both Tel ... the Ticker Symbol PLX -,- Company Anticipates Joining TASE,s TA-75, TA-100, Tel-Tech, Tel-Tech ... to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange -- CARMIEL, Israel, Aug. 30 ... ...
... August 30, 2010 ... if ... var shortURL = ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = ... to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = data.results[r]; break; } for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dr. Kyong S. Choe Recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication 2Protalix BioTherapeutics to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 2Protalix BioTherapeutics to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 3Protalix BioTherapeutics to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 4Protalix BioTherapeutics to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 5Protalix BioTherapeutics to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 6Protalix BioTherapeutics to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 7Protalix BioTherapeutics to Dual List on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 8Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 2Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 3Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 4Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 5Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 6Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 7Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 8Teriflunomide Significantly Reduced Annualized Relapse Rate and was Well Tolerated in MS Patients 9
SHP-2 Antibody...
Anti human PPAR gamma2 mouse monoclonal antibody...
... The antiserum has been tested on tissue ... staining pattern obtained with AB1773 corresponds to ... with probes to GLYT2 mRNA and to ... Preabsorption of the antiserum with the immunogen ...
Mouse monoclonal [RIZ1723] to PRDM2/RIZ...
Biology Products: