News: AAAS 2008 Annual Meeting News Blog
Virtual Coverage of Children, Corals and More
Virtual children--life-size animations--are being used to help high-functioning autistic children learn social interaction skills, according to research released at the AAAS Annual Meeting yesterday, 15 February. As a virtual participant in the meeting, you have two chances to listen to new media technologist Justine Cassell describe her findings: on the Science Update radio program's podcast, and Science magazine's podcast. Writers at Findings, the Science magazine news blog, let you tag along virtually as they wander the exhibit halls, where magnets drew them into the booth of the International Thermonuclear Energy Reactor, and the meeting sessions, where they describe new findings about lace coral invading shallow waters around the world in an unusual evolutionary move.