Research in Action Archive
06 June 2012, 02:04 PM ET
Researchers at Arecibo Observatory are listening to strange stars called pulsars.
30 May 2012, 04:24 PM ET
Nanoparticles change color to indicate the presence of deadly salmonella.
18 May 2012, 11:20 AM ET
Researchers have developed micro-abrasive waterjets for precision creating of tiny parts.
17 May 2012, 02:00 PM ET
The R/V Knorr research expedition included studies of seafloor sediments along the equator and in the northern Pacific.
16 May 2012, 05:49 PM ET
Engineers could craft new materials using liquid crystals as structural guides.
09 May 2012, 04:46 PM ET
Researchers have developed waterjets for creating tiny parts.
02 May 2012, 03:28 PM ET
A protein machine unwinds DNA molecules
25 April 2012, 04:52 PM ET
What's in your water?
19 April 2012, 04:28 PM ET
A new technique inspired by elegant origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
18 April 2012, 05:51 PM ET
Insect robot creation method inspired by children's pop-up books.
05 April 2012, 11:03 AM ET
Professor Jonathan Hurst discusses ATRIAS, a two-legged robot whose task is to move as nimbly and fluidly as people do.
04 April 2012, 03:55 PM ET
Mission: create a robot that can move as fluidly as a person.
28 March 2012, 05:51 PM ET
It's a match-up worthy of a late-night cable movie: Put a school of starving piranha and a 300-pound (130 kilogram) fish together, and who comes out the winner?
28 March 2012, 03:53 PM ET
Put a school of starving piranha and a 300-pound (130 kilogram) fish together, and who comes out the winner?
21 March 2012, 02:14 PM ET
New chips let researchers 'watch' a cell making proteins in real time.
14 March 2012, 03:00 PM ET
See the Pescadores Fault before and after a quake.
02 March 2012, 11:03 AM ET
We know less about small species like the anemonefish than larger animals.
22 February 2012, 07:02 PM ET
Researchers are studying the resistance of monkeys and apes to Alzheimer's in order to protect human brains from the devastating disease.
17 February 2012, 06:02 PM ET
Researchers discovered that manganese, a metal and an essential nutrient, helps protect cells against certain toxins.
08 February 2012, 06:05 PM ET
The tiny water bacterium Caulobacter crescentus secretes a sugary substance so sticky that just a tiny bit could hold several cars together.
02 February 2012, 08:21 AM ET
The world’s smallest-known vertebrate species, discovered by LSU’s Chris Austin, is a tiny frog called Paedophryne amanuensis, which averages around 7.7 millimeters in length and fits in the center of a U.S. dime.
01 February 2012, 07:05 PM ET
The world's tiniest known vertebrate species measures only 7.7 mm
25 January 2012, 12:18 PM ET
An antique cabinet acquired inadvertently by a Washington, D.C. lawyer turned out to hold Alfred Russel Wallace's collection of 1,700 specimens housed in 26 drawers.
20 January 2012, 11:22 AM ET
A new exhibit celebrates the life of noted physicist Stephen Hawking.
18 January 2012, 02:19 PM ET
Discover how scientists are unlocking the secrets of our climate's past to improve predictions about the future of climate change.
11 January 2012, 01:55 PM ET
A new chemical technique could result in more flexible and efficient electronic optical fibers.
04 January 2012, 02:16 PM ET
Dramatic new visualizations of Hurricane Katrina created for use in planetarium dome show "Dynamic Earth"
28 December 2011, 04:48 PM ET
Researchers are looking for a way to avoid the negative side effects of pain-relieving medicines.
21 December 2011, 01:59 PM ET
Researchers are inventing, designing and prototyping superconducting technology as a basis for a next generation source of X-ray beams far brighter than any in existence.
14 December 2011, 01:57 PM ET
A new model sheds light on how the atmosphere reacts to solar storms
07 December 2011, 11:29 AM ET
Heartworm disease is a growing epidemic in the United States, and it is especially misdiagnosed in cats.
30 November 2011, 02:10 PM ET
The sensors promise to deliver unprecedented views of the brain while dramatically reducing the invasiveness of today's brain implant devices.
23 November 2011, 09:42 PM ET
A high-tech analysis known as laser ablation is used to measure isotope ratios of strontium found in tooth enamel, which can aid in identifying specific landscape conditions where ancient hominids grew up.
16 November 2011, 02:18 PM ET
A system for studying cell movements in unnatural conditions — a microscope slide instead of the body — relies on worm sperm
09 November 2011, 03:13 PM ET
Neuroscientist Chiara Cirelli at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and others believe that a good night's sleep helps us learn more the next day.
02 November 2011, 02:49 PM ET
Geologists examine water consumed by Jamestown colonists and find it's really, really nasty.