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.
26 October 2011, 01:53 PM ET
This picture captures a moment in cellular time where kinesin is stopped in its tracks.
19 October 2011, 12:56 PM ET
A microscopic stretch detector senses the pressures inside real tissues, to see how cells react.
12 October 2011, 02:08 PM ET
A petri dish full of bacteria — genetically engineered glowing bacteria, looks like it could grace the front of a postcard from Key West.
05 October 2011, 11:56 AM ET
Tracked shorebirds navigate through storms only to be killed by hunters.
29 September 2011, 10:26 AM ET
Bacteria have very good organizational skills – so good that they actually get more orderly when they’re put in small, crowded environments. As the bacteria multiply and the space gets more crowded, they orient themselves into tidy columns (red rods)
28 September 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Bacteria have very good organizational skills — so good that they actually get more orderly when they're put in small, crowded environments.
21 September 2011, 01:03 PM ET
Scientists track complex sugars – or glycans – to learn more about how tissues develop, which can ultimately uncover early markers for various diseases.
07 September 2011, 02:54 PM ET
The design of a new liquid metal battery could potentially slash the costs of electrical energy storage, allowing our electric grid to store energy from intermittent sources, like wind turbines or solar cells.
02 September 2011, 03:03 AM ET
Clouds are considered the largest source of uncertainty in predictions of climate change, scientists say.