Research in Action
These Research in Action articles were provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
A new technique inspired by elegant origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
Insect robot creation method inspired by children's pop-up books.
Professor Jonathan Hurst discusses ATRIAS, a two-legged robot whose task is to move as nimbly and fluidly as people do.
Mission: create a robot that can move as fluidly as a person.
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?
Put a school of starving piranha and a 300-pound (130 kilogram) fish together, and who comes out the winner?
New chips let researchers 'watch' a cell making proteins in real time.
We know less about small species like the anemonefish than larger animals.
Researchers are studying the resistance of monkeys and apes to Alzheimer's in order to protect human brains from the devastating disease.
Researchers discovered that manganese, a metal and an essential nutrient, helps protect cells against certain toxins.
The tiny water bacterium <i>Caulobacter crescentus</i> secretes a sugary substance so sticky that just a tiny bit could hold several cars together.
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.
The world's tiniest known vertebrate species measures only 7.7 mm
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.
A new exhibit celebrates the life of noted physicist Stephen Hawking.
Discover how scientists are unlocking the secrets of our climate's past to improve predictions about the future of climate change.
A new chemical technique could result in more flexible and efficient electronic optical fibers.