Research in Action Archive
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.
02 September 2011, 02:16 AM ET
Solar prominences not only look intense, they can have a profound impact on modern technology here on Earth.
31 August 2011, 01:59 PM ET
Newly unearthed foundations date to the Colonial period of the College of William & Mary and may be associated with enslaved 18th century staff.
25 August 2011, 03:39 PM ET
Researchers create the first-ever models of artificial cilia.
24 August 2011, 01:53 PM ET
Researchers create the first-ever models of artificial cilia.
17 August 2011, 01:58 PM ET
Researchers study how bats use echolocation to hone in on specific targets, while at the same time avoid colliding with objects.
17 August 2011, 01:11 PM ET
Bats use echolocation to hone in on specific targets, while at the same time avoid colliding with objects.
16 August 2011, 07:23 AM ET
Green roofs could help mitigate the urban heat island effect.
03 August 2011, 04:49 PM ET
Researchers created a memory device with the physical properties of Jell-O, using ions to change the state of the device's liquid metal components.
27 July 2011, 12:12 PM ET
The elegant beauty of this planetary nebula was discovered by an amateur astronomer and captured by the Gemini Observatory.
20 July 2011, 04:50 PM ET
Interactive software gives students a contextual view of 3-D microscopic worlds.
14 July 2011, 11:01 AM ET
Bronx students take technology and sustainable design classes, and learn to create green-based projects.
06 July 2011, 04:10 PM ET
Researchers have discovered how to efficiently rough up the surface of silver nanoparticles, a process that makes them better for biological testing
29 June 2011, 07:46 PM ET
A "chick boom" among Virginia's population of endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers may mean the birds are outgrowing their limited habitat.
22 June 2011, 07:16 PM ET
NSF researcher Marla Spivak demonstrates how to wear a "bee beard"
15 June 2011, 02:44 PM ET
A team of researchers journeys to the Amazon to learn more about the logging industry and road networks that threaten rainforest sustainability.
15 June 2011, 01:10 PM ET
A team of researchers journeys to the Amazon to learn more about the logging industry and road networks that threaten rain forest sustainability.
08 June 2011, 04:38 PM ET
Researchers are beginning to investigate transcription factor proteins and their role in gene sequencing.
01 June 2011, 04:45 PM ET
What is music? Researchers explore the answer to this question from a variety of angles.