Research in Action Archive
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.
25 May 2011, 06:43 PM ET
Floating laboratories enable USGS researchers to explore the health and population status of biological organisms in order to protect commercial and sport fisheries.
18 May 2011, 03:09 PM ET
Rahmat A. Shoureshi is working on a prosthesis that uses combined imagine techniques to read stimuli from the brain.
11 May 2011, 01:42 PM ET
Jim Webster designs experiments to study the processes that cause explosive volcanic eruptions.
10 May 2011, 01:12 PM ET
Jessica Meir studies how bar-headed geese fly, leading flight-training sessions with goslings.
04 May 2011, 01:46 PM ET
How a newly identified species of the North American leech, Placobdella kwetlumye plays the role of a parent.
27 April 2011, 09:28 AM ET
These sap-sucking plant bugs are picky about their hosts.
21 April 2011, 11:46 AM ET
Stenoops peckorum is a newly discovered species of goblin spider from southern Florida likes to hunt its prey instead of catching it in its web.
06 April 2011, 02:46 PM ET
The catheters can map large areas of the heart simultaneously and then destroy small aberrant patches.
31 March 2011, 01:05 PM ET
The use of scientific methods can help understand the materials used in centuries old artwork.