Research in Action Archive
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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.
29 March 2011, 02:33 PM ET
Scientists re-classified two South American species of miniature opossums.
29 March 2011, 01:08 PM ET
The design helps to reduce the number of sharks accidentally caught in commercial fisheries.
29 March 2011, 11:56 AM ET
Researchers are able to simulate the original colors painted by Winslow Homer in 1887, which have faded over time.
13 March 2011, 06:18 PM ET
Study finds hazardous chemicals leaching from BPA-free plastics.
13 March 2011, 06:08 PM ET
Scientists have long wondered why the sun's outer atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than its surface.
09 March 2011, 02:02 PM ET
They can weigh up to 450 pounds with bells that span 7 feet across.
08 March 2011, 03:26 PM ET
No one knows for sure why blooms of giant jellyfish in Asian waters are becoming more common. But Dr. Uye says that current theories center on the various ways that Chinese coastal waters are currently being degraded.
25 February 2011, 10:14 AM ET
Could mycodiesel be the fuel of the future?
16 February 2011, 03:14 PM ET
Jessica Meir studies how bar-headed geese fly, leading flight training sessions with goslings.
16 February 2011, 11:02 AM ET
The colorful horned frog is unique to the Solomon Islands.
25 October 2010, 12:21 PM ET
Meet the oddly proportioned Mr. Homunculus.
17 September 2010, 12:25 PM ET
Researchers are studying how to help Hawaii cope with diminishing landfill space.
07 September 2010, 06:03 PM ET
Even the largest shark on record needed a "safe-zone" for its young.
08 April 2010, 12:54 PM ET
In Stockholm, scientists measure flow of hazardous substances in urban areas.
14 January 2010, 12:48 PM ET
The energy footprint of aluminum use in U.S. cars is growing.
14 November 2009, 07:02 PM ET
Engineers will test a scaled-down shipping crane to massive earthquake forces.
08 July 2009, 12:46 PM ET
John van de Lindt is leading a team of researchers conducting the NSF NEESWood Capstone tests, the largest shake-table tests in history.
05 July 2009, 06:19 PM ET
Engineers get ready to shake a six-story condominium building
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