Research in Action
These Research in Action articles were provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
A new chemical technique could result in more flexible and efficient electronic optical fibers.
Dramatic new visualizations of Hurricane Katrina created for use in planetarium dome show "Dynamic Earth"
Researchers are looking for a way to avoid the negative side effects of pain-relieving medicines.
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.
A new model sheds light on how the atmosphere reacts to solar storms
Heartworm disease is a growing epidemic in the United States, and it is especially misdiagnosed in cats.
The sensors promise to deliver unprecedented views of the brain while dramatically reducing the invasiveness of today's brain implant devices.
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.
A system for studying cell movements in unnatural conditions — a microscope slide instead of the body — relies on worm sperm
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.
Geologists examine water consumed by Jamestown colonists and find it's really, really nasty.
This picture captures a moment in cellular time where kinesin is stopped in its tracks.
A microscopic stretch detector senses the pressures inside real tissues, to see how cells react.
A petri dish full of bacteria — genetically engineered glowing bacteria, looks like it could grace the front of a postcard from Key West.
Tracked shorebirds navigate through storms only to be killed by hunters.
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)
Bacteria have very good organizational skills — so good that they actually get more orderly when they're put in small, crowded environments.
Scientists track complex sugars – or glycans – to learn more about how tissues develop, which can ultimately uncover early markers for various diseases.