Research in Action
These Research in Action articles were provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
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.
Clouds are considered the largest source of uncertainty in predictions of climate change, scientists say.
Solar prominences not only look intense, they can have a profound impact on modern technology here on Earth.
Newly unearthed foundations date to the Colonial period of the College of William & Mary and may be associated with enslaved 18th century staff.
Researchers study how bats use echolocation to hone in on specific targets, while at the same time avoid colliding with objects.
Bats use echolocation to hone in on specific targets, while at the same time avoid colliding with objects.
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.
The elegant beauty of this planetary nebula was discovered by an amateur astronomer and captured by the Gemini Observatory.
Interactive software gives students a contextual view of 3-D microscopic worlds.
Bronx students take technology and sustainable design classes, and learn to create green-based projects.
Researchers have discovered how to efficiently rough up the surface of silver nanoparticles, a process that makes them better for biological testing
A "chick boom" among Virginia's population of endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers may mean the birds are outgrowing their limited habitat.
NSF researcher Marla Spivak demonstrates how to wear a "bee beard"
A team of researchers journeys to the Amazon to learn more about the logging industry and road networks that threaten rainforest sustainability.
A team of researchers journeys to the Amazon to learn more about the logging industry and road networks that threaten rain forest sustainability.