Behind the Scenes
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Optogenetics uses light to control the activity...
Naturally occurring soil bacteria may act as an...
A dark bean-shaped cloud in the center of our g...
Researchers use advanced sequencing and TACC’s Ranger supercomputer to uncover origin of common algae.
Mathematician Manjul Bhargava thinks of his field as art, not science.
Grad student Tiffany Suekama's research trip to Japan and the rich cultural experiences there changed her life.
Recreating an event yet to happen, Director Brea Tisdale and crew must make a super-volcano engulf a city on-screen, capturing human reactions of its residents to the disaster. The Weather Channel's series explores civilization-ending scenarios.
Looking into how peptides self-assemble has great implications for nanotechnology.
Research indicates that California ground squirrels may inhibit attacks from rattlesnakes by signaling to the snakes with their tails, and that research requires a robotic, tail swishing squirrel.
Recent research indicates some prey may inhibit attacks by signaling predators.
A Harvard research team makes progress in a new material for creating better prosthetics.
Experts in China are working with Michigan State University to grow the population size of wild, protected pandas.
Synthetic biologists reinvent the role of bacteria with engineering know-how.
Principle investigator Paul Cholmsky explores why ExploreLearning's educational software Reflex works.
Students and teachers love what the Reflex program does for learning.
The award-winning online system is changing the way students, and teachers, look at learning math facts.
Her experience leads to new solutions to fight biological build-up.
Home care research seeks to lengthen independent living for the elderly.