Behind the Scenes
These Behind the Scenes articles were provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
To test the performance of the smart materials, a shake table test was conducted on columns constructed with each material. Here, a roughly 8.0 magnitude earthquake is applied to a conventional steel and concrete bridge.
This citizen-science program teaches everyday people how, in their own backyards, to create wildlife friendly habitats.
A lifetime of research points to changes in butterfly populations due to a warming climate.
Scientists enlist the help of citizen science to explore changes in the ladybug population.
A miniaturized ultrasound device called acoustic tweezers is used to capture and manipulate tiny biological materials at Penn State University.
Scientists shed light on how the caged-carbon molecules form.
Dedicated mentor honored with Presidential award for work supporting diversity in the materials research Ph. D pipeline.
Young loggerhead turtles navigate the entire North Atlantic basin during their solo marathon migrations, using magnetic fields to guide them.
New carbon nanotube technology could lead to fast, energy efficient computing.
The decathlon enlists nearly two dozen teams of students to design full sized, sustainable homes from the ground up using solar power.
As gas prices rise around the world, researchers are seeking a potential solution from fungi
Quake-Catcher Network acts as a motion-sensing network that sends data about ground shaking whenever it occurs.
Researchers have developed micro-abrasive waterjets for precision creating of tiny parts.
Using storytelling to engage broad audiences on science policy issues
Researchers have developed waterjets for creating tiny parts.
The Boogie Board eWriter is an alternative to paper products
VSee is making video chat software that's secure and easy to use
Novel technology records haptic sensations, allowing users to feel objects through computers