Behind the Scenes Archive
28 October 2011, 03:10 PM ET
Researchers have developed a new material that when cold is nonmagnetic, but at high-temperatures is a strong magnet. Such materials could potentially be used to help generate power.
21 October 2011, 05:17 PM ET
Arkansas Power Electronics International is working to create a power module that can support the demands of plug-in electric vehicles.
14 October 2011, 03:22 PM ET
The 5-phase HIPPO (HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observation) project generated the first detailed mapping — both vertically and across latitudes — of the global distribution of greenhouse gases, black carbon, and related chemical species in the atmosphere.
07 October 2011, 02:42 PM ET
The adhesive properties of meat-eating sundew plants and the nanoparticles in English ivy are being harnessed for innovative medical and cosmetic applications.
30 September 2011, 04:31 PM ET
When the Air Barrier System is activated (green laser visual) it creates a 5 cm thick clean air field that purges the water vapor from an mock incision area. When the ABS is deactivated, the viewer can see how the smoke pours over the area.
30 September 2011, 03:13 PM ET
The Nimbic Systems' Air Barrier System uses proprietary technology to create a "cocoon" of highly pure air that surrounds surgical incisions.
23 September 2011, 02:03 PM ET
Researchers have made a robot run like a human, the height of agility for a two-legged machine.
14 September 2011, 04:50 PM ET
Kris Appel's company, Encore Path, Inc., produces a new device that stimulates and encourages rewiring of the brain, helping stroke victims recover from paralysis.
12 September 2011, 04:55 PM ET
Julie Lenzer Kirk's nonprofit Path Forward Center, brings women entrepreneurs together with scientists and engineers, helping to bridge the gap between basic research, innovation and the marketplace.
09 September 2011, 02:36 PM ET
Scripps researcher Masao Kanamitsu adapts global climate model to improve regional predictions.
07 September 2011, 02:54 PM ET
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.
02 September 2011, 12:23 PM ET
Supercomputing aids scientists in developing a novel technique to reduce jet noise.
31 August 2011, 02:23 AM ET
Neuroscientist Sook-Lei Liew examines the role of experiences on neural networks.
26 August 2011, 01:20 PM ET
A different approach towards studying the heart may uncover paths to new and improved cardiac treatments.
22 August 2011, 10:04 AM ET
Math for America DC is a program that selects college graduates with an interest in teaching and math, and provides them with one year of training, mentorship and professional development before placing them in high-needs schools for four years.
19 August 2011, 01:24 PM ET
Teachers are learning how to inspire the next generation of math geniuses in Washington, D.C.
11 August 2011, 03:18 PM ET
Supercomputer simulations by University of Washington researchers outline the potential risks and benefits of geoengineering, specifically the release of volcanic aerosols into the atmosphere.
10 August 2011, 04:57 PM ET
An NSF supported small business development project is working to develop clear, full window displays for automobile manufacturing technology and window-based advertisements.
05 August 2011, 02:45 PM ET
Suzanna Schmeelk describes the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology.
29 July 2011, 02:11 PM ET
Researchers have discovered how to make gasoline from sawdust and other plant materials and are currently moving from the lab to the power plant.
22 July 2011, 08:45 AM ET
A summer in Taiwan gave University of Georgia student Virginia Schutte an opportunity to get to the bottom of an invasive species problem in mangrove forests in Taiwan.
15 July 2011, 05:53 PM ET
An engineering method used in the optimization of high-rise buildings and airplanes may guarantee the full recovery of patients suffering from craniofacial injury.
08 July 2011, 03:52 PM ET
How Understanding Climate Change will help us Plan for the Future
07 July 2011, 10:47 AM ET
Responding to the challenge of climate change requires understanding more about climate variability and the changes expected.
01 July 2011, 04:29 PM ET
Marla Spivak describes the risks that bees face today and how her research goals are to find solutions to these challenges.
27 June 2011, 09:22 AM ET
Scientists learn to communicate with non-scientists through and National Science Foundation program.
17 June 2011, 11:36 AM ET
Researchers and students collaborate on a study to explore the migration patterns of juvenile red-tailed hawks in upstate New York.
10 June 2011, 05:35 PM ET
Richard Lenski's two decade experiment on E. coli sheds new light on evolutionary processes.
03 June 2011, 08:45 PM ET
A robot has learned to associate likes and dislikes with a particular color in its environment.
03 June 2011, 04:22 PM ET
The Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST is building artificial brains to be used in robotics
25 May 2011, 06:56 PM ET
"SMART Hook™" combines two shark repellent technologies into standard fishing hooks in order to reduce the number of sharks caught from commercial fishing.
20 May 2011, 02:20 PM ET
Vishy Iyer and colleagues use supercomputers and next-generation gene sequences to explore DNA and heredity.
13 May 2011, 02:09 PM ET
Two researchers describe their research on the fate of massive methane releases from the Gulf oil spill during the summer and fall of 2010.
06 May 2011, 02:25 PM ET
Researchers have designed a robotic snake capable of uniquely traversing its environment
29 April 2011, 12:39 PM ET
The National Science Foundation-funded "Ranger" supercomputer explores what lies beyond the standard model of particle physics.
15 April 2011, 03:51 PM ET
Robert Cheetham, founder and president of Azavea, is developing software to sort through crime data and create maps that are useful for police departments.