Behind the Scenes Archive
27 January 2012, 04:16 PM ET
For the first time, a team of researchers has determined how to take the body temperatures of dinosaurs by analyzing the concentration of certain isotopes preserved in their teeth.
23 January 2012, 04:34 PM ET
Collaborating with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), an archaeologist and his team work to develop high-tech, digital solutions to preserve ancient sites.
20 January 2012, 02:39 PM ET
Archaeologists and technologists develop supercomputer-powered solutions to protect and preserve ancient sites and artifacts.
06 January 2012, 02:25 PM ET
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory uses supercomputer simulations to explore designer enzymes for renewable fuels.
04 January 2012, 01:11 PM ET
Scientists identify the beginnings and ends of solar cycles and gain insight into the workings of the solar dynamo, the physical process generating the sun's magnetic field
30 December 2011, 01:17 PM ET
Scientists continue their search for bioluminescent and biofluorescent organisms in coral reefs around the world.
23 December 2011, 05:32 PM ET
Concordiasi researchers release a Driftsonde weather balloon in McMurdo, Antarctica, during the Concoridasi project.
23 December 2011, 01:34 PM ET
The balloon-based Concordiasi Project will increase understanding of annual ozone-hole formation in the Southern Hemisphere.
16 December 2011, 11:18 AM ET
Greg Waite is studying the "mini-earthquakes" caused by small eruptions in order to unlock details about how all eruptions unfold.
02 December 2011, 02:23 PM ET
Vanessa Hull evaluates the impacts of zoning on pandas in Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China.
25 November 2011, 01:48 PM ET
Experimental evolution reveals a possible intermediate stage in the evolution of sex determination.
18 November 2011, 03:01 PM ET
The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago were the stay-at-home types, compared to the wandering females, who went off on their own, leaving the men behind.
11 November 2011, 11:17 AM ET
Cree replaces traditional and toxic fluorescent lighting with LEDs.
07 November 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Jennie Russ ventures in to the Guatemalan rain forest to find new insects and friendships.
04 November 2011, 03:00 PM ET
This animation, set to Hanuman by Rodrigo y Gabriela, shows the LLAMA research team collecting and cataloging leaf litter arthropods in Guatemala at low elevation sites, below 500 meters.
04 November 2011, 03:00 PM ET
This animation, set to Hanuman by Rodrigo y Gabriela, shows the LLAMA research team collecting and cataloging leaf litter arthropods in Guatemala at low elevation sites, below 500 meters.
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.