Behind the Scenes Archive
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.
08 April 2011, 02:31 PM ET
Researchers decode the patterns that connect different types of nerve cells.
01 April 2011, 06:36 PM ET
Some famous pieces of art vanish if exposed to too much light.
30 March 2011, 03:42 PM ET
Researchers are developing a method to identify the materials used in historic artworks.
24 March 2011, 05:02 PM ET
Texas scientists are finding solutions to keeping track of large amounts of government data.
17 March 2011, 04:24 PM ET
The General Social Survey asks questions about critical societal issues such as civil liberties, crime and violence, tolerance, morality, race, stress and happiness.
11 March 2011, 02:38 PM ET
They may reveal clues about future ecosystem responses to climate change.
04 March 2011, 03:31 PM ET
Researchers are exploring ways to make robots more “rescue friendly,” using new technologies and research about how humans interact with robots.
04 March 2011, 02:51 PM ET
Researchers are exploring ways to make robots more "rescue friendly," using new technologies and research about how humans interact with robots.
24 February 2011, 02:13 PM ET
Could help schools steer clear of chemical spills and turbines
17 February 2011, 03:28 PM ET
Elena Semouchkina is working to shield objects from light, rendering them invisible
11 February 2011, 11:14 AM ET
Couple travels the world to map the genetic origin of half-wild dogs.
28 January 2011, 06:04 AM ET
Cheryl Knott researches orangutans in Borneo.
19 January 2011, 04:30 AM ET
Michelle Meigahan studied over-the-counter drugs in Australian Wastewater
03 January 2011, 01:44 AM ET
James Waters and Tate Holbrook seek to discover how size affects the organization and physiology of superorganisms such as bacterial communities, insect colonies or human cities.
17 December 2010, 01:59 AM ET
Jonathan Santiago describes his experience working with GreenFab and teaching advanced technical concepts to students in the Bronx.
10 December 2010, 02:06 AM ET
One of the leading researchers studying the sun reveals the origins and lifecycles of sunspots.
03 December 2010, 03:35 AM ET
Markita Landry conducted research involving the study of protein-DNA interactions in Osaka, Japan. The work could ultimately help us understand how much of a role proteins-DNA interactions play in cells and even entire organisms.
22 November 2010, 06:17 AM ET
Graduate student Jakub Szefer of Princeton University traveled to Taiwan to work on a project to improving the efficiency of computer microprocessors.
10 November 2010, 07:52 AM ET
Scientists investigate new ways to deliver cancer treatments that can target only the tumor without damaging normal tissue, therefore decreasing side effects.
29 October 2010, 02:52 AM ET
Researchers study the evolution of altruism with evolutionary processes inside a computer
15 October 2010, 03:38 AM ET
Ashley Golphin explores the forests of Puerto Rico, while investigating the effects of land use on tropical stream ecosystems.
08 October 2010, 03:07 AM ET
Microbes called fungal endophytes turn needle grass toxic. The plant is known as "sleepy grass" for its sedating effects on animals. Researchers are studying these endophytes because of their impact on livestock grazing and native grasslands restoration.
01 October 2010, 03:20 AM ET
Rice University student Jun Yao has found a new way to make computer memory chips. His discovery could revolutionize the budding field of nanoelectronics.