Behind the Scenes Archive
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.
24 September 2010, 04:24 AM ET
Material scientists at NYU use a compression machine to study how bones split and shatter. The results may ultimately help physicians better diagnose and treat injuries and aid engineers as they improve protection for military and civilian armor, includi
17 September 2010, 02:51 AM ET
Scientists interpret the sound of the sun
10 September 2010, 04:54 AM ET
Scientists research the cause of motor neuron disease using worms. The research may help scientists find treatment for neurological diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
03 September 2010, 05:04 AM ET
Staff at NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.V. recently aided in the successful rescue of soldiers from a crashed military helicopter.
27 August 2010, 03:21 AM ET
Scientists study the effect of stress on brain function in adolescents and adults.
06 August 2010, 03:16 AM ET
Improved 3-D simulations force scientists to reevaluate the Sun's composition. Results show the amount of carbon and oxygen in our star is 30 to 40 percent lower than previously believed.
30 July 2010, 06:16 AM ET
A brain chemical involved in both learning to be afraid and curbing existing fear might one day serve as a drug to help prevent anxiety and the after-effects of trauma.
29 July 2010, 05:38 AM ET
An experimental psychologist studies all forms of motion sickness, including cybersickness – a phenomenon that occurs in virtual reality environments such as those displayed by 3D movies.
23 July 2010, 04:15 AM ET
Scientists propose small molecules helped DNA and RNA come together, allowing the first life to form
16 July 2010, 03:51 AM ET
Computer scientists are fighting back against hackers with the company The project aims to address the security of websites, which are often unprotected and sitting targets for hackers.
14 July 2010, 12:16 PM ET
TRX navigation technology picks up where GPS leaves off – safeguarding personnel indoors, underground, and in other GPS-denied areas.
09 July 2010, 04:11 AM ET
Physicists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are working to develop a new method to sequence the human genome that will make the dream of the $1000 genome a reality.
02 July 2010, 03:43 AM ET
Ecologist Kevin Jernigan studies how the indigenous Aguaruna of the Peruvian Amazon view ecological relationships between birds