Behind the Scenes Archive
16 October 2009, 06:07 AM ET
New research shows one way sexual reproduction is advantageous over asexual reproduction: it protects against parasites
09 October 2009, 07:44 AM ET
An engineer studies ways to make coastal cities tsunami-resistant
02 October 2009, 03:53 AM ET
Emily Beal travels to the seafloor to learn how deep sea organisms use the sun-less chemical environment to thrive.
25 September 2009, 07:47 AM ET
Autonomous robot finds and responds to chemical spills, potentially saving human lives.
18 September 2009, 05:43 AM ET
A researcher brings online laboratories to high schools
11 September 2009, 11:50 AM ET
Model developed to help track weather on other planets.
04 September 2009, 07:15 AM ET
College students build underwater robots designed to save mock submarines.
28 August 2009, 07:50 AM ET
Genetic engineering used to manipulate microbes to produce biofuels.
21 August 2009, 06:21 AM ET
Weather radar and laser mapping could help warn of impending floods.
14 August 2009, 05:38 AM ET
Robotic mobility and manipulation devices are being crated to assist people with disabilities
07 August 2009, 09:06 AM ET
Researchers learn that cicadas survive on meager nutrition thanks to bacteria inside their cells.
24 July 2009, 04:29 AM ET
A professor extracts Arctic soil and water samples in search of clues to the melting of permafrost, which could be key to global warming.
17 July 2009, 04:48 AM ET
Jessica Meir goes to extreme environments to learn how mammals and birds thrive in conditions that humans cannot tolerate.
10 July 2009, 05:32 AM ET
A chemist is fascinated with seeing atoms and molecules move on a computer screen and using technology to move them himself.
03 July 2009, 05:53 AM ET
Researchers consider the impact of relocating species to new environments to save them from the effects of global warming.
26 June 2009, 04:24 AM ET
Engineers explore using nanoparticles both as a preventative and a treatment for disease.
19 June 2009, 05:56 AM ET
Student scientists get creative in presenting brain science to non-scientists.
12 June 2009, 07:13 AM ET
Bill Stillman leaves a long career as an engineer to go back to school and learn a new field.
05 June 2009, 05:27 AM ET
Catalyst expert Ben Wen has helped develop a new way to convert algae into biodiesel.
29 May 2009, 06:05 AM ET
Input: more leafy vegetation. Output: less rainfall.
22 May 2009, 05:25 AM ET
Instead of helping companies improve manufacturing, Karen Smilowitz uses her experience as an industrial engineer to help non-profits be more effective.
15 May 2009, 05:31 AM ET
I have done work with satellite images to improve groundwater exploration and siting of wells in Nicaragua.
08 May 2009, 07:55 AM ET
A researcher studying how our brains work reveals the visceral environment of a lab.
24 April 2009, 09:15 AM ET
Geobiologists undertake a mission to drill below the ocean surface into the microbe-bearing crust below.
17 April 2009, 07:11 AM ET
Hybrids that yield unusually large seeds are nutritional powerhouses that could help counter global warming's effects on crops.
10 April 2009, 11:18 AM ET
Researchers brave the wind, rain, and hail, to set up instruments to collect valuable data for understanding extreme weather events.
03 April 2009, 09:15 AM ET
Student researchers head to China to study the impact of Louisiana crayfish on the environment and people.
27 March 2009, 05:06 AM ET
Behind the Scenes feature about creating next-generation solar cells while an expatriate in China.
20 March 2009, 05:04 AM ET
Scientists explore caves to study the Earth’s history, as they dream of traveling back in time. In this case, to the Precambrian.
07 March 2009, 04:36 AM ET
Goal: Try and figure out how forest trees use water.
27 February 2009, 04:26 AM ET
I realized I could use rap music to connect urban kids with forests.
20 February 2009, 06:02 AM ET
In late 2005, a neutron star's crust bulged out and its spin slowed down, thereby twisting gravity and resulting in a starquake.
30 January 2009, 04:26 AM ET
Hawaii is the ideal place to study low-humidity air and the processes that dehydrate the atmosphere.
23 January 2009, 04:10 AM ET
Can forests that have lost all of their birds still function normally?
09 January 2009, 05:20 AM ET
The demand for beef means large swaths of the Brazilian Amazon are being bulldozed,but the government is making changes.
19 December 2008, 06:14 AM ET
A "jellyologist" explains the mysteries of large swarms of jellyfish that can cover hundreds of square miles of ocean.