Behind the Scenes
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Richard Lenski's two decade experiment on E. coli sheds new light on evolutionary processes.
A robot has learned to associate likes and dislikes with a particular color in its environment.
The Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST is building artificial brains to be used in robotics
"SMART Hook™" combines two shark repellent technologies into standard fishing hooks in order to reduce the number of sharks caught from commercial fishing.
Vishy Iyer and colleagues use supercomputers and next-generation gene sequences to explore DNA and heredity.
Two researchers describe their research on the fate of massive methane releases from the Gulf oil spill during the summer and fall of 2010.
Researchers have designed a robotic snake capable of uniquely traversing its environment
The National Science Foundation-funded "Ranger" supercomputer explores what lies beyond the standard model of particle physics.
Robert Cheetham, founder and president of Azavea, is developing software to sort through crime data and create maps that are useful for police departments.
Researchers decode the patterns that connect different types of nerve cells.
Some famous pieces of art vanish if exposed to too much light.
Researchers are developing a method to identify the materials used in historic artworks.
Texas scientists are finding solutions to keeping track of large amounts of government data.
The General Social Survey asks questions about critical societal issues such as civil liberties, crime and violence, tolerance, morality, race, stress and happiness.
They may reveal clues about future ecosystem responses to climate change.
Researchers are exploring ways to make robots more “rescue friendly,” using new technologies and research about how humans interact with robots.
Researchers are exploring ways to make robots more "rescue friendly," using new technologies and research about how humans interact with robots.