Behind the Scenes
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Elena Semouchkina is working to shield objects from light, rendering them invisible
Couple travels the world to map the genetic origin of half-wild dogs.
Michelle Meigahan studied over-the-counter drugs in Australian Wastewater
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.
Jonathan Santiago describes his experience working with GreenFab and teaching advanced technical concepts to students in the Bronx.
One of the leading researchers studying the sun reveals the origins and lifecycles of sunspots.
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.
Graduate student Jakub Szefer of Princeton University traveled to Taiwan to work on a project to improving the efficiency of computer microprocessors.
Scientists investigate new ways to deliver cancer treatments that can target only the tumor without damaging normal tissue, therefore decreasing side effects.
Researchers study the evolution of altruism with evolutionary processes inside a computer
Ashley Golphin explores the forests of Puerto Rico, while investigating the effects of land use on tropical stream ecosystems.
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.
Rice University student Jun Yao has found a new way to make computer memory chips. His discovery could revolutionize the budding field of nanoelectronics.
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
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.
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.