ScienceLives Archive
29 December 2011, 02:41 PM ET
Elizabeth Harbron's lab is made up mostly undergraduate females, helping to patch a "leaky pipeline" for women in the sciences.
22 December 2011, 01:18 PM ET
The app rewards exercise with discounts and free items such as energy bars, all natural groceries and workout DVDs
15 December 2011, 03:18 PM ET
Sarah (Sally) Otto is a MacArthur "genius" award winner who uses models and yeast to improve our understanding of the evolutionary process.
15 December 2011, 01:24 PM ET
Sarah (Sally) Otto is a MacArthur "genius" award winner who uses models and yeast to improve our understanding of the evolutionary process.
08 December 2011, 11:07 AM ET
Marc Hillmyer is working to make plastics sustainable, by developing alternatives to today's oil-based plastics.
01 December 2011, 12:16 PM ET
Vikram Kapila turned the iPod touch and iPhone into remote controls for robots.
24 November 2011, 01:42 PM ET
Wind tunnel studies reveal how hummingbird feathers produce such varied sounds during their courtship displays.
17 November 2011, 05:29 PM ET
Although initially dismissed by Einstein as an idea "of little value," gravitation lensing has grown into a powerful extrasolar planet detection method able to find planets that are invisible to more conventional methods.
10 November 2011, 05:11 PM ET
MacArthur "genius" fellow, Shwetak Patel, is working to make sensors to relay information from appliances, with the goal of saving energy and improving daily life.
10 November 2011, 12:51 PM ET
MacArthur "genius" fellow, Shwetak Patel, is working to make sensors to relay information from appliances, with the goal of saving energy and improving daily life.
03 November 2011, 02:09 PM ET
Blakesley Burkhart studies the dynamics of gasses in the interstellar medium
27 October 2011, 02:47 PM ET
Lynn Kimsey, who discovered the new species known as the "warrior wasp," and several hundred others, answers the 10 ScienceLives questions.
20 October 2011, 03:51 PM ET
Gemma Reguera succeeded in becoming a role model for women in science, running a lab that’s staffed nearly with all female researchers — as well as deciphering how microbes can play a major role in cleaning up nuclear waste and toxic metals
20 October 2011, 02:31 PM ET
Microbiologist Gemma Reguera succeeded in becoming a role model for women in science, running a lab that's staffed nearly with all female researchers — as well as deciphering how microbes can play a major role in cleaning up nuclear waste and toxic metals
13 October 2011, 02:12 PM ET
C. Robin Buell' studies plant genome sequences and deciphers the genomes of their pathogens, to determine the function and phenotype to both the plant and the microbes that feed on it.
06 October 2011, 01:56 PM ET
Curtis Marean studies human origins in African environments.
05 October 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Curtis Marean studies human origins in African environments.
29 September 2011, 03:25 PM ET
Jonathan Zinman tests theories of how people make intertemporal decisions, and how firms and consumers interact in markets.
22 September 2011, 02:32 PM ET
Smadar Naoz studies the formation and properties of the first generations of galaxies and the different dynamical processes that take place in extrasolar systems and in our solar system.
16 September 2011, 12:08 PM ET
Mary Haskett is taking the lessons learned from designing and deploying large biometric systems for foreign governments to bring low-cost, easy-to-use biometric matching to everybody, through her company Tactical Information Systems.
15 September 2011, 03:19 PM ET
Mona S. Jhaveri founded her own company, Foligo Therapeutics, Inc., to develop molecular-based therapeutics and "companion" diagnostics for the treatment of ovarian cancer and other cancers.
13 September 2011, 09:34 AM ET
Jeanette Hill is the founder of Spot On Sciences, which is developing HemaSpot, a device to take a blood sample using a finger stick that is easy enough to use at home.
08 September 2011, 11:20 AM ET
Nicole Garbarini, scientist and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, takes her scientific experience beyond the lab.
01 September 2011, 10:42 AM ET
Jennifer Lerner’s academic success began as a search for an answer to a personal question as an undergraduate student.
25 August 2011, 03:35 PM ET
György Buzsáki focuses on how neuronal circuitries of the brain support its cognitive capacities.
18 August 2011, 03:20 PM ET
Sandi Copeland investigates early humans' search for food and mates using traces left in fossil teeth and modern wild plant foods.
11 August 2011, 02:43 PM ET
Michael Kessler is developing biorenewable plastics and self-healing composites, to reduce our dependence on petroleum and advance materials science for improved products.
04 August 2011, 11:17 AM ET
Naomi Oreskes studies the history of science and describes its value.
04 August 2011, 10:02 AM ET
Naomi Oreskes studies the history of science and describes its value.
28 July 2011, 01:09 PM ET
Salman Hameed investigates the roles and reception of science in Muslim societies.
27 July 2011, 03:41 PM ET
Salman Hameed investigates the roles and reception of science in Muslim societies.
21 July 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Laura McGinnis works at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as a manager of education, outreach and training.
21 July 2011, 01:48 PM ET
Laura McGinnis works at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as a manager of education, outreach and training.
14 July 2011, 11:44 AM ET
Steven Clark studies how eyewitnesses make decisions based on imperfect information, and how this affects criminal trials.
14 July 2011, 09:07 AM ET
Steven Clark studies how eyewitnesses make decisions based on imperfect information, and how this affects criminal trials.
07 July 2011, 11:39 AM ET
Gregory Scott Jones is a science writer at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) where he writes about Kraken, the eighth fastest supercomputer in the world.