ScienceLives Archive
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.
07 July 2011, 08:46 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.
30 June 2011, 03:10 PM ET
Clifford Nass investigates how to make rescue robots more "user-friendly"
30 June 2011, 09:21 AM ET
Clifford Nass investigates how to make rescue robots more “user-friendly.”
23 June 2011, 02:58 PM ET
Adventure and research meet as Robert Walker journeys throughout the Amazon to learn about the loss of tropical forests.
23 June 2011, 09:41 AM ET
Adventure and research meet as Robert Walker journeys throughout the Amazon to learn about the loss of tropical forests.
20 June 2011, 08:21 AM ET
Studying ice cores shows how ancient ice contains records of Earth’s past climate. Over 400,000 years, levels of carbon dioxide have risen and fallen, varying from colder in the Ice Ages to warmer in interglacial periods.
16 June 2011, 03:41 PM ET
Richard Alley studies glaciers and ice sheets to learn how the climate works and whether melting ice will flood our coasts.
16 June 2011, 03:19 PM ET
Richard Alley studies glaciers and ice sheets to learn how the climate works and whether melting ice will flood our coasts.
09 June 2011, 04:30 PM ET
Marla Spivak's honeybee research has ecological and human health benefits.
02 June 2011, 06:49 PM ET
Jason Clark talks about what it's like to be a researcher
25 May 2011, 09:32 PM ET
Inspired by his great-grandfather’s work at Thomas Edison’s laboratory, Peter Galison asks questions about the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of twentieth century physics – experimentation, instrumentation and theory.
25 May 2011, 06:28 PM ET
Inspired by his great-grandfather's work at Thomas Edison's laboratory, Peter Galison asks questions about the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of twentieth century physics — experimentation, instrumentation and theory.
20 May 2011, 01:44 PM ET
Cynthia Beall studies how Tibetans survive the low oxygen of high altitudes
12 May 2011, 05:46 PM ET
Nergis Mavalava studies gravitational waves and what they might reveal
12 May 2011, 01:17 PM ET
Nergis Mavalava studies gravitational waves using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. Although gravitational waves are predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, they are very difficult to observe.
09 May 2011, 04:59 PM ET
Masoud Agah merges MEMS and nanotechnology to develop microsystems for environmental and healthcare applications, including early breast cancer detection.
05 May 2011, 01:52 PM ET
David Anderson and his team developed a software system called BOINC to support "volunteer computing," in which PC owners can donate their computer's idle time to science projects.
28 April 2011, 02:13 PM ET
Boaz Keysar researches how people communicate, negotiate and make decisions
21 April 2011, 01:23 PM ET
National Academy of Sciences President Dr. Ralph Cicerone discusses his excitement at conducting groundbreaking experiments at the frontier of atmospheric chemistry.
21 April 2011, 12:58 PM ET
National Academy of Sciences President Dr. Ralph Cicerone discusses his excitement at conducting groundbreaking experiments at the frontier of atmospheric chemistry.
07 April 2011, 01:13 PM ET
Helen Hansma's pioneering research on biological atomic force microscopy led her to a new hypothesis for the origin of life
24 March 2011, 04:04 PM ET
Paul Werbos uses mathematics to tackle the big questions of human intelligence, the beginning of the universe, and sustainable energy.
17 March 2011, 04:14 PM ET
James Collins, one of the founders of synthetic biology and a pioneering researcher in systems biology, makes discoveries about the actions of antibodies.
10 March 2011, 03:29 PM ET
Teh-hui Kao, who studies how plants prevent inbreeding, answers the ScienceLives questions
03 March 2011, 03:23 PM ET
The science of earthquakes has grown robustly since the 1960s. However, big questions about earthquakes still remain, such as what determines an earthquake’s size and how can we predict when an earthquake will take place.
03 March 2011, 03:22 PM ET
Emily Brodsky, associate professor of Earth and planetary sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz, answers our ScienceLives questions.
24 February 2011, 02:47 PM ET
Aydogan Ozcan is a pioneer with cell phone apps. Not games or widgets, but sophisticated biophotonics systems that allow doctors to analyze blood cells for malaria, test water samples and otherwise convert a cell phone into a mobile lab.
24 February 2011, 01:42 PM ET
Aydogan Ozcan is designing ways to use cell phones to test for malaria in blood and parasites in water
17 February 2011, 01:39 PM ET
Researcher and scuba diver Jonathan Wilker answers our ScienceLives questions.
11 February 2011, 10:17 AM ET
The computer program processes data from gravitation wave detectors using your home computer's down time.