ScienceLives Archive
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.
17 January 2011, 04:56 AM ET
A planetary scientist investigating the possible migration of Uranus and Neptune answers questions about his work
03 January 2011, 12:29 PM ET
World-renowned geographer Michael Goodchild, director of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Center for Spatial Studies, says that geographic information systems (GIS) are causing seismic shifts in how we understand the world.
03 January 2011, 10:36 AM ET
A world-renowned geographer discusses the changing faces of geographic information systems or GIS.
20 December 2010, 10:27 AM ET
A paleontologist reveals the origins of anatomy for birds, dinosaurs and crocodiles.
09 December 2010, 11:51 AM ET
Natalie Munro studies the remains of animals left by prehistoric humans, recently including tortoise shells left by shamans.
02 December 2010, 08:06 AM ET
Former physicist Paul Horwitz explores how computers can be used to teach difficult concepts in science and math.
29 November 2010, 04:03 AM ET
The brain needs learning, memory and attention to do everything from typing to playing the guitar
22 November 2010, 09:22 AM ET
Social interaction allows kids to pick up math and science skills, a brain researcher says
12 November 2010, 11:14 AM ET
This researcher enjoys flintknapping and built his own apartment lab space so that he could blast music while working
08 November 2010, 03:21 AM ET
A computer modeler investigates the different forces acting on global environmental problems
29 October 2010, 04:20 AM ET
A researcher's day job involves tracking the smallest and fastest particles ever seen.
22 October 2010, 03:57 AM ET
An engineer investigates electric signals given off by dividing cancer cells
15 October 2010, 02:19 AM ET
A market designer finds the best systems for everything from organ donation to high school assignments.
08 October 2010, 05:52 AM ET
A microbiologist tries to learn bioenergy efficiency from leafcutter ants that farm fungus.
01 October 2010, 10:46 AM ET
Karen O’Neil's scientific career began with a bang as a young child.
24 September 2010, 09:53 AM ET
A meteorologist aims to better predict the weather to make travel safer and boost wind energy.
16 September 2010, 07:00 AM ET
A neuroscientist studies how humans and primates sense inequality.
09 September 2010, 12:27 PM ET
Quantum jumps create a blinking state that may allow researchers to image cancer cells or viral infections.
02 September 2010, 10:30 AM ET
A researcher looks to plant photosynthesis as inspiration to harness the power of the sun.
26 August 2010, 07:19 AM ET
Engineer Kathleen Sienko investigates ways for people with trouble balancing to navigate the world using sensory augmentation.
19 August 2010, 06:09 AM ET
Jonathan Hickman uses his creative approach to science to study ecology.
12 August 2010, 12:23 PM ET
Gummy mucilage found within prickly pear cactus could help purify water.
05 August 2010, 06:09 AM ET
Jeremy Boyce studies mineral apatite to learn more about the magmatic processes of volcanoes.
29 July 2010, 05:38 AM ET
An experimental psychologist studies all forms of motion sickness, including cybersickness – a phenomenon that occurs in virtual reality environments such as those displayed by 3D movies.
22 July 2010, 05:38 AM ET
Kathryn Johnson explores how to maximize the energy of wind turbines, making them more efficient and cost-effective.