26 March 2015, 11:58 AM ET
You need pond scum, desert-dwelling microbes and other seemingly useless creatures more than you probably think. Pure 'curiosity' research is advancing the quest to understand how brains — including your own — actually work.
26 March 2015, 11:43 AM ET
A bird-inspired robotic wing could improve how drones hover and fly. In this video, the bio-inspired wing flaps and recovers after colliding with various obstacles.
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Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer and electronics more powerful.
23 March 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Scientists at the University of Western Australia used a robotic sub to explore Perth Canyon, a relatively unstudied ocean gorge that is roughly the same size as the Grand Canyon.
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Experimental food company Lick Me I'm Delicious has created an Edible Mist Machine based on ultrasonic vaporization tech. Using a straw, tasters can sample more than 200 flavors of edible mist.
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Endometrial cancer affects 48,000 US women per year. For patients with tumors greater than 2cm the effected organ(s) and lymph nodes may be surgically removed. Yet post-surgery analysis shows that 78% of these surgeries may have been unnecessary.
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13 March 2015, 04:40 PM ET
National Science Foundation (NSF) mathematician Tom Russell recites a long string of the irrational number. Several NSF Program Staff members had a go at the number from memory as well.
11 March 2015, 04:41 PM ET
With its delicate touch, created by new soft gripper technology, Empire Robotics' "Versaball" robot is out to make grasping tasks easier for automation, prosthetics and space robotics. You'd probably get very drunk playing a few rounds against this r
10 March 2015, 12:21 PM ET
When presented with an adult male within its line of sight, the male F. pardalis’ skin-colors change. Relaxation after combat also induces color change. Researchers zoomed into a single cell undergoing change, to further understand the color shift.
09 March 2015, 04:38 PM ET
The Cohen Children's Medical Center of North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital states the clear rationale for getting the MMR 'shot.'
09 March 2015, 02:37 PM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will attempt to grow the fibrous plaque (amyloids) that are the root cause of the brain disease.
04 March 2015, 09:31 PM ET
Virginia Tech developed Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot (THOR-OP) and Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence (DARwIn) have similarities to the robot from the new film "Chappie." UCLA Labs robotic expert Dr. Dennis Hong explains.
03 March 2015, 01:17 PM ET
University of Utah engineer Cale Fallgatter and atmospheric scientist Tim Garrett captured falling snowflakes to improve weather warning and road condition forecasts. But, in the process, they explode an old myth: the symmetrical snowflake.
03 March 2015, 10:20 AM ET
In this simulated zombie outbreak, susceptible humans (blue - upper right) hide from zombies (red -bottom left) or disregard ‘dead zombies’ (green -bottom right). Combined effect of is shown on the upper left.
02 March 2015, 08:17 AM ET
Ultrafast laser scientist Margaret Murnane, who built one of the fastest lasers ever recorded, talks about different types of laser light and their applications. Also, talks about achieving that "eureka moment" of discovery.
27 February 2015, 09:11 PM ET
Scientists from the United Technologies Research Center, Berkeley and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed new algorithms to deal with a a problem that has plagued artificial intelligence experts for decades - laundry!
27 February 2015, 12:07 PM ET
Volcanologist Michael Manga and student Esther Adelstein study geysers in Chile and Yellowstone National Park in order to better understand the system hidden deep below the surface.
26 February 2015, 05:35 PM ET
Data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory was converted into 3D imagery of 2 storms over the United States on Feb. 17th and 21st, 2015.
25 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Google has developed an artificially intelligent program that can teach itself to play classic arcade games such as “Pong" and "Space Invaders,” improving its performance over time.
25 February 2015, 12:54 PM ET
A man whose retina was destroyed was able to see again, thanks to an implanted retinal prostheses.
25 February 2015, 10:48 AM ET
An inebriated rat regains control of its coordination when the 'love hormone' oxytocin is infused through its brain.
25 February 2015, 09:58 AM ET
From an extraterrestrial eye-view, on down to the subatomic particle-spawning collision detector, see the ALICE control center from which basic physics discoveries are springing.