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.
24 February 2015, 01:05 PM ET
NASA's Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite shows wind blown Saharan dust nourishes plants with phosphorus, which is in limited supply in the Amazon.
24 February 2015, 12:55 PM ET
The University of Minnesota and the Center for Sustainable Polymers are using computer modeling to re-create plastic without using petroleum and natural gas. The goal is to create products that are less hazardous to the environment.
24 February 2015, 09:36 AM ET
DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program (ALASA) plans to create low cost (less the 1 millions dollars per launch.) alternative for small satellite launches.
23 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
In 2007, there were only 30 Amur Leopards recorded in a census. This WWF video was captured in 2011 in Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve in the Russian Far East. A recent census show the population has jumped to 57.
20 February 2015, 04:50 PM ET
A Belgian chocolatier created a device that allows people to snort cocoa powder. But is this practice wise?
18 February 2015, 12:42 PM ET
"Every 13 seconds an older person falls in the U.S. and has to be rushed to a hospital," according the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The center has opened a clinic to help slow this disturbing trend.
14 February 2015, 02:37 PM ET
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alerts the public about how plastic is a real detriment to the environment.
12 February 2015, 05:49 PM ET
A sword or the "top spike of a bill or halberd" caused a major sharp force trauma to the base of the English monarch's skull according to School of Archaeology and Ancient Histor and the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit.
12 February 2015, 05:26 PM ET
Megadroughts are droughts that last for more than 10 years. A new study finds that megadroughts are likely to strike the Southwest and Central Plains between 2050 and 2100.
11 February 2015, 04:03 PM ET
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is on the rise. The condition, caused by immune cells gathering in the esophagus, makes it "progressively harder to swallow," according to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
11 February 2015, 03:11 PM ET
NOVA investigates major engineering mysteries and amazing innovations of the ancient world in a new, three-part series, “Building Wonders,” premiering February 11-25, 2015 on PBS.
11 February 2015, 12:02 PM ET
The actor talks about support systems to aid in recover from substance abuse. He also mentions the importance of actors creating an accurate portrayal of a character with a mental illness or addiction.
10 February 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Scientists at NYU are using lollipops to help understand how materials dissolve. "Flowing fluids generate unique shapes through erosion or dissolution," according to NYU assistant professor Leif Ristroph.
10 February 2015, 12:15 PM ET
Test subjects at Penn State were presented letters and numbers arranged in a square, then were asked to recall the corner in which a certain letter or number appeared (easily completed).
10 February 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Researchers have created a cap that electrically stimulates the brain’s medial frontal cortex. Initial studies have shown a boost in learning and improved decision-making with its use.
10 February 2015, 10:23 AM ET
Researchers recently unraveled the mystery of how popcorn pops, capturing the transformation from kernel to popcorn in extreme slow motion of 2000 frames per second; played here 100x more slowly.
09 February 2015, 11:44 AM ET
In this U.Mass study, parents of one group of 6 to 9-month-olds gave unique names to pictures of objects; another called all objects of the same type by their generic label.
07 February 2015, 10:52 AM ET
Side-channel emissions from laptops and smartphones can be detected from a several feet away and transmit data even when not connected to the internet.
05 February 2015, 02:04 PM ET
“Parenthood” stars Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause, Sam Jaeger and Max Burkholder explain the show's role in starting discussions around mental health issues, particularly Asperger's syndrome – but also substance abuse, aging, depression and more.
05 February 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Scientists, researching ways to detect glacial ice loss, have discovered that distinct "rumbles, snaps and splashes" occur during ice loss, or calving events. This could lead to inexpensive ways to monitors glaciers.
05 February 2015, 12:18 PM ET
n 2010, Frek (a Dutch chimp) has high pitched grunts compared to Lucy (an Edinburgh chimp). By 2013, the grunts of Frek and Lucy have become much more similar.