08 August 2014, 03:21 PM ET
The Magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake of 2010 triggered icequakes (cryoseisms or frost-quakes); vibrations from rapid fracture in large ice fields, frozen soil, or rocks interlaced with frozen water. Seismic data sped up 100x produces the sound.
07 August 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Nature often builds 3D structures from flat materials. Researcher Samuel Felton and colleagues created a self-folding robot – which stands, crawls and turns – by placing hinges in shape-memory polymer which contracts at 100°C.
31 July 2014, 08:08 PM ET
In a study of cultural mobility over the past 2000 years in Europe and the United States, a map of the birth and death sites of notable figures has been plotted. Full Story: http://goo.gl/1DUSVu
31 July 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Arms into feathered wings; bones hollowing out; morphology minimizing: The lineage of modern day birds includes the Tyrannosaurus and the Velociraptor, dating back over 50 million years.
30 July 2014, 07:05 PM ET
Scientists have launched an investigation into a giant crater that suddenly appeared in Siberia. Internet speculation on the hole's origins abounds.
30 July 2014, 03:45 PM ET
Earth and Moon in the Hadean epoch were pummeled by large impacts letting magma flow out. But, at the same time, some parts of Earth’s surface could have retained liquid water, allowing pre-biotic compounds to form; perhaps even life itself.
30 July 2014, 02:38 PM ET
In this test of spatial cognition, red-footed tortoises presented with shapes in varying positions were rewarded with bits of strawberry when they touched the targets.
30 July 2014, 10:32 AM ET
When compared to a Black Hornet autonomous micro-helicopter, the Anna's hummingbird (seen at various speeds) was 27% more efficient at hovering. This Stanford University research could lead to bird-inspired helicopters and other engineering advances.
29 July 2014, 04:54 PM ET
An astronomer and an artist have paired up to convert gamma ray bursts detected by the Fermi Large Area Telescope into ’sonified’ animations.
29 July 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The ocean energy startup Crowd Energy wants to crowd fund undersea turbines that could supplement or replace fossil fuels-fired power plants.
28 July 2014, 01:06 PM ET
The 'Pacific Garbage Patch', including debris from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, travels in seasonal patterns. Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team's executive direct Julia Parrish explains the patterns. Full Story: http://goo.gl/IQ5gPC
24 July 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Huge swaths of land, including homes and forests, were lost to raging fires in July 2014. Sy Stepanov of Chelan HD sent out his drones for a birds eye view of the destruction. Help fire victims here.
24 July 2014, 01:29 PM ET
The low-flying lens of Chelan HD’s drone catches a group of deer walking through the ash of their former forest home. Destroyed human-homes and a local relief effort are seen as well. Help fire victims here.
24 July 2014, 12:58 PM ET
According to the National Climate Assessment’s Mitigation humans need to quickly ween off fossil fuels in favor of alternative energy sources to reduce what could be a 10°F average temperature increase by 2100.
23 July 2014, 01:18 PM ET
5 Turkish siblings, with very rare Uner Tan Syndrome (UTS), walk in lateral quadrupedal motion. Apes and all other primates use a diagonal limb-fall pattern.
Credit: Shapiro LJ, Cole WG, Young JW, Raichlen DA, Robinson SR, et al.
23 July 2014, 11:52 AM ET
NASA's first Landsat mission launched in July 1972. Seven more satellites have been launched since. Two of these, Landsat 7 & 8, are still active. The program acquired science imagery of natural disasters, urban change, water, ice, and farming.
22 July 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Created by lightning, ‘whistlers’ travel along Earth's magnetic field lines from hemisphere to hemisphere. Jupiter’s charged particles ‘sing’ across its magnetosphere (recorded by Voyager).
-- 'Whistling' Volcanic Lightning: http://goo.gl/kKhlEk
21 July 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Most Pacific islands will see dramatic change with sea level rise. Some low-lying islands could cease to exist. Many of Hawaii's roads and airports, sited on volcanic lowlands, are at risk from higher seas and stronger oceanic storm surges.
16 July 2014, 08:18 PM ET
Humane Wildlife Services were called in to remove the seven kits from a shed that was set to be torn down. The floors were pulled up and the babies were place in box
for mom to collect.
16 July 2014, 08:02 PM ET
Ray Gaesser has been farming in Iowa for over 35 years has been seeing an huge surge in extreme events over the past few years. Excess moisture has led to disease in his crops.
16 July 2014, 07:45 PM ET
The lead author on the National Climate Assessment’s Climate Science chapter Don Wuebbles presents the scientific observations of changing climate.
16 July 2014, 10:23 AM ET
The Thales Group in Europe has developed RAPIDFire, a multi-role weapon system that can fire missiles and guns. It can defend against Fighter Ground Attack (FGA), helicopters, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and cruise missiles.
15 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Charla Nash spoke with Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle about the brutal attack by a pet chimp and her trip to Washington in support of the pending Captive Primate Safety Act.
15 July 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Engineers at MIT created new material from foam and wax that could one day be used to make shape-shifting robots. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/06Uvh8
14 July 2014, 05:18 PM ET
Unhealthy foods like white bread and crackers cause the wing deformity, which inhibits the birds ability to fly, and can result in death. The Humane Society of the United States strongly advises not to feed wildlife.
14 July 2014, 05:01 PM ET
The Game Innovation Lab at NYU-Poly has developed playful digital interaction devices that they call the "Fidget Widgets".
11 July 2014, 08:18 PM ET
CT Scanning and detailed analysis has revealed the grim last moments for two baby mammoths (named Lyuba and Khroma by researchers) about 42,000 years ago.
09 July 2014, 06:31 PM ET
A group of black swans were spotted catching some waves on Australia’s Gold Coast, apparently for fun.
09 July 2014, 03:44 PM ET
A massive school of anchovies swarmed offshore of La Jolla, San Diego, on July 8, 2014. Scientists with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography swam with the silvery fish and collected samples for study. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/4NpJe6
09 July 2014, 01:14 PM ET
Audio from long-snout seahorses have been recorded by researchers. Clicking sounds were recorded during courtship. Growling sounds were induced grabbing the seahorse and holding it in place under water.
08 July 2014, 05:02 PM ET
Researchers have studied X-ray images of a 410-million-year-old arachnid (8 legged invertebrate) to recreate how they moved. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/ImtdlA
03 July 2014, 01:03 PM ET
The NOAA GOES 13 satellite captured the storm from July 2-3, 2014. It has been declared a category-1 storm and its gaining strength. (video looped)