29 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Trotting along at 5 MPH (8 kph), an autonomous robot built by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has gained the ability to recognize moving obstacles and jump over them.
27 May 2015, 03:52 PM ET
A University of Miami residence hall apartment was set up to test the closed-loop water recycling system and the results are promising.
27 May 2015, 03:30 PM ET
The Millipedes (Motyxia sequoiae), which have only been found in the Sierra Nevada region of California, have a unique walk and "give off a green-blue glow," according to Virginia Tech assistant professor Paul Marek.
27 May 2015, 02:17 PM ET
Male wolf spiders (Gladicosa gulosa) use vibration to communicate. Unlike other wolf spider species, they create airborne sounds that are audible, but females can only "hear" the vibrations when they resonate on a dry leaf.
22 May 2015, 10:01 AM ET
Doctor's Cameron Abrams and Irwin Chaiken are developing and testing a molecule, called a Dual Action Virolytic Entry Inhibitor—DAVEI, for short, that can put HIV out of commission by tricking the virus.
22 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Ever wanted to play a video game on a skyscraper? Dr. Frank Lee, director of Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, made his dream of making a gigantic game of Pong a reality.
22 May 2015, 09:28 AM ET
With the discovery of the supermassive dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani, the most complete skeleton ever found of its type, Drexel University scientists have an unprecedented window into the anatomy and biomechanics of the largest animals to ever walk.
21 May 2015, 06:18 PM ET
Do you wash raw chicken before cooking it? This is a common food handling practice, but it actually increases the risk of bacterial contamination.
21 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Micro electrodes implanted in the posterior parietal cortex of “Patient EGS” gave "stop and go" commands to a computer, which translated them into control inputs for a prototype tele-operated arm.
21 May 2015, 11:10 AM ET
In 2009, several glaciers in the southern Antarctic Peninsula began shrinking at a dramatically accelerated rate, losing as much as 13 feet (4 m) of ice each year, according to a study in the journal Science.
21 May 2015, 10:51 AM ET
Graduate Research Fellow, and US Navy Veteran, Amy Battocletti captures insects in the salt marsh regions of Atlantic City, NJ. to research the impact of genetic variation within plant species in marine ecosystems.
21 May 2015, 10:32 AM ET
By the end of the decade, Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf will disintegrate. That "conclusion is inescapable" according to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists participating in Operation IceBridge.
20 May 2015, 10:01 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Washington researchers developed ApneaApp, a smartphone app that wirelessly tracks changes in a person’s breathing movements.
20 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Texas Austin designed HARMONY to deliver physical therapy and aid neurological disorders such as stroke and spinal cord injury, the team believes the exoskeleton could reduce a patient’s recovery time.
19 May 2015, 12:48 PM ET
The NSF-funded researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can boost existing Wi-Fi bandwidth, reducing problems in crowded locations like airports, offices and coffee shops.
19 May 2015, 12:27 PM ET
The NSF-funded research team’s simulated driving task revealed that teen subjects driving alone found risky decisions rewarding, but a mother’s presence killed the thrill of running a light, opting for more responsible behavior.
18 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
An amateur fossil collector recently found a turtle bone fragment that is the exact match to a broken fossil bone found in the 19th century, revealing the turtle was one of the largest that ever lived.
18 May 2015, 02:22 PM ET
Scientists have created a fold-up drone that fits in a pocket and rapidly unfolds before taking flight.
15 May 2015, 05:17 PM ET
A specialized pacifier, developed by a nurse at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, is proving to have huge benefits for premature babies. Now the nurse who developed it is working to make them available to preemies wherever they are needed.
13 May 2015, 02:11 PM ET
Trap-jaw ant Odontomachus brunneus use their quick moving mandibles, clocked at speeds reaching 60 meters per second, to avoid capture and death from predatory larval antlion.
12 May 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Genetics researcher (and mentor) Bruce Jackson, PhD, traces ancestry and solves crimes with the powerful tool of DNA on this edition of "Scientist and Engineers on Sofas and other furnishings"!
12 May 2015, 01:38 PM ET
The shark, named Mary Lee, was tagged off of Cape Cod, MA in 2012 by nonprofit research group OCEARCH. Her tracker’s radio ping caught the 3,456 pound (1,568kg) animal navigating the waters off of Jones Beach in New York in May 2015.
08 May 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A British-built "jetbike" powered by a helicopter engine will take part in a speed test in late May, in preparation for an attempt to break the world two-wheeled land speed record in Utah later this year.
06 May 2015, 11:56 AM ET
Diogo Monica, IEEE member and security lead at Docker, offers tips on security concerns as more personal devices become connected to the internet through mind-control, mobile devices and autonomous piloting software.
05 May 2015, 03:37 PM ET
Researchers looking to capture the acoustic signature of thunder had to make their own lighting.
01 May 2015, 03:20 PM ET
Penguins poop on the ice to melt it, enabling them to create rocky breeding coves.
01 May 2015, 03:03 PM ET
The sound was recorded by a UNC Chapel Hill payload aboard a high altitude balloon. The balloon was commissioned by Louisiana State University's High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) program and flew to an altitude of ~22 miles in 2014.
01 May 2015, 09:51 AM ET
It may look like an insole, but this Smart Shoes system developed at the Mechanical Systems Control Lab at UC Berkeley could help physical therapists get their patients walking better, faster.
01 May 2015, 09:31 AM ET
Mehdi Kalantari Khandani at the University of Maryland wasn’t out to fix failing road structures when he created a new lightweight smart sensor.
29 April 2015, 06:59 PM ET
Researchers produced venom-spraying behavior in Parabuthus transvaalicus scorpions by simultaneously grabbing its tail and blowing a puff of air on the arachnid with a compressed air duster.
29 April 2015, 01:16 PM ET
At about 10:20 am Hawaii time on April 28, a rockfall sloughing off the wall of Halema'uma'u Crater hit the molten lava beneath, triggering an explosion of magma fragments.
28 April 2015, 04:22 PM ET
An airborne research team, supported by the NSF, scanned the McMurdo Dry Valleys revealing "salt aquifers” beneath the glaciers, lakes and frozen soils. Microbial life could thrive there, retaining evidence of ancient climate change.
28 April 2015, 11:42 AM ET
Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program successfully guided .50 caliber bullets to hit a moving target. The bullets' guidance system compensates for weather, wind and target movement.
28 April 2015, 11:21 AM ET
The British Mk.1A – P9374/G-MK1A is one of 2 original Spitfires still in flying condition (the other is the N3200). It has been restored to its original specs.
23 April 2015, 01:03 PM ET
An NSF funded team of University of Utah seismologists has discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock hidden 12-28 miles beneath ellowstone’s supervolcano. The magma could fill the 1000 cubic-mile-Grand Canyon more than 11 times.