A 3-D representation of six exploding supernovae made by powerful supercomputers that allowed various multidimensional instabilities to be expressed.
Take a peek though the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope, or ALMA, and find out the scientific possibilities of this technology. [2:30]
Imagine having a microscopic camera so small that you could travel inside a cell. This interactive site allows you to do just that. Click on any one of eight individual parts of the cell--cell membrane, nucleus, DNA, RNA, ribosome, protein, endoplasmic reticulum, or mitochondria--and learn its function and appearance.
University of Maine paleoclimatologist scientists are working to reconstruct the climate history of this area over the last thousand years. They're researching the relationship between the temperatures and precipitation rates, and the response of glaciers in this area to climate changes. [3:40]
Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah Laszlo and her team at Binghamton University are developing a test designed to diagnose reading difficulties early on. [4:01]
Describes the progress being made in materials engineering, so that one day in the not too distant future scientists will easily be able to use a computer to design materials that meet any required properties.
Jordan and Charlie investigate interscatter communications which lets devices like brain implants, contact lenses, and credits cards talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and watches, and could even revolutionize management of diabetes. [2:12]
When the "Origin of Species" was published in 1859, the ambitions and scopes of science were dramatically expanding. "Origin of Species" marked the transition of biology from a prescience to a science. [4:04]
The resource explores the National Science Foundation's special report on extreme microbes. Some topics included are radiation eaters and amazing survivors. The interactive activity consists of a video tours, illustrations, related resources, and information that can be downloaded.
Justin Marshall researches fish and invertebrate color vision, color communication, and visual ecology of coral reefs and other habitats. He photographed this fluorescent coral under fluorescent lighting conditions
Mehdi Kalantari Khandani at the University of Maryland has created a sensor system that constantly monitors different types of stresses on bridge structures and, when it detects anything unusual, alerts those who need to know. [4:00]
Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles, Biomechatronics Lab are designing artificial limbs to be more sensational, with the emphasis on sensation. The team, led by mechanical engineer Veronica J. Santos, is constructing a language of touch that both a computer and a human can understand. [3:48]
As scientific researchers explore cave formations, learn how science and engineering have resulted in advancements that have changed our lives dramatically. Now more than ever, the boundaries between science, technology, and engineering blur together to extend our knowledge even further. [5:40]
Explore how a smart grid will connect renewable energy resources to our existing power grid for more efficient energy sharing. These researchers are developing control systems that regulate electricity flow, and a device that regulates and converts electricity from different renewable sources. [6:57]
University of Colorado environmental engineer Joseph Ryan heads a team gathering data on the pros and cons of oil and natural gas development, including the use of hydraulic fracturing. [3:07]
A fantastic resource for learning about how ice cores are collected, the information we can learn from them about Earth's climate history, the types of research being done with them, and how they are stored. Includes lots of videos.
The simple tadpole brain is being studied by a neuroscientist to better understand brain development and how information from the surrounding environment is processed. [5 min.]
NSF-funded researchers at Arizona State University have developed new simulations depicting the dynamics of deep earth. [0:30]