March 31, 2004

Wind Turbines – How They Work

Wind mills dot rolling hills from South Dakota to Minnesota, harnessing wind for electrical generation.

March 30, 2004

Wind turbines – Windscape

Southwestern Minnesota is now home to a new generation of farms for harvesting wind power.

March 29, 2004

Ecological Footprint: The Role of Technology

Technology can help meet the challenge of ecological recovery.

March 26, 2004

Ecological Footprint: Only One Planet

Ecologists have found a way to quantify human consumption of our planet’s natural commodities.

March 25, 2004

Manatees in Belize – Conservation

Researchers study the ecology of Manatees looking for clues that might help save their dwindling populations.

March 24, 2004

Manatees in Belize – Hunted

Manatees have been harvested for food throughout four centuries of human history.

March 23, 2004

Manatees in Belize – Evolutionary Orphans

Off the coast of Belize, researchers are studying one of the last intact populations of West Indian manatees.

March 22, 2004

Origins of the Universe – Dark Matter

Almost 90% of the entire universe is matter which cannot be seen, and it is accompanied by unexplained dark energy.

March 19, 2004

Origins of the Universe – South Pole Station

The South Pole provides the best geophysical conditions for scientists to collect accurate data from the universe.

March 18, 2004

Origins of the Universe – Cosmic Background Radiation

Astronomers are observing cosmic radiation to test theories about the creation of the universe.

March 17, 2004

Tree of Life – Medical

Newly recognized phylogenetic relationships have given researchers a frontier for medical exploration.

March 16, 2004

Tree of Life – Renaming

The long held categorization of living things is changing as scientists discover linear relationships between species beyond common characteristics.

March 15, 2004

Tree of Life – DNA

The vast interconnectedness of all living things is being constructed from the individual genes of butterflies to humans.

March 12, 2004

Subway Car Reef: Sea Bass

Black sea bass are now thriving in the waters of Delaware Bay thanks to the collaboration of marine biologists and the New York Transit System.

March 11, 2004

Drugs from the Sea: Research

Researchers are analyzing compounds found in aquatic organisms to study their potential antiviral properties.

March 10, 2004

Drugs from the Sea: Mollusks

Mollusks are one example of organisms being studied for their natural protective compounds.

March 9, 2004

Drugs from the Sea: Platforms

Oil rig platforms provide a rich source of marine organisms for researchers in pursuit of potential pharmaceuticals.

March 8, 2004

Subway Car Reef: Dumping

Subway cars are being recycled as artificial reefs, and marine biologists find they are the perfect design for colonies of aquatic animals.

March 5, 2004

Subway Car Reef: Novel Solution

A seventeen ton metal box seems an unlikely place for for a marine habitat, but in the Delaware Bay it’s home-sweet-home.

March 4, 2004

Tree of Life – Big Picture

DNA sequencing brings scientists closer to the understanding of how all living things are related through time.

March 3, 2004

Stripe Backed Wrens: Name Songs

The bloodlines of stripe-backed wrens can be identified by their distinct repertoire of songs.

March 2, 2004

Stripe Backed Wrens: Way Calls

Scientists are learning the intricacies of acoustical recognition through the songs of Venezuelan stripe-backed wrens.

March 1, 2004

Tree of Life – Intro

Scientists are constructing a familial graph depicting common ancestry for all species.