October 31, 2006

Ecological Footprint: Reducing Demand

Reducing our consumption of natural resources is crucial for sustaining human life on earth.

October 30, 2006

Geobacter – Cleaning Up Toxic Waste

A recently discovered group of microorganisms have the ability to clean up contaminated groundwater.

October 27, 2006

Geobacter – Discovery

Iron-breathing creatures on the banks of the Potomac? Stay tuned!

October 26, 2006

Ecological Footprint: Overshoot

Humanity is expending the natural resources of our planet faster than they can be regenerated.

October 25, 2006

Wind Turbines – Harvesting the Wind

Crop farming and energy production are compatible, as wind turbines whoosh amidst corn fields of the Midwest.

October 24, 2006

Natural Shapes in the Wind Tunnel

Looking for inspiration, aeronautics researchers test shapes that have been in use for millions of years.

October 23, 2006

High Altitude Suit Technology – Mission

There is little room for error when you work at an altitude of 62,000 feet.

October 20, 2006

Wind Turbines – How They Work

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

October 19, 2006

Wind turbines – Windscape

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

October 18, 2006

Ecological Footprint: The Role of Technology

Technology can help meet the challenge of ecological recovery.

October 17, 2006

Invasive Insects – Tracking

Entomologists use both high and low (very low!) tech solutions in their efforts to eradicate invasive insect species.

October 16, 2006

Invasive Insects – Arrival

Some stowaways are more unwelcome than others. Entomologists work to contain and eradicate invasive insects.

October 13, 2006

Ecological Footprint: Only One Planet

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

October 12, 2006

Manatees in Belize – Conservation

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

October 11, 2006

Narwhal – Evolution

The narwhal, with its inside-out, eight-foot long tooth, doesn’t just look odd; it is a genuine evolutionary anomaly.

October 10, 2006

Singing Mice – Help

Scientists searching for the origin of certain speech disorders are listening to mice!

October 9, 2006

Singing Mice – Love

It might not be Barry White, but it seems to work for amorous mice. We listen in.

October 6, 2006

Curling: A Most Social Game

The skillful game of curling calls for a high level of sporting etiquette.

October 5, 2006

Curling: History in Stone

What originated as a 17th century Scottish game of sliding rocks around on ice is now an international Olympic sport.

October 4, 2006

Curling: Intro

What does a 42 pound granite stone have in common with the game of chess?

October 3, 2006

Singing Mice – Song

Scientists say that the complexity and repetition of mouse vocalizations make them more than random squeaks.

October 2, 2006

Singing Mice – Who Knew?

Move over Mickey, apparently all mice can carry a tune.