August 31, 2007

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Rhythms

Following the seasonal rhythms of the shoreline conveys the impression that it is a dynamic entity, constantly responding to the forces of nature.

August 30, 2007

Hungarian New Bread Celebration

Bread bakers in Hungary take to the road to enrich and broaden their culinary knowledge and craft.

August 29, 2007

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Measurements

Picture an amphibious buggy riding atop a 35 foot tripod. That’s the CRAB – used to map the contours of a changing shoreline.

August 28, 2007

Science Diary: Lightning – Balloons

Weather balloons serve as transportation for Science Diarist Richard Sonnenfeld’s instruments.

August 27, 2007

Science Diary: Lightning – Ready to Fly!

Science Diarist and lightning researcher Richard Sonnenfeld and his students are ready for a thunderstorm.

August 24, 2007

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Building Up

Beaches erode, but over time they can also replenish and grow. Surprisingly, sometimes the engine of growth can be a storm.

August 23, 2007

Summer Memories

The sounds of summer are memorably rich throughout one’s life.

August 22, 2007

DEPTHX – Robot Map

A self-navigating robot maps underwater areas too dangerous for human researchers.

August 21, 2007

DEPTHX- Practicing for Europa

Research in Mexico may one day lead scientists to one of Jupiter’s moons!

August 20, 2007

Science Diary: Underwater Discoveries – Launch

Science Diarist Jules Jaffe launches a one-of-a kind instrument into the depths of the sea.

August 17, 2007

Hurricanes: Preparation

Take heed — do not drive during a hurricane!

August 16, 2007

Hurricanes – Packing a Punch

The most devastating force of a hurricane is concentrated in the rim of its eye.

August 15, 2007

Science Diary: Underwater Discoveries – Revelation

Shhhhh! Science Diarist Jules Jaffe wakes up in the middle of the night with a new idea.

August 14, 2007

Science Diary: Underwater Discoveries – Testing

Before heading out to sea, Science Diarist Jules Jaffe does a final test of an instrument designed to reveal some of the mysteries of the deep ocean.

August 13, 2007

Science Diary: How Toxins Move – Found It!

Science Diarist Michael Hochella captures an image of an elusive nanoparticle.

August 10, 2007

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Forces

With the constant interplay of waves, wind and erosion, the coastline is a crucible of ever-changing forces.

August 9, 2007

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Dynamics

Studying the shoreline is like playing three dimensional chess with the forces of natures.

August 8, 2007

Science Diary: How Toxins Move-Samples

Preparing samples for a high-tech microscope employs a surprisingly low-tech method.

August 7, 2007

Science Diary: Climate Change – Cloud

Could climate change dry out a rain forest?

August 6, 2007

Science Diary: Climate Change – Bird

In a cloudforest in northeastern Australia, chirping birds may provide clues about the effects of global warming.

August 3, 2007

Bread: Lightness of Being

Microorganisms and slinky like coils of protein – it’s all in the chemistry of bread making.

August 2, 2007

Seed Dispersal – Animals

Why using animals to disperse their seeds is a good strategy for many plants.

August 1, 2007

Kaqchikel – Musician

For a Guatemalan school teacher, playing music was his destiny.