September 28, 2007

Thornbugs: Listening To

For thornbugs the medium moves the message.

September 27, 2007

Pantanal – Listening to Jaguars

In the Pantanal (wetlands) region of Brazil, the top predator could be the next big tourist attraction.

September 26, 2007

Kaqchikel – Philosophy

In a Guatemalan school, teachers strive to educate children of their Kaqchikel heritage.

September 25, 2007

Helicopter – New Look

After sixty years, helicopters are getting a new look!

September 24, 2007

Helicopter – Runway Independent

No more waiting for your plane to take off? Air travel without runways could be in our future!

September 21, 2007

The Lobster’s Violin: Why They Do It

Spiny lobsters are particularly vulnerable during their molting stage, but uniquely equipped to ward off predators with a deafening sound.

September 20, 2007

Seed Dispersal – Lemurs

Which animals plants use to disperse their seeds affects what the fruits of the plant look and smell like

September 19, 2007

Pantanal – Calling Jaguars

Natural clues and gimmickry are all in a days work for studying jaguars in the wild.

September 18, 2007

Helicopter – Noise

The sound of a helicopter is instantly recognizable. But what causes it to be so noisy?

September 17, 2007

DEPTHX – Antarctica

The next stop for a self-navigating robot could be the underwater lakes of Antarctica!

September 14, 2007

Bugs in the Water – Water Quality

Bugs and organisms offer an indication of environmental changes in the aquatic habitat.

September 13, 2007

Coastal Research – Storm 101

A unique array of instrumentation enable scientists at the Outer Banks Field Research station to take the pulse of the shoreline, even in the midst of a storm.

September 12, 2007

DEPTHX – Microbes

A robot exploring new underwater worlds might find new types of microbial life.

September 11, 2007

Science Diary: Lightning – Shortest Flight

An unexpected failure causes lightning researcher Richard Sonnenfeld’s weather balloon flight to come to a sudden end.

September 10, 2007

Science Diary: Lightning – Lost

A stroke of luck and a pair of keen eyes rescues a lost instrument.

September 7, 2007

Coastal Research – Teeth of a Storm

What’s it like to be on the end of one of the world’s largest research piers – in the midst of a Nor’easter?

September 6, 2007

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Hurricane Isabel

One of the most severe storms to hit the Outer Banks left a legacy of devestation and data.

September 5, 2007

Science Diary: How Toxins Move – Down the River

Science Diarist Michael Hochella explains how waterborne toxins move with unexpected swiftness.

September 4, 2007

Science Diary: Lightning – Charged!

As the electrical field of a storm increases, Science Diarist Richard Sonnenfeld and his team get ready to launch an instrument designed to study lightning.

September 3, 2007

Science Diary: Lighting- Waiting

In order to study lightning, you need storms!