September 30, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Glitch

Analyzing the workings of the human brain is difficult enough when everything works as it should. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t.

September 29, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Listening In

Science Diarist John Beggs gives us a peek (and a listen) into our brains.

September 28, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Replicating Data

A new model shows promise in helping Science Diarist John Beggs understand data collected from neurons.

September 27, 2010

Nine Mile Creek

Tracking salt contamination at a creek in Syracuse, NY demonstrates that science is like doing detective work.

September 24, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – The Wave

How does a crowd of sports enthusiasts function like a brain? Stay tuned.

September 23, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain

Science Diarist John Beggs explains what makes neuroscience like the Wild West.

September 22, 2010

Science Diary: Redwoods – Ecosystem Aloft

When forest fires burn through a stand of redwoods, they can leave rotten, spongy pockets in which plants thrive.

September 21, 2010

Science Diary: Redwoods – Cleanup

Outfitting a redwood with 300 pounds of research equipment is a great way to make discoveries. Taking it all down again is another story.

September 20, 2010

Bones Talk

Old bones can tell a lot about the perils of life centuries ago.

September 17, 2010

Insect Flight – Virtual Reality

It’s harder to fool a fly than you might think! Researchers turn to virtual reality to collect the data they need from these most flexible flyers.

September 16, 2010

Insect Flight- More Than a Flap

Flies have built-in bio-instrumentation that human aviators can only marvel at.

September 15, 2010

Insect Flight – Stunt Flyers

How can flies accomplish their myriad stunts? It’s all in the design!

September 14, 2010

Maple Seed Drop – Scaling

When you’re building a larger invention from a smaller scale model, the design is likely to change!

September 13, 2010

Maple Seed Drop – How it Works

Scientists are baffled by the way in which a maple seed spins to the ground to slow the rate of its descent.

September 10, 2010

Science Diary: Redwoods – Battery

When research equipment is wired into a giant redwood, an 80-pound battery must be hoisted 300 feet into the canopy.

September 9, 2010

Science Diary: Redwoods – Sap Flow

How and when do giant redwoods drink their water? Tiny sap flow sensors tell the story.

September 8, 2010

Hungarian New Bread Celebration

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

September 7, 2010

Maple Seed Drop – New From Nature

A 5th-grade winner of the Kids’ Science Challenge comes up with a great idea, inspired by nature.

September 6, 2010

Floppy Flier

Maple tree seed pods are the inspiration for a new way to deliver relief supplies via airplane.

September 3, 2010

Kids’ Science Challenge: Sports on Mars – Cleanroom

Before stepping inside the lab where NASA’s Mars rovers are built, you’ll need to put on a ‘bunny suit’ and jump into the air shower.

September 2, 2010

Katydids and Crickets – Thermometer

Out in the woods and wondering what the temperature is? You might give listening a try.

September 1, 2010

Katydids and Crickets – Heard

Crickets and katydids sing for their mates, each species calling for love with a different tune.