September 28, 2012

SciDi: Physics – Science of Humility

For an apprentice, experimental physics can be a humbling endeavor.

September 27, 2012

SciDi: Physics – Cyclotron

If you like smashing things, nuclear physics may be the field for you!

September 26, 2012

SciDi: Physics – Parsing Particles

Ask a few physicists to define the word particle, and the answers will vary.

September 25, 2012

Africa – Surma Stick

Stick fighting among the Surma tribe of Africa is fierce and violent. But they do it in the name of love.

September 24, 2012

SciDi: Asia Bat – Data

What’s more difficult that catching and tagging bats? Catching and tagging bats while drowsy!

September 21, 2012

SciDi: Asia Bat – Name

Correctly identifying Indonesian bats can be tricky, even for those in the know.

September 20, 2012

Katydids and Crickets – Thermometer

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

September 19, 2012

Katydids and Crickets – Heard

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

September 18, 2012

Katydids and Crickets – Noise

There’s more to a cricket chirp than you might realize! We take a closer listen.

September 17, 2012

Katydids and Crickets – Chorus

An entomologist gives us a tour of the insects singing along a creek one hot summer night.

September 14, 2012

Katydids and Crickets – Discovery

Scientists learn something new about crickets and katydids when they stop looking and start listening.

September 13, 2012

Sustainable Chemistry – Splitting Water

In the process of developing alternative fuel souces, you may have to split a few molecules along the way.

September 12, 2012

Sustainable Chemistry – Spinning Water

Why is the manufacturing of electric thin films like an amusement park ride? Stay tuned.

September 11, 2012

Sustainable Chemistry – Electric Sandwich

The technology behind your computer screen is, in effect, a layered electronic “sandwich”.

September 10, 2012

Sustainable Chemistry – Thin Film

You may not have ever heard of thin film technology, but you’re probably carrying it right now!

September 7, 2012

Hurricane Observation – Emily

65,000 feet in the air, alone, staring down the eye of a hurricane ? It’s all in a day’s work for ER-2 research pilots.

September 6, 2012

Hurricane Observation – High Altitude Lab

High-altitude planes use a variety of onboard research instruments to study both earth and space.

September 5, 2012

Hurricane Observation – Pilot

Research pilots fly high above the tumult of a hurricane, capturing data from sea level on up.

September 4, 2012

Big Horn Sheep – Finding

Big Horn Sheep spend the first several months of their lamb’s life high up on rock canyon ledges before finally coming down for water.

September 3, 2012

Big Horn Sheep – Tracking

Field biologist Janene Colby tracks Big Horn Sheep in the sweltering heat of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.