February 29, 2016

Water – Security

In America we use four or five hundred liters of water per day per person, an amount far in excess of what’s needed to actually survive.

February 26, 2016

Water – Grey Water

Just because water isn’t drinkable, doesn’t mean it’s not usable.

February 25, 2016

Water – Using it Up

In many agricultural areas, we’re draining water faster than it’s being replenished.

February 24, 2016

Water – Essential Resource

It’s the one resource that’s irreplaceable.

February 23, 2016

Quats – Multiple Uses

Approximately 4000 new substances are registered each day and not all of these can be thoroughly tested before they are used in consumer products.

February 22, 2016

Quats – Effects on Humans

A widely used category of chemical substances is coming under scrutiny for possibly having harmful side-effects.

February 19, 2016


There’s evidence that a chemical compound found in many home cleaning products is causing reproductive difficulties in animals in laboratory tests.

February 18, 2016

Nanotech Water – Solid Waste

If nanoparticles from consumer particles end up in solid wastes, what effect could that have on the environment?

February 17, 2016

Nanotech Water – Membranes

Wastewater plants typically don’t filter out pharmaceuticals from our water supply.

February 16, 2016

Nanotech Water – Caffeine

According to US Geological Survey, much of the fresh water in the US is contaminated by caffeine.

February 15, 2016

Strokes – Drugs to Prevent

Scientists are trying to develop a drug that could help stroke patients maximize whatever bypass arteries they may have.

February 12, 2016

Strokes – Collaterals

After a stroke, a specialized network of blood vessels redirects the flow of blood in the brain.

February 11, 2016

Strokes – Surviving

Why is it that some patients are able to survive a stroke and others are not?

February 10, 2016

Owl Inspired – Dynamics of Collaboration

A group of engineers working on a problem together can turn misunderstandings and miscommunications to their advantage.

February 9, 2016

Owl Inspired – Quieter Blade

Engineers are trying to design a quieter turbine blade inspired by the structure of an owl’s wing.

February 8, 2016

Owl Inspired – Silent Flyers

An owl’s wings are designed for stealth flying. But just how the design works is still a bit of a mystery.

February 5, 2016

Science of Football – Better Helmets

Which is safer – a helmet made out of many thin layers or a solid piece?

February 4, 2016

Science of Football – Weapons of Choice

In professional football, the advent of helmets and face masks leg to unexpected problems.

February 3, 2016

Science of Football – Concussions

There’s strong evidence that concussions can lead to a much more serious condition.

February 2, 2016

Science of Football – Controlling Chaos

When a football hits the ground, it’s time for a little chaos.

February 1, 2016

Science of Football – Spin

Ever wonder why a football is shaped the way it is?