To detect dark matter called Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, or WIMPs, you have to go a long way - down!
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Engineers gather data for more informed decisions about the benefits versus costs of oil and natural gas development
Researchers go door-to-door, test tap water for possible impact on plastic pipes in home plumbing systems
The UCLA Biomechatronics Lab develops a language of touch that can be "felt" by computers and humans alike
The wearer's vital signs and surrounding environment would be monitored by devices that run on body heat and motion
Smaller, smarter and faster radar systems could save lives, money when severe weather strikes
The growing database is helping researchers discover new insights and it could become a powerful tool for diagnosis
Engineers and scientists collaborate with industry to realize the potential of light waves in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and much more.
MIT roboticists are developing smart assembly line robots that will learn from experience working alongside humans
University students live with "net zero" water system to test out the idea of decentralizing the urban water infrastructure
These flexible devices would monitor, treat chronic wounds and communicate progress wirelessly
Vanderbilt researchers use cap to electrically stimulate learning skills
Georgia Tech engineers are testing out novel materials and combinations that would be less disruptive and costly.
Scientists race against climate change to determine the impact of thawing Arctic soils and potential carbon release.
The Center for Sustainable Polymers focuses on economical, bio-based sources for plastics
NSF's Center for Selective C-H Functionalization hopes to trim the cost and environmental impact of pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals and smart materials.
Real-world STEM adventures inspire millions of girls through the power of media.
From ocean microbes to clouds and climate--it all comes down to microscopic particles at the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment
Local climatic changes impact algae living inside the sea ice, which may drastically affect near shore arctic marine food webs
This species' ability to adapt to constant daylight may ultimately help answer questions about human sleep disorders and other health problems