Osteoarthritis breakthrough, plant gene treasure, sign language translator and copper-based organic LEDs
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week
Your weekly briefing on the latest discoveries you might not hear about anywhere else, all with funding from the National Science Foundation.
A new design for insulin that's easy to swallow, deep-sea surprise game changer for climate, catching reefs on the flip side and the physics of how bees chill.
Lava brew, clones from seed, personal heat patches and Hurricane Maria's landscape legacy
Sleepless in angrytown, greenhouse gas gobblers, handy robot gloves and counting on drones
The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, slipping into something solar, wet and dry disease and mucus modifications to save lives
Catching brain hijackers, landscaping for the birds, a mussel shell tell and faster protein sequencing
Spooky Antarctic vibes, moving magma matters, tracking the tropics and aging ancient animals. It's "4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week"
Mammals gone wild, blue star mystery, muscle rescue and taming a berry
Illuminating danger, fighting ice with ice, modeling dragonfly wings and new personality choices
Bilingual brains, computing clouds, a life-saving musical sensor and genome sequencing in medieval cemeteries
Survival of the laziest, weather whiplash and more
How WiFi detects weapons, what ants can teach robots, position repercussions on concussions and how saving forests saves kids
Hot and cold time travel, light-speed A.I. for I.D., and hey, where'd the water go?
Genes turn on, fluids go surfing, radioactivity spills from a cosmic collision and an oceanic plate crashes the party at Earth's mantle
A new target for antibiotics, a dodecahedron device for the deep sea, electronic stickers to scale up the Internet of Things and self-fertilizing bacteria with rhythm
Something special in seal blood; a whole new angle on prosthetic ankles; a nanotech inspiration from single-celled architects; and sure, there may be "gold in them thar hills," but there's a quadrillion tons of diamonds in the Earth's interior
"Walking molecules" that haul damaged DNA to the cell's emergency room, drones that could be small as a fingernail, fish that do the "electric hide," and local interventions that could boost coral's resilience to bleaching
It's episode 6 of "4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week": A pollen catapult, memory palace, brain reversal and a way to make concrete green
Harpooning DNA, harvesting H2O, hopping ahead of hackers, and a harbinger to heed from down under
Zombie ants, DNA robots, growing organs and an app for assessing autism