Prince Rupert's Drops are small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer, yet burst into powdery dust if their threadlike tails break
If you have an interest in anything in the world, then you have an interest in chemistry because everything you hear, see, taste, smell and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Our ability to understand the chemical make-up of things and chemical reactions has led to everything from modern food and drugs to plastics and computers.
Research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has solved a major complaint from athletes--uncomfortable mouth guards
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable, recurrent seizures that can pose a risk to a patient's safety
The Mechanics of Slender Structures lab at Boston University aims to answer the question, "How do objects change shape?"
Anish Tuteja and his research group have created a self-healing, water-repellent spray-on coating
Wolbachia is the most successful parasite the world has ever known, except you've never heard of it because it only infects bugs
A team of three scientists from Kansas State University, Michigan State University and the Desert Botanical Garden are investigating polyploidy (the condition of having more than one set of chromosomes) and diversity in the plant genus Phlox (Polemoniaceae).
In this week's episode, we learn about marine mammals' need for speed, magnify a new tool combating mosquito-borne disease, break down new materials inspired by kirigami, and finally, discover new hydrothermal vents. Check it out!
Made up of trillions of individual bacterial cells, cell parts, viruses and other microbes, the germ bubble we all live in is actually more like an invisible germ cloud.
Cells move and migrate to new locations in the bodies of developing animals, an important step for the correct formation and function of organs. The research featured in this video uses a simple genetic model, the fruit fly, to investigate how cells move as organized groups within the animal. This video is part of a series produced by students at Kansas State University.
In particle physics, there are many different types of particles, mostly ending with the phrase "-on." Don Lincoln a senior physicist at Fermilab talks about fermions and bosons and what is the key difference between these two particles.
In this video, Fermilab's Don Lincoln explains the pros and cons of building an accelerator that collides pairs of protons to one that collides electrons.
Before you stuff your face with candy until you max out this Halloween, ask yourself how much is too much.
In this Super Science Rewind, Charlie and Jordan talk about a molecule that can inhibit an enzyme linked with the onset of stroke.
Graphene has the potential to improve electronics, solar cells and other devices. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, chemist Alexander Sinitskii is testing this promising nanomaterial with a National Science Foundation CAREER award.
In episode 49, Charlie and Jordan talk about a molecule that can inhibit an enzyme linked with the onset of stroke. The molecule -- developed by research teams at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the National University of Singapore -- reduced the death of brain tissue by as much as sixty-six percent when given to a rat that had recently suffered a stroke.
Fundamental chemistry research leads to a new sensor that gives farmers a more accurate read on fertilizer needs, avoiding waste.
Salvatore Torquato, professor of chemistry at Princeton University, explains his research on the theoretical packing of pennies and how it provides new insights on the nature of randomness.
Draw a line with a pencil and it's likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.
This video explains the proposed task to optimize genetic engineering for increased lipid production in green algae. From a successful transformation, biofuel production is the next step.