With support from the National Science Foundation, solar plasma physicists at the University of Michigan study solar storms as they form and then barrel off the sun, sometimes hitting Earth with damaging force
Mathematics is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and more. Much more! Math is not only the most rigorous mental discipline ever invented, it's among the richest, most wide-ranging and most useful. Mathematics is also central to the information revolution. Downloadable music files, DVD movies, digital special effects and secure online credit card transactions, essentially any software application you can think of, owes its existence not just to computers, but to the mathematical algorithms that run on computers.
With support from the National Science Foundation, Ragib Hasan of The University of Alabama at Birmingham is retrofitting everyday objects with next generation, highly secure, personal cloud computing capability
How might professional development (PD) be designed to help elementary mathematics teachers develop knowledge and skills that are usable in practice?
Is the universe infinite and will it last forever? Saul Perlmutter, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, answers your question in this special "Mysteries of the Cosmos" edition of Ask a Scientist
On Aug. 17, 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars
Interactive Robogami uses simulations and interactive feedback with algorithms for design composition, allowing users to focus on high-level conceptual design
We asked Mark Mote, a graduate researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Robotarium, what is coding?
Tzahi Cohen-Karni describes his work to record electrical signals in three dimensions
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off like a light switch to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease for longer periods of time
Howard University professor Steven Richardson tells the story of how he earned a scholarship to Columbia University and soon found deeper truths in the mathematical universe of quantum physics.
Texas A&M University researchers professor Mladen Kezunovic and graduate students Tatjana Dokic and Po-Chen Chen have developed the framework for a model that can predict weather hazards, vulnerability of electric grids and the economic impact of the potential damage
For surfers, finding the "sweet spot," the most powerful part of the wave, is a thrill and a challenge
Scientists have developed a 3-D rehabilitation therapy to allow users to physically interact using pressure-operated devices
Single-component biosensor leverages live cells for cost-effective, low-maintenance, modular tool to aid in global pathogen surveillance
Many of us shovel ground coffee into the coffeemaker to get its caffeine stimulation. But who would expect to get "inspiration" from those coffee beans?
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Washington's I-Lab explore ways to spark girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and computers at a young age
New research by Florida State University Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt shows that plutonium doesn't exactly work the way scientists thought it did
Kayla Heimann, 2016-2017 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, shares her fellowship experience working with the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program team in the Division of Undergraduate Education in the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Education and Human Resources
The University of Washington School of Nursing is harnessing the power of everyday items to turn houses into smart homes--and allowing older adults to live independently, thanks to modern technology