For surfers, finding the "sweet spot," the most powerful part of the wave, is a thrill and a challenge
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.
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
Yobe Inc., a small business funded by the National Science Foundation, is developing software using artificial intelligence that can distinguish a voice in the loudest environments
In some areas--China's Yellow River, for example--huge sediment loads can clog the flow of a river, thereby causing floods
In Washington, D.C., on June 2, 2017 visitors were given a free guided tour of the sky at the 8th annual astronomy festival on the National Mall.
A team of astronomers at The Ohio State University watched a star disappear and possibly become a black hole
A dexterous multi-fingered robot practiced using virtual objects in a simulated world, showing how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionize manual work
Research from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch
Big city crime is nothing new. But the Los Angeles Police Department has a way to stay a step ahead of criminals and efficiently allocate police resources
Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.
The Green Bank Telescope studied the relative distribution of silicon isotopes in the Milky Way, revealing that our galaxy may be more efficient at mixing its contents than previously assumed.
CSAIL approach allows robots to learn a wider range of tasks using some basic knowledge and a single demo.
An NSF-funded research team at the University of Oklahoma's Advanced Radar Research Center hopes that their radar simulator can assist researchers and meteorologists in better understanding how debris interacts with deadly tornadoes.
Carnegie-Mellon University assistant professor Aswin Sankaranarayanan talks about how his lab builds infrared cameras to take high-resolution images by studying how light interacts with materials.