In episode 70, Jordan and Charlie discuss 3-D printable ink that produces a synthetic bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth.
Medical Sciences advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, but they also help us prevent disease in the first place. Too numerous to name, the medical sciences continuously make miraculous breakthroughs that extend lifetimes and expand our ability to experience life.
Researchers are applying augmented reality to improve ultrasounds for both patient and physician
In this week's episode, we learn about new tools to protect against malicious websites, restoring the sense of touch to amputees and those with paralysis and examine how older adults really hear.
Before you stuff your face with candy until you max out this Halloween, ask yourself how much is too much.
In this week's episode, we test a shark's bite, examine the test question and discover how new computational tools can help better detect recurring brain cancer.
In episode 66, Charlie and Jordan talk about a new sensor that could help anesthesiologists better place needles for epidurals and other medical procedures.
In episode 61, Jordan sends Charlie on a scavenger hunt for "clues" on how National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Kansas State are studying the way muscle diseases affect humans.
In this Super Science Rewind, Charlie and Jordan demonstrate how the cells responsible for relaying information from the ear to the brain adapt to noise levels in an environment
University of California, Berkeley engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.
In this Super Science Rewind, Charlie and Jordan talk about a molecule that can inhibit an enzyme linked with the onset of stroke.
In this episode, we tested out a computational design tool that transforms flat materials into 3-D shapes, a virtual reality environment that is helping autistic teens learn to drive, a new novel underwater microscope and, finally, "smart thread" for wirelessly monitoring the health of a wound.
In this Super Science Rewind, Charlie and Jordan explore how engineers are studying the way bones heal in order to make materials last longer.
At the age of 35, Jessica Winter found out she had breast cancer. Her response? Invent a new nanotechnology for pinpoint diagnosis and personalized medicine; then, recruit allies and investors to scale up production for clinical use.
A new theory about virus surfaces--that they're hydrophobic--has opened up new processes to improve vaccine production, potentially making them more affordable around the world.
University of California, Berkeley, engineer Phillip Messersmith is happy to be learning lessons from a lowly mollusk, with the expectation that the knowledge gained will enable him and fellow physicians to prevent deaths among their youngest patients -- those who haven't been born yet.
In this week's episode we examine electric eels, test out a new at home screening test for people on blood thinner, learn about a new app for reporting floods and finally examine how RoboBee uses static electricity to stick to surfaces.
NSF-funded small business Polymer Braille Inc. is developing a mechanical Braille device that uses polymer-based, single-dot actuators to enable visually impaired people to access digital information on a mobile tablet computer.
Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Leon Bellan is working to create artificial human capillary blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin.
National Science Foundation-funded small business SynTouch has developed a sensor technology that gives robots the ability to replicate -- and sometimes exceed -- the human sense of touch.
In episode 52, Jordan and Charlie discuss research discovered using new high-resolution microscopy by a team at the University of Pennsylvania. Molecular struts, called microtubules, interact with the heart's contractile machinery to provide mechanical resistance for the beating of the heart.