What is the relationship between food, energy and water? Jack Brouwer of the University of California, Irvine, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
People & Society
Out of fascination and need, people have always studied other people. When scientific methods are applied to those observations, the studies help characterize and analyze our behavior, social and political institutions, family and community structures and our economies. Scientific studies of people and society help answer age-old human contemplations.
Join John Buettler, a machinist, as he shares the passion he brings to the job of helping to construct the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source
Kansas State University agronomists Krishna Jagadish and Allan Fritz talk about a research project they're conducting, which is testing the impact of high nighttime temperatures on a wheat stand's ability to produce good yields and quality grain
Zombie ants, DNA robots, growing organs and an app for assessing autism
A University of Otago paleontologist's discovery of an ancient fossil of a whale that swam the Antarctic seas 34 million years ago has paved the way for new knowledge about the evolution of baleen whales
Despite decades of indoor smoking bans and restrictions, new research from Drexel University suggests the toxins we've been trying to keep out are still finding their way into the air inside
In this week's episode, we learn about new technology for the blind, a newly engineered yeast and explore the oceans with Mantis cam
With support from the National Science Foundation, computer scientist Shwetak Patel and his team at the University of Washington are developing new sensing systems to empower people to make better-informed decisions for themselves and their homes
University of Washington social and developmental psychologist Kristina R. Olson wins 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Washington social and developmental psychologist Kristina R. Olson the nation's highest honor for a young scientist or engineer: the Alan T. Waterman Award for 2018
The Robomechanics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University is working to take robots out of the lab and factory and into challenging real world environments, such as rocky hills and cluttered houses
What is machine learning? Helen Gu, Founder and CEO of Insightfinder Inc., answers your question in this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
Carmel Majidi of the Soft Machines Lab at Carnegie Mellon has been looking at new ways to create digitally functional, soft electronics
The racing audio display, or RAD, an audio-based interface that can easily be integrated into existing video games, enables people who are visually impaired to play video games with the same speed and control as sighted players, with full 3-D graphics and complex, challenging racetracks
Swarun Kumar hopes to make it possible for everything we see to be connected to the internet
What is neuroplasticity? Sherry Benton, CEO and Founder of TAO Connect, answers the question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
New evidence reveals a previously unknown population of ancient Native Americans
Vanderbilt University students and faculty are helping preserve an important part of Nashville's musical history.
It's no secret that reading to children is essential for their optimal brain development, but a National Science Foundation-funded research team, led by Lisa Scott at the University of Florida, has discovered that reading books that name and label people and objects are even better
A team funded by the National Science Foundation demonstrated that -- if controlled effectively - driverless cars are able to reduce stop-and-go waves that can arise in normal traffic patterns