A novel approach to connecting everyday appliances via the Internet manages to wirelessly link objects without the use of batteries or electronics
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.
Yue Wang at Clemson University is building robots that people can trust by teaching them how to learn and interpret human behaviors and react accordingly
Has government-funded basic research impacted the economy? Dr. Laura Philips Schroeder, founder and chief executive officer of Spheryx, Inc., answers your question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
An innovative Discovery Research preschool-through-grade 12 program helped these Morehouse College students fulfill a dream they had since they were high school juniors and seniors: become K-12 STEM teachers
In this week's episode, we learn how infants retain information; how loud noise can affect birds; the underpinnings of snake locomotion and, finally, the existence of a hitherto unknown ancient Native American population
How can teaching a drone how to recognize objects in images, and using that drone to teach other drones to recognize those objects, lead to better disaster relief?
Our cities are very congested, much of which stems from traffic lights. If we can reduce that congestion and harmonize traffic with lights, we can contribute to more efficient, cleaner cities.
Dr. Ajay Sharda and his colleagues and students do work in precision agriculture to increase efficiency of farming through innovations in farm machinery, sensors and technology and agronomic algorithm development
Marissa Shuffler's industrial and organizational psychology research helps NASA put the right players on the right teams for space travel
A 52-million-year-old ankle fossil suggests that some of the earliest primates were adept leapers
As wildfires continue to rage in California, a future with fewer forests is very real, according to findings from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests
One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found
The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program, TCUP, began in the early 2000s as a way to address the lack of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering programs and faculty at tribal colleges
A surprising find in a Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, midden has led archaeologist Catherine West to study ancient climate change adaptation on the Aleutian Island
Non-invasive technology allows researchers to transfer recordings from thousands of decaying wax cylinders
A National Science Foundation-funded research team at Florida State University says current zoned boarding procedures might play a key role in spreading disease
Hybrid robot could perform search and rescue missions, research studies and environmental monitoring
Pictures of cookies, pizza and ice cream distract people from work twice as much as seeing healthy food, concludes a new Johns Hopkins University study
A new type of tactile sensor can be easily embedded into fabrics, potentially enabling anything in the real world to become an interactive device
In a first of its kind, citizen scientists and researchers created a ninety-minute time-lapse video of the sun's inner corona