The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea-ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected
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.
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
Lisa Porter, professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University, discusses her research on semiconductor materials and devices, especially those that enable new technologies for a more energy-efficient future.
CSAIL approach allows robots to learn a wider range of tasks using some basic knowledge and a single demo.
Node by node, engineer Zhaohui Wang has a plan for improving underwater acoustics networks to maximize information delivery
Why is it important to fund basic research? Dr. Alvin Roth, the 2012 Nobel Prize winner in Economics, answers your question on this episode of Ask a Scientist
Imprint Energy, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation, is pioneering a new way to manufacture ultrathin, flexible, high-density batteries.
Maine's Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) helps support University of Maine research and educational outreach related to the farming of aquatic organisms
Deprived of oxygen, naked mole rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do, researchers report
The Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing is working to attract women and women of color to computing, improve retention rates of women in undergraduate computing majors and help postsecondary women make the transition to the computing workforce.
This research explores the development of a lab-on-a-chip platform that integrates novel electronic, acoustic and magnetic components for comprehensive biophysical studies through cell interrogation
Wolbachia is the most successful parasite the world has ever known, except you've never heard of it because it only infects bugs
How do you take dirty water and make it clean? With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), this team is hard at work designing nanometer-scale water filters that could soon make clean drinking water available and affordable for even the poorest of the poor around the world
The goal of researchers at the Center for Sustainable Polymers? Economically competitive and environmentally friendly polymers that outperform their traditional counterparts
Two University of Wyoming researchers led a voyage to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and discovered five previously unknown active hydrothermal vents and a completely new vent site.
This film provides a glimpse at life in the near future based on cutting-edge research from Professor Maja Matari? of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.
In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions.
NSF-funded research aiming to making it easier for humans to work directly with a robotic partner in applications such as physical therapy
A team of three scientists from Kansas State University, Michigan State University and the Desert Botanical Garden are investigating polyploidy (the condition of having more than one set of chromosomes) and diversity in the plant genus Phlox (Polemoniaceae).