This video highlights the development of microfluidic devices for manipulating single cells and conducting measurements of cell chemical reactions using electrical and optical techniques.
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Multidisciplinary engineering team designs new solar-paneled walls that make greywater reusable and a source of thermal heat
In the strawberry capital of California, the water source is a confined underground aquifer that is slowly being depleted. How can American growers meet the demand and maximize profits while using the least amount of water? Sounds like an agricultural math problem.
Women's History Month: Lauren Birney is getting urban middle school students hands-on experience in restoring oyster habitats in New York Harbor
NSF-funded research expands on the Billion Oyster Project in New York Harbor, giving urban middle school students a hand in restoring oyster habitats
Women's History Month: Mala Murthy investigates brain function during social interaction, down to each neuron
Multidisciplinary team investigates brain function during social interaction, down to each neuron.
LIGO Detection reveals what unfolded behind the scenes between the detection of merging black holes on 14 September 2015, and five months later when LIGO announced it to the world.
Extreme environments allow for the investigation of life's capacity and limitations to cope with far-from-average environmental conditions. Springs rich in hydrogen sulfide (H2S) represent some of the most extreme freshwater environments because H2S halts energy production in animal cells.
It's Brain Awareness Week! Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. This marks the first time researchers have been able to study the brain while reading actual texts, instead of individual words.
Women's History Month: Sarah Laslo is developing a test designed to diagnose reading difficulties early on
New test uses brain's electrical activity to pinpoint reading challenges early, increasing chances for success in school
Researchers develop a range of new sensors and other tools to gauge emotional responses and behavior of children with developmental disorders.
In this week's episode, we learn how AI uncovers insights into cancer, how loops give toughness to spider silk, a newly released database of stars and finally, we investigate a novel water testing technique. Check it out!
There's much to learn from animal warfare, even when the animals are barely visible.
Cells move and migrate to new locations in the bodies of developing animals, an important step for the correct formation and function of organs. The research featured in this video uses a simple genetic model, the fruit fly, to investigate how cells move as organized groups within the animal. This video is part of a series produced by students at Kansas State University.
Novel process uses a plant virus and may ultimately make Ebola testing more accurate
Did you know women earn about 42 percent of all science and engineering doctorates? Women in STEM are crucial year-round and the National Science Foundation wants to feature you and your #NSFstories on NSF's Instagram during Women's History Month.
New, multifunctional fibers to help repair nerve damage or deliver treatment for mental, neurological disorders
Prairies are characterized by highly variable climate, yet we lack the theoretical knowledge to predict whether adaption to such conditions offers organisms greater resilience to additional change, or whether they already experience conditions near the limits of their physiological capabilities. This video describes a study that capitalizes on a 28-year dataset of avian abundances and the infrastructure and experimental manipulations made possible by the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the Konza Prairie in NE Kansas.
Engineers at the University of New Hampshire are raising the bar on what 21st century infrastructure systems can do. With support from the National Science Foundation, they're outfitting the Memorial Bridge, which links Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Kittery, Maine, with sensors to monitor everything from structural stability to traffic to environmental health. It will even be powered by tidal energy, a renewable energy source. They call it a 'living bridge,' and it exemplifies the future of smart, sustainable, user-centered transportation infrastructure.
By watching cockeyed Histioteuthis heteropsis squids glide and pirouette through over 150 undersea videos, biologists at Duke University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have gathered the first behavioral evidence that the squids' lopsided eyes evolved to spot two very different sources of light available in the ocean's "twilight zone."