David Cappelleri and his Purdue team have developed micro-robots millionths of a meter in size -- smaller than the head of a pin -- to aid drug delivery in the body
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Researcher Bruce Jayne at the University of Cincinnati unlocks the mechanics of the rectilinear locomotion of snakes
What is neuroplasticity? Sherry Benton, CEO and Founder of TAO Connect, answers the question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
These University of California, Los Angeles, structural engineers are using downtown Los Angeles as a testbed to broaden the design of earthquake-resistant buildings to earthquake-resilient communities
An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash -- ubiquitous throughout the world's oceans -- intensifies disease for coral, adding to reef peril
New evidence reveals a previously unknown population of ancient Native Americans
The Duke Lemur Center's non-invasive research on mouse lemurs, our tiny primate cousins, could help explain the initial stages of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases
New findings from the University of Oregon suggest that the Chicxulub meteorite impact set off the release of magma along seafloor ridges around the world, adding a layer of complexity to the debate on what drove a major extinction event
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
Armed with a small antenna, scientists make a giant discovery: Evidence of the first light from some of the first stars in the universe
What's the difference between thermoplastics and thermoset plastics? Philip Taynton, founder of Mallinda, answers your question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
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
Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, or EMILY, is called into action by lifeguards and emergency response teams around the world for water rescues
San Diego Supercomputer Center's chief data science officer Ilkay Altintas describes a National Science Foundation-funded project that uses data-driven knowledge and predictive tools to battle wildfires, such as those that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in 2017
Northeastern Professor Marilyn Minus wants to make the strongest fibers the world has ever known -- at low cost -- for light-weight bullet-proof armor, wide-body jets, sports gear and more.
The Museum of Science's Megan Litwhiler tells the story of Jessica Winter's invention of a powerful nanotech cancer diagnostic tool, her struggle to scale-up production with help from key allies and her introduction to entrepreneurship through the National Science Foundation's iCorps program
A novel approach to connecting everyday appliances via the Internet manages to wirelessly link objects without the use of batteries or electronics
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
What advice do you have for women wanting to study science and engineering? Gloria Kolb, chief executive officer of Elidah, answers your question in this edition of "Ask a Scientist"