November 22nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Will you be spending Thanksgiving with relatives? Today we bring you several videos that illustrate the science behind some of the foods you'll be eating, plus a few experiments you can conduct to impress the family.
November 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Former NASA engineer and YouTube personality Mark Rober recently posted a new video on his YouTube channel all about carnival games and the science behind winning—or, more accurately, not winning—them.
November 8th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a microsensor that monitors the freshness of foods. It could be used to collect data on food temperatures when connected to the internet. Watch the video to learn more about this microsensor.
November 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are developing technology to improve the thermal performance of lithium-ion batteries. And that all starts with studying how batteries fail.
October 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
There’s some interesting science behind Hollywood’s many renditions of fake blood. And ceramics even helped some of the earliest horror film directors achieve the perfect consistency to fake out—and freak out—moviegoers.
October 25th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
An 11-year-old recently earned the distinction of America's Top Young Scientist along with a $25,000 prize when she created a device that detects lead in water. The device incorporates carbon nanotubes and pairs with a mobile app to immediately provide water quality data.
October 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Argonne National Lab now report that they’re working on a material that, like the human brain, can learn and forget. The electronic material, a quantum perovskite, adaptively responds to repeated stimuli.
October 11th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with BAM Infra, recently completed construction of the world's first 3-D printed reinforced concrete bridge. The steel cables, added during printing, help prestress the concrete to support loads beyond its weight.
October 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
There are many elements critical to today’s technology that are in danger of running out—and they’re the subject of a fascinating new BBC TV documentary called “Secrets of the Super Elements” hosted by Mark Miodownik.
September 27th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have successfully 3-D printed unweldable aluminum alloys, incorporating zirconium-based nanopowders into the additive manufacturing process, which prevents hot cracking. They say they can now make any unweldable metal weldable using this process.