Splitting Water

Splitting Water

In the process of developing alternative fuel souces, you may have to split a few molecules along the way.

Spinning Water

Spinning Water

Why is the manufacturing of electric thin films like an amusement park ride?

Electric Sandwich

Electric Sandwich

The technology behind your computer screen is, in effect, a layered electronic “sandwich”.

Thin Film

Thin Film

Never heard of thin film technology? You’re probably carrying it with you right now,

Staring Down the Eye

Staring Down the Eye

65,000 feet in the air, alone, staring down the eye of a hurricane ? It’s all in a day’s work for ER-2 research pilots.

A Very High Altitude Lab

A Very High Altitude Lab

High-altitude planes use a variety of onboard research instruments to study both earth and space.

Hurricane Pilot

Hurricane Pilot

Research pilots fly high above the tumult of a hurricane, capturing data from sea level on up.

A Most Abundant Life Form

A Most Abundant Life Form

Where can you find a billion pounds of ants? All around us.

The Ruthless Courtesy of Ants

The Ruthless Courtesy of Ants

The world’s foremost authority on ants reveals how they can be courteous towards relatives but merciless to outsiders.

Hairy Evidence

Hairy Evidence

Laboratory tests of hair samples indicate they come from a hitherto unknown primate.

Probiotics for Bees

Probiotics for Bees

It’s difficult to produce a pesticide that doesn’t have effects on beneficial microorganisms.

Honeybees – It’s all in the Gut

Honeybees – It’s all in the Gut

A honeybee’s best friends just might be the microbiota living in its digestive tract.

Bees and Pesticides

Bees and Pesticides

Scientists are trying to better understand the risks of using pesticides on bee colonies.

Ascent of a Queen

Ascent of a Queen

When bees lose their queen, the hive makes a distinctive sound.

The Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower

A Celestial treat: the annual rain of space dust entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

Importance of Being a Bee

Importance of Being a Bee

Honeybees play a crucial role in agriculture.

Honeybees and Mites

Honeybees and Mites

Predatory insect mites are infecting honeybee hives, but pesticides used to control the mites just might be making things worse!

Inside the Hive

Inside the Hive

With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.

Saving Organs – One Pipe at a Time

Saving Organs – One Pipe at a Time

Can chemistry keep some of the world’s oldest organs from turning to dust?

Fifty Shades of Infrastructure

Fifty Shades of Infrastructure

It’s alive!

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology

More than half the people on the planet live in cities.

Controlling Mosquitos in Cities

Controlling Mosquitos in Cities

The simplest way to protect yourself from mosquitos at home?

Urban Mosquitos

Urban Mosquitos

Guess who is their prime target?

Smoking Gun

Smoking Gun

Tracking the sources of acid rain involved some low-tech highly creative methods.

Great Gull Island

Great Gull Island

A sound portrait of a nesting site for terns, surrounded – and sometimes attached by – thousands of breeding birds.

Acid From the Skies

Acid From the Skies

How acid rain was discovered.

Pulse of the Particle

Pulse of the Particle

What happens when nanoparticles find their way into the environment?

Viruses – Mistakes R Us

Viruses – Mistakes R Us

In the process of copying their genome, viruses often make bad copies, which turns out to be a good thing for the virus.

Viruses – Polio vs Flu

Viruses – Polio vs Flu

Why do we need to get a new flu vaccine every year when we only need one vaccination for polio?

Viruses – the Uncommon Cold

Viruses – the Uncommon Cold

No cure for the Rhinovirus?