Featured by Katharine Gammon
A Mechanical Road Crew for Filling Potholes Quickly and Cheaply
A quarter of America’s major metropolitan roads have stretches in substandard condition, and drivers pay the consequences—potholes alone cost car...
Building Artificial Islands That Rise With the Sea
With an average elevation of just five feet above sea level, the Maldives—a nation comprising 1,192 islands in the Indian...
How Astronauts Train at the Bottom of the Sea
Since 2001, planners at NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) program have been sending people to live in Aquarius, an...
The Six Places on Earth That Most Resemble Other Planets
Space researchers uses deserts, valleys, and freezing lakes to test equipment and simulate procedures on space missions. Here's where they put future exploration to the test - without leaving our planet
Approved for Use: the First Birth Control for Wildlife
Keeping wildlife baby-free is a hazardous business
How Scientists Ship Snowmen to Bahrain, Chill Beer and Keep Vaccines Cool
Three low-energy innovations to keep out the heat help scientists ship snowmen to Bahrain, chill beer with nanoparticles, and bring...
How Pharmaceutical Companies Turn Genetically Modified Livestock Into Drug Factories
Farms have always provided a steady supply of milk, cheese and meat. Now add medicine to the list. Last year,...
30-Second Science: Using Scents to Restore Old Books, Fight Infestation, and Improve Behavior
Three ways that scientists are using the fifth sense
30-Second Science: Plants to the Rescue
Organic options for fuel, fertilizer and rubber
30-Second Science: Applied Math
Three new ways math can help you stay awake, clear clogged drains, and solve ancient mysteries