NSF Science Now
Using tiny nanocardboard flyers to explore Mars
Nanocardboard plates able to levitate when light is shone on them could explore other worlds.
A key to keeping drinking water safe
Developing a fast-responding biosensor to detect harmful toxins in our lakes and reservoirs.
How to quickly sterilize medical equipment for reuse
Plasma brush used to help medical providers quickly and easily sterilize masks and other equipment.
Finding hidden ocean traps
A new algorithm could help first responders quickly locate people lost at sea.
Using a magnetic sponge for oil spill cleanup
A nanocomposite coating of magnetic nanostructures that attracts oil and resists water.
Life in Antarctica during a pandemic
It’s business as usual here at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Keeping COVID-19 test samples safe
Developing durable thermal insulation materials to keep specimens safe for transport.
How do barnacles survive environmental changes?
Work by a Brown University research team confirms acentral metabolic protein Mpi helps.
What do butterflies and bubbles have in common?
Both butterflies and bubbles can project iridescent colors in the same way.
How Soft Robots Could Shape Our Future
This soft robot combines traditional and soft robotics, making it safe but sturdy.
NSF Science Now 67
In this week’s episode, we examine how dry lakebeds become dustpans, explore digital storytelling.
NSF Science Now 66
In this week’s episode, we explore earthquake-resistant bridge columns, track the path of cancer..
NSF Science Now-Episode 65
In this week’s episode, we examine e-tattoo technology for more accurate health monitoring
NSF Science Now-Episode 64
In this week’s episode, We examine barnacles and the wealth of information they hold ...
NSF Science Now-Episode 62
In this week’s episode, we explore 3D technology to look inside capillaries
NSF Science Now-Episode 61
Researchers develop modular robots that can autonomously adapt to changing environment.
NSF Science Now-Episode 60
In this week’s episode, we examine an engineering breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes ...
NSF Science Now-Episode 59
In this week’s episode, we explore using virtual reality for memory recall
NSF Science Now-Episode 57
We learn about new technology for the blind; a newly engineered yeast, and explore the oceans ...
NSF Science Now-Episode 56
In this week’s episode, we learn what makes cheetah’s specialized hunters
NSF Science Now-Episode 53
In this week’s episode, we discover a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur ...
NSF Science Now-Episode 52
In this week’s episode, we discover why freshwater lakes are becoming saltier ...
NSF Science Now-Episode 51