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R&D is concentrated in geographic areas mostly on the West Coast and East Coast, data reveal.
View the photo gallery "Ticks on the Loose."
The researchers' work is described in the September 7, 2012 issue of the journal Science.
Researchers examined about 35,000 chemical reactions to determine the social roles of bacteria.
A researcher loads a template for nano-sculpting on plastic films in a roll-to-roll tool.
Forests influence snow distribution. Snowmelt in turn affects forest productivity.
Wafer-scale nanopatterning may be used in the fabrication of LED structures.
Taking snow depth measurements in Sequoia National Park requires snowshoes.
A nickel ring on a piezoelectric substrate may be used in the fabrication of nanoscale motors.
A snow depth sensor in Yosemite National Park provides information about the snowpack.
TANMS researchers have used an electric field to turn a magnetic field on (left) and off (right).
Self-powered monitoring systems could be worn on the wrist.
Veena Misra and John Muth discuss research of the ASSIST Center, an NSF Nanosystems ERC.
Noah Molotch, Danielle Perot and Ty Atkins study snow properties from inside a snow pit.
Scientist Noah Molotch samples snow density in a snow pit used to estimate water content.
A Sierra Nevada forest in Sequoia National Park: snow depth and forest pattern are related.
At the Sciencenter in Ithaca, N.Y., a NISE Net partner, children study the feet of a leopard gecko.
Nanoscale coatings are the subject of a professional workshop at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Ioannis Miaoulis is president and director of the Museum of Science in Boston.