NSF Science Now
Submersible Makes Discovery on Ocean Floor
Our oceans are home to more than 90% of all living creatures.
Shake, Rattle, & Roll
Researchers are testing the safety and durability of a 10-story structure on the largest ever...
AI vs Infants | Implications for Humanlike AI
Infants go head-to-head with Artificial Intelligence models in a battle of wits, to test commonsense
Star Collapses into NEW Black Hole | BioFuel | Growing Robots
A massive star runs out of fuel and collapses into a new black hole while researchers work to...
Biofabricating a human heart, diagnosing Alzheimer's and saving forests
Today we'll talk about fabricating a human heart, new ways to diagnose Alzheimer's, and...
Earthquake Lightning Rod and MORE
Now, we investigate an earthquake lightning rod and catch up with quick learning, fast running robot
FloodBot: Using sensors and social media to alert residents of dangerous flash floods.
A rapid flood warning system for Ellicott City, Maryland developed after floods devasted the city.
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.
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In this week’s episode, we examine how dry lakebeds become dustpans, explore digital storytelling.
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In this week’s episode, we explore earthquake-resistant bridge columns, track the path of cancer..
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In this week’s episode, we examine e-tattoo technology for more accurate health monitoring
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In this week’s episode, We examine barnacles and the wealth of information they hold ...
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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.
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