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2017

Investigating the impact of natural and human-made nanomaterials on living things
Episode 280 | January 9, 2017

Brain prints reveal children's reading difficulties
Episode 281 | January 23, 2017

Cotton candy machine used to regrow human tissue
Episode 282 | January 30, 2017

Hands-on learning research that benefits the economy, environment
Episode 283 | February 6, 2017

Transformational building design energizes water recycling--literally!
Episode 284 | February 13, 2017

Terraformer wind tunnel takes hazards engineering research to a new level
Episode 271 | February 20, 2017

Engineering highly adaptable robots requires new tools for new rules
Episode 287 | April 10, 2017

Researchers gauge impact of “Maker” job opportunities for underserved teens
Episode 289 | June 19, 2017

Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years later
Episode 285 | August 7, 2017

Decades of bird signals, songs digitized for scientific research
Episode 286 | August 21, 2017

Genomic science uncovers genes that enable plants to grow more with less fertilizer
Episode 288 | September 11, 2017

Leading-edge research aims to predict, limit harmful algal blooms
Episode 292 | September 25, 2017

Bioengineering infant heart patches with the baby's own heart cells
Episode 290 | October 2, 2017

Batlab studies echolocation to learn how animals “see” with sound
Episode 291 | October 30, 2017

“Clothes make the cloud” in this lab
Episode 293 | November 13, 2017

NSF-funded research to forecast space weather, protect the power grid, pipelines and satellites
Episode 294 | December 4, 2017

2016

Cavitation bubbles bursting with cleaning power
Episode 253 | January 11, 2016

Social interactions and the brain
Episode 247 | January 25, 2016

Small business, big stage: NSF-funded start-ups at CES 2016
Episode 255 | February 1, 2016

Harnessing wave energy to light up coastal communities
Episode 249 | February 8, 2016

Ecologists test stability of Maine ecosystem over two decades
Episode 248 | February 22, 2016

Engineering a spinal cord repair kit
Episode 250 | February 29, 2016

These BioBots show some real muscle
Episode 251 | March 7, 2016

SupraSensor could be super tool for precision agriculture
Episode 254 | March 14, 2016

Critical Zone Observatories help U.S. plan for the future
Episode 252 | March 21, 2016

Fertilizing sustainable growth in the forest industry
Episode 256 | March 28, 2016

Computational behavioral science develops tools, methods to reach children with autism
Episode 260 | April 4, 2016

Sea slug brain chemistry reveals a lot about human memory, learning
Episode 257 | April 11, 2016

Oil spill cleanups: Finding the right chemistry
Episode 259 | April 18, 2016

Carbon nanotubes scaling up to surpass single-story silicon
Episode 261 | April 25, 2016

Neuroimaging reveals detailed semantic maps across human cerebral cortex
Episode 263 | April 27, 2016

Engineering slick solutions for sticky problems
Episode 262 | May 9, 2016

Kilauea: Up close and personal with red hot science!
Episode 264 | May 16, 2016

Soldier scientists inventing lighter bullet proof vests, and more
Episode 258 | May 23, 2016

New multilayered materials ready for take off
Episode 265 | June 6, 2016

Babies are language sponges -- even with sign language
Episode 266 | June 13, 2016

Phytotron facelift facilitates cutting-edge research on plants
Episode 267 | June 20, 2016

Pig manure paves road to sustainable asphalt
Episode 268 | June 27, 2016

These smart threads could save lives
Episode 269 | September 19, 2016

Insect battles provide clues to evolution
Episode 270 | September 26, 2016

New nanotechnology to produce sustainable, clean water for developing nations
Episode 272 | October 3, 2016

ReNUWIt: Changing the way we manage urban water
Episode 273 | October 17, 2016

Food and Fear: Modeling animal tradeoffs shaped by landscape complexity
Episode 274 | October 24, 2016

Living Bridge Project shows off potential of “smart” infrastructure to provide services
Episode 275 | October 31, 2016

Lizard species diverging to survive
Episode 276 | November 7, 2016

Engineers design new lead detector for water
Episode 277 | November 21, 2016

NSF supports “Array of Things” prototype in Chicago
Episode 278 | December 5, 2016

Scientists create ice storms to study nature's chilly response
Episode 279 | December 12, 2016

2015

Chemists work up new formulas for greener plastic
Episode 211 | January 5, 2015

Arctic soils key to future climate
Episode 212 | January 12, 2015

Engineering innovative seismic retrofits that don't break the bank
Episode 218 | January 26, 2015

Could a “thinking cap” help us learn?
Episode 213 | February 2, 2015

New “smart bandages” for burn victims and others
Episode 214 | February 9, 2015

Off the water grid: energy efficient and sustainable
Episode 215 | February 23, 2015

Worker robots that can “think” on their feet
Episode 216 | March 2, 2015

Biophotonics poised to make major breakthroughs in medicine
Episode 217 | March 9, 2015

OpenfMRI allows neuroscientists to share brain research data
Episode 225 | March 16, 2015

CASA radar tracks tornadoes down the street and up to the minute, literally!
Episode 226 | March 23, 2015

Wearable sensors to monitor triggers for asthma, and more
Episode 219 | March 30, 2015

Giving robots and prostheses the human touch
Episode 228 | April 6, 2015

Engineers investigate possible lingering impacts from Elk River chemical spill
Episode 220 | April 13, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing: Using scientific methods to evaluate trade-offs
Episode 224 | April 20, 2015

Hunting for the WIMPs of the universe
Episode 227 | April 27, 2015

Testing the waters: 1,4-Dioxane in North Carolina's Cape Fear River Basin
Episode 221 | May 5, 2015

Connect4Learning jumpstarts science and math for preschoolers
Episode 222 | May 11, 2015

Doppler on Wheels--the biggest 'dish' on the road!
Episode 232 | May 18, 2015

'Smart implants' dissolve after healing
Episode 223 | July 13, 2015

Do smart electricity meters 'turn on' conservation?
Episode 229 | July 20, 2015

Additive manufacturing: 3-D printing beyond plastic
Episode 230 | July 27, 2015

Surfactants: Building greener chemicals
Episode 231 | August 3, 2015

XROMM puts biomechanics on the fast track
Episode 233 | August 10, 2015

'Yellow chemistry' turns sulfur waste into plastics
Episode 234 | August 17, 2015

Understanding the ecological role of wolves in Yellowstone National Park
Episode 235 | August 31, 2015

QESST for solar power to feed an energy hungry world
Episode 236 | September 14, 2015

Tiny butterfly proboscis inspires big ideas
Episode 237 | September 21, 2015

Urban Hydrofarmers Project sows seeds of success among 'resilient' youth
Episode 239 | October 5, 2015

Bioinspired Soft Materials Center blurs boundaries between the animate and inanimate
Episode 240 | October 19, 2015

Like being there: The next generation of 3-D holograms
Episode 241 | October 26, 2015

Helping nanotechnology work for everyone
Episode 242 | November 2, 2015

A 'clear path' to solar power
Episode 243 | November 9, 2015

NEON begins to monitor changing ecology of the U.S.
Episode 238 | November 16, 2015

Big Data to individualize management of chronic diseases
Episode 244 | November 23, 2015

Pioneering effort to detect Ebola
Episode 245 | December 7, 2015

Scientists satisfy our taste for blue mussels and Arctic surfclams
Episode 246 | December 14, 2015

2014

Young astronomers to investigate the outer solar system
Episode 170 | January 6, 2014

Mathematician combines love for numbers and passion for sea ice to forecast melting
Episode 172 | January 13, 2014

Researchers aim to personalize breast cancer treatments
Episode 171 | January 27, 2014

Waterfall-climbing fish performs evolutionary feat
Episode 173 | February 3, 2014

Mind-controlled quadcopter demonstrates new possibilities for people who are paralyzed
Episode 175 | February 10, 2014

Engineering a more efficient way to diagnose prostate cancer
Episode 176 | February 24, 2014

STEM is “on the air” at Youth Radio
Episode 178 | March 3, 2014

Researchers tackle dangerous, but poorly understood biofilms
Episode 179 | March 10, 2014

Chemiscope to catch chemistry in the act
Episode 192 | March 17, 2014

Engineers re-create tsunami debris impacts to measure their force
Episode 185 | March 24, 2014

Eliciting brain plasticity to keep the body moving
Episode 188 | March 31, 2014

As fast as their tiny 'bot' legs will carry them!
Episode 187 | April 7, 2014

Engineers are 'schooling' themselves on fish maneuvers
Episode 180 | April 14, 2014

Solar Fuels: A grand challenge of 21st century chemistry
Episode 184 | April 21, 2014

Nanosponge decoy fights superbug infections
Episode 181 | April 26, 2014

Microwaves heating up ultra-high-temperature (UHT) ceramics industry
Episode 182 | May 5, 2014

Engineering researchers help Tucson plan for drier days ahead
Episode 186 | May 12, 2014

Check out the assembly line of the future!
Episode 189 | May 19, 2014

No leader? Now what?
Episode 168 | June 2, 2014

Even healthy corals have viruses
Episode 177 | June 9, 2014

Strawberry fields forever -- with some help from mathematicians!
Episode 194 | July 14, 2014

Chemists develop new process for producing cleaner, cheaper diesel fuel
Episode 183 | July 21, 2014

WIFIRE helps firefighters get a jump on wildfires
Episode 196 | July 28, 2014

Solar power to go!
Episode 190 | August 1, 2014

Next generation robotic legs for when the going gets rough
Episode 193 | August 11, 2014

Bio-logging collar reveals unprecedented detail about California mountain lions
Episode 195 | August 18, 2014

Smartphone beats paper for some with dyslexia
Episode 191 | August 25, 2014

Education research team successfully launches innovative computer science curriculum
Episode 197 | September 2, 2014

Plum Island Estuary: Studying how marshes respond to sea-level rise
Episode 198 | September 8, 2014

How did life on Earth begin?
Episode 199 | September 15, 2014

CLARITY opens window to brain circuitry, new era for neuroscience
Episode 200 | September 22, 2014

Alaska mountain glaciers retreating due to climate change
Episode 201 | September 29, 2014

Immersive robotics experience inspires future engineers
Episode 202 | October 6, 2014

Sustainable chemistry center works to transform electronics manufacturing
Episode 204 | October 20, 2014

NSF helps launch origami into space
Episode 203 | October 27, 2014

Computer scientist sees new possibilities for ocular biometrics
Episode 208 | November 3, 2014

The Arctic ground squirrel sheds light on circadian rhythms
Episode 205 | November 10, 2014

Researchers crack the ice to study the Arctic marine food web
Episode 206 | November 17, 2014

Sea Spray: Complex chemistry with big effects on climate
Episode 207 | November 24, 2014

“SciGirls” TV series encourages girls to succeed in STEM
Episode 209 | December 8, 2014

Chemists from around the world form new center to reinvent how chemicals are made
Episode 210 | December 15, 2014

2013

Baby Smiles Provide Clues to Healthy Development
Episode 140 | January 7, 2013

The Connection Between Memory and Sleep
Episode 141 | January 14, 2013

Community College Cybersecurity Program Trains 21st Century Workforce
Episode 143 | January 28, 2013

Next Generation Arctic Research Vessel On-track for Voyage of Discovery
Episode 144 | February 4, 2013

Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing
Episode 145 | February 11, 2013

The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Investigates Melting Polar Ice
Episode 146 | February 25, 2013

Fire Ants: Coping With These Invasive Insects
Episode 147 | March 4, 2013

Printable Robots Designed to Be Consumer-friendly, Inexpensive
Episode 148 | March 18, 2013

Seeing Heat: The Sensory Systems of Boas, Pythons and Pit Vipers
Episode 149 | June 3, 2013

National Ecological Observatory Network Studies Wildfire in Unprecedented Detail
Episode 150 | June 10, 2013

Medicine and Engineering Join Forces to Restore Disfigured Faces
Episode 136 | June 17, 2013

Water Isotopes Leave Fingerprints for Climate Scientists
Episode 151 | June 24, 2013

Understanding Human Nature When Mother Nature Wreaks Havoc
Episode 152 | July 1, 2013

Cubelets: Small Robots Teach Big Science Lessons
Episode 153 | July 15, 2013

Living Lab Combines Research With Outreach
Episode 154 | July 22, 2013

Damaging Volcanic Ash Stays Well Beyond Welcome
Episode 155 | July 29, 2013

Home sensors enable seniors to live independently
Episode 156 | August 5, 2013

Cactus “flesh” cleans up toxic water
Episode 157 | August 12, 2013

CAVE2 immerses scientists and engineers in their researchm -- literally!
Episode 158 | August 19, 2013

Helping the body regrow nerves
Episode 159 | August 26, 2013

Mathematician uses skills to study Greenland's retreating glaciers
Episode 161 | September 9, 2013

VetsPrevail™ helps veterans transition from war
Episode 162 | September 16, 2013

One day, we may fill the tank with fungi fuel!
Episode 163 | September 23, 2013

Changes in Greenland landscape affect carbon balance sheet
Episode 164 | September 30, 2013

New implant may provide clearer, richer sound for people who are deaf
Episode 165 | October 21, 2013

Diatom algae populations tell a story about climate change in Greenland
Episode 166 | November 4, 2013

Humanoid robot “Russell” engages children with autism
Episode 167 | November 18, 2013

EcoVolt generates energy from wastewater
Episode 160 | November 25, 2013

On the road to resiliency: Researchers map Hurricane Sandy impact in New York City
Episode 174 | December 9, 2013

New CoBots are “help on wheels”
Episode 169 | December 16, 2013

2011

Virtual Reality Maps
Episode 72 | January 10, 2011

Virtual Self
Episode 73 | January 24, 2011

DigiMorph: Bringing Fossils to Life
Episode 74 | January 31, 2011

Orangutan Copy Cats
Episode 75 | February 7, 2011

Spray-on Solar Panels
Episode 76 | February 14, 2011

Evolution in Action
Episode 77 | February 28, 2011

Bonobos and Chimpanzees
Episode 78 | March 7, 2011

Robotic Arms
Episode 79 | March 14, 2011

Ticket to Ride
Episode 80 | March 21, 2011

Babies and Learning
Episode 81 | March 28, 2011

Lord of the Tree Rings
Episode 82 | April 4, 2011

Silver Saver
Episode 83 | April 11, 2011

If These Teeth Could Talk
Episode 84 | April 18, 2011

Super Stars
Episode 85 | April 25, 2011

Talk to the Animals
Episode 87 | May 2, 2011

3D Proteins--Getting the Big Picture
Episode 86 | May 9, 2011

Music and Creativity
Episode 89 | May 16, 2011

Lab in a Can
Episode 90 | May 23, 2011

Marshes and Sea Level Rise
Episode 91 | June 6, 2011

The Physics of Animation
Episode 92 | June 13, 2011

Teens and Stress
Episode 93 | June 20, 2011

Cooperative Robots That Learn = Less Work for Human Handlers
Episode 94 | June 27, 2011

Geo-Immersion Makes Maps Come Alive
Episode 95 | July 11, 2011

Decoding Disasters: Are We Prepared for Another 9-11?
Episode 96 | July 18, 2011

Science of Shopping: Cameras & Software That Track Our Shopping Behavior
Episode 98 | August 1, 2011

Mind Mappers
Episode 97 | August 8, 2011

Bacteria--Energy Producers of the Future?
Episode 99 | August 22, 2011

Earthquakes to the Core--Researchers Drill Down at the Epicenter
Episode 88 | August 29, 2011

Invasion of the Earthworms!
Episode 100 | September 12, 2011

Science Nation Marks 100th Show
Episode -- | September 19, 2011

Crabs Put the Pinch on Marshlands
Episode 101 | September 26, 2011

Dragonflies: The Flying Aces of the Insect World
Episode 102 | October 3, 2011

Mind Reading Computer System May Help People With Locked-in Syndrome
Episode 103 | October 17, 2011

Want to Understand Drought? Follow the Water!
Episode 105 | October 24, 2011

Antarctica Rocks!
Episode 104 | October 31, 2011

Dams--What Goes Up Must Come Down, and Then What?
Episode 106 | November7, 2011

New Home Movies Resurrect Endangered American Indian Language
Episode 107 | November 21, 2011

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails
Episode 108 | December 5, 2011

Climate Change and Other Threats to World's Freshwater Goliaths
Episode 109 | December 12, 2011

Catching a Coral Killer
Episode 110 | December 19, 2011

2010

Eye on Home
Episode 27 | January 4, 2010

The Solar Decathlon: Housing's Bright Spot
Episode 28 | January 11, 2010

Cars Without Drivers
Episode 29 | January 18, 2010

Inventor Realizes Dream to Create Stronger Metal Foam
Episode 30 | January 25, 2010

HERB the Robot Butler
Episode 31 | February 1, 2010

Sea Turtles
Episode 32 | February 8, 2010

Monkey Business
Episode 33 | February 22, 2010

Hurricane Sleuth
Episode 34 | March 1, 2010

Biological Clocks
Episode 35 | March 8, 2010

Ulcer Answers
Episode 36 | March 15, 2010

The Spelbots
Episode 37 | March 22, 2010

Fab Labs
Episode 38 | March 29, 2010

Wind Powers Careers in Wyoming
Episode 39 | April 5, 2010

Batty for Bats
Episode 40 | April 12, 2010

Leaf Sensor
Episode 41 | April 19, 2010

“VisWall” Opens Door to Many Worlds
Episode 42 | April 26, 2010

Got Silk?
Episode 43 | May 3, 2010

Trading Textbooks for Twitter
Episode 44 | May 10, 2010

Hand Talk--Preserving a Language Legacy
Episode 45 | May 17, 2010

Cybersickness: A Virtual Bummer
Episode 46 | May 24, 2010

Creeping, Crawling Caterpillars
Episode 47 | June 7, 2010

Dying Lobsters
Episode 48 | June 14, 2010

Green Roofs
Episode 49 | June 21, 2010

Lice and Human Migration
Episode 50 | June 28, 2010

Good Vibrations
Episode 51 | July 12, 2010

Black Holes - Peering into the Heart of Darkness
Episode 52 | July 19, 2010

Acrobatic Robots
Episode 53 | July 26, 2010

Breast Cancer and Body Rhythms
Episode 54 | August 2, 2010

Fluorescent Fruit Flies Shed New Light
Episode 55 | August 9, 2010

Engineering and Music: A Powerful Duet for Art and Science
Episode 56 | August 16, 2010

Make Way for Ducklings
Episode 57 | August 23, 2010

Citizen Science
Episode 58 | August 30, 2010

BPS: Brain Positioning System
Episode 59 | September 13, 2010

Hidden Oil and Gas Plumes in the Gulf
Episode 60 | September 20, 2010

Signing Made Easy
Episode 61 | September 27, 2010

Surgical Robotics
Episode 62 | October 4, 2010

Science Behind Bars
Episode 63 | October 18, 2010

IceCube and its Frozen Secrets
Episode 64 | October 25, 2010

Mount St. Helens: Rising from the Ashes
Episode 65 | November 1, 2010

Leaf-cutter Ants
Episode 66 | November 8, 2010

Sleep Deprived Kids
Episode 67 | November 15, 2010

Glowing Squid
Episode 68 | November 22, 2010

Sounds of Survival
Episode 69 | December 6, 2010

Fascinating Flight
Episode 70 | December 13, 2010

Disappearing Red Shrimp
Episode 71 | December 20, 2010

2009

Extremophile Hunter
Episode 1 | June 1, 2009

Unraveling the Mysteries of Tornadoes
Episode 2 | June 8, 2009

Eyesight to the Blind
Episode 3 | June 15, 2009

Hydrogen Trail Blazers
Episode 4 | June 22, 2009

Renewable Energy: A Reality Check in Rural China
Episode 5 | June 29, 2009

Ice Core Secrets Could Reveal Answers to Global Warming
Episode 6 | July 6, 2009

Climate Change Likely to Devastate Emperor Penguin Populations in Antarctic
Episode 7 | July 13, 2009

Geomagic: Expanding Tools for a 3-D World
Episode 8 | July 20, 2009

Secrets of Slithering Snakes
Episode 9 | August 3, 2009

Green Gasoline
Episode 10 | August 10, 2009

Antlers, Shells and Beaks
Episode 11 | August 17, 2009

Virtual Reality Fires up Research Efforts
Episode 12 | August 24, 2009

Neon Cancer Detector
Episode 13 | August 31, 2009

Sunspots Revealed
Episode 14 | September 14, 2009

Japanese Quake Test
Episode 15 | September 22, 2009

There Are No Limits in This “Universe Quest”
Episode 16 | September 28, 2009

Tongue Driver
Episode 17 | October 5, 2009

Unmanned Helicopters Could Help Air Traffic Controllers
Episode 18 | October 13, 2009

Social Insects
Episode 19 | October 19, 2009

Just by a Whisker
Episode 20 | October 26, 2009

Disappearing Frogs: Trying to Save the World's Amphibians
Episode 21 | November 2, 2009

Virtual Newscast: News at Seven
Episode 22 | November 9, 2009

Undersea Gliders May Help Oceanographers Understand "Dead Zones"
Episode 23 | November 16, 2009

Wave of Discovery: Harnessing the Ocean's Power
Episode 24 | November 23, 2009

Bird Courtship
Episode 25 | December 7, 2009

Making Waves, Saving Lives
Episode 26 | December 14, 2009


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