Science Nation - Evolution in Action

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Professor Lawrence Gilbert and his team at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered a population of tropical butterflies that exemplify "evolution in action," and a rare research opportunity. Gilbert says they may be witnessing a species of butterfly splitting into two different species. For more information and more ScienceNation videos, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Science Nation - Orangutan Copycats

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How smart are copy cats? Maybe it depends on your species You know the saying "monkey see, monkey do?" How about "orangutan see, orangutan do?" If that holds true, the small orangutan peering over his mother's shoulder in an enclosure at Zoo Atlanta should learn how to get a tasty treat just by watching how she gets one. For more information and more ScienceNation videos, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Science Nation - Virtual Self

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An avatar is a virtual representation of ourselves in the digital world, but it can also affect our real-world self. Watch how in this episode of Science Nation.

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Science Nation - Removing Dams

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There's been a lot of research on what happens to a river when dams go up, but what happens when the dam comes down? With support from the National Science Foundation, Dartmouth College geographer Frank Magilligan is researching the impact of dam removal. His lab has been the relatively small Homestead Dam, built more than 200 years ago along the Ashuelot River in New Hampshire. He and his team have collected data on the ecology and geology of the Ashuelot River both before and after the Dam...

Science Nation - Follow the Water

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Already parts of the world suffer from lack of water, and with increasing demand it's expected to get worse. To better understand and predict drought, 30 universities are collaborating in a multi-disciplinary effort called the Shale Hills Project. Among the studies, is field research following the life cycle of water along the Susquehanna River Basin, the main tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. With support from the National Science Foundation, civil engineer Chris Duffy and his team at Penn...

Science Nation - Robotic Arms

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Who do you call if you need a little help with some of life's more complicated tasks...like building a car, performing surgery, or even diffusing a bomb? The people at Barrett Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts are always glad to lend a hand, or an arm, or both, as long as they're robotic. Barrett Technologies is on the cutting edge of developing and implementing robotic technology. We'll head to Cambridge to rub elbows with some of the company's creations, and see how support from the...

Science Nation - Monkey Business

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Primates and humans share a sense of fair play Logan knows when he's been handed a raw deal. He and Liam, the monkey next to him, just did the exact same trick and Liam was rewarded with a grape. Logan got a cucumber. Any monkey knows grapes are more prized than that boring old cucumber slice Logan received. So he simply tosses that cucumber slice out of his cage. For more Science Nation, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

NEO research in Malaga - Bioinspired Computing, Telecoms, Vehicular Networks, Software

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This is just a sample of the work that our research group (NEO) is doing at the University of Málaga (Spain). http://neo.lcc.uma.es We apply parallelism (clusters, manycore, GPUs) and multiobjective techniques to solve complex problems (e.g. dynamic problems that change over time) in multiple disciplines. We do also basic research in algorithmics, continuous/discrete optimization, and Theory that can be actually applied in practice.

Science Nation - Just by a Whisker

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From rats to robots: The story of the humble whisker. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Mitra Hartmann, associate professor at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering, and her students are beginning to get a feel for how animals perceive the world around them. The team starts by looking at one of the most powerful sensory systems in nature: the rat whisker system.

Ovarian Cancer Research

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Anil Sood, M.D., discusses research connecting high platelet counts to the severity of ovarian cancer and the Sprint for Life, which raises funds for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

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