Science Nation - Marshes and Sea Level Rise

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With support from the National Science Foundation, Villanova University marine scientist Nathaniel Weston studies how both land use and climate change can impact habitat in tidal marshes, including how rising sea levels may affect microbes and other plants and animals. Rising sea levels can actually cause marshes to grow in very different ways. His experiments are already simulating different amounts of sea level rise in several tidal creeks in the Delaware River estuary. He studies how...

Science Nation - Music and Creativity

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Georgia Tech's Parag Chordia believes music is a universal part of human culture, and his research shows music education can inspire greater interest in math, physics, and computer science. Chordia heads Georgia Tech's "Music Intelligence Group." With support from the National Science foundation, his goals are to program computers to understand music the way humans do naturally - anticipating what is coming next. He's also studying changes in the brains of professional musicians as they play...

Science Nation - 3D Proteins - Getting the Big Picture

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Proteins are the workhorses of cells. With support from the National Science Foundation, University of Arkansas biochemist James Hinton has been researching their structure and function for decades. Back in the 1990's, he had a vision to study these huge protein structures in 3D and now, in cooperation with a company called Virtalis, his vision has become a reality. The new system allows researchers to enlarge the visual of a protein to room-size, so they can examine it from all angles, to...

Science Nation - Super Stars

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Who are the biggest super stars in the universe? For Adam Burrows, an astrophysics professor at Princeton University, it's not who, but "what," and they are far from Hollywood, or even earth, for that matter. Burrows would tell you biggest super stars are the stars that die in a massive explosion called a "supernova." With support from the National Science Foundation, Burrows investigates supernovae and he has recently created 3D computer simulations showing the actual moment of a star's...

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...

Live Cell Imaging, Perkins Elmer Spinning Disk Microscope

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Live cell imaging on Perkins Elmer Spinning Disk Microscope at Doheny Eye Institute

Science Nation - There Are No Limits in This "Universe Quest"

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They moved from classroom to observatory to beach, learning about astronomy, video games and digital photography.

Twenty-one sixth- through tenth-grade girls from the San Francisco Bay area spent a week at "Universe Quest" Summer Academy, a camp promoting scientific exploration. Some of the girls have always been hooked on math and science, but for others, it's a brand new adventure.

Determining the Determined State : The Sizing of Size From Aside

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Science makes an unequal work of man/nature and man-as-nature/mature. It is postulated that legal/sociological rather than scientific interpetation, in determining the equalities and natural freedoms of individuals, have the greatest capability to steer towards logically valid and coherent world views in a modern setting where determined states of science theory are difficult to contend with for ethical judgement in light of unresolved paradox and a vast darkness in understanding of...

ASM at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (MWV60)

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The American Society for Microbiology at the USA Science and Engineering Festival 2012 in Washington, D.C. Learn what kids have to say about the science and microbiology and the various educational resources ASM offers to students, teachers and parents alike. Filmed on April 27-28, 2012 at the USA Science and Engineering Festival inWashington, D.C. Special thanks: ASM Volunteers David J. Westernberg, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology Neil Baker, Ph.D., Ohio State...

Huge Scientific Breakthrough

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Einstein's Answer Finally Unveiled.