Beyond the classroom and into the future
From the 11.24.15 Issue
This video visually explains the Stark State College project's approach to broadening science, technology, engineering and math participation. Through addressing the root causes of the problem, a perpetual solution has been created that will impact the entire community.
The complexities of social behavior
From the 11.19.15 Issue
What goes into fruit fly courtship? It might seem like an odd question, but understanding its neural underpinnings--and studying the male-female interactions at the milliscale level--could help us better understand the complexities of social behavior.
SkyTEM aquifer mapping
From the 11.18.15 Issue
Ever wonder where your water comes from when you fill up a glass to quench your thirst? Chances are, it's from underground water sources called aquifers. Watch how geologists are using a new high-tech rig, towed by helicopter, to detect and map these underground water reserves.
College highschool aquaponic mentoring partnership
From the 11.10.15 Issue
In this video, Tulsa Community College students discuss researching, designing, building and maintaining aquaponic systems where fish and plants are grown symbiotically, and then establishing mentoring partnerships at the high school and junior high level.
Bob the drifter: How do we know where spilled oil will go?
From the 11.06.15 Issue
Bob the drifter is an animated representation of the custom-made, GPS-equipped surface drifters used by the Consortium for Advanced Research on the Transport of Hydrocarbon oil in the Environment during the 2012 experiment, Grand LAgrangian Deployment (GLAD).
Wheels: Connected vehicle research
From the 11.04.15 Issue
Change is coming quickly to road transportation decision support systems commonly called "connected vehicles." The use of vehicles to collect weather data offers an opportunity to revolutionize the weather enterprise by significantly increasing the density of weather observations near the surface and providing unique datasets for deriving and inferring road condition information.
Lessons from Teotihuacan: Clues from compound 18
From the 11.03.15 Issue
At his lab in Teotihuacan, Boston University assistant professor of archaeology David Carballo shows us bones and artifacts that he and his research assistants analyze to see what life was like for those living in Teotihuacan's outlying neighborhoods.