How much carbon can exist on a planet to sustain life?
Two studies led by the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota looked at carbon in the early formation of our planet.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

View of M87 supermassive black hole in polarized light
This image shows the polarized view of the black hole in M87. The lines mark the orientation of polarization, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole released ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

The effects wildfires have on cloud formation and the intense storms that can develop from them.
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University investigated the effects wildfires have on cloud formation and the intense storms that can develop from them.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

How hummingbirds hum.
A team of engineers from Stanford University, Sorama and Eindhoven University of Technology measured for the first time, the precise origin of the sound generated by the hummingbird.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - April 1, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

A bandage to catch wound infections early enough to avoid drastic measures, such a amputation
University of Rhode Island researchers embedded nanosensors in the fibers of a bandage, creating a continuous, non-invasive way of detecting and monitoring wound infections. They're testing the technology to see if diagnoses infections at the early stage, resulting in fewer antibiotics and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Wolves reveal more about the spread of infectious diseases within social species
By modeling wolves in Yellowstone National Park, researchers have discovered that how a population is organized into social groups affects the spread of infectious diseases within the population. The findings may be applicable to any social species and could be useful in the protection of ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

NSF-funded neuroscientist Karen Konkoly gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the science of...
NSF-funded neuroscientist Karen Konkoly gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the science of achieving real-time dialogue with someone asleep and dreaming in this latest video from our Scientist Selfie series.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 19, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Damage to the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
, after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. The remains of the instrument platform are visible on the telescope’s dish. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Damage to the cable car shed
. The top of Tower 12 if visible in the foreground. for the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory, after the telescope’s collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Damage to the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
, after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. The remains of the Gregorian and azimuth arm are visible on the telescope’s dish. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Damage to the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observator
y, after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. The remains of the instrument platform are visible on the telescope’s dish. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Damage for the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
, after the telescope’s collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

The underside of the dish at the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Outside the damaged dish at the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

The underside of the dish at the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Damage to the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
, after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Damage to the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory
, after its collapse on Dec. 1, 2020. The remains of the instrument platform are visible on the telescope’s dish. Photo date: Dec. 8, 2020.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Pollinators, such as bees, play an important role in agriculture, but are under threat
A University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University study finds bees and other pollinators play an extremely important role in agriculture. One key finding is that the economic value of insect pollination totaled $34 billion in 2012, the most recent year for which data were available. At the same ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Breakthrough may ultimately lead to innovative ways of learning and problem-solving
By monitoring electrical signals from the sleeping participants' brain and eyes, researchers at Northwestern University, along with scientists in France, Germany and the Netherlands, have independently demonstrated two-way communication with people as they are lucidly dreaming during REM (rapid eye ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - March 4, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Soil bacteria Geobacter stands up to toxic cobalt.
Michigan State University researchers have shown that soil bacteria known as Geobacter are effective cobalt "miners," extracting the rare, toxic metal from rust without letting it penetrate their cells and kill them. Geobacter could form the basis of new biotechnology to reclaim and recycle cobalt ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Using physical therapy combined with a noninvasive method of stimulating nerve cells in the spinal..
Using physical therapy combined with a noninvasive method of stimulating nerve cells in the spinal cord, researchers from the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington helped six Seattle area participants regain some hand and arm mobility. That increased mobility lasted at least ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

New way to computationally look at viral escape helps identify possible targets for vaccines.
MIT researchers devised a new way to computationally look at viral escape, based on models that were originally developed to analyze language. Their model can predict which sections of viral surface proteins are more likely to mutate in a way that enables viral escape. It can also identify sections ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Scientists find an important key to making desalination more efficient
Producing clean water at a lower cost could be on the horizon after researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Penn State solved a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades. In partnership with DuPont Water Solutions, the researchers determined that desalination membranes ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

At the atomic scale, we are all made of the same things. Where did those atoms come from?
Iron, carbon, hydrogen — many of the elements that construct skyscrapers and cell phones are also the building blocks of people and puppies. At the atomic scale, we are all made of the same things. Where did those atoms come from? Every element was forged in the cosmos, from stars that collapse and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 4, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Device stimulates the endings of nerve responsible for regulating food intake
Texas A&M University researchers have developed a medical device that might help with weight loss while requiring a simpler operative procedure for implantation. The scientists say their centimeter-sized device provides the feeling of fullness by stimulating the endings of the vagus nerve with ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Microneedle patch
Engineers have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin, capture a biomarker of interest from interstitial fluid and allow clinicians to detect its presence due to its unprecedented sensitivity. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CBET ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 30, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm function
Using physical therapy combined with a noninvasive method of stimulating nerve cells in the spinal cord, University of Washington researchers helped six Seattle area participants regain some hand and arm mobility. That increased mobility lasted at least three to six months after treatment had ended.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

New engineering approach features camouflage that can be added to soft materials.
Rutgers University engineers have developed a 3D printable hydrogel, or smart gel, that senses light and changes shape as a result. The engineers incorporated a light-sensing nanomaterial in the hydrogel, turning it into an “artificial muscle” that contracts in response to changes in light. The ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Recovering from bleaching while still baking in hot waters is a game changer for corals
An international research team discovered that some corals managed to survive a globally unprecedented heatwave during the 2015-2016 El Niño. Heat stress from that El Niño triggered the third-ever global coral bleaching event, causing mass coral bleaching and mortality on reefs around the world. ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Jon Schlueter is regaining mobility in his hands and arms 13 years after a spinal cord injury...
Jon Schlueter is regaining mobility in his hands and arms 13 years after a spinal cord injury, with help from researchers at the NSF- supported Center of Neurotechnology at the University of Washington.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Being able to paint is a big deal for Jessie Owen, who suffered spinal cord injury 5 years ago.
With help from researchers at NSF-supported Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington, she is regaining mobility in her hands and arms.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Close-up of eye of mantis shrimp (Pseudosquillana richeri)
Close-up of eye of a female mantis shrimp (Pseudosquillana richeri). More about this Image Mantis shrimp, or stomatopods, are an ancient group of marine predators that are only distantly related to other more familiar crustaceans, such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters. Most occur ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

New packaging lights up another way to deliver medicine and vaccines inside the body
University of Minnesota researchers have created a polymer to deliver DNA and RNA-based therapies for diseases. For the first time in the industry, the researchers were able to see exactly how polymers interact with human cells when delivering medicines into the body. This discovery opens the door ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is compact and nimble, yet its large mirror and large field...
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a new kind of telescope. Currently under construction in Chile, it is being built to rapidly survey the night-time sky. Compact and nimble, the LSST will move quickly between images, yet its large mirror and large field of view—almost 10 square degrees ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

FIRST Program participants work on gardening project
Students participating in the FIRST (Female Involvement in Real Science and Technology) program work with their teacher on a gardening project at an elementary School in Oakland, California. More about this Image FIRST was established by the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 1, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

FIRST Program (Image 2)
Students participating in the FIRST (Female Involvement in Real Science and Technology) program work with their teacher on a gardening project at Fruitvale Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. FIRST was established by the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, with funds from the National ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Sure, your phone may be smart. But how about your earphones?
Some researchers at the University of Illinois believe earphones will be the next significant milestone in wearable devices, and that new hardware, software and apps will all run on this platform. The National Science Foundation-funded team is part of the Coordinated Science Laboratory's Systems ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Children search for microorganisms on leaves in Gatorville Outdoor Classroom
Fourth-graders at an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland, search for microorganisms on leaves they placed in a pond in the Gatorville Outdoor Classroom. The students and their teacher collaborated to build Gatorville with a small grant from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Their teacher ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

A student takes notes at Gatorville Outdoor Classroom
A student from an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland, takes notes on the types of creatures that inhabit the Gatorville Outdoor Classroom at the school. The students and their teacher, Kristi Cameron, collaborated to build Gatorville with a small grant from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Professor Michael Whiting examining a walking stick
Michael Whiting, Brigham Young University professor of integrative biology, examines a walking stick in his lab. More about this Image In January 2003, Michael Whiting, a Brigham Young University integrative biology professor, announced that he and colleague Taylor Maxwell had ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

FIRST program participant views the structure of a plant
A FIRST (Female Involvement in Real Science and Technology) program participant views the structure of a plant. More about this Image FIRST was established by the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California, with funds from the National Science Foundation. The program ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Gas bubbles form and collapse when a liquid is energized by ultrasound
. More about this Image When a gas bubble in a liquid is excited by ultrasonic acoustic waves, it can emit short flashes of light, suggesting extreme temperatures inside the bubble. These flashes of light are known ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

DESIGNING OUR FUTURE: A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION The promise and pitfalls...
DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION The promise and pitfalls of autonomous vehicles and how to achieve a safe and efficient autonomous future. This event was presented by the British Charge D'Affaires in partnership with the U.S. National Science Foundation and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Light shows the secret behind Bioglyphs paintings
With lights turned on, the secret behind "Bioglyphs" paintings is revealed: Petri dishes coated with agar support colonies of bioluminescent bacteria. This piece was created by Montana State University, Bozeman, School of Art student Angela Bowlds. More about this Image The ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Bioluminescent bacteria glow brightly in this " " Bioglyphs " " painting
Bioluminescent bacteria glow brightly in this "Bioglyphs" painting (approximately 7 by 6 feet), created in 2002 by Angela Bowlds, a student from Montana State University Bozeman School of Art. The painting was created as part "Bioglyphs", an exhibition of living ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

A false color image of sonoluminescence
. Gas bubbles, excited by ultrasound waves, emit flashes of light due to extreme temperatures inside the bubbles. More about this Image When a gas bubble in a liquid is excited by ultrasonic acoustic waves, it can emit short flashes of light, ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Mecopteran scorpion fly from Southern Sakhalin Island, Russia
A mecopteran scorpion fly from Southern Sakhalin Island, Russia. More about this image The International Sakhalin Island Project is an international collaboration of American, Russian and Japanese scientists to survey the plants, lichens, mosses, liverworts, fungi, insects, spiders, ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 24, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Alligator lizard (Gerrhonotus)
An alligator lizard, genus Gerrhonotus, from Southern Sakhalin Island, Russia. More about this image The International Sakhalin Island Project is an international collaboration of American, Russian and Japanese scientists to survey the plants, lichens, mosses, liverworts, ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Windows on the Universe
This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Clear evidence that the brain's ventral striatum kicks in during decision-making.
Neuroscientists at Emory University have provided clear visual evidence that the brain's ventral striatum kicks in during decision-making to weigh the costs vs. benefits of making a physical effort. What could be the ultimate impacts of what they've learned?This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video