Diatom-like nanostructures created using base-pairing properties of DNA
A team of researchers designed a range of diatom-like nanostructures, using base-pairing properties of DNA to construct tiny structures that accumulated a silica outer skeleton similar to shell-building organisms known as diatoms. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grant DMR ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Illustration of metalens designed for compact depth-sensing
An illustration of a metalens, designed for compact depth sensing which consists of subwavelength-spaced square nanopillars. By alternating two different nanopillar patterns, visualized here in red and blue, this metalens forms two images at the same time that mimic the images captured by the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

A selection of nanostructures built using DNA origami
, alongside naturally occurring diatoms--single-celled organisms that come in many beautiful and elaborate forms. A scale shows the sizes of the nanostructures and diatoms. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grant DMR ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Illustration of a bend in bilayer graphene
. [Research supported by a National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center grant (DMR 1720633).] To learn more about this research, see the University of Illinois news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Your brain's got a kind of built-in GPS, and researchers are looking at it from a new direction.
How does your brain imagine different futures to inform various kinds of everyday decisions, while keeping track of reality at the same time? And what's that got to do with your neural GPS system?This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Global directional sign at Palmer Station
The global directional sign at Palmer Station. A fiery sunset glows behind Marr Piedmont Glacier. (Date image taken: June 10, 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 12, 2020)This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Palmer Station personnel navigating icebergs
Palmer Station personnel navigate the local icebergs in a small boat. (Date image taken: July 6, 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 13, 2020)This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Foam with bubbles created in microfluidic device
Illustration showing the mechanism by which foam with bubbles in two distinct sizes is created in a microfluidic device. [Research supported by the National Science Foundation.] Learn more about this research in the Rice University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Small icebergs and pancake ice near Palmer Station
in Antarctica. (Date image taken: July 6, 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 12, 2020)This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Ten research and process " big ideas " that are driving important aspects of NSF's long-term research.
Ten research and process "big ideas" that are driving important aspects of NSF's long-term research agenda, push forward the frontiers of U.S. science and engineering research, and lead to new discoveries and innovations.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Just when you thought robots couldn't get any cooler, researchers have created a robotic hand that c
One of the hurdles for making enduring, adaptable and agile robots is managing the robots' internal temperature. "Sweating" could let high-powered robots operate for long periods of time without overheating.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

What's the chance there will be an earthquake today?
Earthquakes are a lot more common than you probably think. A whole lot more. Find out the startling facts!This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Why is Earth's crust often mistaken for the tectonic plates?
(Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Lesser bird-of-paradise during courtship dance
A lesser bird-of-paradise during a courtship dance. [Research supported in part by a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship in biology (grant DBI 1523895).] Learn more about this research in the NSF News from the Field story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - February 1, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

See what can happen when bear, moose and other wildlife encounter sites where delicate seismic...
See what can happen when bear, moose and other wildlife encounter sites where delicate seismic instruments have been installed.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Wilson's bird-of-paradise
(Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

New clues about a worm that makes its own spare parts, and what that could mean for us.
There's a worm with a mighty unusual ability: it can regrow body parts to fix nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. New research findings about this creature with regenerative prowess could aid human tissue engineering methods.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

A documentary highlighting programs for students at tribal colleges.
“TCUP: A STEM Workforce for the Future” highlights programs leading to workforce development and entrepreneurship training for students at America's tribal colleges, as well as the related economic development implications for the tribes. Viewers will gain an understanding of where and why the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

In this week ’ s episode, we examine how dry lakebeds become dustpans, explore digital storytelling.
In this week’s episode, we examine how dry lakebeds become dustpans, explore digital storytelling for better recall, and finally, we examine watermelon genomes. Check it out!This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Translating math and science textbooks into Braille ...
Math and science Braille textbooks are expensive and require enormous effort to produce. Now a team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in Braille that will ensure production of the books will become easy, inexpensive and widespread.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

' U' shaped nanowire device crosses membrane barrier of neuron
A new technique speeds the creation of nanowire devices, boosting research into what’s happening inside cells. Here, a "U" shaped nanowire device crosses the membrane barrier of a neuron in order to record intracellular chatter. [Siheng Sean You, a co-author on a published study on this research ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Alvin makes its 5,000th dive
On Nov. 25, 2018, the deep-sea submersible Alvin reached another milestone in its long career when the sub made its 5,000th dive during an expedition to the Guaymas Basin. Alvin is supported by the National Science Foundation. To learn more about this research, see the Woods Hole news story ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Alvin awaits another dive
The deep-sea submersible Alvin, which was used to collect samples for the largest-ever genomic sampling of Guaymas Basin sediments, awaits another dive. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DEB 1753661, OCE and OCE 1357238.] To learn more about this research, see the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Female Hyperolius ocellatus frog
A female Hyperolius ocellatus, a tropical frog species found in small swamps and forests. [Specimens will be part of the National Science Foundation-supported iDigBio project, funded under NSF grants DBI 1115210 and DBI 1547229.] To learn more about this research, see the UA ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Schouteden ’ s reed frog Hyperolius schoutedeni
The first record of Schouteden’s reed frog (Hyperolius schoutedeni) in Gabon or the Republic of Congo provided researchers with an opportunity to collect the first tissue sample from the species. [Specimens will be part of the National Science Foundation-supported iDigBio project, ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

New frog species Phrynobatrachus
A Phrynobatrachus, a new species of frog discovered near Lekety village in the Republic of Congo. [Specimens will be part of the National Science Foundation-supported iDigBio project, funded under NSF grants DBI 1115210 and DBI 1547229.] To learn more about this research, see the UA ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Lead-folding frog Afrixalus quadrivittatus
The lead-folding frog Afrixalus quadrivittatus is likely a "species complex," meaning several species fall under one name. [Specimens will be part of the National Science Foundation-supported iDigBio project, funded under NSF grants DBI 1115210 and DBI 1547229.] To learn more about ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Frog species Hyperolius phantasticus
The frog species Hyperolius phantasticus is found in Lekety, Republic of Congo. [Specimens will be part of the National Science Foundation-supported iDigBio project, funded under NSF grants DBI 1115210 and DBI 1547229.] To learn more about this research, see the UA Fairbanks news ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Frog species Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris
This unusual-looking female reed frog was thought to be a new species until its genetics revealed it is a widespread species called Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris. [Specimens will be part of the National Science Foundation-supported iDigBio project, funded under NSF grants DBI 1115210 and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Juvenile Hoplobatrachus occipitalis frog
A juvenile Hoplobatrachus occipitalis. This large frog is the only member of the family Dicroglossidae in Africa. Though only one species, it is known to live in 35 countries across Africa. [Specimens will be part of the National Science Foundation-supported iDigBio project, funded ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

View between rows of supercomputer Frontera's servers
(Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Network core switches on the Frontera supercomputer
One of six Mellanox InfiniBand network core switches on the Frontera supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which route communication between the server nodes. Each cable can transfer data at the bandwidth of 200 gigabytes per second, with 600 cables per core switch. [Frontera is ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Network interconnect cabling on Frontera's compute nodes
(Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

View of periodical cicada consumed by fungus
A periodical cicada -- part of Brood VIII that emerged in June 2019 in Pennsylvania, where this photo was taken -- infected by the fungus Massospora cicadina. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DBI 1349308, DEB 1638999, DEB 1441715, DEB 1441677, CHE 1608149 and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Handful of deceased cicadas infected with fungus
A handful of deceased periodical cicada -- part of Brood VIII that emerged in June 2019 in Pennsylvania, where this photo was taken -- infected by the fungus Massospora cicadina. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DBI 1349308, DEB 1638999, DEB 1441715, DEB ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Periodical cicada infected with fungus
A periodical cicada -- part of Brood VIII that emerged in June 2019 in Pennsylvania, where this photo was taken -- infected by the fungus Massospora cicadina. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DBI 1349308, DEB 1638999, DEB 1441715, DEB 1441677, CHE 1608149 and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Networked UAVs: Arming drones with Wi-Fi to support emergency response
With support from the National Science Foundation, electrical engineer Yan Wan and a team at the University of Texas at Arlington are developing a new generation of "networked" unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to bring long distance, broadband communications capability to first responders in the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

One-month-old muskox calves
in low arctic Greenland. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants OPP 1748052, OPP 1525636, OPP 1107381, OPP 0902125, OPP 0732168, OPP 0713994 and DEB 0124031.] Learn more about this research in the University of Washington news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Tiny mealworms may hold part of the solution to the world's giant plastics problem.
Not only are mealworms able to consume various forms of plastic, new research from Stanford shows they can eat Styrofoam containing a common toxic chemical additive and still be safely used as protein-rich feedstock for other animals.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Spider-like antennas of the Murchison Widefield Array
These spider-like antennas are just one small part of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope, which is spread over three miles in the remote outback of Western Australia. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grant AST 1613040.] Learn more about this research in the Brown ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Arctic fox pup on the tundra
An arctic fox pup on the tundra in Greenland. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants OPP 1748052, OPP 1525636, OPP 1107381, OPP 0902125, OPP 0732168, OPP 0713994 and DEB 0124031.] Learn more about this research in the University of Washington news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Adult female arctic fox
An adult female arctic fox on the tundra in Greenland. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants OPP 1748052, OPP 1525636, OPP 1107381, OPP 0902125, OPP 0732168, OPP 0713994 and DEB 0124031.] Learn more about this research in the University of Washington news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

One-month-old muskox calves with an adult female
in Low Arctic Greenland. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants OPP 1748052, OPP 1525636, OPP 1107381, OPP 0902125, OPP 0732168, OPP 0713994 and DEB 0124031.] Learn more about this research in the University of Washington ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Murchison Widefield Array antennas in Western Australia
These antennas in the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope, located in Western Australia, are grouped closely together and allow astronomers to search for the faintest signals in the universe. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grant AST 1613040.] Learn more about this ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Composite image of galaxy NGC 4631 -- the'Whale galaxy '
This composite image of the galaxy NGC 4631 -- the "Whale Galaxy" -- was made using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array and reveals hair-like filaments of the galaxy’s magnetic field protruding above and below the galaxy’s disk. [Research supported by National ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Comparison of jaws and teeth of < em > Allosaurus < /em > and < em > Majungasaurus < /em >
A comparison of the jaws and teeth of Allosaurus on the left and Majungasaurus on the right. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grant EAR 1525915.] Learn more about this research in the Adelphi University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Gentoo penguin leaping off ice flow into Mikkelsen Harbor
A gentoo penguin leaps off an ice flow into Mikkelsen Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants ANT 1443585 and ANT 1826712.] Learn more about this research in the Louisiana State University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Iceberg in Rosita Harbor, South Georgia Island
An iceberg in Rosita Harbor, South Georgia Island. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants ANT 1443585 and ANT 1826712.] Learn more about this research in the Louisiana State University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Crabeater seals on ice in Antarctic Peninsula
Crabeater seals rest on ice in Crystal Circle, Antarctic Peninsula. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants ANT 1443585 and ANT 1826712.] Learn more about this research in the Louisiana State University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video

Porpoising gentoo and chinstrap penguins
Gentoo and chinstrap penguins porpoising in waters around the Antarctic Peninsula. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants ANT 1443585 and ANT 1826712.] Learn more about this research in the Louisiana State University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - January 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: video