A hot area in engineering is the idea of non-destructive evaluation—using sophisticated scanning techniques to examine an item without taking it apart or cutting it open. In this Science Update, you'll learn about how one researcher has adapted the technology for a rather tasty material.
In this Science Update, you can hear about how researchers make car parts out of biodegradable plastic using elephant grass as a filler.
In this Science Update, find out whether it's possible to take direct action to repair the holes in the ozone layer.
In this Science Update, hear how exchanging technology with some of the world's poorest countries is helping to build better wheelchairs.
This Science Update looks at the unexpected impact marine reserves have on their surroundings.
Listen to a musical illusion, which causes us to hear what isn't there, and find out what it tells us about the infant brain.
People who give blood generally do so out of a desire to help their fellow human beings. However, could donating blood provide any health benefits to the donor? This Science Update examines whether or not donating blood lowers your cholesterol.
Researcher look at how spiders have established a complex social structure.
This Science Update focuses on the cat's meow and how it is used to communicate its needs and wants.
Most people don't think of cavemen as being very sophisticated, but the discovery of prehistoric musical instruments might change that opinion.
In this Science Update, learn why fish don't get electrocuted when lightning strikes the water.
In this Science Update, find out why the need for reading glasses seems to be an inevitable part of growing older.