Artist Kate Nichols synthesizes silver nanoparticles and incorporates them into her unique and colorful macroscale pieces.
Post on Sep 15, 2010 by Jenny Oh
For our latest Science Hike, we visited Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley, California. This area is often referred to as the "Inland Coast." However, wishful thinking aside, the name Big Break has little to do with roaring surf.
Post on Aug 30, 2010 by Craig Rosa
Big Break Regional Shoreline is a part of the great 1,680-square-mile San Francisco/San Joaquin Delta. This "Inland Coast" is home to 70 species of birds, and provides valuable habitat for beavers, muskrats, and river otters.
Direct to consumer (DTC) genetic tests are taking a beating right now from the FDA. Part of the problem has to do with some snake oil salesmen contaminating the whole field. But part of it has to do with the data that is available right now and how it is presented.
Post on Aug 16, 2010 by Dr. Barry Starr
They just keep getting bigger and better-and curiouser. The next generation Mars rover-The Mars Science Laboratory, "Curiosity"-is well off the drawing board and into its gestation phase…no longer just the gleam in the eye of robotics engineers and Marsologists.
Post on Jul 30, 2010 by Ben Burress
In recent years, scientists have been playing around with more exotic forms of data storage. It turns out that some very specialized materials are not only like to be magnetically ordered, but are also naturally charged.
Post on Jul 29, 2010 by Christopher Smallwood
Why are we spending millions of dollars to bring back a river that stopped running a long time ago?
Post on Jul 20, 2010 by Jon Fromer