These stretchy skins help robots move across rough surfaces, and potentially promote exploration and environmental monitoring.
Teenagers are often thought of as reckless risk-takers. Nature Video asks a neuroscientist and a group of adolescents what's really behind risky behaviour.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on February 21, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.
Curling at the highest level requires careful calculations and a little finesse with physics.
In the race for survival, predators can achieve impressive strengths and speeds—but research reveals that when it comes to strategy, their prey may have the upper hand.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 24, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
Researchers used autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles to survey the Havre volcano in the Pacific Ocean, leading to a new discovery about submarine volcano deposits.
Our editors recap some of the most notable science stories of 2017. Check out https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-top-10-science-stories-of-2017/
Become a dreidel “spinologist” and compete for the longest time of spin.
Don’t crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year’s Thanksgiving wishbone pull.
Using the CRISPR–Cas9 system, scientists can do much more than gene editing—they can boost gene transcription or use fluorescent proteins to paint and track a chromosome. In this Nature Video animation, several innovative uses for CRISPR are outlined and explained. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 31, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.
An isolated group of orangutans in Sumatra is the first new great ape species described since the 1920s, and could be the most critically endangered.
Squashing the competition at a giant pumpkin weigh-off requires patience, persistence—and a little bit of luck.
Astrophysicists searching for gravitational waves have finally learned what happens when you crash two neutron stars together--and it's very, very shiny.
Researchers train high-speed video on schooling fish to track the motion of each individual, revealing how information and decisions travel through the group."Lens of Time: Secrets of Schooling" was first published on bioGraphic ©2016 California Academy of Sciences
The tools we build to explore our deep oceans might one day explore ocean world across the solar system. A new observatory called ABISS that can transmit video and long-term chemical measurements at broadband speeds from the seafloor using a system of flashing lights instead of a traditional tether.
Glass and metal surfaces temporarily "blind" a bat by bouncing sound waves in the wrong direction, which sometimes results in a collision.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 7, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.
VR World is a virtual reality theme park that presents curated video games and 360-degree artistic cultural experiences in order to help the public overcome some of the barriers that have prevented mass adoption.
Experience a total solar eclipse on a Tennessee farm
The Cretaceous Period was a dangerous time for many animals, even for the “dinosaur equivalent of a tank.” Watch how researchers analyzed the pristine remains of a heavily armored nodosaur to discover this dino’s additional layer of defense.