Santa Barbara, CA (Scicasts) — The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity, even though it's used in very small amounts.
Chicago, IL (Scicasts) — As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see, researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems.
Berkeley, CA (Scicasts) — Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armour that protects the wearer from harsh and ever-changing environmental conditions.
Corvallis, OR (Scicasts) — Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells - a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer cells after a tumour is removed.
Columbus, OH (Scicasts) — If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind.