July 28, 2016
Ben Hylak creates robots of the future, ones that can help nurses provide care. His robots use artificial intelligence, include video chat capabilities, ask patients how they're feeling, and communicate data back to doctors.Ben participated in Broadcom MASTERS in 2011 and attends Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He recently started interning at SpaceX as an avionics engineer and was one of several Society alumni chosen to participate in the 2011 White House Science Fair.His interest in…
June 16, 2014
Tests of a “bionic pancreas” confirm that the wearable devices can maintain blood glucose levels without the need for finger pricks or insulin shots in patients with type 1 diabetes.
April 5, 2015
Science journalist Richard Francis delves into the genetic changes humans have caused in dogs, cats, pigs, horses, camels and more.
April 27, 2015
Fossils of a bizarre-looking dinosaur found in Chile are challenging ideas about how dinosaurs adapted to their environments.
August 5, 2014
A reanalysis of a skull scientists used to argue for the hobbit species Homo floresiensis suggests the woman was a modern human with features of Down syndrome.
June 30, 2016
"I think my research from STS is just as important, maybe more, today," said Marcian "Ted" Hoff.Ted, a Westinghouse STS 1954 finalist, spoke on a panel about the importance of basic research at the Society's first ever Alumni Conference on March 16 after the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), along with several other esteemed peers and former STS competitors."We need to research how to deal with carbon dioxide, how to synthesize fuels from it. And water desalination," Ted said.But the…
January 24, 2012
Antibodies from immunizations are halved among children with the highest exposure levels to common chemicals.
July 30, 2014
The deep ocean reveals a new record as an octopus mom broods the same clutch of eggs for almost 4.5 years.
November 1, 2015
In "On the Wing," a biomechanicist reviews how animals took to the air.
June 14, 2014
Kristie Macrakis takes readers on a tour of invisible ink’s history and the need to hide information, from the earliest empires to the Internet age.