What if a tattoo could become an interactive piece of art that helped tell us something about our health? A group of researchers at the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, are developing tattoo inks infused with biosensors. Once on the skin, the ink changes color depending on different information—glucose, pH, and sodium.
Did you know that in the 1970s NASA attached a sort of extraterrestrial “greeting card” to its space crafts?
Traveling 1.74 billion miles over 5 years, NASA's Juno space probe entered Jupiter's polar orbit on July 5, 2016. Set to explore the Solar System's largest planet until 2018, the Juno probe will provide valuable information previously unavailable to scientists. Why study Jupiter? Being the largest planet in our Solar System, scientists believe it to be the cornerstone of planet formation.
On Saturday, April 22, thousands of people gathered to advocate for science.
Anyone who thinks that scientists can't be artists need look no further than Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards.
As the only federally funded American ship assigned to explore the ocean floor for the purposes of expanding knowledge, the Okeanos Explorer is currently researching the deep waters around American Samoa. With more than 95% of the world's ocean unexplored, researchers came back with some big discoveries after sending a rover to capture images from American Samoa's ocean floor.
Science is a constant source of wonder as it helps us better understand our world, our universe, and ourselves.
If you thought that all black was the same, think again.
The recently announced the winners of the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards are a fascinating celebration of the scientific world. For 20 years, the awards have recognized photographers who capture significant aspects of healthcare and biomedical science. The overall winner will be announced on March 15, 2017 at the Wellcome Trust in London. All winning images will then go on display in science centers and public galleries around the world.
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It’s no secret that women have played critical roles at NASA in helping to advance the United States space program.