How Touchscreens Work

How Touchscreens Work

Using a touchscreen to view these videos? Erin Brodwin of the City University of New York tells us how the touchscreen and the human body make the technology. More »

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

Ryder Diaz of the University of California, Santa Cruz, explains how California elephant seals are being exposed to mercury, a known nerve toxin. More »

How To Make a MicroNeedle

How To Make a MicroNeedle

The thistle, the painful callus disease, and the microneedle: How necessity mothers invention in a cash-poor biomedical startup. Paul Gabrielsen of the University of California, Santa Cruz, explains. More »

The Monty Hall Problem

The Monty Hall Problem

3 doors, 2 pirates, and 1 trunk of gold: How your choices explain quantum mechanics — and the science of information. Ajai Raj of the City University of New York describes how information affects your choices. More »

What is epigenetics?

What is epigenetics?

Guia Marie Del Prado of the City University of New York explores epigenetics — the control mechanism that tells genes when to play, and when to fold. More »

Peel and Stick Electronics

Peel and Stick Electronics

Thomas Sumner of the University of California, Santa Cruz explores the potential of flexible electronics. More »

All the Wild Horses

All the Wild Horses

Elizabeth Devitt of the University of California, Santa Cruz talks wild horses, birth control, and the shrinking West. What is the value of the Spanish mustang? Of a herd of wild horses? More »

Honey Bees, Almond Trees and Habitat

Honey Bees, Almond Trees and Habitat

Honeybees are not the only way to pollenate important crops: Native bees can also do the job. Danielle Venton of the University of California, Santa Cruz, describes a test in California’s vital almond crop. More »

How do muscles grow?

How do muscles grow?

Kevin Reilly of the City University of New York describes how muscles grow: The roles of genetics, metabolism, diet and exercise explained in terms of pasta and a (Toy Story) Woody action figure. More »