Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
An L-shaped machine in Louisiana is hunting for some of the most powerful waves in existence: gravitational waves. This wave detector acts like a giant tape measure to capture bends in space and time.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Scientists are worried about how Britain's departure from the European Union would hurt the continent's mega-projects and its researchers. Scientific collaboration "should know no borders," says one.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Two individuals have been flown out of the South Pole in the dead of Antarctic winter. It's only the third such evacuation ever conducted.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A sick worker at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station must be evacuated by plane at the height of the Antarctic winter. The current temperature is -70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
For the second time in recent months, scientists say they have picked up distortions in space and time. The find suggests smaller-sized black holes may be more numerous than many scientists thought.
Friday, May 20, 2016
If it passes, the compromise bill would be the first update to the Toxic Substances Control Act in more than four decades. Supporters say it gives the EPA more power to ensure chemical safety.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Researchers have created tiny robots that can perch on surfaces, which could someday make them useful for communications and surveillance.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
In India, there is money to be made fighting air pollution. NPR examines one product geared towards the bad air: a negative ion necklace.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Following a string of safety lapses, the National Institutes of Health is making changes at its Clinical Center, the world's largest research hospital.
Friday, May 06, 2016
Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is offline, following a run-in with a small mammal that munched on a power cord.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Brain maps constructed by MRI show that language meaning is distributed throughout the brain's outer layer. And it turns out that different people organize language in similar ways.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The theoretical physicist is part of a team that wants to send postage-stamp-size probes to our closest star system, Alpha Centauri. But can they get the proper permits?
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Internet Billionaire Yuri Milner on Tuesday announced plans to travel to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. A trip would take thousands of years with existing technology.
Friday, April 08, 2016
SpaceX successfully launched a rocket to resupply the International Space Station and landed the rocket on a drone ship at sea on Friday.
Monday, March 21, 2016
North Korea's bombastic propaganda and unpredictable leadership have made it a topic of frequent parody. But experts say it's time to take the nation's nuclear capabilities more seriously.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Five years after meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, progress has been made, but there's still plenty to do.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
On Wednesday in South Korea, a Google AI program will take on a top-level player in the ancient game of Go. Here's what you need to know.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko spent most of a year on the International Space Station. Their landing brings an epic mission to an end.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
"I have taken a lot of pictures because I've been up here for a long time," NASA astronaut Scott Kelly said during
a recent press conference from the International Space Station. "I've definitely taken some good ones and some memorable ones."
When he returns to Earth on Tuesday evening, ...