Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Discovering Cool Pics & Podcasts

Sometimes you just want to see what the scientists are seeing. It seems to make their research come alive. People seem to be very curious about new ideas, discoveries and happenings in science.

What are they doing?
What are they seeing?
What are they discovering?
What are they planning in the future?

These questions and more can be answered if you sign up to receive updates from NSF, the National Science Foundation. Parents, teachers, and those who love science will all love this website. There are explanations in simple terms, and there are also the scientific research reports that delve into the science minutia of the research.

This podcast webpage is part of the National Science Foundation website where you can listen to science podcasts. There are also thousands of really fantastic images sent in from researchers all around Earth.

You can also download an rss feed.
clipped from www.nsf.gov
"Eye Screen" -- The Discovery Files
The Discovery Files
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The Discovery Files podcast is available through iTunes or you can add the RSS feed to your podcast receiver.

University of Washington engineers have for the first time, combined a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights.

Credit: NSF/Clear Channel Communications/Karson Productions
Audio Transcript:

I'm Bob Karson with the Discovery Files -- new advances in science and engineering from the National Science Foundation.

If the eyes are windows to the soul, the contact lens may become the TV screen.

Using a complex microfabrication technique, University of Washington researchers have come up with a way to imprint tiny circuit boards and LEDs directly on a flexible contact lens.

"The Discovery Files" covers projects funded by the government's National Science Foundation. Federally sponsored research -- brought to you, by you! Learn more at nsf.gov or on our podcast.

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