Katherine Bourzac

All Stories by Katherine Bourzac

  1. A photo of a trees in a forest taken from the ground and looking up towards the sky.

    Ultrasound reveals trees’ drought-survival secrets

    Scientists used ultrasound sensors and electrical probes to reveal how drought affects the tissues of living trees.

  2. before and after daguerreotypes

    How a particle accelerator helped recover tarnished 19th century images

    Chemists used a synchrotron to peek beneath 150 years of grime on damaged daguerreotype images, revealing hidden portraits.