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Nature's Classroom
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

See how one preschool is reconnecting with the natural world in a nontraditional setting. We discover how big data is being used to track illegal wildlife trade online. Engineers at the Amber Lab at CalTech are using data to help robots walk more like humans. And we sit down with author E.O. Wilson’s, whose recent book details his plan to help save the planet from extinction.

Roach ID
Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

Did you know that the cockroaches we sometimes find make up less than one percent of all cockroach species? Join us as we go into the lab with roach researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey. We sit down with retired NASA astronaut and mechanical engineer professor, Michael Massimino, and discuss a program called Extreme Engineering. CEO and Medical illustrator of Embodied Labs shares how virtual reality is taking on the health care industry by storm. And a new generation of ethically and sustainably sourced guitars is explored.

Coffee Obsession
Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

We take a look at the science behind brewing the perfect cup of coffee. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, shares what it is like to experience a total solar eclipse up close and personal. Professor Katrina Cornish of Ohio State University shares her research on how new food waste technology may have us seeing more colorful tires in the future. And one marine biologist is on a mission to scan every known fish species in the world.

Past Episodes

We take a look at the immense detail that goes into creating the acoustic architecture of a new North Carolina cathedral. An investigation into the technology that monitors pipeline leaks. See how Utah researchers are tracking American White Pelicans with solar backpacks. And we meet General Motors first female CEO.

Citizen Science
The presence of ice and oxygen on Europa, one of Jupiter’s four moons, has lead scientist to hypothesize that the moon could harbor extraterrestrial life. We go into the lab to see what scientist think Europa’s environment might be like. Investigator Juan Pablo Bello shares how and why he and his team are mapping the sounds of New York. Researcher Caren Cooper speaks about how ordinary people are changing the face of scientific discoveries. And a breakthrough discovery of the aspirin of the future.

Immortal Hydra
Many lucrative jobs now require coding skills and this has led to a push for schools to implement coding into their curriculum. We meet Hillary Lewandowski who discovered her love of coding upon entering college. We discover the impact of great design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. And we check in on an ongoing science experiment involving a freshwater animal that appears to be immortal.

Reaching Higher
A look at three female scientists as they share their experience working on India’s Mars Orbital Mission. We see how seniors are benefitting from virtual reality technology. And a girl’s club in Utah is engaging youth and engineering by building weather balloons to soar above the earth and retrieve data.

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