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Reaching Higher
Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

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.

Immortal Hydra
Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

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.

Citizen Science
Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

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.

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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.

Cyborg Locusts
Join NPR’s Science reporter, Adam Cole, as he demonstrates how to find the speed of light with peeps and a microwave. We take a look at the experience design firm, Local Projects. We discover how climate change is impacting the Earth’s water cycle. And we visit a St. Louis lab that is engineering bomb-sniffing locusts.

Tokyo Robotics
We take a look at how farming companies today are using a carbon rich material to enhance soils or purify polluted waste water. Ainissa Ramirez, scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist, sits down with us and shares how Origami can save lives. Founder and CEO of Propel shares how his teams’ mobile app is improving the lives of low-income Americans. And we take a look at innovative robotic technology that is being developed in Tokyo.

Light Signals
Watch how scientists at the University of Texas are discovering ways to use 3D printed tissue in organ transplants. We sit down with interactive designer and nature enthusiast Joey Stein who shares his new invented device that is used to communicate with fireflies. Santa Clara University’s professor of philosophy, Shannon Vallor, discusses the ethical issues behind driverless cars. And we see how officials, scientists, and politicians are working together for fight the Zika virus in Florida.

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