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Perfect Turf
Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
We take a look at the science behind creating the perfect turf and how turf is impacting sports. Anthony Demelio of Heat Seek shares how the mobile app and sensors collect and graph temperature data helping tenants hold landlords accountable. A British researcher is challenging how we look at death and aging. And we see how students are working to improve access to people with a variety of disabilities though innovative technology solutions.

Mushroom Hide
Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
We chat with Philip Ross, the CTO of MycoWorks, a startup utilizing mycelium from fungus to create leather-like goods. Hari discovers the possibilities of metal 3D printing and what it entails. A professor at the University of Illinois answers the question, “what if we could improve photosynthesis?” And a woman engineer offers up some good advice.

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IssueVoter
We discover a wheelchair, created by a choreographer, that allows dancers with disabilities to move in new directions. Maria Yuan, found and CEO of IssueVoter, shares how her online platform uses tech to promote civic engagements. We go behind the scenes at a biotech company where spider DNA is used to alter silkworms to produce spider silk. And we look at the science behind making a great beer.

Computers
Join us as we take a look at the physics of snowboarding and how one company has made it their mission to make the most entertaining snowboard ever. Serial inventor, Michael Dubno, shares his thoughts on the Maker Movement, how he’s fueling his passion for gadgets and his goal to share that passion with students around the country. We chat with “Hidden Figures” author, Margot Lee Shetterly, about the untold story of the African American women who helped NASA win the space race. And Researchers in Yellow Stone National park are tracking grizzly bears

Amazing Pop-ups
We take a look at the science behind the mysterious fight or flight response of goosebumps. We look at the quest to understand our human genes and how and why indigenous and minority populations are underrepresented in gene research. A psychology professor encourages people to accept uncertainty. And we discover the great engineering feat that goes into creating the perfect popup book.

Pacidose
We take a look at a new and innovative product that helps parents administer medicine to babies. We sit down with Sharon Abreu, the executive director of Irthlingsz Art-Based Environmental Education, to discuss her new project, The Climate Monologues. We dive into the software that helps estimate the likelihood of a man-made earthquake. And we learn how fireflies synchronize their flashing light patterns.

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