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Returning Home
Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
Researchers apply tech to traditional farming methods in order to feed Earth’s rising population. A company is creating a community microgrid that will change the way energy is bought and sold. We uncover a therapy that can help improve anxiety and PTSD among soldiers returning home from war. And we take a look at a pre-k program that’s engaging students with STEM.

Light Signals
REPEAT - Monday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m.
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.

Tokyo Robotics
REPEAT - Monday, April 3rd at 8:30 p.m.
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.

Past Episodes

Magnetic Position
With so many nail biting referee decisions in football what if there was a way to help pinpoint the ball? We see how researchers are developing electromagnetic footballs to identify exactly where the ball lands to help referee’s make their game calls. We sit down with Shawn Otto, the author of “The War on Science” and discuss the idea of belief verses science. We take a look at the new app, MyFin, that helps anyone manage and save money. And we take a look at some of the possible reasons behind why squids release ink.

Mushroom Hide
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.

Perfect Turf
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.

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.

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