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Tokyo Robotics
8:30 PM on July 18, 2016
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.

Exotic Tastes
8:30 PM on July 25, 2016
Have you ever wondered how effective therapy is? According to scientists at the University of Washington they can use an advanced new software to analyze therapy sessions and provide detailed feedback to practitioners. We discover how eating exotic species can help protect ecosystems. And we see how one university’s program is bridging the gap between a good idea and getting a product to market.

The Hive
8:30 PM on August 1, 2016
Explore the depths of the ocean with an underwater drone named Blackbeard. Blackbeard looks at oceanic conditions and studies the soundscape of the sea with the help of some high tech gadgets. Bots contribute to everything from chatrooms to Siri. Serial entrepreneur, Brian Hecht sits down and explains how bots contribute to our everyday lives. We learn about Menlo Park’s legendary inventor, Thomas Edison. And we discover a library that is more than just books.

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Edible Electronics
We go inside New York’s first Monthly Music Hackathon where engineers and musicians join forces to confront different themes and music genres. Researchers at Carnegie Melon University has developed a prototype for edible electronics - battery powered pills programmed to deliver medication when and where it’s needed within the body. The curator of orchids at the New York Botanical Garden shares how the plants manipulate insects into pollinating them. And we see how engineering students at the University of Central Florida are helping people with mobility loss with their new and innovative design for a wheelchair.

Drop the Beat
Explore a New York Historical Society exhibition that highlights the advancements in technology from early innovations at the 1964 World’s Fair to modern day tech. Christopher Emdin, a science educator at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College shares the many connections between STEM and hip hop. Exoplanets pioneer, Sara Seager, discusses the importance of not only charting exoplanets, but also naming them. And we take a look at the complicated physics behind removing dams.

Soft Tissue Printer
We check out P-Tech, a high school in New York that provides both an associate degree and crucial real-world tech experience upon graduation. With 3-D printing on the rise, many applications are emerging. Professor Adam Feinberg of Carnegie Mellon University is raising the bar by constructing soft tissue such as arteries with a consumer grade 3-D printer. Jump on the Atlantis space shuttle as we take a look back at it's 33 missions and the 30-year history of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. And we examine the attributes of what makes some animals cute and others not.

Blast from the Plaque
Being unfamiliar with medical terms can make a trip to the doctor a bit confusing for patients. Educators and doctors in Southern California are working on better patient/doctor communication by studying the importance of clear communication. We chat with Christina Warriner, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, about what dental plaque can tell us about our ancestors. Environmental consultant Jeffrey Morris shares some of the best ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. And we see how the SMART program is helping make health professions more diverse and equal.

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