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Animal Societies
Monday, Dec. 11th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

We visit the Turtleback Zoo, a long-term rehabilitation center for turtles, and discover how scientists are trying to help turtle species off the endangered species list before it’s too late. Dr. Solomon Chak shares a new study on the evolution of animal societies involving other animals besides bees and ants. Science filmmaker, Emily Driscoll, brings us the story of how a few scientists turned an accident into an opportunity for innovation. And we go inside a lab that is playing an important role in exploring opportunities in additive manufacturing.

Sonification
Monday, Dec. 18th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

Graphs, charts, and spreadsheets probably come to mind when thinking about research, but what about sound? Mark Ballora, professor of Music Technology at Penn State, is discovering the world of sonification and is turning data into sound. See how new type of glass is helping prevent millions of bird deaths by keeping birds from accidentally flying into glass buildings and windows. Early childhood is the most rapid and dynamic period of brain development. Medical researchers at the University of North Carolina are studying the factors that contribute to a healthy brain and early indicators of Autism. And we see how nanotechnology from one innovative company in Florida is fostering a more sustainable living.

PeliTrack
Monday, Dec. 25th, 2017 at 8:00 pm - REPEAT
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.

Past Episodes

Ice Shelf Melt
After being hunted off the mainland of New Zealand and almost to extinction, a new generation of the Earth’s rarest sea lion species is making a comeback and ranger, Jim Fyfe, is ensuring their safety. Scientist, author and self-proclaimed science evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez chats with us about women in the space industry. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, talks about the massive iceberg that recently broke free in Antarctica and what effect it may have on our world. And we see how a group of middle schoolers created video games to supplement after school learning.

Fooling Musk Oxen
Joel Berger, a wildlife conservation society scientist, uses unconventional research techniques to study Musk Oxen herds in Alaska. Founder of Biotech without Boarders, Ellen Jorgensen, shares an inside look into the do-it-yourself biotech community. Visit the Discovery Space Children’s Science Museum where children have the opportunity to try their hand in engineering. And we see how the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is monitoring and battling pollution.

Animal Free Leather
An unlikely scientific collaboration between medicine and geoscience is helping one doctor in treating veterans with respiratory problems. We sit down with co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, Andras Forgacs, to discuss how the company is growing animal free leather in a lab. We visit post-traumatic stress programs that are helping veterans and others recover from PTS and traumatic brain injuries. And we go to Wagner Texas high school, one of many STEM academies collaborating to bring science, technology, engineering, and math to the students of Texas.

Tooth Topography
Get an inside look at how the topography of teeth help scientists understand the origins and lineages of humans. Dave Mosher, Business Insider’s Tech and Science Correspondent, shares how a dwindling supply of plutonium threatens deep space exploration. We go to the Kootenai River where the Kootenai Tribe and U.S geological researchers are teaming up to help save the endangered White Sturgeon. And attend a contest where students from Pennsylvania State University see who can condense years of research into the best two-minute pitch.

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