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Monday, Oct. 16th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

We take an in-depth look at Tuvan Throat singing with an ensemble demonstrating both their cultural heritage and vocal mastery. We discuss the promising scientific advancement in the use of artificial lungs with associate professor and biomedical engineer, Keith E. Cook, of Carnegie Mellon University. Meet Zena Carman, one of NASA’s newest astronauts, and discover what it takes to become a space explorer. And we see how conservation programs are faring in Oregon.

Like the Real Thing
Monday, Oct. 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

We go inside a lab that creates realistic synthetic humans and animals to help medical and veterinary students alike train. Biomedical engineer, Gilda Barabino, talks about diversity in STEM fields. We sit down with professor of science, Avi Loeb, and uncover some of the mysteries about the toughest animal on the planet: Tardigrades. And we visit a reptile club on a mission to educate people about the Timber Rattlesnakes.

Math vs. Cancer
Monday, Oct. 30th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

Take a look into the scientific side effect of Superstorm Sandy on Fire Island in New York. Co-Director of The American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project, William Powell, has developed a fungi resistant American Chestnut tree to restore its declining population. We go inside the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, where researchers are using mathematical modeling to help fight drug resistant cancers. And biologist Tony Wilson and his lab at Brooklyn College study the genetic links to seahorse pregnancy.

Past Episodes

Insect Flight
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s an insect! We go inside the lab at Pennsylvania State University where high-speed cameras are used to understand the mechanics of insect flight. Science author and self-proclaimed science evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez, explains how plants know which way is up. We take a look at the science behind yawning. And we visit a sustainable cemetery inside a nature preserve.

The Golden Angle
In the premiere episode of season 4 of SciTech Now we dive into a culinary quest to make 3D printed food a reality. We take an in-depth look at the evolution of the legendary New York City rat. Cornell University’s Professor of Astronomy, Martha Haynes, discusses the CCAT telescope that may lead to many new galactic discoveries. And we look at John Edmark’s sculptures that are both mesmerizing and mathematical using meticulously crafted platforms, patterns and layers.

Reaching Higher
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.

White-Nose Trouble
We go to Cahokia State Historic Site in Illinois where archaeologists are using modern technology to probe this historic city and reveal secrets about the ancient civilization. A team at Carnegie Mellon University is creating the next generation of wearable electronics. We discuss the most abundant photosynthetic organism on Earth, Prochlorococcus, a tiny plant like bacteria. And we take a look into the White-Nose Syndrome that’s hitting West Coast bat populations.

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