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Toxic Living

8:00 PM on September 23rd, 2019
11:30 PM on September 25th, 2019

A Texas based startup is looking to leverage the same technology used in fighting cancer to help mitigate invasive Zebra Mussel infestations in bodies of water around the country. Scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez, discusses how scientist Albert Einstein is connected to our G.P.S. Systems. We take a look at the fight against pollution in Detroit, Michigan. And we visit a cybersecurity conference where students learn about the growth of information technology.

Life Saving Tech

8:00 PM on September 30th, 2019
11:30 PM on October 2nd, 2019

Science reporter, Dave Mosher, joins us to discuss China’s mission to the moon. There is more to a rose than just its beauty. An associate professor at the University of Texas is using the rose as inspiration for a new water filtration device. In the face of a growing mental health crisis among its youth, the state of Utah has created an app that gives students 24/7 help through chats and tip lines. And we find out what scientists are doing to learn more about mudslides and debris flow.

Ghost Forests

8:00 PM on October 7th, 2019
11:30 PM on October 9th, 2019

In 2019, the Periodic Table of Elements marked its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. Scientist, educator and host of Science Underground, Ainissa Ramirez, discusses the power of the periodic table and how modern chemist use it today. We take a look at Texas A&M’s indoor positioning system, the first of its kind, which provides a safer environment for students. The accelerated spread of ghost forests over the past decade has ecologist alarmed, eager to understand how they’re formed, and what effect they’ll have regionally and globally. And we take a look at the risks, rewards, and opportunities of a blue economy.

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EV Techs

We visit one of the first graduating classes of Tesla car technicians who are headed off to the workplace after an intense training course. We take a look at a new object management system that utilizes radio waves. In North Carolina, a regional acoustic bats survey is underway to identify bats, where they’re going, and how they’re doing in urban and rural environments. And we visit incubators spaces across New Jersey continuing to foster New Jersey’s spirit of invention, while also inspiring the next generation of inventors. 

Prosthetic Fine Art

We take a look at the air transportation workforce of tomorrow and the challenges it faces. We learn what it takes to master the job of a prosthetic specialist. And we look at how scientists are using robots to speed up the process of developing new pharmaceutical drugs. 

Flu Factory

We take a look at the work being done by the Girl Scouts and Raytheon to encourage young women to become future leaders in the STEM workforce. We hear from artist Naho Matsuda, who’s art installation “Every Thing Every Time,” transforms static data into tactile and thought-provoking art. We visit the world’s largest cell culture-based flu vaccine factory in North Carolina. And we see how students at Rice University are improving their engineering skills through a program that allows them to make their ideas a reality.

Like the Real Thing

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. 

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