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Mighty Tiny Museums

8:00 PM on October 15th, 2018
11:30 PM on October 17th, 2018

MICRO, a company that produces tiny museums, is cramming small exhibits into boxes with the hope of integrating science and learning into people’s day-to-day lives. Scientist and author, Ainissa Ramirez explains the hidden life of magnets. David Rhew, chief medical officer of Samsung Electronics of America, discusses how virtual reality has opened a door of endless possibilities for treating medical conditions including pain management. And we take a look at the information NASA’s Juno spacecraft has gathered about Jupiter.

Laser Labels

8:00 PM on October 22nd, 2018
11:30 PM on October 24th, 2018

Take a look at the unique approach researchers from the University of Texas have developed to study Alzheimer’s in hopes of finding therapies that can slow its progression. We sit down with SwiftKey’s Senior Engineering Manager, Joe Osborne, and discuss how this technology is empowering people with disabilities. We see how a new material may help your phone battery last for days on just a single charge. And we visit North Carolina where the sweet potato industry has pioneered a unique method of labeling its potatoes. 

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Archaeologist and researchers from North Carolina have discovered new clues about the fate of the lost Roanoke colony using old maps and technology. Researchers are testing a new type of implant that has the potential to restore vision to the blind. Anindya Ghose, professor of information, operations and management sciences at New York University Stern School of Business shares what our devices reveal about us to potential marketers. And we go inside a shared workspace that is bringing art and science ideas to life.

Tiny Appetites

Professor David Hu is conducting research to see how larva appetites can combat our planet’s waste issues. We take a look at the courtroom of the future that’s outfitted with the latest technology making it possible to observe evidence faster and more easily. Discover how photosynthesis is being used to harvest clean energy. And with the help of virtual reality, visitors can experience the legendary siege of the Alamo like never before.

Fighting Ebola

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Greensboro are working on innovative way to safeguard honey bees from colony collapse disorder. Research Professor, Joaquim Goes, discusses the algae blooms that are taking over the Arabian sea. Co-host of True North, John Iadarola, discusses his journey to the Artic and how climate change is causing rapid change in the region. And we take a look at the race to find an Ebola vaccine.

Sacred Waters

We chat with hydrologist, Karletta Chief, who is a member of the Navajo Bitter Water Clan, about her work and how her personal relationship with those waterways influenced her pursuit of science. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, discusses the world’s most powerful rocket. We hear from Bill Nye, the star of a new documentary series that follows his fight for science as the solution to Earth’s problems. And we take a look into the challenge that zoo’s face in replicating the natural habitats of their animals from around the world. 

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