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The Magic of Coding

8:00 PM on February 18th, 2019
11:30 PM on February 20th, 2019

We take a look at the science behind love and war of the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle. We discover how a solar power project is changing the lives of those devastated by hurricanes. We discuss a new STEM product called the Harry Potter Kano coding kit that is helping children learn to code while practicing magic. And we see how marine farmers are cultivating underwater vegetation. 


8:00 PM on February 25th, 2019
11:30 PM on February 27th, 2019

We discuss the intricate workings of universality, a mysterious pattern that somehow connects a bus system in Mexico and chicken eyes to quantum physics and number theory. We take a look at Deep Brain Stimulation, a high-tech treatment that allows neurosurgeons to treat tremors derived from movement disorders. And we visit a Carolina raptor center where visitors can be up close and engage with birds in the natural world.

Creating Hope

8:00 PM on March 4th, 2019
11:30 PM on March 6th, 2019

From the PBS Documentary Film Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield, we meet a veteran who is given new hope with a robotic arm. Geochemist of Columbia University, Yael Kiro, shares some of her findings on climate change while studying the Dead Sea. We take a look at a rare wood collection and the one professor who is dedicated to unlocking its scientific secrets. And we dive into the world of plants to see how they detect changes in light.

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Hurricane Force

We take a look at a full force hurricane at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and how the complex interactions of air and sea create such extreme conditions. CEO of EVgo, Cathy Zoi, discusses the growing need for electric vehicle charging stations. And we see how researchers are working to save the American chestnut tree from an exotic fungus that entered this county over 100 years ago.

True Darkness

Don’t be afraid of the dark! We visit the Torry-House Alpen Glow Observatory in Torrey, Utah, which is one of the darkest areas of the world. Nakhil Gupta, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, joins us to discuss a new security measures for 3D printed parts. We discover what makes a planet a planet with planetary scientist, Phillip Metzger. And we see how the U.S. Forest service is working to restore a devastated North Carolina forest.

Right Hemisphere

Scientists are moving from the road to the skies designing and testing drones that can think for themselves. Self-proclaimed “science evangelist,” Ainissa Ramirez, discusses the internet and its impact on the creative side of our brains. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Samsung partnered with NASA, to showcase STEM education and the important role space has in the future of our humanity. And researchers in North Carolina are searching for a solution to rainwater and its many pollutants.

Living on Mars

Due to warming waters, scallops have struggled to exist in North Carolina’s bays and estuaries, but thanks to a new research study, scallops may have a new lease on life. We take a look at life on planet Mars and the future of colonization in space. Author, P.W. Singer, discusses the changes in technology and politics with the rising power of social media. And in an effort to save lives, firefighters in Syracuse, New York are utilizing the latest technology to fight fires. 

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