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Freelance journalist and author, Todd Zwillich, discusses John Houbolt, one of the least known figures on the Apollo 11 team, and how his discoveries propelled NASA to the moon. We take an in-depth look at spider silk and the webs they weave. Scientists developed a wristband that measures cells. And a tech startup in Texas hopes to end homelessness by 3D printing homes.
In this episode of SciTech Now, Professor Erich Jarvis discusses spoken language and what we can learn from about it from songbirds. We take a look at 3D mapping technology of the human eye. We join citizen scientists coming together to clean up Hawaii’s beaches. And high schoolers prepare for a spoken word performance on climate change.
We take a look at how scientists found a giant reservoir of water beneath the ocean floor. In Utah, Weber State University and Davis Tech are helping students gain experience working with advanced composites. A research team is working to replace the current method of skin cancer detection with a less invasive option. And the Local Environmental Observer Network in Alaska helps citizens share their knowledge, observations, and concerns about the environment.
We take a look at what’s ahead for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We discover what PFAs are, an acronym that stands for a family of chemicals, and why these chemicals are being detected in an increasing number of water systems. We take a look at bacteria art. And FrogWatch USA is helping citizen scientists understand the significance of frogs as an indicator species.
Ever wondered why Siri, Alexa, and other personal assistant devices speak with female voices? Sarach Myers West, a postdoctoral researcher at the AI Now Institute shares how there may be a built-in bias in artificial intelligent technology. We follow a community advocate who is working to help residents in Detroit get their water turned back on. We take a look at the national Race to 2026 program that is helping students get into the automotive industry. And we see how students in upstate New York are helping hikers and citizens better understand the seasons.
We look at what we know and don’t know about gravity with The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet author, Richard Panek. Cornell University is tackling the question of how to best develop crops that can grow and survive year-round. We discover the unique properties of squid eyes. And we see how students are learning the skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce with hands on technical experiences.
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.