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Programming Success
Monday, Feb. 19th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

Howard Rosenbaum explains why whales are showing up in New York City waterways and how researchers are tracking the phenomenon in real time. We sit down and discuss what it takes to go on an artic exploration with Professor Robin Bell. We visit the Annual International RoboFest Competition where students have fun while learning the principles of STEM. And we see how the community of San Antonio is working to create solutions to climate change.

Secret Gardens
Monday, Feb. 26th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

Flooding and severe storms are one of the biggest worries for municipalities throughout the U.S. as they prepare for the effects of climate change. We head to Detroit to see the creative new ways the community is utilizing vacant lots to store rain water. Theodoros Zanos, head of the Neural Decoding and Data Analytics lab at the Center for Bio Electronic medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York, joins us to explain what Bio Electronic medicine is. Professor Jay Melosh discusses the city-sized lava tube that has been discovered on the moon and how it could impact the future of space exploration. And we take a look at a mobile app that is helping drivers find parking with ease.

Science & Toads
Monday, Mar. 5th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 7th, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

One community in Central New York is learning that even the most pristine of lakes can fall prey to the effects of climate change and the human footprint. Professor of Cognitive Science, Alexandra Horowitz, examines the world of dogs by studying the complexities of their noses. Scientists at the University of Texas in Austin are using detectors to explore the Mayan Pyramids in Belize. And we join Utah’s Hogle Zoo, citizen scientists, and Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources as they gather data on the health of Utah’s Boreal Toad population.

Past Episodes

Mystery Meal
In an effort to more thoroughly understand nematodes, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania created Wormotels, to study thousands of worms at a time. Scientist Jessica Glass of Yale University joins us to discuss The Explorers Club infamous 1951 dinner where woolly mammoth meat was reportedly served. We go inside a studio where students from two Universities in North Carolina are merging arts and engineering to create innovative products. And a company in Texas is working to perfect indoor navigation using the Earth’s electromagnetic field.

Drone World
We join a biochemist on a mission to discover the molecular basis for the Glow Worm’s bio-luminescence. Brian Hecht, serial entrepreneur and advisor to many startups and digital media teams, discusses the next generation of drone technology and its effect on the global community. We join researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as they test facial recognition technology to be a diagnostic tool to determine health risks. And we check out a new solar power facility in Florida.

Timekeeping Atoms
Lack of reliable internet access and high-tech learning tools can put low-income and rural students at a disadvantage. In order to bridge this divide, a superintendent at one of the poorest school districts in the nation created an initiative that provides students with internet and the tech tools they need. Ainissa Ramirez, author and self-proclaimed science evangelist, discusses how atoms keep time. We visit St. Petersburg College in Florida where students pursue the skills they need to land the latest jobs. And we see how an app is simplifying the process of auctioning cattle.

Polar Bear Data
We join wildlife biologist, Karyn Rode, out in the field tracking, tranquilizing and gathering data about polar bear populations and we learn what the data she collects reveals about how polar bears are adapting to the warming arctic. We go inside the Roskcamp Institute, a cutting edge medical institution seeking answers to debilitating and sometimes fatal conditions like Alzheimer’s. And we take a look at the science and technology that goes into creating the yellow first down line marker on televised football games.

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