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Slice of Life

8:00 PM on December 24th, 2018
11:30 PM on December 26th, 2018

A team at Pennsylvania State University is using 3D imaging, machine learning algorithm and the power of a laser to take farming to a whole new level. A look into fossil data that reveals that vision prompted fish to make the leap onto land hundreds of millions of years ago. We see how Oregon is planning to clean up Hanford’s nuclear waste. And an interview with Dave Mosher about his first space shuttle mission story.

Snowball Effect

8:00 PM on December 31st, 2018
11:30 PM on January 2nd, 2019

University of Washington researchers are out in the field studying the Green Crab, an invasive crab species that could cause major trouble for the West Coast. Polar Scientist, Marco Tedesco, shows us the difference a few degrees in temperature can change the world. We see how 3D printing is changing the face of medicine. And we visit a regional STEM competition in Florida where we meet students preparing to be the cutting-edge scientists of tomorrow.

Earning Your Wings

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

We take a look at how engineers are revolutionizing the appearance and function of robots with the use of silicone gels. We discover how biosensors could do everything from sustainable farming to bomb detection. Hopeful scientists research how Naked Mole Rats could hold important answers about the aging process and cancer. And a group of girls from Logan, Utah take to the skies as part of an effort to empower girls to become our nation’s next aviators.

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The Next Internet

We discover how researchers at the University of Utah are working to develop the next generation of internet by testing the capabilities of wireless technology. Serial entrepreneur and advisor, Brian Hecht, discusses the Holy Grail of online commerce. We see how healthcare industry is keeping up with health science innovations. And we take a look at a new design for bubble wrap created from composite metal foam. 

Password Doodle

We take a behind the scenes look at how the Nine Pin Cidery uses chemistry to brew cider. Researchers have developed a new method of password security that uses squiggly lines. We visit Pasco County where the schools have created an amazing new way of supporting STEM education. And discover how one organization is using advanced technology to improve the medical field. 

Rescuing Coral Reefs

We take a look at an effort to save the vital ecosystems of coral reefs, as biologist at Georgia Aquarium work on growing coral in labs. Ainissa Ramirez discusses how satellite cameras made by NASA became the cameras in our cell phones. Discover how a team of scientists are looking to plants and solar energy to make fast fashion more environmentally friendly. And we take a look at the science and technological techniques behind brewing the perfect beer. 

The Lives of Scientists

Human activity has encroached on the habitat of endangered songbirds in Tacoma, Washington. Now soldiers are working with conservation biologists to share their training site with the songbirds. New York Times columnist, Claudia Dreifus, is making science more accessible by giving readers a closer look into the lives of scientists. We take a look into the invertebrates as climate change indicators. And scientists at the Pennsylvania State University Center for Quantitative Imaging are examining bones to see what they reveal.

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