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Dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago, however, paleontologists at the University of Colorado Boulder are learning more about them by digging into their fossilized poop. A Texas high school is working to become a super school by rethinking the typical academic experience. And we take a look at a device that monitors different signals that the body generates.
As the popularity of drones grows, safety precautions are becoming more important and one company is looking at how to monitor drone usage. We discuss NASA’s New Horizons probe and its unprecedented mission. We take a look at how citizen science is helping the study of Sand Tiger Sharks off the east coast of the U.S. And we visit Firefly Aerospace, a startup in Texas, that’s working to send small launch vehicles to space.
Discover how modern virtual reality technology is preserving the past. Students in New York are among the first in the country to study police body camera footage in the classroom. A research lab at the University of Texas has the potential to revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. And a biometrics lab is looking into why ACL knee injuries are so high among teen girl athletes and how to help these athletes prevent injuries.
We visit with researchers in San Antonio, Texas who are using advanced technology to create a robot that is programmed to work alongside humans. We discuss the real possibility of cloaking and invisibility devices becoming a reality with the use of meta materials. Astronaut and space advocate, Buzz Aldrin, opens up about his famous Apollo 11 mission and shares lessons from his new book. And have you ever wondered how science fiction writers sometimes wind up predicting the future? Writer Ben Bova tells us how science fiction sometimes becomes a reality.
Cybercrime is one of the world’s fastest growing treats and experts from education, government, and cooperate sectors are coming together to discuss the training and skills needed for cybersecurity jobs. We take a look at a mouthwash used to combat oral cancer. And we discover the future of spinal taps.
Innocent looking enough, the box jellyfish is actually one of the most dangerous sea creatures. We go in depth to hear one researcher's story of being stung by box jellyfish and where this experience led her. Ever choke under pressure? We uncover how you can survive and thrive under pressure. We take a look at the ultracold world. And we observe innovative projects by Texas engineering students that could change the world.
We look at the convergence of language arts and digital design as elementary students learn how to tell stories and build video games. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, sits down to discuss a NASA robot on Mars whose days are numbered. Discover how 3D printing is changing the production landscape for prosthetics and other medical devices. And we take a look at the world’s first theme park where special needs children have a chance to interact with video and educational games.