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Polar Bear Data
Monday, Jan. 22nd, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24th, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

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.

Timekeeping Atoms
Monday, Jan. 29th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

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.

Drone World
Monday, Feb. 5th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

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.

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Red Rover
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California is getting ready to launch the next generation of rover with the hope of finding life on Mars. We get a look inside the lab and discover how this highly advanced rover ever will bring scientific data back from the surface of Mars. Director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, David Brumley, discusses how hacking shouldn’t be seen as good or bad, but as a necessary skill. We visit the Mote Marine Laboratory where scientists are studying the long-term effects of The Gulf’s oil spill on fish. And we explore the role physics plays on the sport of baseball.

Ice Shelf Melt
After being hunted off the mainland of New Zealand and almost to extinction, a new generation of the Earth’s rarest sea lion species is making a comeback and ranger, Jim Fyfe, is ensuring their safety. Scientist, author and self-proclaimed science evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez chats with us about women in the space industry. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, talks about the massive iceberg that recently broke free in Antarctica and what effect it may have on our world. And we see how a group of middle schoolers created video games to supplement after school learning.

Reaching Higher
A look at three female scientists as they share their experience working on India’s Mars Orbital Mission. We see how seniors are benefitting from virtual reality technology. And a girl’s club in Utah is engaging youth and engineering by building weather balloons to soar above the earth and retrieve data.

We take a look at the immense detail that goes into creating the acoustic architecture of a new North Carolina cathedral. An investigation into the technology that monitors pipeline leaks. See how Utah researchers are tracking American White Pelicans with solar backpacks. And we meet General Motors first female CEO.

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