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Slap Shot Physics
Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

We visit the San Antonio School of Science and Technology where their students are engaging with projects that are impactful to their community through science. Professor Kartick Chandran, from Columbia University, shares how he and his colleagues are aiming to find ways to help us leave a friendlier chemical footprint on Earth by changing the way we deal with food waste, sewage, and even human remains. We sit down with Bill Nye the Science Guy and discuss his new documentary titled “Bill Nye: Science Guy.” And we discover just how good hockey players need to be at physics in order to make a game winning shot.

Roach ID
REPEAT - May 28, 2018
Did you know that the cockroaches we sometimes find make up less than one percent of all cockroach species? Join us as we go into the lab with roach researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey. We sit down with retired NASA astronaut and mechanical engineer professor, Michael Massimino, and discuss a program called Extreme Engineering. CEO and Medical illustrator of Embodied Labs shares how virtual reality is taking on the health care industry by storm. And a new generation of ethically and sustainably sourced guitars is explored.

Coffee Obsession
REPEAT - June 4, 2018
We take a look at the science behind brewing the perfect cup of coffee. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, shares what it is like to experience a total solar eclipse up close and personal. Professor Katrina Cornish of Ohio State University shares her research on how new food waste technology may have us seeing more colorful tires in the future. And one marine biologist is on a mission to scan every known fish species in the world.

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AI and Us
We take a look at an innovative program at the University of Texas Health School of Nursing that enables caregivers to experience the symptoms of dementia to better understand what patients are going through. Serial entrepreneur, Brian Hecht, discusses several tech companies that are making an effort to improve upon traditional natural disaster response efforts. We take a look at how artificial intelligence is helping the human race. And we join a group from Pennsylvania State University that is trying to build an autonomous system that can operate underwater.

Race to Space
Join us as we go inside a state-of-the-art ocean simulation lab that tests deep ocean technology. Tim Fernholz, a reporter for Quartz and author of Rocket Billionaires, sits down to discuss the future of space travel and the major players that are competing to make vital space accomplishments. We uncover the story of early 20th century working-class women who launched a groundbreaking battle that influenced that future of science and worker’s rights. And we travel to North Carolina to see if black bears and humans can co-exist.

Droplets of Disease
Bacteria and viruses hitch a ride inside droplets of all kinds-sneezes, raindrops, and toilet splatter. We join an applied mathematician as she records and measures where these types of drops disperse in order to better understand how diseases spread. Psychology professor, Dale Cohen, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is looking for the answers as to how people make moral decisions. And tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease and one of the top ten causes of death in the world. Take a look as scientists in Texas are working towards a tuberculosis vaccine and hopefully, someday, a cure.

Finding a Way
Join us as we explore the largest VR entertainment center in the Western hemisphere and see how visitors are exploring an entirely different reality. CEO and co-founder of WearWorks, Keith Kirkland, shares a new device that communicates with the visually impaired through touch. Discover an online Senior Center creating a platform for socialization from the comfort of home. And a look into Alzheimer’s disease and why researchers are analyzing the role of brain neurons have upon the disease.

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