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Sci-Tech Now

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. With anchor Hari Sreenivasan, we check out the hottest gadgets, meet the innovators creating the startups of tomorrow and map out the mysteries of the scientific world.

Sci-Tech Now  
  • Laser Labels
    Monday, October 22
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Take a look at the unique approach researchers from the University of Texas have developed to study Alzheimer’s in hopes of finding therapies that can slow its progression. We sit down with SwiftKey’ s Senior Engineering Manager, Joe Osborne, and discuss how this technology is empowering people with disabilities. We see how a new material may help your phone battery last for days on just a single charge. And we visit North Carolina where the sweet potato industry has pioneered a unique method of labeling its potatoes.
  • Laser Labels
    Wednesday, October 24
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Take a look at the unique approach researchers from the University of Texas have developed to study Alzheimer’s in hopes of finding therapies that can slow its progression. We sit down with SwiftKey’ s Senior Engineering Manager, Joe Osborne, and discuss how this technology is empowering people with disabilities. We see how a new material may help your phone battery last for days on just a single charge. And we visit North Carolina where the sweet potato industry has pioneered a unique method of labeling its potatoes.
  • Cell In 3-D
    Monday, October 29
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We visit the cephalopod empire in Massachusetts where a research lab is home to roughly three thousand cephalopods. We sit down with Esther Takeuchi, one of the world’s leading energy storage researchers and most successful women inventors in the United States, to discuss how new battery innovations and technologies are saving lives. We experience a new view of cells with the invention of a 3D microscope. And we visit a robot named Jimi that is making sanitization in hospitals easier.
  • Cell In 3-D
    Wednesday, October 31
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We visit the cephalopod empire in Massachusetts where a research lab is home to roughly three thousand cephalopods. We sit down with Esther Takeuchi, one of the world’s leading energy storage researchers and most successful women inventors in the United States, to discuss how new battery innovations and technologies are saving lives. We experience a new view of cells with the invention of a 3D microscope. And we visit a robot named Jimi that is making sanitization in hospitals easier.
  • Dog Thoughts
    Monday, November 5
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Ever wonder what’s going on inside your dog’s mind? Neuroscientist, Gregory Berns, is training dogs to sit inside MRI scans to what’s happening inside their brains. We take a look at a major step towards a low-cost, efficient solar cell that can be mass produced. Neurologist, Matthew Leonard, from the University of California discusses the varying perceptions of Laurel versus Yanny. And we discover how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, guides animals to keep them safe and comfortable.
  • Dog Thoughts
    Wednesday, November 7
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Ever wonder what’s going on inside your dog’s mind? Neuroscientist, Gregory Berns, is training dogs to sit inside MRI scans to what’s happening inside their brains. We take a look at a major step towards a low-cost, efficient solar cell that can be mass produced. Neurologist, Matthew Leonard, from the University of California discusses the varying perceptions of Laurel versus Yanny. And we discover how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, guides animals to keep them safe and comfortable.
  • Brain Imaging
    Monday, November 12
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We discover how with the help of glowing bacteria, the Bobtail Squid, camouflages itself against the starlit night sky. We take a look at the physical evidence of Earth’s climate swings. We go into the operating room to see how one surgeon utilizes 3D imaging and augmented reality. And we check out NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System and how it helps predict weather patterns.
  • Brain Imaging
    Wednesday, November 14
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We discover how with the help of glowing bacteria, the Bobtail Squid, camouflages itself against the starlit night sky. We take a look at the physical evidence of Earth’s climate swings. We go into the operating room to see how one surgeon utilizes 3D imaging and augmented reality. And we check out NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System and how it helps predict weather patterns.
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    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
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    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
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    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
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  • Mighty Tiny Museums
    Wednesday, October 17
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    MICRO, a company that produces tiny museums, is cramming small exhibits into boxes with the hope of integrating science and learning into people’s day-to-day lives. Scientist and author, Ainissa Ramirez explains the hidden life of magnets. David Rhew, chief medical officer of Samsung Electronics of America, discusses how virtual reality has opened a door of endless possibilities for treating medical conditions including pain management. And we take a look at the information NASA’s Juno spacecraft has gathered about Jupiter.
  • Mighty Tiny Museums
    Monday, October 15
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    MICRO, a company that produces tiny museums, is cramming small exhibits into boxes with the hope of integrating science and learning into people’s day-to-day lives. Scientist and author, Ainissa Ramirez explains the hidden life of magnets. David Rhew, chief medical officer of Samsung Electronics of America, discusses how virtual reality has opened a door of endless possibilities for treating medical conditions including pain management. And we take a look at the information NASA’s Juno spacecraft has gathered about Jupiter.
  • Ad Campaign
    Wednesday, October 10
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Archaeologist and researchers from North Carolina have discovered new clues about the fate of the lost Roanoke colony using old maps and technology. Researchers are testing a new type of implant that has the potential to restore vision to the blind. Anindya Ghose, professor of information, operations and management sciences at New York University Stern School of Business shares what our devices reveal about us to potential marketers. And we go inside a shared workspace that is bringing art and science ideas to life.
  • Ad Campaign
    Monday, October 8
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Archaeologist and researchers from North Carolina have discovered new clues about the fate of the lost Roanoke colony using old maps and technology. Researchers are testing a new type of implant that has the potential to restore vision to the blind. Anindya Ghose, professor of information, operations and management sciences at New York University Stern School of Business shares what our devices reveal about us to potential marketers. And we go inside a shared workspace that is bringing art and science ideas to life.
  • Tiny Appetites
    Wednesday, October 3
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Professor David Hu is conducting research to see how larva appetites can combat our planet’s waste issues. We take a look at the courtroom of the future that’s outfitted with the latest technology making it possible to observe evidence faster and more easily. Discover how photosynthesis is being used to harvest clean energy. And with the help of virtual reality, visitors can experience the legendary siege of the Alamo like never before.
  • Tiny Appetites
    Monday, October 1
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Professor David Hu is conducting research to see how larva appetites can combat our planet’s waste issues. We take a look at the courtroom of the future that’s outfitted with the latest technology making it possible to observe evidence faster and more easily. Discover how photosynthesis is being used to harvest clean energy. And with the help of virtual reality, visitors can experience the legendary siege of the Alamo like never before.
  • Fighting Ebola
    Wednesday, September 26
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Researchers at the University of North Carolina Greensboro are working on innovative way to safeguard honey bees from colony collapse disorder. Research Professor, Joaquim Goes, discusses the algae blooms that are taking over the Arabian sea. Co-host of True North, John Iadarola, discusses his journey to the Artic and how climate change is causing rapid change in the region. And we take a look at the race to find an Ebola vaccine.
  • Fighting Ebola
    Monday, September 24
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Researchers at the University of North Carolina Greensboro are working on innovative way to safeguard honey bees from colony collapse disorder. Research Professor, Joaquim Goes, discusses the algae blooms that are taking over the Arabian sea. Co-host of True North, John Iadarola, discusses his journey to the Artic and how climate change is causing rapid change in the region. And we take a look at the race to find an Ebola vaccine.
  • Sacred Waters
    Wednesday, September 19
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We chat with hydrologist, Karletta Chief, who is a member of the Navajo Bitter Water Clan, about her work and how her personal relationship with those waterways influenced her pursuit of science. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, discusses the world’s most powerful rocket. We hear from Bill Nye, the star of a new documentary series that follows his fight for science as the solution to Earth’s problems. And we take a look into the challenge that zoo’s face in replicating the natural habitats of their animals from around the world.
  • Sacred Waters
    Monday, September 17
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We chat with hydrologist, Karletta Chief, who is a member of the Navajo Bitter Water Clan, about her work and how her personal relationship with those waterways influenced her pursuit of science. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, discusses the world’s most powerful rocket. We hear from Bill Nye, the star of a new documentary series that follows his fight for science as the solution to Earth’s problems. And we take a look into the challenge that zoo’s face in replicating the natural habitats of their animals from around the world.
  • Spotting A Fake
    Wednesday, September 12
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We visit the Texas A&M University team studying the accuracy of detecting fake ID's in hopes to improve employee training for TSA and border patrol. Scientist, Ainissa Ramirez, discusses the engineering behind the ironing board. We take a look at the interplay between religious experiences and the brain. And we uncover how 3D printing technology is being applied to metal parts for aircrafts and rockets.
  • Spotting A Fake
    Monday, September 10
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We visit the Texas A&M University team studying the accuracy of detecting fake ID's in hopes to improve employee training for TSA and border patrol. Scientist, Ainissa Ramirez, discusses the engineering behind the ironing board. We take a look at the interplay between religious experiences and the brain. And we uncover how 3D printing technology is being applied to metal parts for aircrafts and rockets.
  • Climate & Extinction
    Wednesday, September 5
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Discover a variety of instruments used to survey the climate’s past and present. We discuss a new study that is re-evaluating the extinction of thousands of animal and plant species. We visit the largest planetarium in the western hemisphere where visitors can experience the cosmos in a whole new way. And we take a look at how Fitbit technology is helping students at Lenoir-Rhyne University track and monitor Blue Herons.
  • Climate & Extinction
    Monday, September 3
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Discover a variety of instruments used to survey the climate’s past and present. We discuss a new study that is re-evaluating the extinction of thousands of animal and plant species. We visit the largest planetarium in the western hemisphere where visitors can experience the cosmos in a whole new way. And we take a look at how Fitbit technology is helping students at Lenoir-Rhyne University track and monitor Blue Herons.