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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  
  • Birth of a Queen
    Wednesday, January 16
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Discover why researchers at the University of California-Riverside are studying the unique way bumblebees feed their future queens. Science evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez, explains how the telegraph is a precursor to Twitter. Scientist at Cornell University are using x-rays to figure out how grapes can survive New York winters and still produce tasty wines. And microbiologist, after many experiments, have developed a super drug to do what antibiotics cannot.
  • Living On Mars
    Monday, January 21
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Due to warming waters, scallops have struggled to exist in North Carolina’s bays and estuaries, but thanks to a new research study, scallops may have a new lease on life. We take a look at life on planet Mars and the future of colonization in space. Author, P.W. Singer, discusses the changes in technology and politics with the rising power of social media. And in an effort to save lives, firefighters in Syracuse, New York are utilizing the latest technology to fight fires.
  • Living On Mars
    Wednesday, January 23
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Due to warming waters, scallops have struggled to exist in North Carolina’s bays and estuaries, but thanks to a new research study, scallops may have a new lease on life. We take a look at life on planet Mars and the future of colonization in space. Author, P.W. Singer, discusses the changes in technology and politics with the rising power of social media. And in an effort to save lives, firefighters in Syracuse, New York are utilizing the latest technology to fight fires.
  • Right Hemisphere
    Monday, January 28
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Scientists are moving from the road to the skies designing and testing drones that can think for themselves. Self-proclaimed “ science evangelist,” Ainissa Ramirez, discusses the internet and its impact on the creative side of our brains. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Samsung partnered with NASA, to showcase STEM education and the important role space has in the future of our humanity. And researchers in North Carolina are searching for a solution to rainwater and its many pollutants.
  • Right Hemisphere
    Wednesday, January 30
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Scientists are moving from the road to the skies designing and testing drones that can think for themselves. Self-proclaimed “ science evangelist,” Ainissa Ramirez, discusses the internet and its impact on the creative side of our brains. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Samsung partnered with NASA, to showcase STEM education and the important role space has in the future of our humanity. And researchers in North Carolina are searching for a solution to rainwater and its many pollutants.
  • True Darkness
    Monday, February 4
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Don’t be afraid of the dark! We visit the Torry-House Alpen Glow Observatory in Torrey, Utah, which is one of the darkest areas of the world. Nakhil Gupta, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, joins us to discuss a new security measures for 3D printed parts. We discover what makes a planet a planet with planetary scientist, Phillip Metzger. And we see how the U.S. Forest service is working to restore a devastated North Carolina forest.
  • True Darkness
    Wednesday, February 6
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Don’t be afraid of the dark! We visit the Torry-House Alpen Glow Observatory in Torrey, Utah, which is one of the darkest areas of the world. Nakhil Gupta, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, joins us to discuss a new security measures for 3D printed parts. We discover what makes a planet a planet with planetary scientist, Phillip Metzger. And we see how the U.S. Forest service is working to restore a devastated North Carolina forest.
  • Hurricane Force
    Monday, February 11
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We take a look at a full force hurricane at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and how the complex interactions of air and sea create such extreme conditions. CEO of EVgo, Cathy Zoi, discusses the growing need for electric vehicle charging stations. And we see how researchers are working to save the American chestnut tree from an exotic fungus that entered this county over 100 years ago.
  • Hurricane Force
    Wednesday, February 13
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We take a look at a full force hurricane at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and how the complex interactions of air and sea create such extreme conditions. CEO of EVgo, Cathy Zoi, discusses the growing need for electric vehicle charging stations. And we see how researchers are working to save the American chestnut tree from an exotic fungus that entered this county over 100 years ago.
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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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  • Monday, February 25
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
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  • Birth of a Queen
    Monday, January 14
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Discover why researchers at the University of California-Riverside are studying the unique way bumblebees feed their future queens. Science evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez, explains how the telegraph is a precursor to Twitter. Scientist at Cornell University are using x-rays to figure out how grapes can survive New York winters and still produce tasty wines. And microbiologist, after many experiments, have developed a super drug to do what antibiotics cannot.
  • Earning Your Wings
    Wednesday, January 9
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Earning Your Wings
    Monday, January 7
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Snowball Effect
    Wednesday, January 2
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Snowball Effect
    Monday, December 31
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Slice of Life
    Wednesday, December 26
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Slice of Life
    Monday, December 24
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Next Internet
    Wednesday, December 19
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Next Internet
    Monday, December 17
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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
    Wednesday, December 12
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Password Doodle
    Monday, December 10
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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
    Wednesday, December 5
    11:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We take a look at an effort to save the vital ecosystems of coral reefs, as biologist at Georgia Aquarium who are 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.
  • Rescuing Coral Reefs
    Monday, December 3
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    We take a look at an effort to save the vital ecosystems of coral reefs, as biologist at Georgia Aquarium who are 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.