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Sci-Tech Now

Website: http://scitechnow.org/
Next Airing: Sat, Dec 14th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV

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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.

Episodes:

  • Paternity & Cataracts

    Author and professor, Nara Milanich, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the history of paternity science. In part two of our exploration of how technology is impacting education, we hear from the staff at an Austin, Texas school. And at Utah’s Hogle Zoo a 13-year-old female harbor seal named Nika undergoes cataract surgery to help improve her sight.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 14th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:40
    Usage rights: Expires 9/18/2023
  • Ev Techs

    We visit one of the first graduating classes of Tesla car technicians who are headed off to the workplace after an intense training course. We take a look at a new object management system that utilizes radio waves. In North Carolina, a regional acoustic bats survey is underway to identify bats, where they’re going, and how they’re doing in urban and rural environments. And we visit incubators spaces across New Jersey continuing to foster New Jersey’s spirit of invention, while also inspiring the next generation of inventors.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 16th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:40
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  • Sky & Sea

    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:40
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  • Preserving & Prevention

    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 30th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:40
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  • Amazing Tardigrades

    For parents in the U.S. who don’t speak English, their kids often become translators or so-called language brokers. A researcher in Texas is working to understand the effects that language brokering can have on child development. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, discusses robotic lunar exploration. Tardigrades are the most resilient creatures on the Earth; now researchers have identified the genes and proteins that make this resilience possible and hope they can be used to make life saving medicines. And we get a behind the scenes look at a national tech competition.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jan 6th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:40
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  • Emoji Status

    We explore the world of emojis and the organization tasked with deciding what is worthy of emoji status. We join scientist in San Diego, California, for their first planned use of autonomous drones to help study the Arctic’s underwater food web. Navajo hydrologist, Karletta Chief, investigates potential environmental and health impacts of a mine spill that contaminated a river vital to her community. And we see how refined monitoring techniques and new technologies are helping the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory prepare for the next algae season.

    Length: 00:26:40
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  • Female Dominate

    As more devices connect to the internet, our current 4G system is going to need an upgrade. We take a look at what’s ahead in the 5G future. Discover out how sustainable tree harvesting has revived the timber industry in Michigan. We get the details on University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College’s automotive and diesel programs. And we meet the unisexual Mole Salamander.

    Length: 00:26:41
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  • Invention Connection

    Director of Education and Human Resources at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Shirley Malcom, is helping lead the progress in diversity in STEM education and careers. We discover simplicity is the secret weapon for the non-profit organization, Little Inventors. We see how high school students in Texas are leading the way to develop a more efficient and sustainable waste management system. And we learn why one North Carolina company is trying to figure out how to sustainably raise Horseshoe crabs.

    Length: 00:26:41
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  • On Air

    We learn how using only the power of sunlight, a spacecraft called LightSail, is now circling the Earth. In San Diego, California, environmental groups are working to fix cross-boarder water pollution. We discover how a broadcast technology program at an Idaho high school is helping students develop new technical and professional skills. And one health care system in Texas is the first to use what is called RAPID Stroke technology to help with stroke response times.

    Length: 00:26:41
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  • Unlocking Fusion Energy

    Host of the podcast The Episodic Table of Elements, Thomas Appleton, discusses the periodic table of elements and the stories behind them. Students in California are working towards environmental sustainability. We see how the research done decades ago by oceanographer and surf forecasting pioneer, Walker Munk, is changing the lives of surfers today. And we visit a lab in New Jersey that may be close to unlocking the path to fusion energy.

    Length: 00:26:40
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  • Winds of Change

    Ready to get rid of all those plastic cards in your wallet and put them on your phone? Wall Street Journal reporter, Joanna Stern, took this technology for a test run and shares what could be coming next. We go inside one school in Austin, Texas to understand the role technology can play in education. The chemistry behind foods is discussed. And we discover how small turbines can be used by individual homeowners to generate their own electricity.

    Length: 00:26:41
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