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Sci-Tech Now

Website: http://scitechnow.org/
Next Airing: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019 at 8:00 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:

  • 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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:41
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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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 25th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:00:40
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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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 2nd, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:41
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  • Clean Waters

    Senior Correspondent for space, science, and technology at Business Insider, Dave Mosher, discusses Dragonfly, a drone-like spacecraft that is going to travel to Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons. Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau gives a firsthand look at how clean water and new pipes are starting to resolve the Flint Water Crisis. Upswing, an online platform and virtual assistant, is addressing the struggles of first year and nontraditional students to help them on the path to graduation. And we look at the mind of the octopus to understand how different kinds of brains process information.

    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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  • Ghost Forests

    In 2019, the Periodic Table of Elements marked its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. Scientist, educator and host of Science Underground, Ainissa Ramirez, discusses the power of the periodic table and how modern chemist use it today. We take a look at Texas A& M’s indoor positioning system, the first of its kind, which provides a safer environment for students. The accelerated spread of ghost forests over the past decade has ecologist alarmed, eager to understand how they’re formed, and what effect they’ll have regionally and globally. And we take a look at the risks, rewards, and opportunities of a blue economy.

    Length: 00:26:40
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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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  • Life Saving Tech

    Science reporter, Dave Mosher, joins us to discuss China’s mission to the moon. There is more to a rose than just its beauty. An associate professor at the University of Texas is using the rose as inspiration for a new water filtration device. In the face of a growing mental health crisis among its youth, the state of Utah has created an app that gives students 24/7 help through chats and tip lines. And we find out what scientists are doing to learn more about mudslides and debris flow.

    Length: 00:26:40
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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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  • Zero Waste

    We sit down with the first woman dean of New York University’s Tandor School of Engineering. Rutgers University scientists, with the NASA funded ENIGMA Project, share scientific research about the search for life in the universe with young students. Researchers are trying to determine the biological mechanisms that enable the Fat Tailed Dwarf Lemur to hibernate for six months at a time. And we hear from a zero-waste advocate about what we can do to achieve a low to zero waste footprint.

    Length: 00:26:40
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