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Exploring the uncharted Amazon

Theodore Roosevelt was known to most as the 26th president, he was also an avid naturalist, who traveled the world pursuing the unfamiliar and the unexplored. In The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey author Candice Millard describes Roosevelt’s trip down an unmapped part of the Amazon River. She joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google […]

SciTech Now Episode 334

In this episode of SciTech Now, the PBS documentary Military Medicine Beyond The Battlefield takes a look at the unique engineering and research center in Pittsburgh with a mission to save and better lives; a new trend in robotics to create durable and malleable robots using soft materials; exploring the uncharted Amazon; and equipping students […]

Discovering 600 miles of of coral reef

Recently, a team of Brazilian and American scientists discovered over 600 miles of coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon River, calling into question the belief these reefs need clear water to thrive. Reporter Andrea Vasquez catches up with the expedition’s lead American scientist Patricia Yager.