biltmore estate

SciTech Now Episode 225

We go behind the scenes at the famed (and sustainable) Biltmore Estate; Dr. Rudolph Tanzi discusses changing our gene activity; new technology is changing our communication capabilities; aircraft simulation is employed to encourage critical thinking among high school students; and the University of Washington School of Oceanography is expanding our knowledge of the ocean floor.

The Biltmore Estate, energy efficient?

It is the largest and perhaps most famous private residence in the nation. When it was completed back in the 1890s by the Vanderbilt family, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, incorporated the latest technology of the time. Today, the Vanderbilt family continues that legacy.