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SciTech Now Episode 526

In this episode of SciTech Now, a GPS for your body that detect diseases; understanding how the brain processes information; a look at today’s hackers; and a group on a mission to beautify freeways in Texas.

SciTech Now Episode 521

In this episode of SciTech Now, studying brain patterns; the third space tourist; relationship between local plants and climate change; and the latest medical techniques to rescuing injured turtles.

Understanding Man’s Best Friend

You might have wondered what’s going on inside the mind of a canine. Neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University in Atlanta is training dogs to sit inside MRI scans to see what’s happening inside their brains.

Virtual Reality to Treat Pain

Virtual reality has opened the door for endless possibilities in treating medical conditions including pain management. Chief Medical Officer of Samsung electronics of America, Dr. David Rhew, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss virtual reality advancements in the medical profession.

The interplay between Religious Experiences and the Brain

As Humans – Hydration, Exercise, and clean eating are vital to our health and well-being. But what about religious practices like prayer and meditation? Dr. Andrew Newburg, Professor at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Studies the interplay between religious experiences and the brain.

SciTech Now Episode 438

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at the study detecting fake ID’s; Ainissa Ramirez discusses the engineering behind the ironing board; the interplay between religious experiences and the brain; and 3D printing for space.

A memory boosting brain implant

Today’s increasingly advanced technology has helped humans surpass their bodies normal limitations. Now scientists are testing an implant that could help improve memory–especially for those who suffer from cognitive disorders. Michael Kahana, Director of the University of Pennsylvania computational Memory Lab joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how memory works and how is it stored on […]

A wearable devices that reads brainwaves

In this segment, we learn about a new headset that is known as a brain-wearable device. This device reads brain waves in real time, providing feedback that enables the user to improve creativity, reduce stress and increase focus. It could be the next big leap in digital technology, with applications for gaming, the disabled, the […]

Finding the root of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease known to affect people’s memories and cognitive abilities. While there’s no cure, researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas are analyzing the disease and the role of our brain’s neurons.

Scitech Now Episode 423

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore the virtual world at the largest VR Entertainment center; a wearable device that guides the visually impaired; an online senior center creating a platform for socialization from the comfort of home; and a look at researchers in Texas, who are analyzing Alzheimer’s disease and the role of […]