SciTech Now Episode 411

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look at how one school is turning data into sound; engineering bird-friendly glass; a study that contributes to a healthy brain; and technology creating clean water and cool air.

SciTech Now Episode 331

In this episode of SciTech Now, one preschool class is reconnecting with the natural world in a nontraditional setting; using data to track illegal wildlife trade; robots walking in the shoes of humans; and author E.O Wilson’s recent book details his plan to help save the planet from extinction.

Building smarter cities

Steven Koonin, director of New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress, discusses the future of smart cities with Hari Sreenivasan.

What if a software program could detect emotions?

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that nearly ten percent of Americans seek therapy. But how exactly can one measure the effectiveness of these treatments? According to a group of scientists at the University of Washington, the answer lies in a new software program that uses advanced technology to analyze therapy sessions and to […]

SciTech Now Episode 232

In this episode of SciTech Now, how one company in Kansas City, Missouri, is bringing technology to the roadways; busting environmental myths and an answer to the  controversial question: paper or plastic?; teaching educators how to integrate new technologies into the classroom; and a unique collection of scientific and medical devices from decades past is […]

Technology hits the road

In our data driven worlds, developers are integrating tech into our infrastructure. One company in Kansas City, Missouri, is bringing data to the roadways.

Can we crowdsource scientific research?

Science may seem like a members-only club for experts and academics, but recent efforts are opening the field to anyone who’s interested. Darlene Cavalier, founder of the science research crowdsourcing site, joins us to discuss.

NYC neighborhoods go online

Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation in the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation in New York City, explains how geodomains are helping the city gather local data and information.

How is data changing the way we watch baseball?

After years of research and development, MLB Network premiered Statcast. This revolutionary new technology allows scouts and fans alike to track the game and players on a whole new level — and all in real time. MLB Advanced Media’s Chief Technology Officer Joseph Inzerillo joins us now to discuss how Statcast could change the way […]