Dead Sea

The mysteries of the Dead Sea

The landlocked Dead Sea of the Middle East is Earth’s lowest spot on land. The current Dead Sea shoreline lies about 1,300 feet below sea level but it’s dropping at a rate of about 4 feet per year. Yael Kiro is Geochemist at Columbia University and is using layers of salt from the seabed to […]

SciTech Now Episode 341

In this episode of SciTech Now, from the PBS Documentary film Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield, we meet a veteran who is given new hope with a robotic arm; Yael Kiro, at Geochemist at Columbia University is studying the mysteries of the Dead Sea; unlocking the scientific secrets of a rare wood collection; and the […]