electric eels

SciTech Now Episode 307

In this episode of SciTech Now, Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University studies the curious behaviors of electric eels; learn how lightbulbs can change our daily lives; Meet Dr. Aziz Sancar, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry; and engineers in Orlando, Florida, are using VR technology to give soldiers real-world training.

The curious behavior of electric eels

Electric eels zap fish and other underwater prey, but what would make them leap out of the water and shock a land animal like a horse? Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University is researching this curious behavior first described by a nineteenth century naturalist and explorer. Science Friday‚Äôs Luke Groskin goes inside the lab where Catania […]