SciTech Now Episode 325

In this episode of SciTech Now, researchers apply tech to traditional farming methods in order to feed earths rising population; a company is creating a community microgrid that will change the way energy is bought and sold; a therapy that can help improve anxiety and PTSD among soldiers returning home from war; and a pre-k […]

A community microgrid

What if you could share energy with your neighbors during a power outage?  One company in Brooklyn, New York is working to create energy microgrids that would radically change the way energy is bought and sold. Scott Kessler, Director of Business Development at LO3 joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this.

Are tech companies designing for sustainability?

In many ways technological innovation has improved the way we communicate work eat and live but many products may hold even consequences when it comes to waste management,  overconsumption, and the environment. Sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu joins reporter Andrea Vasquez to discuss designing for the environment in many ways.

High schooler enters the renewable energy race

While corporations race to develop a new renewable energy source using corn plants, a young man in Aurora, Illinois may be ahead of them all. This segment on cellulosic ethanol production was produced in conjunction with The Ethanol Effect, an hour-long special from Detroit Public Television airing Fall 2016. For information on the documentary, visit: […]

Waste Energy

In the U.S., more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with the disposal and treatment of waste. However, Ridgewood, New Jersey’s department of public works has devised a plan to turn waste into energy that will help save the environment as well as save money for taxpayers.