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Could a blind fish help humans with sleep problems?

Could a blind fish help scientists learn more about human sleep patterns? Neuroscientist, Alex Keene, from Florida Atlantic University Institute joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss the blind Mexican catfish.

SciTech Now Episode 431

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore the challenges of drawing extinct animals like dinosaurs; fabric as wearable technology; how blind fish can help humans with sleep problems; and the digestive power of goats.

SciTech Now Episode 429

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore how a wearable device can read your brainwaves; a look at tires made from lettuce; how noise pollution disrupts wildlife ecosystems around the globe; and researchers at one university are observing how fish populations are impacted by pollution, development and erosion.

How are fish impacted by pollution?

What happens in a marsh at night? Researchers at the University of North Carolina are observing “what goes bump in the night” to determine how fish populations are impacted by pollution, development and erosion.

SciTechNow Episode 428

In this episode of SciTech Now we explore how science and technology can influence human performance; a look at how life on Mars is a possibility; a program that focuses on the intersection of computer and natural sciences; and NASA’s Eclipse Ballooning Project capturing the astronomical Solar Eclipse.

The long-term effects of oil spills on fish

More than 210 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the spring and summer of 2010 from the Deepwater Horizon oil well. In this segment we go inside the mote marine laboratory in Sarasota, Florida where scientists are studying the long-term effects of the oil spill on fish.

SciTech Now Episode 412

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look at NASA’s mission to find life on Mars; understanding cybersecurity; the Gulf’s oil spills effect on fish; and Newton’s Law of Motion on the baseball field.

Data reveals that long ago fish made the leap onto land

For many years scientists believed it was the development of limbs that led water dwelling creatures onto land. However, old fossil data may now reveal that it was in fact vision that prompted fish to make the leap onto land hundreds of millions of years ago. Malcolm MacIver, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering […]

SciTech Now Episode 339

In this episode of SciTech Now, taking farming to a whole new level; a look into fossil data reveals that vision prompted fish to make the leap onto land; cleaning up nuclear waste; and Science Reporter Dave Mosher tells us about his first space shuttle mission story.

A scientist’s mission to scan every known fish species

In a tiny island laboratory in the northwest corner of Washington, one marine biologist is on a mission to scan every known fish species in the world. Adam Summers, a fish expert at the University of Washington, is creating 3-D models of all known species of fish. He hopes to change the way that scientists […]