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SciTech Now Episode 504

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore the Cephalopod Empire, battery technologies that are saving lives, how a microscope has revolutionized our view of cells, and germ zapping robots.

Scitech Now Episode 424

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore the power of the sneeze; a look at the factors that prompt your decision making; and why elderly patients are more prone to tuberculosis infection

The power of a sneeze

Bacteria and viruses hitch a ride inside droplets of all kinds—sneezes, raindrops, toilet splatter. By reviewing footage of different types of drops, an applied mathematician records and measures where they disperse in order to better understand how diseases spread.

Outsmarting antibiotic resistance

Since their introduction, antibiotics have been considered wonder drugs in the fight against germs. But with their overuse, germs have begun to fight back. Now, a Rutgers University microbiologist is working on a possible solution.