glowworms

What makes glowworms glow?

If you were to gaze upon a cave full of New Zealand glow worms, you may think you’re looking at a star-lit night sky. Using a small organ at the end of their bodies, these tiny gnat larvae illuminate surfaces of the caves and ravine walls they call home. In this segment, we meet biochemists […]

SciTech Now Episode 415

In this episode of SciTech Now, we discover the molecular basis for the glowworm’s bioluminescence; learn about the next generation of drones; using facial recognition technology as a diagnostic tool to determine health risk; and a new solar power facility in Tampa Bay.