SciTech Now Episode 526

In this episode of SciTech Now, a GPS for your body that detect diseases; understanding how the brain processes information; a look at today’s hackers; and a group on a mission to beautify freeways in Texas.

SciTech Now Episode 437

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at the data behind our changing climate; Don Melnik discusses the extinction of thousands of animals and plant species; we visit the Liberty Science Center; and how GPS and tracking technology is being used on birds.

Fitbits for birds

If you have ever used a step counter or a heart rate sensor, you’ve used the same technology that biologists at Lenoir-Rhyne University are using to study Herons. We take a look at how the same GPS and tracking technology is being used on birds.

Tracking pelicans with solar power

In a new conservation effort, researchers in Utah are placing GPS transmitters on pelicans. The information they gather will be used to protect pelican ecosystems, but the first step in tracking a pelican with GPS  is to catch one.

What happens to America’s electronic waste?

The United States is the largest producer of electronic waste, generating nearly 8 billion tons a year. In this story from our environmental public media partner, EarthFix, we follow a team of investigators using GPS technology to track America’s waste trail.