Germ Zapping Robots

Hospitals across the nation are challenged with maintaining a bacteria free environment for patients. Now at one hospital in New Jersey, a robot named Jimmy is making sanitization easier.

SciTech Now Episode 217

In this episode, shark skin could be the key to combating the spread of harmful bacteria inside hospitals; an innovative device allows you to virtually connect with your dog; researchers find a connection between a child’s socioeconomic status and the surface area of the brain; and more.

The healing power of shark skin?

Recent outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria in several U.S. hospitals has experts looking for innovative solutions. One University of Florida professor thinks shark skin could offer hope.