human body

SciTech Now Episode 520

In this episode of SciTech Now, Tiny injectable devices fighting cancer; decoding NASA’s time capsule; Drones exploring the Antarctic; and tools to learn coding.

Hacking the human body

For centuries researchers have searched for ways to assist, rebuild and augment the human body. High-tech prosthetics, tissue regeneration and pharmaceutical engineering are just a few ways that scientists are pushing boundaries in the field of bioengineering. Adam Piore, author of The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human, joins Hari Sreenivasan.

SciTech Now Episode 221

In this episode, a high tech submarine allows for better underwater exploration; an average nose can sense 1,200 flavors; mysterious stains on St. Louis’ Gateway Arch prompt a tricky testing procedure; and the U.S. military is turning to microgrids to keep its power reliable and secure.

The power of the human nose

Scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez is calling for big changes in science education and just launched a new podcast series called Science Underground. Ramirez joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss one of her latest podcast episodes, “Taste With Your Nose.”