The hunt for poachers isn’t easy. Illegal hunters aren’t often caught in the act when the crime scene is literally a vast wilderness and the victims can’t speak, wildlife crime investigators must use cutting edge techniques to put poachers and traffickers away. The environmental news team EarthFix brings us the story of a one-of-a-kind crime laboratory in southern Oregon. This story was produced by KCTS 9 for EarthFix, a public media partnership to explore environmental issues.
In this episode of SciTech Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Oregon is working to solve crimes in the wild with unique investigative processes; Hari Sreenivasan sits down with American Library Association President Sari Feldman on the state of libraries in the digital age; Steve Brown of Intel discusses the complexities of Moore’s Law; and the Financial Times reporter Tanya Powley brings us inside the engineering hub of the supersonic car that is gearing up to break the land speed record.