insects

A library full of bugs

Inside Gardner Hall at North Carolina State University sits a library full of millions of insects in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Collection manager Robert Blinn takes us inside the insect museum to explain why these specimens are so valuable.

SciTech Now Episode 430

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore a library full of millions of insects in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes; explore a method of 3D printing taking submarines to greater depths; the next generation of the space telescope; and a technological defense against earthquakes.

The mechanics of insect flight

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s an Insect. Take a look as a team at Pennsylvania State University uses high speed cameras and fluid dynamics to understand the mechanics of insect flight.

SciTech Now Episode 402

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into how scientists are using cameras to understand insect flight; the study of how plants know which way is up; the reason why yawning occurs; and a sustainable cemetery inside a nature preserve.

Orchids: Masters of deception

With their pungent aromas and vibrant blooms, orchids lure insects, green thumbs and romantics alike. In this Science Friday story, the curator of orchids at the New York Botanical Garden describes how the plants manipulate insects into pollinating them.

SciTech Now Episode 30

Episode thirty of SciTech Now brings you the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. Take a look inside of New York City’s exclusive Explorers Club with an expert from “Science Friday” film by Emily Driscoll.