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SciTech Now Episode 201

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists determine the viability of plant life in space via an experiment aboard the International Space Station; Rod Breslau on the growing popularity of eSports; John Howell of the Univesity of Rochester on the science behind invisibility; and a New Jersey water treatment plant is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by turning waste into energy.

John Howell on the science behind invisibility

Harry Potter and his invisibility cloak have thrilled readers and movie goers alike, but did you know that invisibility is rooted in hard science? Dr. John Howell, professor of quantum physics at University of Rochester and Director of the Center for Coherence and Quantum Optics, discusses the science behind the magic.