A cathedral uses acoustic engineering to better their sound

Construction is underway in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the first new cathedral to be built in the United States in decades. From the building materials to the architectural design, engineers are using the latest acoustic technology to make sure both music and the spoken word resonate properly throughout this grand space.

Using AI to score a movie

A new tool for film composers uses artificial intelligence to create and customize unique, royalty-free soundtracks.

SciTech Now Episode 246

Part two of Science Friday’s Imaginary Companions series links imagination to creative problem solving; can learning about scientists’ struggles increase student interest in science?; using simple and innovative technologies, disabled scientists work to improve the wheelchair; physicist Robert Davies and the Fry Street Quartet use a multi-sensory approach to educating people about climate change.

SciTech Now Episode 239

In this episode of SciTech Now, a hackathon exploring the intersection of hip hop, technology and education; battery powered pills that deliver medication in the body when and where it’s needed; the fascinating manipulation techniques of the orchid flower; and an innovative new wheelchair for people with mobility loss.


First discovered in the 1920s, the Theremin is a unique electronic instrument that has been used to create dramatic movie sound effects, unusual orchestral music, and has also been used to help students understand the power of bioelectric magnetic fields. Reporter Maddie Orton brings us the story.