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Self-Thinking Drones

Driver-less cars are already on the streets in some places. Now, Central New York, Scientist are moving from the roads to the skies designing and testing drones that can think for themselves.

Fighting Fires with Technology

In an effort to save lives, firefighters in Syracuse, New York are utilizing the latest technology to fight fires. Let’s take a look at how Engine One Company is testing new equipment like high-tech thermal imaging drones.

Multiple Use X-Rays

X-Ray’s used to be a tool for doctors only. Now Scientists at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York are using x-rays to figure out how grapes can survive New York winters and still produce tasty wines in the fall.  

Hard Cider

Yeast, air, carbon dioxide. All different chemical components in the process of hard apple cider making. In this segment, we take a behind the scenes look at how the Nine Pin Cidery in Albany, New York uses chemistry to brew cider.

The Most Efficient and Accessible Solar Cell Yet

In the past solar cells are a source of clean energy had not been cheap or easily accessible. But now André Taylor, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how major steps toward a low cost efficient solar cell can be mass produced.

Training Animal Behavior

Training wild animals to behave can be a challenging job for Zoo Keepers. We discover how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, guides animals to keep them safe and comfortable.

SciTech Now Episode 505

In this episode of SciTech Now, we look at how dogs are being trained to sit inside an MRI Scan; see how low cost efficient solar cells can be massed produced; the varying perceptions of Laurel Versus Yanny; and discover the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Habitat Replication

One challenge zoo’s often face is replicating the natural habitats of their animals from around the world. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York is using different innovative technologies to help their animals feel at home.

The scientific side effects of Superstorm Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy swept across much of the eastern seaboard it left massive damage. On Fire Island, New York, the storm left behind a breach or a land gap that threatened local communities. The National Park Service was left with a decision, close the gap or wait and see what happens. Five years later, we […]