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Carolina Raptor Center

Birds of prey are usually seen from afar. But at the Carolina Raptor center in Huntersville, North Carolina visitors can be up close and engage with the birds in the natural world. Take a look.

SciTech Now Episode 518

In this episode of SciTech Now, a mysterious pattern called Universality; a high tech treatment treating movement disorders; and up close and personal with wildlife.  

Croatan Forest

Years of timber harvesting and urbanization has devastated this North Carolina Forest. Now the US forest service is working to restore the Forest Ecosystem by actually setting fire to the land.

SciTech Now Episode 515

In this episode of SciTech Now, finding true darkness; securing 3D printed products; the reclassification of Planets; and restoring the Forest’s ecosystem.

What Lies Beneath?

Rainwater containing pollutants, waste and motor oil are flowing into ponds across the country. As a result, thick algae grows at the bottom of these ponds creating environmental issues. In this segment, we visit some Researchers in North Carolina who are searching for a solution to this common problem.

Saving Scallops

Due to warming waters, Scallops have struggled to exist in North Carolina’s bays and estuaries. However, thanks to a new research study at the University of North Carolina, Scallops may have a new lease on life.

Laser Branded Potatoes

The North Carolina sweet potato industry has pioneered a unique method of labeling its potatoes. Instead of the unwanted stickers, typically found on produce at the grocery store, these potatoes are branded using a laser.

An Engine Fueled by Gravity

In Lenoir, North Carolina, young derby drivers are putting their petals to the metal in a series of races in which their only engine is gravity. The downhill run teaches physics, as well as engineering, to students in a fun and creative way.

Product fails

Breaking objects is part of the normal day to day operations at the materials test center in Greensborough North Carolina. We learn how these experts are breaking everyday items in an effort to save lives.

The fight against Zika

With the global spread of Zika, epidemiologists in North Carolina are tracking the evolution and geographic spread of the virus, from when it was first identified in 1947 to today.