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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.

The topography of teeth

Ancient human teeth can tell us a lot. Hidden inside each set of teeth are clues about their owner’s behavior and ancestry as well as what really made up the paleo diet. Shara Bailey, Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University, reads the topography of teeth to better understand the origins and lineages of […]

Using data to track the illegal wildlife trade

Big data companies are analyzing it and scientists are mining it. And now Sunandan Chakraborty is part of a team at New York University that’s using data to track the illegal wildlife trade online. He joins Hari Sreenivasan.

Mapping the sounds of New York City

From construction workers drilling to sirens blazing, there is seemingly no escape from the cacophony of New York City streets. But now researchers from New York University and Ohio University are teaming up to curb these urban irritants with an initiative they’re calling “Sounds of New York City.” Lead Investigator Juan Pablo Bello joins Hari […]

SciTech Now Episode 330

In this episode of SciTech Now, detecting life on one of Jupiter’s moons as the presence of ice an oxygen has hypothesized extraterrestrial life; mapping the sounds of New York City; researcher Caren Cooper speaks about how ordinary people are changing the face of discovery; and a breakthrough discovery of the Aspirin of the future.

Pokemon Go and the future of augmented reality

After its launch, Pokemon Go swept the nation in popularity. Mark Skwarek, director of New York University’s Mobile Augmented Reality Lab joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the game put the spotlight on augmented reality, technology that superimposes virtual elements on top of thephysical world.