orchids

Orchids: Masters of deception

With their pungent aromas and vibrant blooms, orchids lure insects, green thumbs and romantics alike. In this Science Friday story, the curator of orchids at the New York Botanical Garden describes how the plants manipulate insects into pollinating them.

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.