SciTech Now Episode 201

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists determine the viability of plant life in space via an experiment aboard the International Space Station; Rod Breslau on the growing popularity of eSports; John Howell of the Univesity of Rochester on the science behind invisibility; and a New Jersey water treatment plant is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by turning waste into energy.

Space Station

Two of the key components to achieving long term space travel will be a renewable food source and a steady supply of oxygen, both of which can be created by plants. So the question is, can plants grow in space? Thanks to a recent experiment performed in the international space station, there may be an answer.