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SciTech Now Episode 36

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at one school in Washington state pioneering the “flip classroom,” where lecturing is done at home, and problem solving is done in the classroom; we learn about a tenacious vine called the “air potato” posing difficult challenges to wildlife managers who are using small critters to fight back; Hari Sreenivasan sits down with the CEO of Spire, Peter Platzer, who is trying to revolutionize weather forecasting one satellite at a time; we meet the “visionaries” behind the startup One Drop who have developed an innovative new way to help people cope with diabetes and we sit down with Mark Siddall of the American Museum of Natural History who gives us an up-close look at some of the world’s most venomous creatures.

Peter Platzer talks about revolutionizing weather forecasting

The inaccuracy of weather reports on record breaking snowfalls and scorching heat has many questioning the reliability of data from outdated weather satellites. Across the globe, one man is using a constellation of cutting edge satellites to revolutionize the weather technology industry. Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire joins us now.