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SciTech Now Episode 429

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore how a wearable device can read your brainwaves; a look at tires made from lettuce; how noise pollution disrupts wildlife ecosystems around the globe; and researchers at one university are observing how fish populations are impacted by pollution, development and erosion.

Tires made from lettuce

Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist. She’s the creator of a podcast series called Science Underground. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how rubber can be made from an unlikely source.

Science on the road to a more colorful tire

Carbon black is a material found in tires that makes the rubber stronger and gives tires their distinctive black color. But a new food waste technology may have you seeing more colorful tires in the future. Professor Katrina Cornish of The Ohio State University has been researching the use of tomato peels and egg shells […]