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SciTech Now Episode 512

In this episode of SciTech Now, discover the birth of Queen Bees; a look at the similarities between the telegraph and the tweet; the study of X-Rays; and searching for a super drug to combat superbugs.  

SciTech Now Episode 509

In this episode of SciTech Now, explore the chemistry of cider; how squiggly lines may replace passwords; a look at how one classroom is using VR googles and flight simulators for learning; and keeping up with the innovations of healthcare.

Weather Pattern Predictions

Deep in space, eight satellites orbit the Earth as part of NASA’s cyclone global navigation system. NASA hopes the data from these satellites will help predict weather patterns and potentially save lives.

Earth’s Climate Swings

For years some scientists have hypothesized about the existence of the earth’s natural climate cycles. Now, some researchers believe there is physical evidence to support this. Dennis Kent, an expert in paleomagnetism, the study of magnetic fields in rocks, has co-authored a study that analyzes rocks to show how the earth’s climate is dictated by […]

Bobtails + Bacteria = BFF

Bobtail Squids, a species of Cephalopods closely related to Cuttlefish, have a unique way of protecting themselves against predators at night. With the help of glowing bacteria, the squid camouflages itself against the starlit night sky.

SciTech Now 506

In this episode of SciTech Now, we look at a camouflaging Squid; research magnetic fields in rocks; go inside an operation for brain surgery; and predict weather patterns and disasters.

Laser Branded Potatoes

The North Carolina sweet potato industry has pioneered a unique method of labeling its potatoes. Instead of the unwanted stickers, typically found on produce at the grocery store, these potatoes are branded using a laser.

Improving Phone Battery Charge

Imagine a phone that can last for days on just a single charge. An invention of a new material may turn this into a reality. Deepak Singh an Assistant Professor of physics at the University of Missouri Columbia and inventor of this technology, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss.

Keyboard App Empowers Disabled

Technology has the ability to transform the lives of people with disabilities. One example is SwiftKey, an app for keyboards that helps non-verbal users communicate. Joe Osborn, Senior Engineering Manager at SwiftKey joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Alzheimer’s May Be More Complicated

According to a 2018 annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. As this number is projected to increase in the next decades, researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio have come up with a unique approach to studying the disease in hopes of […]