In this episode of SciTech Now, we take you into the lab to see how robots are changing the surgical landscape; the science educator, the CEO of the Planetary Society, the “Science Guy” himself, Bill Nye, joins us to talk about his new book and about his Kickstarter project to create a breadbox sized spacecraft powered by the light of the sun; Science Friday shows us how a badminton birdie’s unique aerodynamic shape makes badminton the fastest sport around; and Abalone are sea snails that graze on algae and seaweed, but overfishing and poaching have left them on the edge of extinction.
Even the smallest creatures can have a big impact on their surroundings. Abalone are sea snails that graze on algae and seaweed, keeping the ecosystem in balance. But, prized for their shells and as a seafood delicacy, overfishing and poaching have left them on the edge of extinction. The Earthfix environmental news team brings us this report from Washington state’s Puget Sound.