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Exploring Jupiter

In 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft began orbiting Jupiter to gather information about the planet’s formation and evolution. In this segment, we sit down with the mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, who reveals some of his team’s findings.

SciTech Now Episode 312

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists are studying the axolotl salamander’s ability to regenerate their limbs; Brian Hecht unveils some of the latest apps in the music industry; the company Made in Space is making a spacecraft out of asteroids; self-cleaning nanostructures that could help reduce infections; and  Adrienne Bennett, the first African American […]

Making a spacecraft out of astroids

An asteroid space ship may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but one company is working to make it a reality. Reporter Andrea Vasquez speaks to chief technology officer and co-founder of “Made in Space,” Jason Dunn, via Google hangout.

SciTech Now Episode 205

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.

Bill Nye discusses his new book and his Kickstarter project

The science educator, the CEO of the Planetary Society, the “Science Guy” himself, Bill Nye joins us to talk about his new book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation and about his Kickstarter project, the LightSail, a breadbox sized spacecraft powered by the light of the sun.