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A sustainable cemetery

Humans continually use land for homes, businesses, farms and roads. And it’s inevitable that many of us will end up taking up a 6 by 3 foot plot of land when we die. But now there are efforts underway to provide a final resting place with the least amount of impact to our environment.

A look into the sustainability of guitar making

First introduced in 12th century Europe, the guitar is now a ubiquitous musical instrument. And now growing in the damp forests of the Pacific Northwest may be exactly what guitar makers need for a generation of ethical and sustainable instruments. Our environmental reporting partner Earth Fix has the story.

SciTech Now Episode 332

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into a lab as researchers estimate the number of roach species on the planet; the story of retired astronaut Michael Massimino; virtual reality and the patient experience; and a look into the sustainability of guitar making.

SciTech Now Episode 313

In this episode of SciTech Now, a new winter sport that is designed to adapt to climate change; a mechanical engineer and a physical therapist teamed up to develop a device that helps stroke victims relearn how to walk; the grandson of Charles Lindbergh is pioneering clean, quiet, sustainable flight; and video games are helping […]