An organization in Austin, Texas, is providing a space for girls to learn how to code, “code girls” is teaching skills needed for a future in tech. This segment is part of American graduate: getting to work, a public media initiative made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting.
In this episode of SciTech Now, a wheelchair that allows dancers with disabilities to move in new directions; the online platform, IssueVoter uses tech to promote civic engagement; a biotech company creates spider silk; and the science behind making beer.
While runways and award shows continue to inspire what we wear, innovation around how we buy clothes seems to be running fashionable late. But now many startups are responding with creative and common sense approaches to purchasing and the consumer experience. Brian Hecht, our serial entrepreneur, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss tech startups and the […]
In this episode of SciTech Now, spiciness explained; tech startups moving fashion forward; climate history on Mars; and cyber security experts explain the need for protecting ourselves from digital invaders.
From cell phones to espresso machines, smart devices are ubiquitous in modern day living. And tech companies are racing to offer the slickest, most efficient digital assistants for everything, from managing your calendar to monitoring traffic. Richard Waters of the financial times explores some of the many artificial intelligence companions on the market. Are they […]
For decades, studies have shown that certain people across languages associate words with shapes. Science Friday investigates what makes a word seem round or spiky.
In this episode of SciTech Now, an experimental drug trial that may provide insight into early onset Alzheimer’s; how robot teachers are creating new ways of learning; how and why we associate words with shapes; and detectives in Washington state are trying to take down poachers, who are illegally selling shellfish on the black market.
Can technology offer hope to an artist battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, or restore hearing to a young musician? Founder of Not Impossible Labs, Mick Ebeling, talks to reporter Andrea Vasquez about “technology for the sake of humanity” via Google Hangout.
Nichole Dobo, education reporter for The Hechinger Report, talks to Hari Sreenivasan about an intermediate school in Brooklyn, New York, where blended learning is the new normal.
UCF professor Ryan Buyssens discusses the “STEAM” initiative and why some educators are calling for art to be incorporated into the focus on science, technology, engineering, and math.