theremin

SciTech Now Episode 35

In this episode of SciTech Now, we visit one community in Central Florida that is working to better cohabitate with the area’s black bear population; Hari Sreenivasan sits down with climate scientist Richard Somerville to discuss the Doomsday Clock; we do “Show and Tell” with two tortoises, Hermes and Mud; Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dr. Michael Lipton about the risks associated with head injuries and we take a closer look at the Theremin, a unique instrument that uses bioelectric magnetic fields to create sound.

Theremin

First discovered in the 1920s, the Theremin is a unique electronic instrument that has been used to create dramatic movie sound effects, unusual orchestral music, and has also been used to help students understand the power of bioelectric magnetic fields. Reporter Maddie Orton brings us the story.