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SciTechNow Episode 428

In this episode of SciTech Now we explore how science and technology can influence human performance; a look at how life on Mars is a possibility; a program that focuses on the intersection of computer and natural sciences; and NASA’s Eclipse Ballooning Project capturing the astronomical Solar Eclipse.

Balloon Science

To engage students in the August 2017 solar eclipse, NASA created the eclipse ballooning project, which invites students across the country to conduct high altitude balloon flights that capture the astronomical event. See what images of the Great American solar eclipse were captured by students at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

A stunning snapshot of a total solar eclipse

Dave Mosher is a science reporter who’s written for Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic News and discovery.com. Throughout his career he’s watched humans and robots launch into space toward a cutting edge nuclear reactor and flown over the North Pole to catch a total solar eclipse. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to share what it’s […]

SciTech Now Episode 333

In this episode of SciTech Now, is there a science to brewing the perfect cup of joe?; a stunning snapshot of a total solar eclipse; science on the road to a more colorful tire; and a scientist’s fishing mission to scan every known fish species in the world.