trees

Pando, one of the oldest and largest organisms

Pando, a large grove of aspen trees sharing a single root system, is one of the largest living organisms in the world. We take a look at how researchers are teaming up with students to learn more about this ancient and endangered tree colony.

SciTech Now Episode 223

We go inside the rapidly expanding aerospace industry; explore virtual reality as possible treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder; meet David Abraham, author of the book “The Elements of Power,” who joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss rare metals and why we’ve come to rely on them; and look at Pando, one of the oldest […]

SciTech Now Episode 44

In this episode of SciTech Now, the environmental reporting team EarthFix on the plight of the bald eagle; Ofer Leidner on his wellness app, Happify; we meet the team behind Wubees, a game that strengthens the social interaction skills of children with autism; and an international team of researchers uses the web application Morpho Bank to build evolutionary maps for different species.