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The Planetary Status of Pluto

What makes a planet a planet? In 2006, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planet status. Phillip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss to the reasoning behind the reclassification of planets.

SciTech Now Episode 515

In this episode of SciTech Now, finding true darkness; securing 3D printed products; the reclassification of Planets; and restoring the Forest’s ecosystem.

Reducing hospital infection with nanostructures

Every year, thousands of patients develop infections while being treated in hospitals. To help prevent this, researchers at the University of Central Florida are developing inexpensive nanostructures to make self-cleaning medical equipment affordable and accessible for healthcare professionals.