In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at how Larva can be a solution to the planet’s waste; The hi-tech courtroom of the future; how photosynthesis is being used to harvest clean energy; and discovering the historic Battle of the Alamo through virtual reality.
In this episode of SciTech Now, child psychologists discover how and why many children develop imaginary friends; learn why technology companies design products that consumers cannot repair at home; RTI International is building a biofuels reactor, which turns wood waste into gasoline; and Utah’s Hogle Zoo is connecting sick children with injured animals to help […]
It’s a topic of conversation for environmentalists and commuters alike: is there a sustainable alternative to gasoline? In North Carolina’s research triangle, scientists are looking to answer that question.
Like the ancient Amazonians of centuries past, farming companies today are using a carbon-rich material to enhance soils or purify polluted waste water. It’s called “biochar.” We take you to Florida, where farmers and geochemists are creating biochar through an age-old practice.
In this episode of SciTech Now, how farming companies are using a carbon rich material to enhance soils and purify waste water; can the Japanese art of paper folding, known as “origami,” save lives?; using apps to improve the lives of low-income Americans; and a look at innovative robotic technology being developed in Tokyo.
Waste management scientists perform life cycle analyses in order to understand the complex process behind manufacturing a product – from design to disposal. Reporter Andrea Vasquez learns more from environmental consultant Jeffrey Morris via Google Hangout.
When it comes to being eco-friendly, it’s rarely as straightforward as you think So, we’ve got a problem. And it reeks. It’s our trash, you see. And by some estimates, we’re producing roughly 350 million metric tons of it a year, but for those of you not living in a densely populated city like New […]
Here in the fracking-induced oil boom, U.S. oil production has skyrocketed. Now some oil companies are cutting back on their operations and hoping to reduce waste in the process.