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SciTech Now

SciTech Now is a weekly, half hour program focused on the nexus of fresh ideas, new technologies and scientific discoveries that will impact our lives and drive our future. Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour Weekend, SciTech Now is a magazine-style program covering the entire spectrum of science, technology and innovation.

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Construction is underway in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the first new cathedral to be...
What do you get when you combine a microwave and a pan full of those pastel colored...
The world around us was a very different place when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Many...
The axolotl (axe-oh-lot-uhl) is a Mexican salamander with an incredible ability: cut its...
Climate change has made snowfall in some regions less consistent, posing a major problem...
After its launch, “Pokémon Go” swept the nation in popularity as millions of people broke...
3D printers have become very popular for home and industrial use, but can you imagine...
Imaginary friends might be dismissed as nostalgic relics of youth, but as we see in this...
Science Friday is premiering a new series that follows the innovative research of women...
Electric eels zap fish and other underwater prey, but what would make them leap out of...
Advancements in medical technology have meant fewer deaths and more solutions for...
The famous Daytona International Speedway in Florida is home to more than 7,000 solar...
Epidemiologists in North Carolina track the evolution and geographic spread of the Zika...
Beneath Death Valley lies a massive seed bank of desert wildflowers, and when heavy...
In this episode of SciTech Now, the second episode of Science Friday s Imaginary...
An underwater drone that explores environmental oceanic conditions. Bringing bots into...
Using advanced technology to analyze therapy sessions. Can eating exotic species help...
How farming companies are using a carbon rich material to enhance soils and purify waste...
A hackathon exploring the intersection of hip hop, technology and education. Battery...
The importance of clear medical communication; what can dental plaque tell us about our...
This week: An invasive species of crayfish is putting other species at Crater Lake...
Archaeology students in North Carolina are using ground-penetrating radar in an attempt...
Stories this week: Each and every one of us has a personal microbial cloud wafting around...
An experimental drug trial that may provide insight into early onset Alzheimer's. How...
How one company in Kansas City, Missouri, is bringing technology to the roadways. Busting...
Thin, flexible screens may be the future of technology. Understanding the impact of the...
How might ants and slime mold help us understand collective human behavior? Founder of...
Researchers studying the Zebrafish are making new discoveries in developmental biology....
Researching the warming arctic through its bird population. How snowflakes form and why...
Stories include: Farming on an urban rooftop. Peter De Menocal, director of Columbia...
Tiny satellites called CubeSats have democratized space science. Blended learning...
Behind the scenes at the famed (and sustainable) Biltmore Estate. Dr. Rudolph Tanzi on...
Why beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River estuary/Great Lakes watershed are a good...
A look inside the expanding aerospace industry, using virtual reality to technology to...
As job opportunities grow in science, technology, engineering and math, the tech industry...
Check out a high tech submarine allows for better underwater exploration. Did you know...
Scientists work to grow plants in extreme conditions. Meet Science Friday Producer Emily...
Explore the usage and benefits of wearable technology. Architect Jeffrey Pelletier takes...
Colorblind video producer Luke Groskin gives us a behind-the-scenes look at producing a...
Shark skin could be the key to combatting the spread of harmful bacteria inside hospitals...
A team of physicists in rural South Dakota search an abandoned gold mine for dark matter...
An international group of computer coders have joined forces with a composer on an...
Invasive species of plants and animals be harming Florida's ecosystem. Serial...
Scientists attempt to answer the question, "How many licks does it take to get the center...
See a four story magnet that may hold the key to clean, renewable energy. Join Jennifer...
Program topics: A new, more efficient wind turbine with an unlikely beginning. A look at...
Scientists use algae to trace the origins of sex. Visit the decommissioned space shuttle...
The largest desalination plant in North America is making Tampa Bay water safer and...
Archaeology moves underwater as researchers discover clues from the past. Planetary...
Some oil companies are cutting back on their operations and hoping to reduce waste in the...
Episode thirty-two of SciTech Now brings you the latest breakthroughs in science,...

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Wed 6/28, 700pm

As our mobile devices become more advance and ubiquitous, marketers are developing more targeted ways of reaching consumers. From GPS tracking to price customization, marketers are using data science to track consumer movement and behavior,...

Sun 7/2, 1230pm

Cities around the country are trying to bring wifi to the masses. See how one city is working with public and other nonprofit organizations to bring broadband wireless Internet to under-served communities. Hointer, a Seattle, Washington company...