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We look at what we know and don’t know about gravity with The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet author, Richard Panek. Cornell University is tackling the question of how to best develop crops that can grow and survive year-round. We discover the unique properties of squid eyes. And we see how students are learning the skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce with hands on technical experiences.
Ever wondered why Siri, Alexa, and other personal assistant devices speak with female voices? Sarach Myers West, a postdoctoral researcher at the AI Now Institute shares how there may be a built-in bias in artificial intelligent technology. We follow a community advocate who is working to help residents in Detroit get their water turned back on. We take a look at the national Race to 2026 program that is helping students get into the automotive industry. And we see how students in upstate New York are helping hikers and citizens better understand the seasons.
We take a look at what’s ahead for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We discover what PFAs are, an acronym that stands for a family of chemicals, and why these chemicals are being detected in an increasing number of water systems. We take a look at bacteria art. And FrogWatch USA is helping citizen scientists understand the significance of frogs as an indicator species.
For the very first time, scientist have captured an image of a black hole. Dave Mosher, Senior Correspondent for Space, Science, and Technology at Business Insider discusses the international effort to obtain this image. We discover what it takes to make tech driven education successful. We take a look at the secret life of gulls. And we see how students boost their career prospects with hands on experience at the Alaska Vocation Technical Center.
Ainissa Ramirez, scientists and host of the podcast Science Underground, sits down with Hari to discuss how close we are to eating lab grown meat. We continue the exploration of the impact of technology in schools as we look at the growing concern over screen time. And we look at how developers and engineers in Los Angeles are making skyscrapers and towers earthquake safe using the latest technology.
For parents in the U.S. who don’t speak English, their kids often become translators or so-called language brokers. A researcher in Texas is working to understand the effects that language brokering can have on child development. Science reporter, Dave Mosher, discusses robotic lunar exploration. Tardigrades are the most resilient creatures on the Earth; now researchers have identified the genes and proteins that make this resilience possible and hope they can be used to make life saving medicines. And we get a behind the scenes look at a national tech competition.
Discover how modern virtual reality technology is preserving the past. Students in New York are among the first in the country to study police body camera footage in the classroom. A research lab at the University of Texas has the potential to revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. And a biometrics lab is looking into why ACL knee injuries are so high among teen girl athletes and how to help these athletes prevent injuries.