In this week's episode we dig up the "King of Gore," the oldest discovered Tyrannosaurid dinosaur yet. We also learn how ordinary foam can help protect athletes from concussions and how a tongue-controlled wheelchair could give people with paralysis more independence. Check it out!
Technology & Engineering
Technology and Engineering bridge the gap between what the mind can imagine and what the laws of nature allow. While scientists seek to discover what is not yet known, engineers apply fundamental science to design and develop new devices and systems—technology—to solve societal problems. Technological and engineering innovations then return the favor by affecting human—as well as other animal species'—the ability to control and adapt to their natural environments.
Engineers help protect airplane pilots from blinding lights
Researchers bring their invention to market - the world's first bioelectrically enhanced wastewater to energy system
This week's episode explores silicon chip technology that could possibly extend cell phone battery life, babies and higher math ability, a drone helping farmers better manage their crops, and finally how more than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists helped an international research team catalog over 300,000 nearby galaxies.
This short teaser video introduces us to the mission of Firefly, a CubeSat built by undergraduate students with the partnership of Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Science Foundation.
The robot teaches learning skills to autistic children and gauges their response in real time
This week's episode highlights wireless monitors, Antarctic glacier melt, S&E employment and finally a volcano discovery
In this video, Professor Bruce E Logan from Pennsylvania State University shows us a microbial fuel cell, a device that can extract the energy from wastewater and turn it into electricity.
Researchers are developing a device that could improve sound quality offered by cochlear implants
Bill takes apart a household smoke detector, showing how it uses a radioactive source to determine the presence of smoke. He also discusses the MOSFET used in the detection circuit.
The Academy's Stan Blum works in Biodiversity Informatics- he documents what lives where.
Plant fungi & bacteria called "endophytes" fueling breakthroughs in energy, medicine and more
This week's episode of Science Now highlights the University of Minnesota's mind controlling robot that could potentially help people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases, PolarTREC's FishSpy camera capturing life beneath the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica, a shake table test on the world's largest shake table and finally the discovery of the earliest European fort found in the foothills of North Carolina.
Web-based software helps returning military veterans with PTSD, depression and other issues
In an experiment that could have implications for quantum computers and quantum simulators, researchers have used microwave pulses to control a quantum system composed of a cloud of approximately 40,000 rubidium atoms cooled nearly to absolute zero.
A very large group of people gathered to watch the muon g-2 ring on its last leg of the big move from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, NY to Fermilab in Batavia, IL.
New strategy for restoring nerve function
Bill tears down an LCD monitor to show how it works. He describes how liquid crystals are used, the structure of the glass panes, and the thin film transistor that allow for active matrix addressing.
Next generation visualization technology takes researchers deep into cells or far into space
Prickly pear cacti may be natural, cheaper answer to water cleanup