SciTech Now

Sunday, November 12, 05:30 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: On this episode: Many of America's astronauts learn celestial navigation at Morehead Planetarium on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus. More than 50 years after training there, former astronaut Jim Lovell returns to Morehead; For centuries researchers have searched for ways to assist, rebuild and augment the human body. High tech prosthetics tissue regeneration and pharmaceutical engineering are just a few ways that scientists are pushing boundaries in the field of bio engineering. Adam Piore, author of The Body Builders, Inside the Science of the Engineered Human, joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about some of today's leading research and tech; Up next, we visit Cyberchase STEM Day at Centennial Middle School, a STEM magnet school in Dade City, Florida where sixth graders learn about everything from reefs and rockets to conduction and computer programming; Scientists are experimenting with graphene, a 2-D material created at the atomic level to see how we can enhance our electronics. We go inside the lab at the Material Research Institute at Penn State University to learn more.


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11/17/17, 11:30 pm KPBS2

Broadcast In: English