SciTech Now

Sunday, November 19, 05:30 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: On this episode: The Houston Cinema Arts Festival holds a competition called CineSpace, in which filmmakers from across the country create original short films using footage from NASA. Last year, one of the top mentions was directed by a creative mind from space city itself; 3D printing is pervasive across many industries from medical to automotive to aviation to tech and more. But are there security risks associated with 3D printing? Can 3D printers be hacked? Hari Sreenivasan discusses the cybersecurity issues of 3D printing with Nikhil Gupta, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New York University; Chemistry surrounds us whether we know it or not. In fact, human beings are actually made of chemistry. But what does that mean? And what chemists really do? Up next, we go inside the lab with two chemists to find some answers; In the early 1980's, the California condor population dwindled to fewer than two dozen worldwide. The greatest known killer of these highly endangered birds is lead poisoning caused by ingesting small amounts of lead from decaying animals killed by lead bullets. New efforts are now underway to, once again, try to save the condor. Our environmental reporting partner Earthfix as the story.


Broadcast In: English