SciTech Now

Sunday, December 24, 05:30 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: On this episode: Doctors and Medical professionals have used cadavers for centuries to better understand human anatomy. But, the use of cadavers has limitations, as they are difficult and costly to store and maintain. Now, scientists at a biotech company in Tampa, Florida, have created an alternative; As a Biomedical Engineer Gilda Barabino utilizes engineering principals to find solutions to health problems. Outside of the lab, she continues to make an impact in her community as an advocate for diversity in science and engineering. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her journey to becoming a leader in STEM and how she's inspiring others to follow a similar path; Eons from now, when some believe few species will still exist, tardigrades, also known as "water bears" will be one of the last standing organisms on earth. Professor of science at Harvard university, Avi Loeb, joins Hari Sreenivasan via google hangout to discuss one of the toughest animals on the planet; Recently removed from a protected species watch list, the timber rattlesnake is making a comeback in Pennsylvania. And now one man is on a mission to help spread the word about one of the most misunderstood reptiles in the state.


Broadcast In: English