SciTech Now

Sunday, February 11, 05:30 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: On this episode: When you think of research you probably think of graphs, charts and spreadsheets, but what about sound? Professor Mark Ballora from Penn State's School of Music is discovering the world of Sonification and turning data into sound; Every year hundreds of millions of birds die from accidentally flying into glass buildings and windows. But now, new types of glass may make this easily preventable. Daniel Klem, Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss creating bird-friendly glass; Early childhood is the most rapid and dynamic period of brain development. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers with the baby connectome project are studying the factors that contribute to a healthy brain and early indicators of autism; Nanotechnology is a manipulation of matter on the atomic or molecular level. A small innovative company in Odessa, Florida, has used this form of technology to create clean water and cool air to foster more sustainable living.


Broadcast In: English