Topic: Science & Nature

bug-like illustrations
SciTech Now

Episode 315

Posted on February 15th, 2017 at 1:51pm

Testing the top virtual assistants.  Plus, scientists at Penn State are joining forces to fight childhood obesity. Continue »

 

laser
SciTech Now

Episode 314

Posted on February 15th, 2017 at 1:49pm

Precise 3D images created by using the destructive power of a laser. Plus, breeding cattle without the horns. Continue »

 

many bundles of different size and species wood boards
SciTech Now

Episode 313

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 at 9:00am

Long forgotten, a wood collection at Penn State is getting a second look. Now, one professor is dedicating his time to organizing it and unlocking its secrets to help advance science. Plus, as the climate changes, the outcome for winter sports is unclear. That’s where fat bikes come in. Continue »

 

Crowd of attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show
SciTech Now

Episode 312

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 at 4:22pm

SciTech now goes to the Consumer Electronics Show to explore some of the hottest new inventions of the year. Plus, scientists examine the fascinating regenerative properties of lizards. Continue »

 

sunset
SciTech Now

Episode 311

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 at 8:15am

Discover the world of sunset forecasts being done by Penn State students. Also, see the science inside the biggest recycling plant in New York city, and the ultimate game of memory. Continue »

 

Penn State student standing in front of specrometer
SciTech Now

Episode 310

Posted on January 18th, 2017 at 2:20pm

On the this episode of SciTech Now, learn more about how scientists are developing 2D materials, and a tool that lets you talk to fireflies, Also, the driverless car dilemma. Continue »

 

Field of Elk
SciTech Now

Episode 308

Posted on December 12th, 2016 at 3:39pm

By 1867, settlers wiped out the native elk population in Pennsylvania.  Today, the animal is in the midst of an amazing comeback thanks to conservation officers and the science gathered during a limited hunting season.  Other stories include women in science, creating your own invisibility cloak, and virtual reality under water. Continue »

 

Electric Eel
SciTech Now

Episode 307

Posted on December 5th, 2016 at 3:51pm

Stories include: when eels attack, illuminating the international space station and your home, and virtual reality. Continue »

 

person sitting in front of 3D printer
SciTech Now

Episode 305

Posted on November 9th, 2016 at 10:25am

The United States Military is taking a major interest in 3D printing and a lab at Penn State is playing a major role in the progress. Plus, how veterans and scientists are teaming up to put cutting edge prosthetics to the test. Continue »

 

person kayaking along river surrounded by fall foliage
SciTech Now

Episode 304

Posted on November 3rd, 2016 at 5:00pm

Take a walk in one of Pennsylvania’s most diverse habitats.  The bog at Black Moshannon State park is home to three unique carnivores, and that’s just the plants. Continue »

 

Group of people at an insect fair
SciTech Now

Episode 303

Posted on October 24th, 2016 at 2:40pm

Come for the bugs, stay for the science. SciTech Now takes you to the Penn State Great Insect Fair. Find out why some scientists call insects the key to developing a sustainable food source for a growing population. Continue »

 

Weather World studio
SciTech Now

Episode 302

Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 5:19pm

See how scientists at Penn State produce and plan an award winning show that educates an audience and develops future standouts in the world of meteorology; Epidemiologists in North Carolina track the evolution and geographic spread of Zika; Science Friday shares insights about the mysterious octopus; and much more! Continue »

 

Videographer shoots video of turf grass
SciTech Now

Episode 301

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 at 5:14pm

Penn State scientists are studying turf to improve performance and keep athletes safe. Science Friday looks at a desert phenomenon in Death Valley; how technology and new voting apps are impacting our journey to the polls; how studying craters left by meteors and asteroids can help us understand what killed the dinosaurs; and more! Continue »

 

Patty Satalia and guests on the set of Conversations Live
Conversations Live

Get Your Garden On! (Spring 2016)

Posted on May 29th, 2016 at 8:00pm

With summer just around the corner, so are the chores and checklists for home gardeners. Penn State Extension specialists, John Esslinger and Tom Butzler, join us to share their tips for a successful and enjoyable growing season. Continue »

 

Patty Satalia, Tom Butzler and John Esslinger on the set of Conversations Live
Conversations Live

Get Your Garden On! (Fall 2015)

Posted on September 10th, 2015 at 8:00pm

WPSU's Patty Satalia and guest experts Tom Butzler and John Esslinger discuss how to best prepare your garden for winter, how to get a jump-start on spring planting and what new invasive species you should be on the lookout for. Continue »

 

Lindsey Whissel, Tom Butzler and John Esslinger on the set of Conversations Live
Conversations Live

Get Your Garden On! (Summer 2015)

Posted on June 25th, 2015 at 8:00pm

As springs turns into summer and everything is in bloom, it’s might be tempting to sit back and smell the roses, but the coming months pose a critical time for gardeners. WPSU's Lindsey Whissel and guests Tom Butzler and John Esslinger discuss how you can best protect your plants and help your garden thrive. Continue »

 

Get Your Garden On
Conversations Live

Get Your Garden On! (Fall 2014)

Posted on September 11th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Patty Satalia and guests Tom Butzler and John Esslinger, horticulture educators with Penn State’s Cooperative Extension, will provide tips to help you get a head start on next year’s garden plans. Continue »

 

Patty Satalia and guest in discussion on the set of Conversations Live
Conversations Live

Get Your Garden On! (Spring 2014)

Posted on May 15th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Aired May 15, 20145 With summer just around the corner, it’s time to spring into yard work. But with so much to tackle this time of year, where do you begin? On this edition of Conversations Live, our experts answer YOUR questions and provide tips to help you get your garden off to a good […] Continue »

 

Conversations Live: Lyme Disease
Conversations Live

Lyme Disease, Part 2

Posted on April 24th, 2014 at 8:00pm

On this episode of Conversations LIVE our panel of experts will continue our discussion on Lyme disease with a focus on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in humans. Continue »