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SciTech Now: Episode 325

The science behind riding a bike. Making new material from mushrooms. Perfecting photosynthesis.

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Posted on February 3, 2017

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.

 

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Episode 326

Posted on May 23, 2017

Discover the Penn State Herbarium where dead plants gain a new life. Also, learn about acoustic architecture. And see how researchers are tracking pelicans with solar power.

 

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Episode 331

Posted on July 17, 2017

On this episode, we show you a rattlesnake hunt. Learn more about how important snakes are to ecosystems. Also, visit outdoor classrooms on an island for a different kind of immersive learning. Then discover how engineers are using data to help robots walk more like humans, and more!

 

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