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This edition: Season 7/Episode 5: January 2018

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 14, 2017.

First aired: January 3, 2018.

This month on Science & U!:

Andrew Falzon heads to Columbia University to meet some researchers working on something groundbreaking. Using some simple materials, they’ve been able to mimic muscle tissue.

There are a few New York City residents that didn’t come by plane, train, or automobile, they just walked here. Carol Anne Riddell discovers coyotes living in the city and what biologists have been able to learn from their DNA.

With growing concerns over the Opioid epidemic sweeping the nation Lisa Beth Kovetz explores alternative medications. CBD oil, a marijuana extract, is considered by many to be the answer to pain management and it’s already making a positive impact on some people’s lives.

Brooklyn is known for being on the forefront of new ideas and that applies to more than cool hangouts. With the help of Brooklyn Microgrid, Brooklyn is getting into renewable energy as well. Mike Gilliam speaks with a solar power producer and the important impact of going green.

Guest List

Elena Adcock Brooklyn Microgrid

David Boone New York City Math Teacher

Sang Choi, R.Ph. Dispensary Director, Etain, LLC

Carol Henger Ph.D. Candidate, Fordham University

Hod Lipson, Ph.D. Professor, Columbia University

Aslan Miriyev, Ph.D. Columbia University

Javier Monzón Assistant Professor of Biology, Pepperdine University

Christopher Nagy, Ph.D Director of Research & Land Management, Mianus River Gorge

Hillary Peckham Chief Operations Officer, Etain, LLC

Patrick Schnell Prosumer, Brooklyn Microgrid

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