Science and Technology

Innovation: Streptococcus Research

Feb 28, 2020

When we fight bacteria with antibiotics, bacteria can become resistant or tolerant to those efforts. So how do we treat certain infections without antibiotics, especially in the future, when antibiotics might no longer be effective in a certain treatment? And why does a bacteria which looks the same produce an uncomplicated condition in some people and life-threatening illness and death in others. 

Innovation: Advances In Cancer Care

Feb 28, 2020

If you have a loved one with cancer, you wait with anticipation for the next big advance in cancer treatment. And if you live far away from hospitals with access to those latest advancements, you agonize over decisions about travel and expense, risk and potential benefit. 

Today we look at advances in cancer care right here at home, including cellular therapy. 

Robots In The Classroom

Dec 8, 2017

Jason Whiting teaches information and communication technology and career and technical education at Patrick Henry Middle School in Sioux Falls.

He received a grant from the Sioux Falls Education Foundation to purchase a humanoid robot. He joins Innovation host Cara Hetland for a conversation about rethinking classroom interactions.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

If something is pure genius, it probably looks a little crazy. Of course crazy looks a little crazy too.

NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner is the author of the book "The Right Kind of Crazy." He's chief engineer for the Mars 2020 project. He's also the NASA engineer who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team that designed a way to deliver the Mars Rover Curiosity safe and sound to the surface of the Red Planet.

NOVA Killer Floods

Nov 8, 2017

In The Moment ... November 8, 2017 Show 216 Hour 1

Scientists search for evidence of cataclysmic weather events in order to understand our geography and predict what we might experience in the future.

Tonight on SDPB-TV  at 8 p.m. Central, 7 Mountain, you can watch NOVA's Killer Floods. NOVA producer Chris Schmidt explains the science behind the episode and how NOVA gathers scientists to tell the story.