TechKnow: NASA's Lab in the Sky - Full Episode

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WATCH: NASA's flying science lab cruises the skies to measure impacts of climate change


In this episode of TechKnow, Phil Torres goes airborne to learn more about a NASA program called SEAC4RS (Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds, and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys) and a fleet of jets that are being utilized as flying laboratories to study pollution, climate change and the atmosphere.

Rachelle Oldmixon travels to Greensboro to learn about one organization’s mission to restore the city’s jobs and economy—and the innovative new product helping them achieve those goals.

That product is the Semester bike, a bamboo and carbon fiber composite bicycle, manufactured in the HERObike workshop in Greensboro. Bamboo bikes aren’t a new concept, but what makes the Semester bike unique is industrial designer and University of Kansas professor Lance Rake’s vision. Rake and some of his students developed the hybrid structure for the Semester bike, which combines bamboo and carbon fiber.

Original Air Date: October 20, 2013

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