WIRED Science is a new weekly series that brings Wired magazine’s award-winning journalism, groundbreaking design and irreverent attitude to public television. WIRED Science combines reportage from WIRED with stories developed by the show’s producers to create a next-generation science and technology series - on air, online and in the classroom. Each week, WIRED Science correspondents take viewers to the frontiers of discovery across the country and around the world, spotlighting the cutting-edge innovations and research that are defining 21st-century culture, and introducing the high-tech mavericks who are making it happen.
1. SPACE & FLIGHT: Satellite Shopping
It's been 50 years since the first satellite, Sputnik, was launched into orbit. Now, communication satellites are used in everything from radio and television to Internet connections. Special correspondent Adam Rogers knows a good business opportunity when he sees it and tries get in on the satellite action.
2. What's Inside Your Amrpit
Host Chris Hardwick takes a look at the chemical guts of everyday products and finds you're never more than two steps away from something surprising.
3. The Business of Disease
Who decides when a disease or syndrome gets a name, a drug and its very own TV commercial? Host Ziya Tong takes a look at Restless Leg Syndrome, one of the newest diseases to hit the big time.
4. Touch Table
The TouchTable looks like a giant iPhone that marries satellite imagery with other data sources. TouchTable, Inc. CEO Rocky Roccanova shows Ziya Tong how the device is used in intelligence gathering and law enforcement.
5. GEEK DAD: UFO
Float around your backyard on your very own UFO.
6. CHAT: Franklin Chang-Diaz
Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz has been in orbit more times than most people have been in airplanes. The retired NASA astronaut and head of the Ad Astra Rocket Company sits down with special correspondent Adam Rogers to discuss how his work is revolutionizing rocket engines.
7. Stressed Out
With normal wear and tear, bridges and aircraft have their mettle tested constantly. Fortunately, inspectors monitor these stressed out bodies to avoid catastrophic failures like the Minneapolis bridge collapse last summer. We travel to Vermont and New Mexico to check out the state of the art in structural disaster prevention.
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