SciTech Now | May 25, 2016

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High school students put their robots to the test at the 2016 FIRST robotics championships in downtown St. Louis. 
 
LaunchCode’s executive director Brendan Lind talks about the program’s success in placing hundreds of coders and programmers into apprenticeships and convincing companies to look beyond their traditional hiring pool.
 
Drone racing is a fast and fast growing sport.  Advanced video technology puts racers in a virtual pilot’s seat for all the thrills but none of the risks.
 
The Earth’s ocean floor is still largely unmapped, but high-tech sonar equipment is producing more accurate maps and making some important discoveries along the way.
 
Researchers have found that people speaking different languages often agree on which sounds best describe certain shapes. It’s called the “bouba-kiki effect.” 

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