SciTech Now | September 7, 2016

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A profile of the St. Louis Zoo’s Dr. Cheryl Asa and her research in the field of animal reproduction in captivity and in the wild. She was awarded this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the St. Louis Academy of Science.

How do you study imaginary companions, things that only exist in the minds of children, and how do you know if they’re telling the truth about something that’s not real?

Long before the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign campus was wheelchair accessible. Now engineers there are working to transform the wheelchair itself to provide greater independence and mobility.

There have been big improvements in forecasting hurricanes, but it is still difficult to accurately predict a storm’s intensity. And missing the mark either way can be costly.