CHICAGO –BTN LiveBIG continues Wednesday with stories about Minnesota’s research of wind turbines and the effects they have on the local farming community, the creation of technologically altered clothing and the study of mice to help further Alzheimer’s disease research. The episode will air at approximately 11:30 PM ET Wednesday following the Wisconsin at Minnesota men’s basketball game. The episode will also air at 12:45 PM ET on Thursday and at 4:15 PM ET on Saturday.
This episode includes how Minnesota researchers are using energy generated by wind turbines to create fertilizer used in corn production, which helps farmers from all over the country save money. Also featured in the episode is the creation of “Smart Clothes,” wearable technology created by Minnesota Fashion and Engineering students to be both aesthetically pleasing and useful.
The show will also feature a look at Minnesota’s Dr. Karen Ashe and her research with mice to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. Also during the show, Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and football coach Jerry Kill share with viewers why giving back to the local community is so important to both of their programs.
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