SCIENCE CHANNEL PREMIERES ONE-MINUTE NIGHTLY UPDATES ON ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN SCIENCE NEWS BEGINNING DEC. 28
- SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS at 9PM Premieres Monday, Dec. 28 Hosted by Discovery Digital Networks' Trace Dominguez and Amy Shira Teitel -
From water flowing on Mars to the discovery of the Earth-like planet Kepler-452b to why it is so (scientifically) tough to keep New Year's resolutions, news about science is coming fast and furious. Science Channel is here to make sure television viewers are not left behind with the premiere of SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS at 9PM every night beginning Monday, December 28. The one minute updates will provide viewers with the latest news and information on technology, space, engineering and so much more in one minute updates each week night.
"Science Channel has become the destination on cable for all things science as they happen," said Marc Etkind, General Manager, Science Channel. "DNews at nine will keep our viewers current on the latest science and technology headlines in easy to follow one minute updates."
Feeling overwhelmed as you try to stay on top of the latest science news? Want to impress your friends and family with mind blowing news nuggets at the next big gathering? SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS hosts Trace Dominguez and Amy Shira Teitel from Discovery Digital Networks' wildly popular online series DNews will cover everything you need to know in the latest science headlines in half the time it takes you to brush your teeth. Produced exclusively for Science Channel by Discovery Digital Networks, Science Channel's one-minute nightly segments will cover top news stories on science - from space happenings to the science behind other trending stories of the day. DNews, the Discovery Digital Networks web-native series that has racked up hundreds of millions of views since its launch three years ago, is dedicated to satisfying curiosity and bringing online - and now television - audiences a fun dose of science.
Amy Shira Teitel's academic background and expertise is in the history of Science. With a lifelong passion for spaceflight, Teitel's first book, "Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight Before NASA" (Bloomsbury Sigma), will be released in Jan. 2016 and looks at the evolving roots of America's space program - the scientific advances, the personalities, and the rivalries between the various arms of the United States military. Trace Dominguez has an academic background in psychology and is known for dissecting topics in science, world news, technology, history, politics, space and psychology in the attempt to explore our world. His insatiable curiosity, passion for all things science and keen research abilities will help Science Channel viewers stay up to date on all things science and technology as they happen.
Topics during premiere week for SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS at 9PM on Science Channel, barring any breaking science news, will include:
· Monday, December 28
· New Hybrid Rocket Engine Could Revolutionize Space Flight: Both jet engines and rocket engines have their own strengths and weaknesses, but a British company is now trying to combine the best of both. Their goal? The ultimate engine for space travel.
· Tuesday, December 29
· Will delivery drones ever become commonplace?: Amazon just announced details about their drone delivery project. But as tech companies like Amazon race to make drone delivery possible, will policy and practicality be able to keep pace with innovation?
· Wednesday, December 30
· A Look Ahead to NASA's Biggest Missions in 2016: When it comes to space exploration, there's a lot to get excited about next year. Here's what's on the horizon for the space program.
· Thursday, December 31
· New Year's Resolutions: How to stick to your New Year's resolutions. We'll look at how many people fail in their resolutions, why, and what science can tell us about how to do better.
· Friday, January 1
· World's First Sonic Tractor Beam Announced: Science fiction is getting a little more plausible: engineers in England have announced the world's first "tractor beam," a device that can levitate and move small objects using 3D acoustic fields. The prototype is preliminary, but the potential uses are enormous.
SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS is produced for Science Channel by Discovery Digital Networks, where Tom Lofthouse is senior vice president of programming and Mario de la Vega is director of programming development. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell serves as executive producer and Jeff Stepp is coordinating producer. Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production for Science Channel.