The Technoptimist Show 6/9/21: Could Stealth “Nanotraps” Capture COVID?

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers virus-catching “nanotraps,” how to track wildfire smoke, and genetically modified grasses.

To learn more about the topics:
These “Nanotraps” Capture SARS-CoV-2 for the Immune System to Kill
How Wonky Cell Phone Signals Help Track Wildfire Smoke
This Genetically Modified Grass Can Clean Up Toxic Pollution

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey