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SciFri: Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

2013-06-27 :: Science Friday

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy backs risky ideas that may offer a huge energy payoff.…

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SciFri: Living Large in 140 Square Feet

2013-06-27 :: Science Friday

Chris Tack made seven unloading trips to Goodwill before moving into the tiny home he and his wife Malissa designed and built. …

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SciFri: ‘Brainwashed’ Examines the Value of Brain Scans

2013-06-27 :: Science Friday

What, if anything, can brain scans reveal about the mind at work? …

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SciFri: Not One, but Three ‘Goldilocks Planets'?

2013-06-27 :: Science Friday

In a nearby solar system, astronomers say they found three planets that could support life. …

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SciFri: Obama: U.S. Should Lead Assault on Climate Change

2013-06-26 :: Science Friday

Without cooperation from Congress, President Obama has proposed his own plan for climate change.…

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SciFri: Beaming Internet to the Boondocks, Via Balloon

2013-06-20 :: Science Friday

Google plans to deliver 3G-speed Internet to the world's most remote corners using helium balloons.…

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SciFri: A Calculating Win for China's New Supercomputer

2013-06-20 :: Science Friday

China's new “Milky Way 2” supercomputer is twice as fast as the best American machines.

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SciFri: Vegetables Respond to a Daily Clock, Even After Harvest

2013-06-20 :: Science Friday

Researchers have found that cabbages can maintain a circadian rhythm, even in the store.…

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SciFri: Coffee’s Natural Creamer

2013-06-20 :: Science Friday

What’s that frothy stuff that sits on top of an espresso? …

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SciFri: E.O. Wilson's Advice for Future Scientists

2013-06-20 :: Science Friday

Math might not matter, and other musings on the makings of a great scientist.…

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SciFri: Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Math

2013-06-20 :: Science Friday

Some parents are skipping the bedtime stories and tucking kids in with equations. …

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SciFri: Physicists Find New Particle, Look for Answers

2013-06-20 :: Science Friday

Despite the discovery of the Higgs boson, mysteries still abound in theoretical physics.…

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SciFri: Looking Back, and Up, at a Seattle Icon

2013-06-13 :: Science Friday

The Space Needle was built in 1962, but it still serves as a symbol of “the future.” …

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SciFri: Decoding 'the Most Complex Object in the Universe'

2013-06-13 :: Science Friday

Neuroscientists are mapping the brain to discover the origins of consciousness.…

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SciFri: Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Talks Climate and Carbon

2013-06-13 :: Science Friday

The former environmental activist takes measure of the city’s carbon footprint. …

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SciFri: Denis Hayes on Being Green

2013-06-13 :: Science Friday

One of the founding fathers of Earth Day talks about sustainability and his push for renewable energy. …

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SciFri: With Climate Change, No Happy Clams

2013-06-13 :: Science Friday

Carbon emissions are slowly acidifying ocean waters, which could hurt the shellfish industry.…

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SciFri: Rolling Out Bamboo Bicycles

2013-06-13 :: Science Friday

Valid Cycles makes handcrafted bamboo bikes in Woodinville, Washington.…

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SciFri: Human Genes Not Patentable, Supreme Court Says

2013-06-13 :: Science Friday

The court found that isolating the BRCA1 gene does not constitute an “act of invention.”…

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SciFri: Strengthening Buildings in Tornado Alley

2013-06-06 :: Science Friday

Improving resistance to tornadoes will require better building materials and techniques, plus political will. …

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SciFri: Whole Genome Scans Could Reveal Too Much

2013-06-06 :: Science Friday

If a patient's genome scan turns up unexpected genetic risk factors, are doctors obligated to tell?…

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SciFri: Comet Shines Light on Sun Dynamics

2013-06-06 :: Science Friday

Comet Lovejoy grazed the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. Its tail movements were the most telling. …

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SciFri: Tracing the Origins of French Winemaking

2013-06-06 :: Science Friday

Researchers have used archaeology and biomolecular assays to date the start of viniculture in France.…

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SciFri: How to Survive a Mass Extinction

2013-06-06 :: Science Friday

Writer Annalee Newitz has a plan to help humans survive a planet-wide catastrophic event. …

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SciFri: Promising Results in Early Trial of Novel MS Treatment

2013-06-06 :: Science Friday

A small, early clinical trial shows it may be feasible to alter the immune response that leads to MS.…

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SciFri: With Chemical Tweaks, Cement Becomes a Semiconductor

2013-05-30 :: Science Friday

Researchers explain how a cement can take on some of the properties of a metal.…

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SciFri: Bad Diagnosis for New Psychiatry "Bible"

2013-05-30 :: Science Friday

Many experts say the DSM's approach to mental illness is outdated, and it's time to move on.…

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SciFri: Teacher Feature: Ethnobotanist Tom Carlson

2013-05-30 :: Science Friday

A student tells his former professor how much a class meant to him.…

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SciFri: Researchers Revive a Plant Frozen in Time

2013-05-30 :: Science Friday

A plant called a bryophyte survived 400 years frozen beneath glacier ice.…

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SciFri: The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

2013-05-30 :: Science Friday

Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is this month’s book club read. …

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SciFri: Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes

2013-05-23 :: Science Friday

Houses with dogs had more types of bacteria, say researchers who surveyed surfaces in 40 homes. …

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SciFri: Tackling New Tech in the Golden Years

2013-05-23 :: Science Friday

How, and why, have some older people overcome the challenges of learning new technology? …

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SciFri: Tracking Killer Tornadoes

2013-05-23 :: Science Friday

The massive tornado that struck Oklahoma this week was the product of specific atmospheric conditions—and bad luck.…

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SciFri: Studies Question Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

2013-05-23 :: Science Friday

A skin cancer drug shown to lessen Alzheimer's symptoms in mice may not work as originally claimed.…

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SciFri: Reinventing Farming for a Changing Climate

2013-05-23 :: Science Friday

Climate change may increase pests and turn dry soil to dust. Farmers are already on the offensive.…

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SciFri: ‘Crazy Ants’ Spreading in the Southeastern US

2013-05-23 :: Science Friday

Tawny crazy ants, recent arrivals to the country, are able to drive out even the imported fire ant.…

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SciFri: Researchers Report Cloning Advance for Producing Stem Cells

2013-05-16 :: Science Friday

Through cloning techniques, researchers created a source of embryonic stem cells genetically identical to a patient.…

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SciFri: Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says

2013-05-16 :: Science Friday

Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources? …

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SciFri: Desktop Diaries: Daniel Kahneman

2013-05-16 :: Science Friday

A visit with psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 2002. …

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SciFri: Resetting the Theory of Time

2013-05-16 :: Science Friday

Physicist Lee Smolin explains his theory of time, and why the future of physics depends on it. …

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SciFri: When Great Scientists Got It Wrong

2013-05-16 :: Science Friday

In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio explores colossal errors by science's greatest minds.…

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SciFri: Exploring an Ever-Expanding Universe

2013-05-09 :: Science Friday

Saul Perlmutter discusses his Nobel Prize-winning work measuring the accelerating expansion of the universe. …

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SciFri: Hello...Is There Anybody Out There?

2013-05-09 :: Science Friday

The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter talks about her career searching for intelligent life beyond Earth.…

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SciFri: Experts Percolate on How to Brew Coffee

2013-05-09 :: Science Friday

Brewmasters discuss how to get the most out of your grounds. …

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SciFri: Microexpressions: More Than Meets the Eye

2013-05-09 :: Science Friday

By studying split-second facial expressions, psychologists hope to uncover hidden emotional cues.…

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SciFri: The Myth of Multitasking

2013-05-09 :: Science Friday

Psychologist Clifford Nass says multitasking may be killing our concentration and creativity.…

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SciFri: To Combat Rising Seas, Why Not Raise Up the Town?

2013-05-02 :: Science Friday

Planning for the next Sandy, a New Jersey mayor has proposed lifting up his town. But at what cost?…

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SciFri: 17-Year Cicadas Primed to Emerge

2013-05-02 :: Science Friday

After spending 17 years underground, millions of Brood II cicadas are expected to emerge this spring. …

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SciFri: Scientists Try to Take Antimatter's Measurements

2013-05-02 :: Science Friday

How can you measure the mass of a particle of antimatter? Might it fall up?…

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SciFri: Ancient Earth May Have Smelled Like Rotten Eggs

2013-05-02 :: Science Friday

Bacteria-like creatures living nearly two billion years ago belched hydrogen sulfide, the signature stench of rotten eggs.…

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SciFri: Michael Pollan: You Are What You Cook

2013-05-02 :: Science Friday

Pollan once advised, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Now, he tells us how to cook it.…

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SciFri: Utah’s Fossil Finds Describe an Ancient World

2013-04-18 :: Science Friday

A panel of paleontology experts describes some of Utah’s ancient treasures.…

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SciFri: Studying Earth to Learn About Mars

2013-04-18 :: Science Friday

Planetary scientists and future explorers are trying to learn about our neighboring planet without ever leaving Earth.…

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SciFri: Great Salt Lake Is No 'Dead Sea'

2013-04-18 :: Science Friday

Parts of the giant lake are 10 times saltier than the ocean—but life has found a way to thrive.…

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SciFri: The Bird That Struts Its Stuff

2013-04-18 :: Science Friday

Every year at this time, the greater sage-grouse performs a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. …

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SciFri: James Webb Space Telescope Wings It

2013-04-18 :: Science Friday

The telescope's massive mirror will unfurl on a newly completed set of wings.…

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SciFri: Red Meat's Heart Risk Goes Beyond the Fat

2013-04-11 :: Science Friday

A chemical in red meat, L-carnitine, may increase the risk of heart disease in people and mice.…

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SciFri: Down the Gullet: A Guided Tour of Your Guts

2013-04-11 :: Science Friday

In Gulp., science writer Mary Roach travels through the intestines--and out the other end.…

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SciFri: Poring Over the Science of Coffee

2013-04-11 :: Science Friday

Harold McGee explains the chemistry in your cup of joe. …

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SciFri: Looking to Nature for Antibiotic Inspirations

2013-04-11 :: Science Friday

Microbiologists are learning bacteria-killing tricks by studying phage viruses.…

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SciFri: The Teenage 'Troublemaker' Fighting for Science

2013-04-11 :: Science Friday

Zack Kopplin is campaigning to keep creationism off the science class syllabus.…

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SciFri: Monitoring the Monarchs

2013-04-11 :: Science Friday

Monarch expert Lincoln Brower discusses the decline in monarch butterfly populations. …

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SciFri: Tracking a Rise in ADHD Diagnosis

2013-04-04 :: Science Friday

Researchers work to understand what might be behind a surge in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.…

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SciFri: ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ Finds Clues to Behavior

2013-04-04 :: Science Friday

In his new book, Adam Alter examines the way labels, symbols, and colors can affect human behavior.…

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SciFri: President Obama Calls for a ‘BRAIN Initiative’

2013-04-04 :: Science Friday

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses President Obama’s new ‘BRAIN Initiative’ research program.…

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SciFri: Building Synthetic Tissues from Water Droplets?

2013-04-04 :: Science Friday

Researchers turned tiny water droplets into cooperating networks that can change shape and pass electrical signals.…

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SciFri: Amyloid Proteins Help Paralyzed Mice Walk Again

2013-04-04 :: Science Friday

Scientists say the proteins, once thought to be enemies of the nervous system, may actually be protective 'guardians.'…

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SciFri: Bees Emerging After a Hard Winter

2013-04-04 :: Science Friday

Apiculturist Eric Mussen discusses the plight of the modern honeybee.…

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SciFri: Searching for the Roots of 'Right' and 'Wrong'

2013-04-04 :: Science Friday

Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the origins of morality in The Bonobo and the Atheist.…

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SciFri: The Secret Life of the Sonoran Desert

2013-03-28 :: Science Friday

We check in on the Gila monsters, saguaros, and microbial crusts living in the desert Southwest.

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SciFri: How Cosmic Collisions Have Shaped Our Solar System

2013-03-28 :: Science Friday

Some of our solar system's landmarks can trace their origins to massive impacts.…

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SciFri: Gripping Science Tales Need Not Be Science Fiction

2013-03-28 :: Science Friday

How can scientists tell compelling stories without hyping or distorting the science?…

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SciFri: Studying Rocks Found on Earth for Clues About Space

2013-03-28 :: Science Friday

We'll take a tour of the Center for Meteorite Studies, and learn how meteorites can teach us about the history of the solar system.…

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SciFri: Project Seeks to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

2013-03-21 :: Science Friday

Michael Archer, leader of the ‘Lazarus Project,’ describes early efforts to bring a frog species back from extinction.…

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SciFri: Scientists Search for Gulf War Illness Answers

2013-03-21 :: Science Friday

More than 20 years later, many Gulf War veterans still suffer from an array of unexplained ailments. …

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SciFri: Birds Evolve Shorter Wings to Escape Traffic Crush

2013-03-21 :: Science Friday

Cliff swallows with shorter wings appear better suited to avoid becoming roadkill.…

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SciFri: Grand Central: An Engine of Scientific Innovation

2013-03-21 :: Science Friday

Standard time zones and electric trains were both pioneered at New York's Grand Central Terminal.…

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SciFri: For Babies, It’s Better to Like What I Like

2013-03-21 :: Science Friday

How green beans, graham crackers, and puppets can give insight into the development of moral behavior. …

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SciFri: Physicists Tie Water Into Knots

2013-03-14 :: Science Friday

If you thought a smoke ring was fancy, check out these fluid knots.…

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SciFri: Curiosity Hits Paydirt: New Clues to Life on Mars

2013-03-14 :: Science Friday

Microbes may once have thrived in a freshwater lake on Mars, according to clues in an ancient rock.…

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SciFri: Improving Healthcare, One Search at a Time

2013-03-14 :: Science Friday

By combing through 100 million search queries, researchers detected a previously unknown interaction between two commonly prescribed drugs.…

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SciFri: Arming Fat Cells to Fight Brain Cancer

2013-03-14 :: Science Friday

Researchers are investigating ways to turn fat cells into Trojan horses to fight brain cancer.…

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SciFri: ‘Bones’ Inspires a New Generation of Crime Fighters

2013-03-14 :: Science Friday

Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs chats about Code, her new crime novel for young adults. …

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SciFri: And the Award for Best Picture Goes To...

2013-03-14 :: Science Friday

See who took first place in SciFri’s Winter Nature Photo Contest. …

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SciFri: 'Nightmare Bacteria' Defy Even Last-Ditch Drugs

2013-03-07 :: Science Friday

The superbugs have been found lurking at hospitals nationwide, and kill one in two patients with a bloodstream infection.…

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SciFri: When the Earth Swallows

2013-03-07 :: Science Friday

Sinkholes have gobbled up swimming pools, buses, and homes. But what causes them? And is there any way to predict where they'll strike?…

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SciFri: Behold the Mighty Water Bear

2013-03-07 :: Science Friday

Water bears, a.k.a. tardigrades, can withstand boiling, freezing, and the vacuum of space.…

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SciFri: Can the Anti-Aging Secret Be Found in...Red Wine?

2013-03-07 :: Science Friday

Researchers are examining the link between red wine and longevity.…

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SciFri: Getting the Springtime Buzz on Bees

2013-03-07 :: Science Friday

New research on bee behavior offers a glimpse into the lives of these important pollinators.…

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SciFri: Al Gore Envisions 'The Future'

2013-03-07 :: Science Friday

The climate guru's latest book tackles everything from American politics to nanotech, and of course, climate change.…

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SciFri: A Natural Particle Accelerator, Far Above the Planet

2013-02-28 :: Science Friday

Closer study of the Van Allen radiation belts above Earth is providing new questions for science.…

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SciFri: Mapping the Effects of the Sequester on Science

2013-02-28 :: Science Friday

Research and development face across-the-board federal budget cuts.…

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SciFri: Talking Science with the House Committee Chair

2013-02-28 :: Science Friday

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) discusses the nation’s top science priorities.…

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SciFri: Rap Nerdy to Me

2013-02-28 :: Science Friday

MC Frontalot makes a living rapping about data encryption, rare diseases, video games and the nerd life. …

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SciFri: Seeking a Grain of Truth in "Whole Grain" Labels

2013-02-28 :: Science Friday

Whole wheat, stone-ground, multi-grain. Have food labels got you confused?…

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SciFri: Robert Langer, Father of Invention

2013-02-28 :: Science Friday

The biotech pioneer has started two dozen companies, and has over 800 patents to his name.…

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SciFri: Surprise: Cockroaches Are Fastidious Groomers!

2013-02-21 :: Science Friday

Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves? …

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SciFri: How Wood Smoke Is Dirtying Alaska’s Air

2013-02-21 :: Science Friday

Cathy Cahill, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, discusses air quality in the Last Frontier.…

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SciFri: Is China’s Military Behind Cyberattacks on U.S.?

2013-02-21 :: Science Friday

A new report links cyberespionage attacks on the U.S. to a unit of the Chinese military.…

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SciFri: Russia Meteor Renews Focus on Asteroid Threats

2013-02-21 :: Science Friday

Astronomers weigh in on how to keep the planet safe from near-Earth objects.…

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SciFri: Ask a Dentist: Facts To Sink Your Teeth Into

2013-02-21 :: Science Friday

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And, it turns out, the dentist. Did you know that the fibery skin is good for your teeth?…

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SciFri: Katherine Bouton Opens Up About Going Deaf in ‘Shouting Won’t Help’

2013-02-15 :: Science Friday

Katherine Bouton discusses hearing loss, a condition that affects nearly 50 million Americans.…

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SciFri: Automakers Drive Towards Hydrogen Cars

2013-02-08 :: Science Friday

Carmakers are teaming up to develop fuel cell cars. Is the time right for the technology?…

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SciFri: Researchers Point to the Demise of the Dinosaurs

2013-02-08 :: Science Friday

Scientists are working to refine the dates for an ancient cosmic collision.…

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SciFri: Tracking Privacy and Ownership in an Online World

2013-02-08 :: Science Friday

How much of your personal data is really yours to control? …

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SciFri: Science of Slumber: How Sleep Affects Your Memory

2013-02-08 :: Science Friday

How much sleep does your brain need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory, and cognition.…

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SciFri: Preserving Science News in an Online World

2013-02-01 :: Science Friday

Experts discuss how the internet impacts public perception of science.…

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SciFri: Dung Beetles Use Cosmic GPS to Find Their Way

2013-02-01 :: Science Friday

Dung beetles use light from the Milky Way to help them navigate at night.…

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SciFri: How Owls Turn Heads

2013-02-01 :: Science Friday

How do these birds turn their heads 270 degrees without damaging their blood vessels?…

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SciFri: Are We Losing the Race Against Climate Change?

2013-02-01 :: Science Friday

China burns as much coal as the rest of the world combined. But it also leads in clean tech, and has a national climate change policy in place. A look at how the world is tackling climate change--with or without us.…

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SciFri: Canine Conundrum: How Dog Became Man's Best Friend

2013-01-25 :: Science Friday

Scientists have long debated how -- and when -- dogs first became domesticated.…

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SciFri: Cold Snap Shakes Up Winter Weather Outlook

2013-01-25 :: Science Friday

Climatologist Jeff Weber explains why this winter could pack a punch.…

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SciFri: The Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

2013-01-25 :: Science Friday

The Science Friday book club chats about Michael Crichton's 1969 classic sci-fi thriller.…

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SciFri: Shoring Up the Nation's Crumbling Coastlines

2013-01-25 :: Science Friday

Can beaches be rebuilt to face fiercer storms and rising seas? Is there even enough sand to do it?…

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SciFri: Months After Sandy, Mucking and Gutting

2013-01-25 :: Science Friday

Mold has become a concern for residents of a Sandy-damaged neighborhood in Queens.…

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SciFri: Shakespeare's Sonnets, Encoded in DNA

2013-01-25 :: Science Friday

If all the world's information were encoded as DNA, it would fit in the back of a station wagon.…

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SciFri: Turning Girl Scout Cookies Into Graphene

2013-01-25 :: Science Friday

Scientists have transformed baked goods into graphene, worth two million times the price of gold.…

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SciFri: Beijing Grapples with Record Air Pollution

2013-01-18 :: Science Friday

Severe smog is raising concerns about the cost of China’s rapid industrialization.…

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SciFri: How Do You Fend Off the Flu?

2013-01-18 :: Science Friday

Aside from getting the flu shot, how do you outsmart the wily flu virus? Hoard hand sanitizer? Dodge door knobs? Or quietly slink away from a coughing commuter?…

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SciFri: Edward Tufte Wants You to See Better

2013-01-18 :: Science Friday

The "Galileo of graphics" discusses his latest project: helping people to see information through "fresh" eyes. …

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SciFri: Inventors Design Lamp Powered Entirely by Gravity

2013-01-18 :: Science Friday

The gravity-powered device uses a weight to generate up to 30 minutes of light as it descends.…

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SciFri: Colossal Quasar Clump Too Huge to Exist, in Theory

2013-01-18 :: Science Friday

Astronomers have discovered a clump of 73 quasars spanning four billion light years at its widest point -- that's like 40,000 Milky Way galaxies lined end-to-end.…

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SciFri: Dementia Takes the Stage in 'The Other Place'

2013-01-18 :: Science Friday

Laurie Metcalf is a scientist suffering from the dementia she studies in the play 'The Other Place.'…

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SciFri: How E-Waste Is Becoming a Big, Global Problem

2013-01-11 :: Science Friday

More than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste is produced each year in the U.S.…

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SciFri: The Fallacies of Fat

2013-01-11 :: Science Friday

In Fat Chance, obesity doc Robert Lustig deconstructs the mythology on fat and exercise.…

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SciFri: Pap Test May Detect More Than Just Cervical Cancer

2013-01-11 :: Science Friday

Routine pap tests may be capable of spotting signs of ovarian and uterine cancers.…

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SciFri: Doctors Turn to Genetics to Search for Cancer’s Achilles’ Heel

2013-01-11 :: Science Friday

Understanding the genetic drivers of cancer may revolutionize treatment options in the future.…

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SciFri: Getting a Handle on Why Fingers Wrinkle

2013-01-11 :: Science Friday

Only a handful of researchers (ever) have looked into why fingers get pruney after a water bath. …

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SciFri: Simulating the Red Planet, On the Pale Blue Dot

2013-01-11 :: Science Friday

What's it like to live -- and cook -- on Mars? To find out, researchers are simulating Mars missions in Russia and on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano.…

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SciFri: Looking Back on a Year in Science

2013-01-04 :: Science Friday

What are your picks for the top science stories of 2012? …

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SciFri: Cold-Water Fish Break the Ice with Antifreeze

2013-01-04 :: Science Friday

Cold-water fish and snow-dwelling insects have evolved antifreeze proteins to avoid icing up. This natural antifreeze also keeps the ice out of some ice creams.…

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SciFri: Negative Temperatures That Are Hotter Than the Sun

2013-01-04 :: Science Friday

Scientists have cooled potassium gas to one billionth of a degree below absolute zero. But in the quantum world, that's actually 'hotter' than the Sun. How is that possible?…

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SciFri: Science Looked Good in 2012

2013-01-04 :: Science Friday

Catfish eating pigeons, water travelling uphill, a blue whale barrel roll -- and other science cinema highlights from the year. …

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SciFri: 'Full Planet, Empty Plates'

2013-01-04 :: Science Friday

In his new book, Lester Brown says the world's food supply is tightening -- and the reasons are many.…

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SciFri: A Journey to the Oort Cloud, Where Comets Are Born

2013-01-04 :: Science Friday

The comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers last year, will zoom past the Earth next fall. But where did it come from?…

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SciFri: Book Challenges Kids With Science-Based Mysteries

2012-12-28 :: Science Friday

A father/daughter team has written a series of brain-teasers for science-minded students.…

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SciFri: Making Resolutions That Stick

2012-12-28 :: Science Friday

Nearly half of U.S. adults will make year-end resolutions to change for the better in the coming year.…

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SciFri: Chef Jack Bishop Breaks Down 'The Science of Good Cooking'

2012-12-28 :: Science Friday

America’s Test Kitchen chef Jack Bishop explains how science can sharpen your cooking skills.…

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SciFri: 'Consider the Fork' Chronicles Evolution of Eating

2012-12-28 :: Science Friday

Author Bee Wilson examines how changing kitchen tools have influenced what, and how, we eat.…

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SciFri: Get the Most Bang from Your Bubbly

2012-12-28 :: Science Friday

Chemist Richard Zare pores over the science of bubbles -- from champagne fizz to beer foam. …

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SciFri: The Renaissance Man Who Got It All Wrong

2012-12-28 :: Science Friday

In A Man of Misconceptions, John Glassie writes of the priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher.…

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SciFri: Could Life Exist on Newfound Alien Planet?

2012-12-21 :: Science Friday

Astronomer Steven Vogt discusses a new discovery of a potentially habitable exoplanet.…

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SciFri: Birding for the Holidays

2012-12-21 :: Science Friday

Thousands of citizen scientists are taking part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.…

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SciFri: Stem Cells Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease, In Mice

2012-12-21 :: Science Friday

Stem cell implants slowed the onset of symptoms -- and scientists say human trials aren't far behind.…

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SciFri: Shooting Stars: Capturing the Night on Camera

2012-12-21 :: Science Friday

Photographer Colin Legg makes time-lapse movies of celestial scenes. …

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SciFri: Future Fibers May Be Spun From Slime

2012-12-21 :: Science Friday

The hagfish or "slime eel" shoots out slime containing silk-like fibers of remarkable strength.…

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SciFri: Debunking Doomsday and Exploring Maya Science

2012-12-21 :: Science Friday

Two archaeologists weigh in on what the ancient Maya actually said about 2012. Spoiler: not much.…

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SciFri: The SciFri Book Club Tours 'The Planets'

2012-12-21 :: Science Friday

The book club reviews Dava Sobel’s 2005 homage to the solar system. …

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SciFri 101411 Hour 2: Kraken Controversy, Politics Meets Science, Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

2011-10-17 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 54s

Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod? We look at the controversial idea. Then Sean Otto, author of Fool Me Twice, discusses his idea for an American Science Pledge. And in some people, a fruit and vegetable-filled diet can lowe…

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SciFri 101411 Hour 1: Nanostructure Crystals, Toaster Project, Space Experiments, Eggs In Space

2011-10-14 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 42s

Chad Mirkin describes using DNA molecules to shape nanoscale crystal structures, Toaster Project author Thomas Thwaites discusses his quest to build a toaster from scratch, and a student competition seeks space experiments. Plus - eggs in space!…

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SciFri 100711 Hour 2: Steven Pinker on Violence, Prosthetic Advances

2011-10-10 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 25s

In his book The Better Angels of Our Nature, Steven Pinker argues that violence is decreasing. Plus, a virtual arm tested in monkeys is a step toward artificial limbs that communicate with the brain.…

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SciFri 100711 Hour 1: Rover Update, Physics Nobel, Remembering Steve Jobs, Mapping Flames

2011-10-07 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 49s

Opportunity has reached a 14-mile-wide crater on Mars, the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to three American astronomers, and author Steven Levy remembers the life and contributions of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Plus the video pick - mapping flames…

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SciFri 093011 Hour 2: China Lab Launch, Empathy, Science Diction, Contagion

2011-10-03 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 16s

China launches a space laboratory, empathy and cruelty, origins of the word epilepsy, and the virology behind the Contagion movie.…

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SciFri 093011 Hour 1: Pterosaurs, Cosmology, Dome Home

2011-09-30 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 47s

David Attenborough takes wing with pterosaurs, physicist Lisa Randall on cosmology and the LHC, and living in a geodesic dome home.…

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SciFri 092311 Hour 2: Arizona Remote: Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory

2011-09-26 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 38s

Most geologists agree on the approximate age of the canyon, but puzzles remain about its carving. Plus, Lowell Observatory, famous for spotting Pluto, hunts for exoplanets today.…

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SciFri 092311 Hour 1: Arizona Remote: Wildfires, Science Festival

2011-09-23 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 11s

Scientists discuss how to control the fires that have shaped and scarred the Southwest, and a ten-day event in Flagstaff highlights science in Northern Arizona.…

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SciFri 091611 Hour 2: In the Plex, Biofuel Prospecting, Video Pick

2011-09-19 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 7s

Steven Levy on Google, bugs found in herbivore guts for use in biofuel production, and a video about using algae to boost water quality.…

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SciFri 091611 Hour 1: Science Budget, Siblings, Hackerspaces

2011-09-16 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 59s

Rush Holt on science fuding, Jeffrey Kluger on the science of brothers and sisters, and building a d.i.y club workshop.…

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SciFri 090911 Hour 2: Psychology and 9-11, Video Pick: Stalking the Wild Mushroom

2011-09-12 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 47m 57s

Dealing with psychological trauma, and a video about fungi.…

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SciFri 090911 Hour 1: Caterpillar Virus, Australopithecus sediba, Move an Asteroid

2011-09-09 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 11s

Virus hypnotizes caterpillars before turning them to goo, an ancient hominid threatens to shake up the family tree, and a contest challenges students to move an asteroid.…

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SciFri 090211 Hour 2: Anti-Cancer Viruses, Big Roads, Space Station

2011-09-05 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 45s

Studying whether viruses can combat cancer, engineering our highway system, update on the International Space Station.…

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SciFri 090211 Hour 1: Bacteria and the Brain, Star Formation, Plague DNA

2011-09-02 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 17s

Changes in the gut alter brain chemistry and behavior in mice, star chemistry challenges formation theories, DNA detective work and the Black Death.…

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SciFri 082611 Hour 2: Higgs, Tomatoes, NOAA Satellites, Science Diction

2011-08-29 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 11s

Update on the Higgs boson hunt, industrial tomato farming, NOAA satellites and forecast ability, and the origins of the word chemistry.…

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SciFri 082611 Hour 1: I Heard the Sirens Scream, Earthquakes, Video Pick

2011-08-26 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 14s

A Pulitzer Prize winning science writer gives her account of the days after 9/11, a geologist explains why this weeks East Coast earthquake was felt by so may people, and the video pick: water striders.…

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SciFri 081911 Hour 2: Google+Motorola, Tech and Free Speech, SpaceX

2011-08-22 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 34s

A look at plans for Google to acquire the Motorola mobile division, freee speech issues with cell phones and mobile communications, and plans for a private trip to the International Space Station.…

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SciFri 081911 Hour 1: Science Challenge, Charlottes Web, Video Pick

2011-08-19 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 54s

Two fourth grade students discuss their award-winning projects, a look at the naturalist behind a classic childrens book, and a voyage to a floating toilet.…

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SciFri 081211 Hour 2: First Robotics Competition, Man of Numbers, Computer Generated Sounds, Flywheel Bike

2011-08-15 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 23s

Dean Kamen and will.i.am team up to get kids interested in science, the origin of arithmetic, the futuer of sound effects, and how to give your bike a boost.…

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SciFri 081211 Hour 1: Electronic Skin, Food Security

2011-08-12 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 29s

A flexible circuit adheres to skin like a temporary tattoo and monitors vital signs and the future of farming in a hotter, drier world.…

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SciFri 080511 Hour 2: Enviro Spending Bills, 2 Moon Theory, Possible Liquid Mars Water, Baseball Injury Stats

2011-08-08 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 31s

Following Congress and the environment, a theory involving lunar collisions, suggestive streaks on Martian cliffs, and mining the disabled list for insights into baseball injuries.…

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SciFri 080511 Hour 1: Lifestyles of the Long-Lived, Retractions, Underwater Camouflage

2011-08-05 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 33s

Study into the lifestyles of the very aged, a look at cases of fraud that have led to retractions of scientific studies, and camouflaged cephalopods.…

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SciFri 072911 Hour 2: Trojan Asteroid, Juno Mission, Mars Curiosity

2011-08-01 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 21s

A spaceapalooza in this hour.…

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SciFri 072911 Hour 1: Project Nim, Nature-Inspired Materials, Video Pick

2011-07-29 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 39s

A documentary about a controversial chimp language experiment, trying to learn from how nature assembles materials, and trip to a green roof.…

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SciFri 072911 Hour 1: Project Nim, Nature-Inspired Materials, Video Pick

2011-07-29 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 39s

A documentary about a controversial chimp language experiment, trying to learn from how nature assembles materials, and trip to a green roof.…

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SciFri 072211 Hour 2: Summer Science Road Trip, Anatomy of Addiction book

2011-07-25 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 50s

Your tips for a sciency summer vacation, the cocaine habits of Freud and Halsted.…

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SciFri 072211 Hour 1: Stem Cells and Heart Tissue, Wild Life of Our Bodies, Bananas, Video Pick

2011-07-22 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 1s

A trial of stem cells for repairing heart attack damage, how the organisms that share our world have shaped us, a potential bananapocalypse, and a video about cilia.…

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SciFri 071511 Hour 1: Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea, Webb Telescope Funding, Light Bulbs

2011-07-15 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 8s

Multi-drug resistant strain of gonorrhea, funding for the successor to the Hubble, and a look at efficiency and lighting.…

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SciFri 071511 Hour 2: Editing the Genome, Google Plus, Weeds

2011-07-15 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 49s

Search-and-replace on bacterial DNA, a new social network from Google, and the bane of the backyard gardener: weeds.…

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SciFri 070811 Hour 1: Science of Beef, Longhorn DNA, Compost

2011-07-08 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 47m 44s

Using science to raise the perfect porterhouse, the gentics of the iconic longhorn cattle, and a video about a composting king.…

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SciFri 070811 Hour 2: San Antonio Energy, Rock Art

2011-07-08 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 48m 8s

Shifting to a more renewable energy economy, looking at prehistoric rock art.…

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2011-07-01 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 12s

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2011-07-01 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 26s

High-tech recipes for your summer BBQ, a new book about Sex,…

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SciFri 062411 Hour 2: Sleep and Hammocks, Robopocalypse, Pervious Pavement, Science Diction: Radio

2011-06-24 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 47s

Your brain on hammocks, preparing for the robot uprising, greener paving options, and the origins of the word radio.…

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SciFri 062411 Hour 1: Dead Zone, Adventures of the Mind, Student Inventors

2011-06-24 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 51s

Summer forecast for the Gulf of Mexico, a summit for top student thinkers, and student inventors create a better wheelchair.…

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SciFri 061711 Hour 2: Voyager 1, History of Information

2011-06-17 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 51m 0s

A trip to the outer edge of the solar system, and a look at the history of information and how people interact with it.…

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SciFri 061711 Hour 1: Black Holes, Untested Stem Cell Therapies, Solar Update

2011-06-17 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 12s

New research into black holes, use of untested therapies by athletes, solar energy business.…

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SciFri 061011 Hour 2: Disasters, Retooling the Electric Grid

2011-06-10 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 45s

Looking at black swan events, how aging infrastructure and outmoded communications hobble the electrical grid.…

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SciFri 061011 Hour 1: Antimatter Trapping, Autism Genetics, Tissue Engineering Video

2011-06-10 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 49m 46s

Holding on to antihydrogen for minutes at a time, looking for genetic clues to autism, and building hearts and bones.…

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SciFri 060311 Hour 2: Map of the Universe, Narrative Medicine, Chris Adrian

2011-06-03 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 51m 4s

A new 3D map of the local universe, using literature to help doctors, and a conversation with pediatric oncologist and novelist Chris Adrian.…

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SciFri 060311 Hour 1: Social Networks Beyond Facebook, Cyber Attacks, Mosquito Repellant Research, Sunspot Video

2011-06-03 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 51m 13s

Moving beyond friending, cyber attacks as an act of war, smells to battle mosquito attacks, and a video about sunspot science.…

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SciFri 052711 Hour 2: Moon Water, Moon Speech Legacy, Hummingbird Tongues

2011-05-27 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 31s

New research using Apollo soil samples, 50 years since the JFK moon challenge, and how hummingbirds slurp.…

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SciFri 052711 Hour 1: Microbes and Weather, Math and the Brain, Syphilis

2011-05-27 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 15s

How bacteria can influence hail, dyscalculia and your sense for numbers, Science Diction: syphilis.…

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SciFri 052011 Hour 2: Dawn Mission, Exoplanets, Superconductivity

2011-05-20 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 51m 58s

A trip to an asteroid, free-floating exoplanets, and 100 years of superconductivity research.…

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SciFri 052011 Hour 1: Japan Nuclear Update, Summer Book List, Cicada Emergence, Desktop Diary

2011-05-20 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 51m 35s

Nuclear reactor update, suggestions for summer reading, cicada emergence, Michio Kaku and his desk.…

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SciFri 051311 Hour 2: New Cancer Treatments, Methane in Well Water, Stealth Technology

2011-05-13 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 50m 24s

Possible new approaches to cancer treatment, studying the effects of gas drilling on groundwater, and the unusual helicopter used in the raid on the bin Laden hideout.…

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SciFri 051311 Hour 1: Mississippi Flood Control, Schizophrenic Computer, Sun and Lenses

2011-05-13 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)
Length: 51m 4s

Trying to contain a mighty river, modeling schizophrenia in computers, and a video about light and lenses.…

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SciFri: Art Meets Geek at Toni Dove’s Studio

1969-12-31 :: Science Friday

"This is geek central," says artist Toni Dove of her New York City studio.…

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SciFri: Tracking a Space Rock's Streak Past Earth

1969-12-31 :: Science Friday

Asteroid 2012 DA14 spans half a football field, and will whiz by the Earth a mere 17,000 miles above us--closer than many satellites.…

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SciFri: The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

1969-12-31 :: Science Friday

Dian Fossey’s classic account of her fieldwork is on the reading list this month. …

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SciFri: Can Just One Concussion Change the Brain?

1969-12-31 :: Science Friday

A single concussion may cause brain damage, but it remains difficult to diagnose these injuries.…

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SciFri: A New View of Newton in "Isaac’s Eye"

1969-12-31 :: Science Friday

A new play looks at the rivalry--real and imagined--between scientists Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke.…

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SciFri 110411 Hour 1: Brain Imaging, Dolphins, Constants, Hawk Moth Video

0000-00-00 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)

Tying to determing brain function by studying structure, dolphin communication and cognition, questioning the constancy of basic physical rules, and a video about moth flight.…

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SciFri 102811 Hour 2: Anthrax Attacks Investigation, Probiotics

0000-00-00 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)

New reports question whether scientific evidence against the prime suspect was ready for court. And a study suggests good bacteria in yogurt affect digestion, but not by repopulating the gut flora.…

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SciFri 102811 Hour 1: Flu Shot Effectiveness, The Fabric Of The Cosmos

0000-00-00 :: podcast@sciencefriday.com (Ira Flatow)

A new report says evidence that the flu shot works for seniors is lacking. And a new four-part TV series looks at big questions in cosmology.…

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SciFri 102111 Hour 2: Predicting The Fall of Space Junk, Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels, Origin Of the Bunsen Burner

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This weekend, another satellite is scheduled to crash to Earth, just a month after the last one. Then, Amory Lovins advocates a mix of energy efficiency and renewables to get society off fossil fuels. And in Science Diction, historian Howard Markel talks …

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SciFri 102111 Hour 1: Blue Stragglers, Multiple Personalities, Jack-O-Lantern 2.0

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Astronomers have a new theory on how blue straggler stars are formed, an author claims a writer, therapist, and patient created a sensational tale of multiple personality disorder, and a video looks at pumpkin carving.…

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SciFri 111111 Hour 1: Seasonal Affective Disorder, Walter Isaacson re Steve Jobs, Woodpecker Video

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Treatments for the winter blues, Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of the Apple leader, and a hunt for an elusive bird.…

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SciFri 110411 Hour 2: Anti-Dengue Mosquitoes, Early Antarctic Expeditions

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Engineering mosquitoes to crash dengue mosquito populations, and a look back at the Antarctic expeditions of Scott and others.…

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SciFri 111811 Hour 1: Moon and Climate, Solar Update, Oxytocin, Balloon Video

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Why a moon may not be necessary for life, a battle over solar panel taxes, detecting a genetic difference through observing empathy, and a look at balloon engineering for a major parade.…

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SciFri 111111 Hour 2: Informal Science Education, Meet the Mythbusters

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How much science do kids learn outside the classroom? Then, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman talk mythbusting.…

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SciFri 112511 Hour 1: IgNobel Prizes Salute The Silly In Science

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An annual awards ceremony salutes dubious and unusual research and inventions.…

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SciFri 111811 Hour 2: Toilet Technology, Stem Cells

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Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, so we look at the state of toilet technology. Plus, biotech firm Greon says it is getting out of the business of stem cell research. …

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SciFri 121611 Hour 2: Higgs Search, Inflight Science, Wings

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The search for the elusive Higgs boson, a book on the technology and science of airline travel, and a video about flight physics.…

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SciFri 121611 Hour 1: Music Therapy, Petri Dish

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Neurologists and therapists discuss how music therapy works. Plus, how Julius Petri created his famous dish. …

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SciFri 120911 Hour 2: Transgenic Salmon, Pythons and Hearts

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Two scientists discuss food safety and environmental concerns associated with transgenic salmon, and molecular biologist Leslie Leinwand discusses how studying python metabolism could help treat heart disease.…

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SciFri 120911 Hour 1: Rat Empathy, Asian Space Race, Bedbug Breeding, Jump Rope Video

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A study suggests primates are not the only mammals with empathy, a look at a space race in Asia, bedbug inbreeding, and two engineers giving the jump rope a spin. …

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SciFri 120211 Hour 2: Skyscrapers, Hedy Lamarr

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Author Kate Ascher dissects the architecture and engineering of a modern skyscraper, and a new book looks at the life of the beautiful and brainy movie star Hedy Lamarr. …

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SciFri 120211 Hour 1: Antibiotic Research, Spontaneous Happiness, Pigeon Flight

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Next-generation antibiotics that target the bacterial DNA, Dr. Andrew Weil discusses antidepressant alternatives, video of how pigeons fly.…

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SciFri 112511 Hour 2: Big Roads, Giant Pumpkin, Freud and Cocaine, Stethoscope

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The evolution of the American superhighway system, a 1000-pound pumpkin, An Anatomy of Addiction, and the origins of the stethoscope.…

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SciFri 122311 Hour 1: Planet hunt, War on Cancer, Plastic Bridges

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A search for Earth-sized exoplanets, Harold Varmus, and bridge engineering.…

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SciFri 122311 Hour 2: Breaking Bad, Woodpecker Search, Bird Count

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The science adviser for the chemistry-themed tv series, an expedition to save a woodpecker, and the annual Christmas Bird Count.…

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SciFri 123011 Hour 2: GRAIL lunar mission, Antarctic science, Resolutions

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Twin NASA probes ready to enter lunar orbit, how research is done on extreme terrain in Antarctica, and keeping your New Year resolutions.…

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SciFri 123011 Hour 1: Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

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Four journalists join Ira Flatow to discuss the top science stories of 2011.…

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SciFri 010612 Hour 1: Placebo Effect, Flu Research, Levitating Fruit Flies

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New research suggests placebos may have the power to heal in certain applications, a microbiologist and a biosecurity expert debate publishing two studies, and a video about flies in zero G.…

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SciFri 010612 Hour 2: Bee Parasite, Wintertime Science

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A parasitic fly may threaten honey bees, and a panel of experts discusses the science of the winter season.…

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SciFri 012712 Hour 2: Stem Cell Eye Therapy Trial, Open Science, Dog Domestication

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An early trial of stem cell therapy, making scientific research more open, and what an ancient skull find can tell us about our history with domesticated dogs.…

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SciFri 012712 Hour 1: Magnetic Soap, Space Weather, Mobile Wallet, Ice

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Scientists have created a soap containing iron, solar flares and their effects, mobile payment options, and the coolness of ice. …

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SciFri 012012 Hour 2: Synthetic Trachea Transplant, Renewable Energy, Navigating Large Ships, Science Diction: Moon

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The surgeon behind a recent synthetic windpipe transplant, a look at new projects in wind power and geothermal energy, the technology behind ship navigation, and the origins of the word moon.…

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SciFri 012012 Hour 1: Teaching Climate Science, Mindfulness, Martian Meteorites, Super-Fast Animals

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NCSE on teaching about climate, a psychologist discusses meditation and mindfullness, a look at recent meteorites from mars, and a video about speedy critters.…

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SciFri 011312 Hour 2: Science Tattoos, Surgery, HuffPost Science

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Tattoos of the science obsessed, a surgeon takes readers behind the operating room doors, and Arianna Huffington discusses a new science section at The Huffington Post.…

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SciFri 011312 Hour 1: AAS Meeting, Cosmology, Super-TB, Computing Bubbles

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American Astronomical Society meeting, Lawrence Krauss on modern cosmology, a strain of tuberculosis that thwarts all antibiotics, and a video about computing with bubbles. …

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SciFri 020312 Hour 1: IBEX, The Psychology of Disgust, Alzheimers Research, Blue Marble

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Studying the composition of the Milky Way, why people find things disgusting, tracking the progression of Alzheimers in mouse brains, and a video about the making of the iconic Earth-from-space images.…

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SciFri 020312 Hour 2: Drone Technology, Decoding Speech From Brain Signals

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Experts discuss the military and commercial applications of increasingly sophisticated drones, and a study details how researchers decoded brain electrical activity to reconstruct speech.…

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