Jul. 23, 2010
Climate scientist Stephen Schneider passed away this week at the age of 65. We'll talk about his life and accomplishments.
Feb. 05, 2010
This week, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2011. We'll talk about how the proposed budget might affect science.
Feb. 13, 2009
There's been plenty of attention paid in recent weeks to the idea of rebuilding our nation's electric infrastructure using new technologies. But just what is a 'smart grid,' how would one work, and is the idea realistic?
Feb. 08, 2008
What's going on in biofuels beyond ethanol from corn? In this hour, Ira and guests talk about different types of biofuels, including biodiesel from algae and cellulosic ethanol technology.
Oct. 05, 2007
Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a discussion of alternative energy and biofuels.
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Age of Wonder
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