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The hagfish or "slime eel" shoots out slime containing silk-like fibers of remarkable strength.
Iron beads made from meteoric metals predate the Iron Age.
It's smooth, slippery, and strong -- but despite the efforts of many researchers, spiders and caterpillars do it best. We'll talk about silk.
The author of the book Spacesuit explains the history behind the Apollo 11 spacesuit.
Researchers have been able to build a fabric-based camera out of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers. We'll talk about the wok and efforts to use fibers in advanced electronics and other devices.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.