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Robot was the brainchild of the Czech playwright Karel Čapek, who introduced it in a 1920 play.
Researchers are developing a DNA-sampling robot for undersea exploration.
Sure, robots can weld car parts or stack cartons on an assembly line. But can they develop friendships with people? In this hour, Ira talks with inventors developing robots with personalities. How soon will it be before social, lovable robots enter our ho
Maurizio Porfiri designed a robotic fish that attract real fish. Now he’s trying to understand why.
Daniel H. Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in robotics, talks about his new book, Robopocalypse.
Science teacher Christopher Emdin knows how to get his students interested in sc...
Why hasn’t an increases in the number of female students studying the sciences l...
Zack Kopplin is campaigning to keep creationism off the science class syllabus.
Actress and author Danica McKellar joins us to talk about getting young girls fi...
How much science do kids learn outside the classroom?
\tScience Friday salutes a great science teacher. "Office hours are some of my favorite hours of the week," says Tom Carlson, a medical doctor, ethnobotanist, and instructor of 1700 students annually at the University of California, Berkeley. One of Carlson's former students, SciFri associate senior producer Christopher Intagliata, told us that Carlson's class was the reason he got into science (listen here).