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November 25, 2022

Find out about the year’s best science books for kids. Plus, an indigenous scientist on what it might mean to heal, rather than conserve, endangered landscapes. And the winners of this year’s silliest science awards show.

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Stars: They’re Just Like Us! Stargazing Celebration In The Bronx

On Saturday December 3, meet the SciFri team at Jerome Park in the Bronx to stargaze on the future home of NYC’s first public observatory!

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Building Social Robots

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 homes?

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Sputnik Anniversary

Fifty years ago, a little beeping ball stunned the world. Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a look back at Sputnik and its effect on the way we look at the world.

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Data Reawakening

As archivists struggle to store the mountain of data on the internet, researchers are trying to use atoms, diamonds, and DNA to let data live on forever.

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Ghosts In The Reels

Even in this era of cloud storage, many data centers still use good, reliable magnetic tape. But as the technology develops at a faster rate, this backup is quickly becoming obsolete. What will become of the forgotten data preserved on the tape of the past?

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Ghosts In The Reels

Even in this era of cloud storage, many data centers still use good, reliable magnetic tape. But as the technology develops at a faster rate, this backup is quickly becoming obsolete. What will become of the forgotten data preserved on the tape of the past?

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The Long Shot

More than two decades ago, a geologist traveled to Argentina to hunt for hidden craters. What he uncovered could change how we look for extraterrestrial life.

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The Long Shot

More than two decades ago, a geologist traveled to Argentina to hunt for hidden craters. What he uncovered could change how we look for extraterrestrial life.

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