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February 14, 2020

The SciFri Book Club wraps its month-long investigation of the Great Lakes with questions about the the recovery of the Great Lake ecosystem. Plus, how some massive tech companies have grown into something larger—resembling nation states.

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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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