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Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
||Hr1: News Roundup, Autonomous Ambulances, New York 2140, Climate and Food||In his new novel, New York 2140, author Kim Stanley Robinson tackles how a drowning city might adapt and thrive after disastrous sea level rise. Plus, as the globe warms, maple syrup, tea, and other specialty foods could suffer from lower quality and lower nutritional value.||17 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr2: Vibrato Physics, Satellite Repair, Charting Physics History||Physicist Lawrence Krauss on the substance of the universe, the Higgs Boson, and how we know what we know. Plus, researchers use the tools of quantum physics to quantify the vibration of sound. And a robotic spacecraft could improve weather forecasting by fixing satellites in geosynchronous orbit.||17 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr2: Atmospheric Microbiome, Content Moderation, Scraps for Dinner||In their book Scraps, Wilt & Weeds, Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong describe creative ways to use the parts of produce that we usually toss away. Plus, a look at how content moderators work behind the scenes to keep graphic content off your feed. And why certain types of bacteria in the atmosphere can play a role in rain and snow.||10 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr1: News Roundup, Gamifying Communication, Trump and the EPA, Tuvan Throat Singing||How the president and Congress have been quietly and successfully tearing down U.S environmental and climate change policy. Plus, Tuvan throat singers have developed a technique that allows them to produce two notes at one time.||10 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr2: Ancient Earth Crust, Farmers and Conservation, California Water Supply||Some farmers are using techniques like no-till and dry irrigation that conserve natural resources as a way to cultivate crops according to the biology of the soil and land. Plus, predicting rain, snow, and water supply in the warming west.||3 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr1: News Roundup, Bee Intelligence, Genetic Data Storage||Bees are more intelligent than we thought, and can count and recognize faces. Plus, could DNA become a mainstream data storage option?||3 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr2: Antibiotic Discovery, Regrowing Sensory Hair in the Ear, Trappist-1 Exoplanets||Scientists have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star that could hold the conditions for life. Plus, a look at the scientific obstacles and breakthroughs involved in finding and developing new antibiotics. And Boston-based researchers have regrown a high volume of sensory hair cells in the lab using a new technique.||24 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr1: News Roundup, Gene Editing Embryos, Computer Hacks of the Future, and How to Prevent Them||As self-driving cars and other artificial intelligence advance, how safe will we be from A.I. hacks and attacks? Plus, a report from a National Academies panel endorses the possible use of gene-editing techniques in human embryos -- under very limited conditions.||24 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr1: News Roundup, Emotion Translator, Battery Technology||Is there a new battery that can beat lithium ion in electric vehicles? We plug into the world of battery research to find out. Plus, how to squeeze more power out of the electrical grid. And a new wearable aims to help people who feel socially awkward interpret emotions.||17 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hr2: Net Neutrality, The Price of Privacy, Expanse||As we trade more and more of our personal data to big companies in exchange for their services, internet users must decide for themselves where to draw the line on internet privacy. Plus, the minds behind the The Expanse chat about space flight, space politics, and how they keep the show feeling real.||17 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|