Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
Self-taught scientist and luthier Carleen Hutchins brought new scientific rigor to violin-making. Plus Apple patents a technology that could stop our phones from recording concerts, and an epidemiologist looks at how many deaths extreme heat could cause, and how we can prevent them.
How could historically significant satellites, spacecraft, and landing sites be preserved in space? Plus how Flyover Country, a new app, will help you spot geological features during your next long-haul flight.
Several vaccines for Zika virus have triumphed in animal tests and are now ready for human trials. Plus, how 'differential privacy' allows companies to randomize user data, preserving individual privacy while pulling out larger trends. And a look at planetary sciences - from Jupiter to Pluto, new windows into the origins of our largest and smallest friends around the sun.
Military doctors are starting to pay more attention to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield.
Will electric cars ever be popular? A trip into the Science Friday archives for a look at the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles. Plus, developing a way to track nighttime bird migrations, and how heat waves affect air flight.
What we can learn from the man who got stung, willingly, for science. Plus, at the end of Cephalopod Week 2016, we delve into the mysteries of cephalopod ink and the squid microbiome.