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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 museums aren't just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.
The money will be used to turn Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory into a museum.
In natural history museums around the world, art and science intersect in the de...
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too.
How do museums protect and preserve artistic and historic artifacts for the ages...
\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.