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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.
A look at the psychology of taste and smell - and why it can make those holiday ...
Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, dishes up a few cooking hacks for Turk...
With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade less than a week away, it’s crunch time ...
Robert Sabin grew a 1000-pound pumpkin in his Long Island backyard.
You've survived the big family Thanksgiving get-together -- but now the winter h...
\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.
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