Jul. 16, 2010
Today, fibers are dumb strands of material. But could those fibers have more functions than just keeping the wearer warm and dry?
Jul. 17, 2009
Researchers have been able to build a fabric-based camera out of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers. We'll talk about the wok and efforts to use fibers in advanced electronics and other devices.
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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food
We are fascinated by them, frightened by them, and can't live without them -- so...
- Surprise: Cockroaches Are Fastidious Groomers!
Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves?
- Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says
Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?...
- The Superorganism
Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants...
- Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
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Age of Wonder
Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'