EarthSky 22: Robots with human faces
Science news of the week:
Northern forests growing faster as Earth warms
Amphibian populations devastated by deadly fungus
Developing nations will bear the brunt of extreme weather events
When prehistoric shark meets whale
Was fifth gas giant planet expelled from solar system?
Caribbean corals overgrown by sponges
Song of the week:
Ocote Soul Sound’s song “Pathways” from their new album “Taurus”. Best of luck on your West Coast tour!
This week’s featured stories:
Robots with Human Faces Jorge Salazar speaks with Dr. Hanson about creating lifelike robots that can detect and replicate human facial expressions and communicate in a way similar to humans.
Eclipse of the Midnight Sun Jorge speaks with Deborah Byrd about November’s eclipse and what it might look like to the fortunate few who get to see it.
Lakes on Jupiter’s Moon New research suggests that Jupiter’s moon Europa might have bodies of water as big as North America’s Great Lakes. Luis Castilla and Jorge discuss.
Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!
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