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Science Friday and WNYC Studios

Brain fun for curious people.

1126 - OpenAI’s New Product Makes Incredibly Realistic Fake Videos
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  • 1126 - OpenAI’s New Product Makes Incredibly Realistic Fake Videos

    A security expert weighs in on Sora, OpenAI’s new text-to-video generator, and the risks it could pose, especially during an election year.

    Mon, 26 Feb 2024 - 17min
  • 1125 - Private Spacecraft Makes Historic Moon Landing | New Cloud Seeding Technique

    The Odysseus lander, made by Intuitive Machines and launched by SpaceX a week ago, is the first commercial mission to soft-land on the moon. Also, scientists try swapping silver iodide for liquid propane to keep long-running cloud seeding programs effective in warmer temperatures.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2024 - 18min
  • 1124 - Making Chemistry More Accessible To Blind And Low-Vision People

    Scientists are working to make chemical research more accessible to blind and low-vision students through 3D-printed models and modified equipment.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2024 - 16min
  • 1123 - Understanding And Curbing Generative AI’s Energy Consumption

    As the environmental costs of tools like ChatGPT and DALL-E mount, governments are demanding more clarity from tech companies.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2024 - 17min
  • 1122 - Which Feathered Dinosaurs Could Fly? | Some French Cheeses At Risk Of Extinction

    Researchers found that a specific number and symmetry of certain feathers can indicate whether a bird (or dinosaur) could fly. Plus, a lack of diversity in the microbes that make Camembert, brie, and some blue cheeses could mean we bid adieu to some French varieties.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2024 - 22min
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