Episode 59 - Are We Alone?

This week I ponder our place in the universe and wonder if there is other life out there somewhere. Part philosophical essay, part science exploration.
Also, words and their meanings matter. Inigo says so.



Are We Alone?


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Some links for further details on the Drake Equation, Fermi Paradox, Great Filter, and other thoughts on life in the universe.

http://zidbits.com/2011/07/how-far-have-radio-signals-traveled-from-earth/
http://zidbits.com/2015/11/where-are-all-the-aliens-what-is-fermis-paradox/
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Episode 58 - In Defense of Science

This week I essay, rant, and ramble about science, politics, civilization, and our long-term needs.
Also, Juno images, New nuclear fuel, and NASA budgets.



junonew
(NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt)

Nuclear Fuel
Juno Images
VP at KSP

Essay - In Defense of Science


No Links, just go do something positive.



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Episode 57 - Arcology

This week, a look and the principles and ideas of arcology, the melding of architecture and ecology, as a way to shape the city of the future. 
Also, holographic phones and artificial intelligence in science research.



Holographic phone
Artificial Intelligence in science research

Arcology


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Links for further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcology
https://arcosanti.org/theory/arcology/main.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/arcosanti-arizona-paolo-solari-accommodation-festivals-millennial-a7810231.html
https://www.indy100.com/article/forest-city-china-air-pollution-town-trees-liuzhou-stefano-boeri-climate-change-paris-agreement-7809736?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/16/arcology-cutaways-of-the-futu.html
https://steampunkopera.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/arcology-city-in-a-building/
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Episode 56 - Energy pt4 - other generation methods

This week we cover some less well known energy generation methods: Geothermal, biomass, biofuel, flywheel, and space based solar panels. 
Also, artificial intelligence in the operating room, and robo-snakes on Mars

Artificial Intelligence in the O.R.
Snake rovers on Mars

Energy - Other Methods

Biomass Power Plant
(Biomass Power Plant by bava alcide 57/Wikimedia)

Links to sources and information from the show:

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20082015/lighting-paradox-cheaper-efficient-led-save-energy-use-rises
https://futurism.com/new-material-could-lead-to-devices-that-you-only-need-to-charge-once-every-three-months/
http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/23/technology/future/minority-report-15-years/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-based_solar_power
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1340066560/velkess-energy-storage
http://www.solarhome.org/OutbackVFXR3648A3.6kWFLEXpowerOne-2.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAjwytLKBRCX547gve7EsE4SJAD3IZV68hTNf0AUrPNUi5bY0V-mLeUfDVn7xqcA2PRugo75LxoCD8jw_wcB
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Episode 55 - Energy pt 3: Sun, Wind, and Water

This week we examine the more well-known renewables of solar, wind, and hydroelectric energy technology. 
Also, Chinese carbon sequestration and Chinese quantum entanglement. 

Long distance entanglement
Long distance entanglement link 2
Chinese carbon sequestration plan

Renewable Energy


BBC-solar-in-africa
(BBC)
Links to renewable info from the show:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell_efficiency
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_turbine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydropower
https://www.hydropower.org/types-of-hydropower
http://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/hot-air-on-wind-energy/
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