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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Episode 54 - Energy pt2: Nuclear

This week I speak at length with Oregon State University PhD candidate Josh Fishler. We talk all things nuclear including new tech and why it's not the bogeyman. Believe it or not, it will be needed for a carbon neutral future, and for a journey to the stars. And we talk about perspective and context and how humans are bad at it.



OSU-TRIGA
(Oregon State University)

A few links for further reading on nuclear energy
http://radiationcenter.oregonstate.edu/
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602051/fail-safe-nuclear-power/
http://ceepr.mit.edu/publications/working-papers/662
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Episode 53 - Energy pt1

This week we look at energy and power production. A snapshot of the past, present and future. How much do we use? Oil, coal, gas, solar, wind, nuclear. What's out there that is better?

Also, New instant charge battery, and Artificial Intelligence explains itself.




New Battery

AI explains itself
More AI news from OSU

Energy - a primer


MIT-Econ-Storage_0
(MIT News)

Peak oil and coal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predicting_the_timing_of_peak_oil
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_coal

Energy conversion and cost
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_conversion_efficiency
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_electricity_by_source

More reading on energy production and usage
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-03/for-cheapest-power-on-earth-look-skyward-as-coal-falls-to-solar
https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=96&t=3
http://ceepr.mit.edu/publications/working-papers/662
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/egee102/node/1930
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602051/fail-safe-nuclear-power/
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Episode 51 - Essay on Civilization and Long-term thinking

This week I ruminate on civilization and long-term thinking, including a segment from Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California.

Also, zero-emission natural gas power plant, and 3d printed ovaries.



Zero emission power plant

3d printed ovaries

Civilization and Long-term thinking


Toaster from scratch

Manual for civilization

Humboldt Redwoods

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Episode 47 - Longevity pt 1

This week is part one of a few shows on longevity. The history of living longer, areas of research, and more.

Also - Artificial womb, artificial photosynthesis, and asteroid mining



Artificial womb
Artificial Photosynthesis
Asteroid Mining

Longevity pt 1


MariaKonovalenko-Art.LebedevStudio
(Maria Konovalenko - Art. Lebedev Studio)

http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/trending-now/new-oldest-person-in-world-is-117-explains-secret-to-longevity/515349193
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39610937
http://www.vocativ.com/258440/longevity-research-history/
https://mariakonovalenko.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/roadmap-to-immortality-longevity-genetic-engineering/
http://www.sens.org/about
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