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 33 - Themes for 2017 - Understanding Science - Consensus

This week I offer an overview of scientific consensus - what it is, and why we should accept it.

And in the news: Vantablack, and mud on Mars



Vantablack

vantablack-3x2-700x467
(Surrey NanoSystems)

Mud on Mars

Mars-pia21261
(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Scientific Consensus



science_montage
(Randal Monroe/XKCD)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus
https://futurism.com/what-is-scientific-consensus/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/06/24/what-does-scientific-consensus-mean/#560ae2c1377f
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