Episode 49 - Longevity pt 3

This week we continue with longevity research. We examine some critiques against it, and consider what it will mean for society if more and more people live longer.

Also, vertical farming in Shanghai, the ISS 200th spacewalk, and wandering black holes.



Shanghai vertical farming

ISS 200th spacewalk

Wandering black holes

Criticisms and Implications of Longevity research



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(Martin Lisec)

Links for further reading
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategies_for_Engineered_Negligible_Senescence#Technology_Review_controversy
https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/geront/43.1.4
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/genepatents
http://www.everydayhealth.com/longevity/longevity-boom-and-its-impact.aspx
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Episode 48 - Longevity pt 2

More on longevity this week, with a peek into the worlds of Aubrey de Grey, Craig Venter, and Google's Calico.

Also, the DNA of neurons, and the growing role of big data in the search for extraterrestrial life.



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(BBC)

The DNA of Neurons

Conference on the search for life in the universe

The who and what of longevity research


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(Aubrey de Grey by Bruce Klein and Susan Fonseca-Klein)

Some links on the who and the what

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey_de_Grey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Venter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_(company)
http://www.calicolabs.com/
http://www.sens.org/
http://www.humanlongevity.com/
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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


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(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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Episode 41 - Interview with Jamey Racer, all things radiology

Radiology


This week I have a chat with guest Jamey Racer, Radiographer, CT Technologist, and Instructor. We talk about the past, present, and future of radiology and medical imaging. Types of scans, radiation exposure, and the changes that computers and artificial intelligence are bringing to the work.



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(Phillips)

A few links for further reading:
http://www.radiologytoday.net/archive/rt0516p12.shtml
http://appliedradiology.com/articles/robotic-assisted-interventional-radiology
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Episode 34 - Themes for 2017 - Communication

This week I ramble about the need for level-headed communication for a functional society, and ponder why it's so hard to do, including science communication.
Also, lots of medical news from Earth and space about stem cells and genetics.
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- Stephen R. Covey


Medical news of stem cell and genetic treatments

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(Ricardo Carrasco III)
Stem Cells for Paralasys
Leukemia treatment

NASA's Twin Study

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(Robert Markowitz)
Some links about science and communication I referenced for the show
http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-have-figured-out-what-makes-people-reject-science-and-it-s-not-ignorance
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/01/relearning-how-write?utm_source=sciencemagazine&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=howtowrite-10682
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-convince-someone-when-facts-fail/
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/the-delusion-of-alternative-facts/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_POLE_BLOG

Some science news sources I think are the best at reporting and writing
https://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://www.sciencemag.org/
http://www.livescience.com/
https://phys.org/
http://www.universetoday.com/
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Episode 29 - Threats From Space pt 3 - Solar Flares and CMEs

This week we continue with threats to our planet from outer space, this time from our own home star. Solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and more.

Also, John Glenn, David Simons of project Manhigh, Magnets for bacteria, and new photos of Saturn.



John Glenn

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(NASA)

Treating Sepsis with magnets

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(Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology)

New Cassini Images

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(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections


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(NASA/SDO)

Further information:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/spaceweather/index.html
http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/sftheory/flare.htm
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/whcarr.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110302-solar-flares-sun-storms-earth-danger-carrington-event-science/
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Episode 19 - The All News Show

This week there was so much cool news I had to do an all news show. Elon Musk's plan to go to Mars, Kepler and Rosetta, potential medical breakthroughs, and a movie shot by and starring drones.

Also, your kid might see the 22nd century. Think about that!



BBC - it's a great time to be alive

mars_presentation

SpaceX and Mars

Reaction to the plan

Solar Roof

New approach to viruses

Destroying bacteria

Drone movie - In The Robot Skies

Rosetta Mission at an end

Kepler on a roll

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Episode 9 - Brain-Computer Interfaces

In this episode we dive in to some computer-chip-in-the-brain ideas, including one that has allowed a man to control his own paralyzed arm. How far can we go with this technology?

In the news: construction bricks grown with microorganisms



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Nature article on Ian Burkhart, including the video of him playing guitar hero
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: Battelle
(photo by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/ Battelle)

Other brain-chip links to check out:
http://fusion.net/story/204316/darpa-is-implanting-chips-in-soldiers-brains/
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/07/tech/brain-memory-implants-humans/index.html
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/513681/memory-implants/
http://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~carmena/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroprosthetics
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