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



martin-lisec
(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 46 - All News Show #2

This week, an all news show to catch up on some quick stories ahead of the March For Science.

Comfy robot suits, Elon Musk (again), Negative Mass, Exoplanets, Water worlds, Accretion Discs, (lions tigers and bears oh my)



DavidAAguilar
(Watery planet concept art by David A. Aguilar)

Robot Suits

Elon Musk's new venture

Odd superfluid

New exoplanet

Water worlds

Accretion disc imaging

Pasted Graphic
(NASA/JPL)
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Episode 45 - The Future Of Flight

This week we examine some of the ways we may be flying through the air in the near future, including drones, hypersonic jets, and (not in the air) the hyperloop.

Also, a brick laying robot, and New Horizons takes a nap, and what I'll be doing at next week's March for Science.



SAM the brick laying robot

New Horizons take a nap

The Future Of Flight

Airbus-Italdesign
(Italdesign/Airbus)

http://www.ehang.com/ehang184
http://www.livescience.com/58191-airbus-pop-up-flying-car-concept.html
https://futurism.com/a-flying-taxi-service-will-soar-through-the-skies-by-2018/
https://futurism.com/the-worlds-largest-aircraft-just-took-to-the-skies-for-the-first-time-ever/
https://futurism.com/this-is-flight-in-the-world-of-tomorrow/
https://www.nasa.gov/subject/7565/future-aircraft/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airship#Modern_airships
https://themysteriousworld.com/10-fastest-trains-in-the-world/
https://hyperloop-one.com/


lockheedmartin
(Lockheed Martin)

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Episode 43 - Pollution Solutions

This week we go over a few of the ways people are tackling air pollution and excess carbon. Making ink from soot, making diamonds from CO2, and more.

Also, mammal cells turned into computer circuits, and NASA's Cassini probe final mission.




Mammal cell biocomputers
Cassini's Final Mission

Pollution Solutions


Air-Ink
(Air Ink)

Links to various pollutions and CO2 control technologies

http://www.graviky.com/air-ink.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-search-is-on-for-pulling-carbon-from-the-air/
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/27/189522647/this-climate-fix-might-be-decades-ahead-of-its-time
http://www.industrytap.com/converting-atmospheric-co2-carbon-nanotubes/34563
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar
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Episode 40 - The Future Of Food pt 5 - Cell Agriculture

This week we explore the newest techniques in growing animal-free meat and other products using cell cultures.
Also, 3d printed houses and exploring Titan in a flying machine



3D printed house

ApisCor
(Apis Cor)

NASA concepts for flight in Titan

TITAN-1-REV-3-580x388NASA
(NASA)

Cellular Agriculture

MarkPostSquare
(Mark Post)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_culture
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_agriculture
http://www.new-harvest.org
http://www.memphismeats.com/
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Episode 38 - The Future Of Food pt 3 - GMOs and Gene Editing

This week I talk about a controversial topic, genetically modified organisms and gene editing, and how these aspects of modern science can feed us far into the future. I will have links to the science on the show's web page, for my part I focus on the basics and the benefits of GMOs and gene editing for food production.

Also, metamaterial news, new planets, and the Hubble Constant



New strong and light metamaterial

The Hubble Constant

New Planets

wild-cultivated
(wild progenitors to some of our food)

Information about GMOs and Gene Editing:



https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org
https://www.bestfoodfacts.org/what-foods-are-gmo/
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/02/23/rice-plants-genetically-tweaked-tame-arsenic-found-soil-reducing-risk-humans/
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/02/16/organic-farming-better-environment/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_thuringiensis#Safety_studies
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/06/19/how-your-food-would-look-if-not-genetically-modified-over-millennia/
https://futurism.com/a-new-drought-simulation-has-concluded-with-frightening-results/
http://ascienceenthusiast.com/crispr-cpf1-soybeans-healthier-no-dna/
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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

ksc-98ec-1392
(NASA)

Treating Sepsis with magnets

Sepsis-1
(Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology)

New Cassini Images

pia21052-1045
(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections


NASA-SDO20141105-flare-171-304_2
(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 28 - Threats From Space pt 2 - Interventions for NEOs

In this episode we continue with near earth objects and discuss what we might actually be able to do about them.

Also, NASA's inflatable room on the ISS, and thoughts on suicide and civilization.



The story that brought about my opening ramble on suicide and civilization. Brandy Vela

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NASA's BEAM module

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Information for NEO avoidance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_impact_avoidance
http://www.neoshield.net

Impact_event
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Episode 14 - Artificial Intelligence pt 2

In this episode I give you an overview of a number of examples of AI in use right now, and not just in scientific research. You've probably got an AI in your pocket right now.

Also, reasoned discourse in the 21st century, and OSIRIS-REx



Reasoned discourse in the 21st century

OSIRIS-REx
Social-Media-Card-Spacecraft-Image

Artificial Intelligence around you now

Siri-Bribes-iPhone-user-into-submission

Game AI gone rogue
Watson's cancer diagnosis
X-ray diagnosis

A bunch of links about robo-written articles, including a quiz to see if you can guess if it was a human or robot.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/08/opinion/sunday/algorithm-human-quiz.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/07/automated_insights_to_write_ap_earnings_reports_why_robots_can_t_take_journalists.html
http://singularityhub.com/2014/03/25/more-news-is-being-written-by-robots-than-you-think/
https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/28/meet-articoolo-the-robot-writer-with-content-for-brains/

My article from articoolo
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