Episode 63 - Interview with Dr. Kevin Folta

This week features an interview with Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, and host of the Talking Biotech podcast.
Also, I beg for money the 21st century way.




Yes, it's true, I've joined the 21st century method of asking for donations. Check out my
Patreon page, not only can you support the show, you can get cool artwork and music perks as well.

Dr. Kevin Folta



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Follow Dr Folta's work and commentary online:
Twitter
Illumination Blog
Talking Biotech Podcast
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Episode 62 - Nanotechnology part 2

This week we further examine nanotech. How does one actually work at the nanoscale, and what might the far future bring?

Also, Carl Sagan's sad prediction coming true.



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(IBM - Scanning Tunneling Microscope)

Carl Sagan's fear from 20 years ago is coming true

Nanotechnology


Further reading:
https://phys.org/news/2016-03-ways-nanotechnology-future.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-01-tiniest-surfaces.html
http://futureforall.org/nanotechnology/nanotechnology.htm
http://www.dummies.com/store/product/productCd-1118136888.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanning_tunneling_microscope
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanning_tunneling_microscope
http://www.testandmeasurementtips.com/basics-of-the-scanning-electron-microscope
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Episode 61 - Nanotechnology: An Introduction

This week we enter the tiny world of nanotechnology. An introduction to what it is, and where it's being used in our lives right now.

Also, gene editing breakthrough, and NASA asteroid tracking.



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Gene editing breakthrough

NASA asteroid tracking

Further reading on nanotechnology:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnology
https://singularityhub.com/2016/05/16/nanorobots-where-we-are-today-and-why-their-future-has-amazing-potential/
http://www.nanotech-now.com/current-uses.htm
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5967198/8-incredible-nanotechnologies-that-actually-exist-in-the-real-world
https://www.livescience.com/694-nanotech-tiny-technology.html
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Episode 60 - Making Contact

This week, further contemplation about life in the universe, and what would happen if we made contact. 
Also, synthetic food and NASA deep space station plans. 



Synthetic food
Deep space stations for NASA

Making Contact


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https://www.space.com/26449-contact-intelligent-aliens-active-seti.html
https://futurism.com/what-should-we-do-if-aliens-contact-the-earth/
https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/
https://futurism.com/carl-sagan-on-how-humanity-would-transform-if-aliens-contacted-earth/
https://www.sciencealert.com/stephen-hawking-warns-that-we-might-not-want-to-reach-out-to-aliens
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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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