A Musical Interlude

I thought with the business of the holiday this week we could all use a break from my normal banter/blather. In the feed today is an acoustic EP, Evagation, from my band Strange Land 
Chloroform Dream
27 Miles Out
Corozal
The Girl With The Octarine Eyes
The Last Mountain



Strange Land - Evagation - cover

Strange Land @ Bandcamp
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Episode 76 - Blockchain and Bitcoin: Interview with Steve McKeon

This week I have an interview with Steve McKeon from the U of O. We talk about blockchain and bitcoin, what it is, what people are doing with it, and why you should pay attention. Please see the show notes for a number of links to recent news. 
Also, genetic engineering a skin replacement to fight a deadly disease. 



Genetically engineered skin graft for young boy

Bitcoin and Blockchain


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Steve's article
Square integrates bitcoin

A wide variety of uses for blockchain

US State Dept and blockchain
Russian news
More Russian news

Bitcoin mining's energy use

Further reading for news and opinion on bitcoin:
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/14/dbs-groups-david-gledhill-bitcoin-is-a-ponzi-scheme.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-bitcoin-investing-advice-inv-20171114-story.html

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/15/london-block-exchange-bitcoin-dragoncard-uk/

https://www.coindesk.com/shitshow-success-bitcoin-golds-launch-anything-smooth/
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Episode 75 - Nanotech interview with John Donovan at the University of Oregon

This week I have a long interview I did a few weeks ago John Donovan. John is the Director of the MicroAnalytical Facility at the University of Oregon's CAMCOR, Center for Advanced Materials Characterization. I got a tour of the whole facility and we talked about all the different kinds of nanotechnology scanning and imaging done at the facility.



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University of Oregon Center for Advanced Materials Characterization
John Donovan

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Episode 74 - All News Show #7

Catching up on the latest and greatest including growing rice in saltwater, algorithms for acoustics, and the NASA twin study. 

Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist. - Lise Meitner



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(Elbphilharminie - Iwan Baan)

This weeks news items

Growing rice in saltwater
New Concert Hall with algorithm designed tiles
Earthquake correlation study
Extrasolar object
New telescope
NASA twin study
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