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
The Girl With The Octarine Eyes
The Last Mountain

Strange Land - Evagation - cover

Strange Land @ Bandcamp

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


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:




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.

(U of O)

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

(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