Episode 87 - Plant Genetics with Dr. Kevin Folta

This week Dr. Folta returns to the show to talk plant genetics, fear mongering, and putting worry into proper context.
Also, the Clock of the Long Now is officially under construction


The Clock Of The Long Now


Dr. Kevin Folta


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Episode 85 - Interview with Dr. Emily Monosson

This week I interview Dr. Emily Monosson about her book Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health, and we talk about academia, changes in our society currently underway, and motherhood in the scientific world. 
Also, Robocoffee, and searching for technomarkers around distant planets. Oh, and some guy launched a car into space. 

Robot barista in Japan
Searching for technosignatures from distant planets
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Dr. Monosson's Blog
Dr. Monosson's Books
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Episode 80 - The Future Of Food pt 6 - Interview with a cricket farmer

This week I have an interview with Austin Miller of Craft Crickets. We discuss the many benefits of eating insects and some of the details of how one farms crickets.
Also, Asimov's 1953 vision of self-driving cars, and more news on Tabby's Star. 



Asimov's self-driving car short story 'Sally'
The latest news on Tabby's Star

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Craft Crickets (craftcrickets.com)
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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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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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Episode 72 - All News Show #6

This week we catch up on the news. Mars, self-driving cars, trains and tractors, new telescopes, medical imaging, shills, dolphin culture. 



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News this week


Self Driving Cars
Self Driving Trains
Automated Farm
Who's the Real Shill?
Dopamine Receptor Imaging
Cetacean Culture
Exolife Telescope
Mars Law
Mars Meetings
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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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Illumination Blog
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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

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(Apis Cor)

NASA concepts for flight in Titan

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(NASA)

Cellular Agriculture

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(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

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(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 37 - The Future Of Food pt 2 - Interview with The Farm Babe

This week I chat with the Farm Babe, Michelle Miller, about modern farming, farm technology, and myths about farmers (you know, the scant handful of people who feed us all).

Also, Bill Gates on taxing robots, and the Icarus Project for interstellar travel.



Bill Gates on taxing robot workers

The Icarus Project

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The Farm Babe

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AgDaily
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Episode 36 - The Future Of Food pt 1

This week I begin a run of shows on the future of food, food production, technology, and farming. Everything from self-driving tractors, drones, lab grown meat, vertical farming, and GMO seeds is on the table for discussion.

Also, robots in China and NASA's Europa mission



Robots in Chinese manufacturing

NASA Europa Mission

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(NASA-JPL-Caltech)

http://www.zmescience.com/space/nasas-mission-search-life-europa-takes-shape/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/congress-nasa-must-not-only-go-to-europa-it-must-land/

The Future Of Food

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(CNH Industrial-Case IH)

Some links used in the show
https://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2015/november/despite-profit-potential-organic-field-crop-acreage-remains-low/
http://www.farmlandlp.com/2012/01/one-acre-feeds-a-person/
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/526491/agricultural-drones/
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/16/future-of-farming-driverless-tractors-ag-robots.html
https://3dprinting.com/food/
http://gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org/FAQ/organic-non-gmo-farming-sustainable-farming-using-gmos/
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/Highlights/Farm_Demographics/

Links to my music

Sean Gill - solo guitar
Strange Land - prog rock
Stone Soup Soldiers - world fusion and soundtrack work
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