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.




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Dr. Kevin Folta



DrFolta

Follow Dr Folta's work and commentary online:
Twitter
Illumination Blog
Talking Biotech Podcast
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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


CloseEnc

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 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

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(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 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

europa_fullNASA-JPL-Caltech
(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

CNH Industrial-Case IH
(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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