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That‘s Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.

Summary: Bringing you the positive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) news every Monday and explains why these new futuristic innovations are meaningful. The goal is to leave you feeling optimistic and say ”That‘s Cool!”

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 93. Robot Performs Keyhole Surgery, Anti-Aging Vaccine Study, World’s First Offshore Charging Station | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:26

News: Robot successfully performs keyhole surgery on pigs without human help | Unexpectech (01:24) Frog regrows amputated leg after drug treatment  | The Guardian (08:47) Anti-aging vaccine clears out dysfunctional cells that cause disease | New Atlas (15:01) Using 3D printing for alloy materials innovation | TechXPlore (19:46) A Shipping Group Has Launched the World's First Offshore Charging Station | Interesting Engineering (24:40) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:  

 92. Asteroid Investigating Solar Sail Spacecraft, 3 Billion Dollar Reverse Aging Startup, Neuralink Gearing Up For Human Clinical Trials | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:10

News: NASA Solar Sail Spacecraft to Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch | SciTechDaily (01:25) Altos bursts out of stealth with $3B, a dream team C-suite and a wildly ambitious plan to reverse disease | FierceBiotech (08:11) Patient-specific spinal model may predict the effect of disc implants | New Atlas (16:28) Intel Is Investing $20 Billion Towards a Massive New Semiconductor Plant | Interesting Engineering (21:10) Elon Musk's brain chip firm Neuralink lines up clinical trials in humans | The Guardian (27:10) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:  

 91. An Ocean Battery, Regrowing Knee Cartilage, BMW’s Magnet Free Electric Motor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:40

NEWS: 'Ocean battery' targets renewable energy dilemma | TechXplore (00:57) A wind turbine sitting idle on a calm day or spinning swiftly when power demand is already met poses a problem for renewables, and is one researchers think can be tackled under the sea. The company, Dutch startup Ocean Grazer, has come up with the concept of a “ocean battery” relies on massive flexible bladders on the seabed, which are filled up with seawater by the wind farm. When the power is needed, the pressure of the ocean squeezes the water through the system on the seafloor that includes turbines—and the result is electricity. Systems that rely on pressure are already used in hydroelectric dams that pump water into the reservoir behind the dam when electricity demand falls, effectively storing it to come back through the facility's turbines. Bliek, the Ocean Grazer CEO, said undersea systems take advantage of the pressure below the ocean that is free, while creating a system that he said is about 80 percent efficient in storing energy. Bliek said his company aims to have an offshore system in place by 2025, though one will be deployed onshore in the northern Netherlands by 2023. Though various aspects of energy storage via pressure are not new, the pairing of it with green energy sources carries significant potential.   Compelling Evidence That Multiple Sclerosis Is Caused by Epstein-Barr Virus | SciTechDaily (06:37) Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), according to a study led by Harvard researchers. Establishing a causal relationship between the virus and the disease has been difficult because EBV infects approximately 95% of adults, MS is a relatively rare disease, and the onset of MS symptoms begins about ten years after EBV infection. A study was conducted on more than 10 million young adults on active duty in the U.S. military and identified 955 who were diagnosed with MS during their period of service. The team analyzed serum samples taken biennially by the military and determined the soldiers’ EBV status at time of first sample and the relationship between EBV infection and MS onset the risk of MS increased 32-fold after infection with EBV Serum levels of neurofilament light chain, a biomarker of the nerve degeneration typical in MS, increased The delay between EBV infection and the onset of MS may be partially due the disease’s symptoms being undetected during the earliest stages and partially due to the evolving relationship between EBV and the host’s immune system. Alberto Ascherio, senior author of the study stated, “This is a big step because it suggests that most MS cases could be prevented by stopping EBV infection, and that targeting EBV could lead to the discovery of a cure for MS.” Regrowing knee cartilage with an electric kick | MedicalXPress (12:57) Arthritis is a common and painful disease caused by damage to our joints. Normally pads of cartilage cushion those spots. But injuries or age can wear it away.  As cartilage deteriorates, bone begins to hit bone The best treatments available try to replace the damaged cartilage with a healthy piece taken from elsewhere in the body or a donor healthy cartilage is in limited supply The best possible treatment would be to regrow healthy cartilage in the damaged joint itself. "The regrown cartilage doesn't behave like native cartilage. It breaks, under the normal stresses of the joint", says UConn bioengineer Thanh Nguyen. Nguyen's lab has also been working on cartilage regeneration, and they've discovered that electrical signals are key to normal growth. A steady electrical field encourages cells to colonize and grow into cartilage. They designed a tissue scaffold made out of nanofibers of poly-L lactic acid (PLLA), a biodegradable polymer often used to stitch up surgical wounds. has a neat property called piezo-electricity. When it is squeezed, it produces a little burst of electrical current. a person walking, can cause the PLLA scaffold to generate a weak but steady electrical field The team recently tested the scaffold in the knee of an injured rabbit. The rabbit was allowed to hop on a treadmill to exercise after the scaffold was implanted, and just as predicted, the cartilage grew back normally. The results are exciting, but Nguyen is cautious. "This is a fascinating result, but we need to test this in a larger animal.”  His lab would want to observe the animals treated for at least a year, probably two, to make sure the cartilage is durable. Cancer-targeting treatment "steps on the gas" to kill tumors | SlashGear & MIT News (18:33) Immunostimulatory drugs stimulate the body’s immune system, and have potential for treating cancerous tumors, as the drugs trigger the immune system to attack the mutated cells. Problem: immune system becomes overstimulated, attacking healthy cells with serious consequences. That’s a problem the MIT researchers behind a new cancer immunotherapy study have addressed.  Developed a new delivery method designed to target cancerous tumors specifically. The method involves introducing IL-12, a type of stimulatory molecule, directly where the tumor is located Avoiding the toxic effects that can occur when immunostimulatory drugs are given throughout the body. In a study of mice, this new treatment eliminated many tumors when delivered along with an FDA-approved drug that takes the brakes off the immune system. “Takes the brakes off” references cancerous cells, which produce their own molecules that suppress the immune system’s ability to attack them.  The researchers wanted to find a way to make cytokines bind strongly to tumors, and that is where aluminum hydroxide, also called alum. In mouse models of three types of cancer, the researchers found that the tumors were eliminated in 50 to 90 percent of the mice. The researchers also found that the treated mice did not show any of the side effects that are seen when IL-12 is given systemically.  The new approach of attaching molecules to alum could also be used to deliver other types of immunostimulatory drugs, the researchers say. BMW's Fifth-Generation Electric Motor Is a Magnet-Free Masterpiece | Interesting Engineering (23:25) BMW's fifth-generation electric motor provides a solution that combines an old-school sensibility with high-tech EV technology to improve efficiency without the use of rare earth minerals. BMW developed its magnet-free fifth-gen motor, which operates as a three-phase AC synchronous motor and, in a retro twist, utilizes brushes and a commutator to power its rotor windings. Typically, brushes and commutators generate dust and cause wear that requires them to be replaced periodically.  Why most electric vehicle makers have opted not to use them. Opting towards magnet motors, Rare-earth metals used in permanent magnet motors are increasingly difficult to source in an ethical fashion and China controls over 90 percent of the world's reserves of the materials. According to MotorTrend, a BMW representative told them that the new motor's brush modules are placed "in an enclosed and sealed compartment, eliminating dust contamination inside the stator/rotor wiring." According to the automaker, its fifth-gen motor has more energy density, better heat management, and faster switching frequency.  Which translates to higher RPM, more torque, and even more power. BMW is helping the electric vehicle industry to address one of the issues spurring detractors to claim it's not as good for the planet as advertised.  ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:  

 90. Hovering Space Rover, New Advances In 3D Printing, Protein Found to Reverse Muscle Aging | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:04

MIT Engineers Test An Idea For A New Hovering Rover | Brighter Side News (01:28) Due to the lack of atmosphere, the moon and other airless bodies such as asteroids can build up an electric field. Because of direct exposure to the sun and surrounding plasma. Moon’s electric charge is strong enough to levitate dust more than 1 meter above the ground. Engineers at NASA and elsewhere have recently proposed harnessing this natural surface charge to levitate a glider Mylar wings, which is a material that holds the same charge as surfaces on airless bodies.  Thinking of magnets, the same charged sides would repel causing a levitation effect  A design would likely be limited to small asteroids, as larger planetary bodies would have a stronger, counteracting gravitational pull. Or would it? MIT’s rover could get around this The concept resembles a retro-style, disc-shaped flying saucer, and uses tiny ion beams to both charge up the vehicle and boost the surface’s natural charge. Generates a relatively large repulsive force between the vehicle and the ground with a small amount of power  In an initial feasibility study, the researchers show that such an ion boost should be strong enough to levitate a small, 2-pound vehicle on the moon and large asteroids. Large asteroid using a 10-kilovolt ion source The Moon the same rover would need a 50-kilovolt source Design relies on the use of miniature ion thrusters, called ionic-liquid ion sources Using a basic disc model with ion thrusters Could achieve levitation of about one centimeter off the ground Co-author Paulo Lozano explains why levitation on a rover would be good: “With a levitating rover, you don’t have to worry about wheels or moving parts … An asteroid’s terrain could be totally uneven, and as long as you had a controlled mechanism to keep your rover floating, then you could go over very rough, unexplored terrain, without having to dodge the asteroid physically.”   MIT unveils the world's longest flexible fiber battery. You can weave and wash it in fabrics | ZME Science (08:01) Engineers at MIT have created a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of very long fiber. Could be used to 3D print batteries in any shape. The proof of concept is 140 meters long, making it the longest flexible fiber battery thus far. Length is arbitrary according to the engineers since they could do much longer lengths. Fiber batteries are not new, however previously they have all the lithium and other key materials outside the fiber, which would leave them unprotected. This Fiber is the opposite with the new system embedding the battery inside the fiber  This provides a protective outside coating, which gives the fiber both stability and waterproofing. The thickness of the fiber device is only a few hundred microns, much thinner than any previous attempts at a fiber battery. To demonstrate the functionality of this proof of concept, the researchers used the fiber battery to power a “Li-Fi” communications system, the kind that uses pulses of light to transmit data rather than radio waves.  Includes a microphone, pre-amp, transistor, and diodes The 140-meter-long battery fiber has a rated energy storage capacity of 123 milliamp-hours   Enough to power a smartwatch or phone.  Battery fibers could be woven to produce two-dimensional fabrics like those used for clothing, but could also be used in 3-D printing to create solid objects, such as casings. Because the system creates it all without having to add anything else it would be one-step printing.   Scientists Can Now Print Metal Objects That Are Only 25 Nanometers Long | Interesting Engineering (13:08) A group of scientists has set a new benchmark in 3D printing by succeeding in fabricating ultrasmall metal objects using a new technique. According to the team, their system can be used to make objects out of copper just 25 billionths of a meter in diameter (equivalent to 25 nanometres). Equivalent to 195 copper atoms in a row. Their electrochemical 3D printing technique fabricates complex conductive structures with nanometer resolution, and it could have potential applications in battery technology, microelectronics, and sensor technology. The new electrochemical technique could be used to print far smaller metal objects that have never been printed before. Dr. Dmitry Momotenko of a chemist at the University of Oldenburg talked on the printing method with “The technology we are working on combines both worlds — metal printing and nanoscale precision … 3D-printed catalysts with high surface area and special geometry to allow particular reactivity could be prepared for the production of complex chemicals.” Momotenko and his team are currently working towards improving the efficiency of electrical energy storage through three-dimensional electrodes.     Smart sutures to monitor deep surgical wounds | MedicalXPress (17:24) Monitoring surgical wounds after an operation is an important step to prevent infection, wound separation and other complications. However, when the surgical site is deep in the body, monitoring is normally limited to clinical observations or costly radiological investigations that often fail to detect complications before they become life-threatening. To detect wound complications as soon as they happen, a team of researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a smart suture that is battery-free and can wirelessly sense and transmit information from deep surgical sites. The NUS team's invention has three key components: a medical-grade silk suture that is coated with a conductive polymer to allow it to respond to wireless signals; a battery-free electronic sensor; and a wireless reader used to operate the suture from outside the body. These smart small sensors can monitor multiple problems (i.e. Wound integrity, gastric leakage and tissue micromotions), while also providing healing outcomes which are equivalent to medical-grade sutures. For example, if the suture is broken, an external reader picks up a reduced signal due to a reduction in the length of the smart suture’s antenna, alerting the attending doctor to take action. One advantage of these smart sutures is that their use involves minimal modification of the standard surgical procedure.  Similar to existing sutures, clips and staples, the smart sutures may be post-operatively removed by a minimally invasive surgical or endoscopic procedure when the risk of complications has passed. Assistant Professor John Ho, who lead the team, commented on the smart sutures capability & the effect it would have:  "Currently, post-operative complications are often not detected until the patient experiences systemic symptoms like pain, fever, or a high heart rate. These smart sutures can be used as an early alert tool to enable doctors to intervene before the complication becomes life-threatening, which can lead to lower rates of re-operation, faster recovery, and improved patient outcomes."  In future, the team is looking to develop a portable wireless reader to replace the setup currently used, enabling surveillance of complications even outside of clinical settings. Additionally they want to increase the detection capabilities for detecting wound bleeding and leakage after gastrointestinal surgery.   Researchers uncover protein that reverses muscle aging | Brighter Side News (23:13) A University at Buffalo-led research team has shown that a protein, NANOG, is effective at reversing aging in skeletal muscle cells. Skeletal muscles are organs of the vertebrate muscular system that are mostly attached by tendons to bones of the skeleton. Longer than in the other types of muscle tissue, and are often known as muscle fibers. In a series of experiments with mice, researchers overexpressed NANOG in myoblasts, which are the embryonic precursors to muscle tissue.  The myoblasts were senescent, meaning they were no longer able to divide and grow. The overexpression improved some of the primary characteristics associated with age-related deterioration of cells, including autophagy, energy homeostasis, genomic stability, nuclear integrity and mitochondrial function. Autophagy - Bodies’ way of clearing out damaged cells Additionally there was an increase in the number of muscle stem cells in the muscle of prematurely aging mice. Demonstrating the feasibility of reversing cellular aging in the body The study’s corresponding author Stelios T. Andreadis, PhD stated: “Our work focuses on understanding the mechanisms of NANOG’s actions in hopes of discovering druggable targets in signaling or metabolic networks that mimic the anti-aging effects of NANOG. Ultimately, the work could help lead to new treatments or therapies that help reverse cellular senescence, and aid the many people suffering from age-related disorders.”  ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:  

 89. James Webb Space Telescope Launch & Merry Late Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:56

Launch Day From NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday (Dec. 25th) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. A joint effort with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency,  The Webb observatory is NASA’s revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets.  Ground teams began receiving telemetry data from Webb about five minutes after launch.` Approximately 30 minutes after launch, Webb unfolded its solar array, and mission managers confirmed that the solar array was providing power to the observatory. Engineers and ground controllers will conduct the first of three mid-course correction burns about 12.5 hours after launch Firing thrusters to maneuver the spacecraft on an optimal trajectory toward its destination in orbit about 1 million miles from Earth.  Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2 (L2) The world’s largest and most complex space science observatory will now begin six months of commissioning in space. At the end of commissioning, Webb will deliver its first images.  Webb’s program director at NASA Headquarters, Gregory L. Robinson, talks about the launch:  “The launch of the Webb Space Telescope is a pivotal moment – this is just the beginning for the Webb mission … Now we will watch Webb’s highly anticipated and critical 29 days on the edge. When the spacecraft unfurls in space, Webb will undergo the most difficult and complex deployment sequence ever attempted in space. Once commissioning is complete, we will see awe-inspiring images that will capture our imagination.”   The Time Machine from The Conversation: Benefit of the James Webb Telescope, and most space telescopes, is that they are time machines. Any light that hits a telescope (i.e. image) you will be looking at old light. For instance looking at an object 10,000 light years away if you have an image you will be looking at 10,000 years in the past. Light would take 10,000 years to reach Earth. The further out in space astronomers look, the further back in time we are looking. JWST is trying to look FAR back.  JWST is specifically designed to try to look at light from the end of the Dark Ages by detecting the faint infrared light of the earliest stars or galaxies.  Dark Ages:  Around 400,000 years after the Big Bang, the universe was 10 million light years across and the temperature had cooled to 5,500 F (3,000 C).  The universe would have been glowing dull red like a giant heat lamp. As the expanding universe became bigger and colder, the high energy particles thinned out and everything faded to black.  The Dark Ages ended when gravity formed the first stars and galaxies that eventually began to emit the first light. Compared to massive, bright galaxies of today, the first objects (i.e stars & galaxies) were very small.  Additionally, due to the constant expansion of the universe, they’re now tens of billions of light years away from Earth. This leads to the why infrared is important: As the universe expands, it continuously stretches the wavelength of light traveling through it. That leads to a “redshift.” Light shifts from shorter wavelengths – like blue or white light – to longer wavelengths like red or infrared light when stretched. Therefore, by the time light emitted by an early star or galaxy 13 billion years ago reaches any telescope on Earth, it has been stretched by a factor of 10. It arrives as infrared light! Comparing it to Hubble,  JWST has a 15 times wider field of view on its camera, collecting six times more light and its sensors are tuned to be most sensitive to infrared light. How will Data be collected? The strategy will be to stare deeply at one patch of sky for a long time, collecting as much light and information from the most distant and oldest galaxies as possible.  What to look for in the next 6 months? JWST needs to get to the orbiting point Needs to unroll the sunshield system Has 140 release mechanisms, 70 hinge assemblies, 400 pulleys, 90 cables and eight deployment motors, all of which need to perform correctly to get the five thin membranes extended Deploying the 18 mirror segments According to Project Scientist Jonathan Gardner, "One of our scientists calculated that we move those mirrors literally slower than grass grows as we're lining them up so incredibly precisely," Regular science operations are expected to begin in the summer of 2022  

 88. Self-Driving Microscopes, Significant Water Hidden on Mars, Eye Drops Replacing Reading Glasses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:21

News Self-Driving Microscopes to Navigate the Nanoscale | IEEE Spectrum (02:11) 3D IMAGING ENHANCES CHECKS FOR AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER | Futurity (07:34) Scientists Discover 'Significant' Water Hidden In Martian Grand Canyon | Vice (14:45) AI Predicts Which Individuals Will Develop Dementia Within Two Years | GenEngNews (20:40) FDA Approves New Eye Drops that Could Replace Glasses for Millions | ExtremeTech (29:01) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 87. WhatsApp Cryptocurrency Payments, Sleeping Bag Protects Astronauts Vision, Tool to Speed Up Solar Cell Discoveries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:09

News Timestamps: WhatsApp Launches Instant Cryptocurrency Payments in the US | MacRumors (01:42) Two-year follow up shows delaying umbilical cord clamping saves babies' lives | MedicalXpress (10:11) Body-sucking sleeping bag may help protect astronauts' vision |   New Atlas (19:19) Blue Origin's Third Space Tourism Flight Takes Off | Interesting Engineering (26:11) MIT and Google Brain Create Tool To Speed Development of New Solar Cells | SciTechDaily (30:10) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 86. Water Floating City by 2025, Bionic Eye Possible Human Trials, Rocket Lab’s Starship Competitor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:33

News Timestamps South Korea plans to host world's first floating city by 2025 | Global Construction Review (01:50) Safely delivering radiation to cancer patients in a 'FLASH' | (09:26) Bionic Eye Study Paves the Way Toward Human Trials | Neuroscience News (13:21) Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords | McGill Newsroom (20:01) Rocket Lab moves to challenge SpaceX and Starship head-on with Neutron | CNET (25:45) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 85. Mapping Mars’ Interior Using Seismic Activity, World’s First 3D-Printed Prosthetic Eye, Red Light Improves Eyesight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:25

News Timestamps: Scientists use seismic noise to image first hundred meters of Mars | Ars Technica (01:44) Ultrashort laser pulses shred superbugs without harming human cells | New Atlas (08:47) The World's First 3D-Printed Prosthetic Eye Will Be Received by a British Patient | Interesting Engineering (16:48) White Matter Brain Lesions on MRI Linked to Years of Playing Football | SciTechDaily (23:30) Morning exposure to deep red light improves declining eyesight | MedicalXPress (30:29) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 84. Meta’s New Haptic Glove, Next Generation Of Battery Design, Turning A Gas Cloud Invisible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:37

News Timestamps: Meta’s sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets | The Verge (01:35) A New Membrane Can Substantially Upgrade Wearable Energy Generators  | Interesting Engineering (10:23) Research reveals how to design a better next-generation lithium-ion battery | TechXplore (15:23) Psychedelics show promise in treating mental illness | MedicalXPress (20:52) Weird quantum effect that can turn matter invisible finally demonstrated | LiveScience (26:48) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 83. Origami Lunar Habitat, Alternative Rocket Launch Method, Gel Injection A Paralysis Cure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:47

News Timestamps: A New Origami Lunar Habitat Can Unfold Into 750 Times Its Own Size | Interesting Engineering (00:52) SpinLaunch completes first test flight of alternative rocket | CNBC (06:44) Chemotherapy-free stem cell transplant promises safer leukemia treatment | New Atlas (15:25) A New Cable Prototype Fully Charges an EV in 5 Minutes – Robb Report | Robb Report (21:42) Paralysis Cure? Paralyzed Mice Start Walking Again After Revolutionary Gel Treatment | Tech Times (27:33) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 82. More Nuclear Fusion Startups, Storing 500TB in a CD-sized Disc, Converting Coal Plants into Nuclear Ones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:13

News Timestamps: Thiel-Backed Helion Targets 2024 Breakthrough for Nuclear Fusion | Bloomberg (01:08) Humans could 'live forever' as firm offers 'immortality' freezing for about $660-a-year | The Brighter Side (08:52) Magnetic brain stimulation nearly cures depression | Free Think (15:08) 5D data storage technology offers 10,000 times the density of Blu-ray | New Atlas (19:55) Bryden Wood reveals plan to convert coal-fired power stations to nuclear | Architects Journal (25:41) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 81. Blue Origin’s Space Station, Supplements Preventing Dementia, World’s Largest 3D Printed Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:43

New Timestamps: Blue Origin announces plans for a commercial space station | Engadget (01:06) Amazon’s broadband satellite venture Kuiper teams up with Verizon to expand 5G coverage | The Verge (07:52) Essential Amino Acid Supplements Could Prevent Dementia | SciTechDaily (13:17) Detector advance could lead to cheaper, easier medical scans | (20:24) ICON and Lennar reveal the world's largest 3D-printed community, designed by BIG | ArchPaper (24:21) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:

 80. Harnessing Wind Power In A City, Liquid Biopsy To Detect Cancer Early, Buying Bitcoin at Walmart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:30

News Timestamps: This ingenious wall could harness enough wind power to cover your electric bill | Fast Company (01:22) Researchers develop a new way to find cancer at the nanometer scale | MedicalXPress (07:45) Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets green light for Las Vegas tunnel system | The Verge (13:39) Lockheed Martin plans to build Starlab commercial space station by 2027  | New Atlas (19:01) Walmart Has Quietly Begun Hosting Bitcoin ATMs | Coindesk (24:30) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:  

 79. Europa’s Water Vapor Atmosphere, Portable Nuclear Microreactors, Growing Plants Under Solar Panels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:59

News Covered: Hubble Finds Evidence of Persistent Water Vapour Atmosphere on Europa | (01:13) Ex-SpaceX Engineers Are Building a Cheap, Portable Nuclear Reactor | Interesting Engineering (06:42) Energy-efficient AI detects heart defects | MedicalXpress (15:28) German Scientists Harness the Power of Photosynthesis for New Way To “Breathe” | ScitechDaily (21:02) Growing Crops Under Solar Panels Could Substantially Boost Energy Production | Interesting Engineering (27:26) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: Review The Podcast: Email List: Follow On Social Media: Instagram: Twitter:  Join the Community: Discord: Facebook Group:


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