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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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 24. Secret New Fighter Jet, 3D-Printing Inside the Body, ‘Trojan Horse’ Cancer Treatment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:19

Recorded on September 27, 2020 That’s Cool:  Air Force New Fighter Jet: Secret 6th Generation Fighter Details (1:39) Pandemic accelerated cord cutting, making 2020 the worst-ever year for pay TV (5:52) Microsoft purchases Bethesda Softworks in industry-changing acquisition (8:14) NASA Makes Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough: State of Nuclear Fusion (10:33) 3-D Printing inside the Body Could Patch Stomach Ulcers (15:28) Scientists devise 'Trojan horse' approach to kill cancer cells without using drugs (19:50) That’s Not Cool: Feds charge 6 people with bribing Amazon employees to gain edge on marketplace (26:02) Cool Product: Tesla announces "tabless" battery cells that will improve range of its electric cars (28:38) --more-- Follow/Support The Podcast: Website: Rate The Podcast: Join The Cool Community: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Listen to the news episodes (Every Monday) by going to And check out Interview episodes by going to Recording Equipment: Below is the equipment I use to record the podcast, I should note, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Microphone: RE320 Audio Interface: Scarlett 2i2 Mic Stand: NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Stand Shock Mount: Koolertron Universal Shock Mount

 23. Restoring Vision to The Blind, Life on Venus?, Boston Dynamic’s Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:57

Recorded on Sept 20th 2020 That’s Cool: Life on Venus? Breakthrough Initiatives funds study of possible biosignature detection Boston Dynamics CEO talks profitability and the company’s next robots Gene-edited "super dad" animals could help solve world hunger — study Researchers ready world-first vision restoration device for human clinical trials These 120,000-year-old footprints offer early evidence for humans in Arabia That’s Not Cool Teen 'Blasts Away' Parts of Retina by Staring Into a Pet's Laser Pointer Cool Product: A Flat Fisheye Camera Lens - Engineering Development | IE --more-- Follow/Support The Podcast: Website: Rate The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Listen to the news episodes (Every Monday) by going to And check out other Interview episodes by going to

 22. Mutated Mighty Mice, Plug and Play Brain Prosthetic, Interactive Bluetooth Paper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:44

Recorded Sept. 13th 2020 That’s Cool: First 'plug and play' brain prosthesis demoed in paralyzed person Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy NASA's New “Metallic Glass” Gears Can Withstand Impact, Freezing Temperatures During Lunar Missions To survive frigid nights, hummingbirds cool themselves to record-low temperatures Genetically Engineered Beefcake Mice Retain Their Muscle Mass in Space That’s Not Cool: High Blood Pressure And Diabetes Could Alter Brain Structure, Slowing Down Cognition Cool Product: Engineers Have Figured Out How to Make Interactive Paper --more-- Follow/Support The Podcast: Website: Rate The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Listen to the news episodes (Every Monday) by going to And check out other Interview episodes by going to

 21. Osprey: Utilizing mmWaves to Sense Vehicle Tire Wear and Tear | Akarsh Prabhakara | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:11

This episode I sit down with one of the engineers behind the development of Osprey a "A mmWave Approach to Tire Wear Sensing", Akarsh Prabhakara. He is a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests broadly lie in wireless systems.  What is Osprey? Here is a brief description from Akarsh's website (linked below), "Tire wear affects safety and performance of automobiles. Past solutions are either inaccurate, requires sensors embedded in tires or are prone to road debris. Osprey proposes a sensor system design based on automotive mmWave radars and designs algorithms to measure tire wear while overcoming challenges related to road debris. In addition, the principles used also open up solutions for detecting and localizing harmful metallic foreign objects in the tire." What can you expect from the Interview? Sit back and learn from Akarsh. He is filled with knowledge about mmWave sensing and I felt like I was taking a master class in it. He will provide you with the design & practical reasons why he & his team went with mmWave Sensing. Additionally, what is next in the mmWave sensing field. Finally, we touch on a more personal note, as to what he likes to do in his free time when he is not researching and developing. It was a great interview and I'm sure everyone will get value out of this episode.  Akarsh Recommended Links: His web page: Wireless Sensing and Embedded Systems Lab: Laboratory for Emerging Wireless Technologies:   --more-- Follow/Support The Podcast: Website: Rate The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Listen to the news episodes (Every Monday) by going to And check out other Interview episodes by going to  

 20. NuScale’s small nuclear reactor, Honeybee Venom kill breast cancer, Effect of Social Isolation During Childhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:51

That’s Cool: Elon Musk: SpaceX starting on 'Super Heavy' booster for Starship rocket bound for Mars Amazon wins FAA approval for Prime Air drone delivery fleet NuScale’s small nuclear reactor is first to get US safety approval Venom from honeybees found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells Industrial waste can turn planet-warming carbon dioxide into stone That’s Not Cool: Researchers discover a specific brain circuit damaged by social isolation during childhood: Study in mice shows long-lasting effects and points the way to potential treatments Cool Product: New Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Uses Augmented Reality to Race Inside Your Home —-more—- Follow/Support The Podcast: Website: Rate The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Listen to more news episodes (Every Monday) by going to And check out the Interview episodes by going to

 19. Artificial Photosynthesis, Self-Powered Wildfire Detectors, Japan’s Manned “Flying Car” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:42

Recorded on Aug. 30th 2020 That’s Cool: Artificial Photosynthesis Advance: Standalone Device Converts Sunlight, CO2 and Water Into Clean Fuel -  How a designer used AI and Photoshop to bring ancient Roman emperors back to life It's Official: Africa Has Just Been Declared Free of Wild Poliovirus Self-powered wildfire detector could help prevent deadly blazes Researchers at University College London Set a New World Record for Fastest Internet Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard A Ball of Bacteria Survived for 3 Years ... in Space! Updates: Created a Facebook Group account that I would love people to join. Want to build community, and I want people to provide me with cool Science & Tech news that is going on in your world that I could have missed. Join community by going to: New Email to reach me for any cool news I missed or feedback on the show: ----more---- Follow/Support The Podcast: Website: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: That's Cool News Group Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News    

 18. Pentagon UFO Task Force, Anti-Solar Panels, AI Beats a Human Fighter Pilot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:31

Recorded on Aug 23, 2020 That’s Cool: Google Maps is getting a lot more detail NASA Is Tracking a Vast, Growing Anomaly in Earth's Magnetic Field Pentagon announces UFO task force This 'Anti-Solar Panel' Could One Day Produce Energy Even at Night Transparent solar panels for windows hit record 8% efficiency Scientists slow and steer light with resonant nanoantennas That’s Not Cool: AI Claims "Flawless Victory" Going Undefeated In Digital Dogfight With Human Fighter Pilot ----more---- Follow/Support The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: That's Cool News Group Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News Website:

 17. Starlink’s Beta Test, A 3D-Printed House, Nano-Tech Turning Bricks into Batteries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:09

Recorded on Aug. 16, 2020 That’s Cool Europe's largest 3D-printer just made its first two-story house Michigan Seeking to Develop a 40-Mile Autonomous Roadway of the Future Nanotechnology Turns House Bricks Into Batteries Paving Way to Becoming Literal Powerhouses in the Future Your hair can crack steel when it hits the right spot Astronomers spy a Milky Way–like galaxy in very early universe  SpaceX Starlink speeds revealed as beta users get downloads of 11 to 60Mbps Cool Product This odor eliminator uses NASA-inspired technology  

 16. SpaceX Spaceport in Texas, Protect Cow Butts with Paint, Air Pollution Effect on Honey Bees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:31

Recorded on Aug. 12, 2020 That’s Cool: Experimental DragRacer satellites will test 'Terminator Tape' for space junk cleanup this fall SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad Mars map with water: incredible terraforming image shows Elon Musk's dream Painted Eyes on Cattle Butts Protect Them From Lions, Per Study Google is turning Android Phones into seismometers Kids Need to Spend Time Alone Outdoors to Really Bond With Nature, Study Finds That’s Not cool: ‘Its body looked like a warzone.’ Air pollution could kill off critical honey bees in India ----more---- Follow/Support The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: ThatsCoolNews1 Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News Website:

 15. SpaceX Starship Prototype Test, Government Contractor using our App Data, UV Light Filtering Fan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:39

Recorded on Aug. 9th 2020 That’s Cool: SpaceX's Starship SN5 prototype soars on 1st test flight! 'Mars is looking real,' Elon Musk says Some spiders may spin poisonous webs laced with neurotoxins We Carry DNA From a Mysterious Species, Science Finds Radar Can Be Used to Detect Tire Wear and Tear, Nail Punctures Humans Have Been Making Poison Arrows For Over 70,000 Years, Study Finds John Wick 5 confirmed by Lionsgate - CNET That’s Not Cool: US Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps to Track Phones Cool Product: UV light and the coronavirus: Big A** Fans might have a solution ----more---- Follow/Support The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: ThatsCoolNews1 Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News Website:

 14. Scientists in Industry, Cancer Immunotherapy, LinkedIn Networking | Lee Agostini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:10

Soon to be Dr. Lee Agostini, who is obtaining a doctorate in Oncology,  joins the podcast to discuss the complex issue that is solving cancer, why he is excited about the future of immunotherapy, how he was able to transition to an Industry role as a Life Science Consultant, how he is teaching other students his ways of networking, in the industry, utilizing LinkedIn and even more!    Connect with Lee:  - LinkedIn:  Lee Agostini   - Instagram:  @lee_the_scientist   Lee's Blog/Instagram Recommendations:  -  - @silli_scientist  - ----more---- That's Cool News Links: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: ThatsCoolNews1 Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News

 13. Nuclear Fusion Reactors, Radiation Feeding Fungus, Real Life Dream Inspection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:48

Recorded: Aug. 2nd 2020   That’s Cool: Fusion Has an Efficiency Problem. This Science May Solve It. Scientists Start Assembling The World's Largest Nuclear Fusion Experiment Airbus' self-flying plane just completed successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests, opening the door for fully autonomous flight Self-replicating Chernobyl mold could protect the ISS from space radiation Spotify Premium users can now host a listening party with up to five friends — even if they live far away Microsoft used hydrogen fuel cells to power a data center for two days straight Research Brief: ‘Fool’s gold’ may be valuable after all That’s Not Cool: MIT Dream Research Interacts Directly With an Individual’s Dreaming Brain and Manipulates the Content Cool Product: Buildots raises $16M to bring computer vision to construction management ----more---- Follow/Support The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: ThatsCoolNews1 Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News Website:

 12. Gene therapy, Nanotechnology, Heath Science | Kadani Blog Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:01

Danielle and Karima from Kadani Health Science Blog join the podcast today to talk about how they started getting into science, why they started their blog, why genome therapy and nanotechnology are of major interest to them, and much more!  Learn more about them and their blog: "Hi everyone! We are Karima and Danielle from kadani. Our website is a colorful and evidence-based science platform for scientists to share their thoughts, ideas and expertise, and for curious minds to find evidence-based explanations of health-related topics. Our goal is to promote critical thinking and open-mindedness in science and to encourage all of us to learn new things everyday." Links to Find them: Website: Instagram: @kadani_health_sciences Twitter: @kadanihealthsc1 ----more----   That's Cool News Links: Rate The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: ThatsCoolNews1 Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News    

 11. Real Life Gundam, Virtual Fans in Sports, Reduction in Greenhouse Gases | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:59

That’s Cool: Scientists unveil largest 3D map of the universe ever Watch Engineers Take Their 60-Foot-Tall Gundam for a Walk Trump moves to limit greenhouse emissions from planes, but critics skeptical Elon Musk reveals Boring tunnels as he aims to eliminate city traffic Renewable power surpasses fossil fuels for first time in Europe NBA is using Microsoft Teams to brings virtual fans into its real-world games That’s Not Cool: How Fox Sports will use virtual fans created in Unreal Engine to fill empty stadiums in MLB broadcasts Cool Product: KAT Walk C: "Ready Player One" VR Treadmill at Your Home! ----more----   Follow/Support The Podcast: Rate The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: ThatsCoolNews1 Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News Website:  

 10. Early-Cancer Detection Blood Test, AI Enhancing Moon Landings, Dogs’ Magnetic Compass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:17

That’s Cool: Dogs may use Earth’s magnetic field to take shortcuts Mars Mission From United Arab Emirates Embarks on 7-Month Journey Solar+battery in one device sets new efficiency standard Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer up to Four Years before Symptoms Appear Historic Moon Landing Footage Has Been Enhanced by AI, And The Results Are Incredible Ramps for disabled people trace back to ancient Greece That’s Not Cool: An internet outage caused by DQE and apparently Verizon shows how fragile the web is. Cool Product: Former Israeli Spy’s Startup Gets Funding to Upend Asia Farming   Follow/Support The Podcast: Rate The Podcast: Instagram: @ThatsCoolNews Facebook: ThatsCoolNews1 Twitter: @Thats_Cool_News Website:


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