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  • Episode 44: Snubbed Technologies - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 1 year ago
    • 259 views
    Many technologies, materials, and processes have been created that were, for whatever reason, never used. Sometimes the reasons include cost or need, but other times they are dictated by legal iss...
  • Episode 43: Open Lines - Curing Cancer - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 48 views
    What exactly is cancer? What causes it? Do we have hope for a large-scale cure or will we rely on numerous therapies to do it?

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks https://www.amazon.com/Immortal...
  • Episode 42: Biological Computing - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 1 year ago
    • 665 views
    An interesting look at the technology of computing with living elements. We look at neurons, DNA, protein molecules, and bacteria as computing devices.
    We also examine some of the potential applic...
  • Episode 41: The Big Bang - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 826 views
    We examine the leading theory of the formation of the universe and also its flaws. A look is taken at alternative theories and what they imply.

    A Brief History of Time https://www.amazon.ca/Brief...
  • Episode 40: Smart Materials - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 1 year ago
    • 129 views
    Our interview is with nanotechnologist Charles Ostman, who shares his work with photonic materials and some information about advances in smart materials. We also look at a couple of odd Singularit...
  • Episode 39: What's Really on Mars? Part 3 - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 172 views
    This is the third installment of our six-part series on Mars. In this show we interview astrobiologist Barry DiGregorio. He presents evidence for biology on Mars and discusses some of the work don...
  • Episode 38: The Issue with Metals - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 47 views
    Metals are a foundation of our civilization. It is only natural, since they are a representation of material wealth, that we recycle them. But some metals become more contaminated with each use, a...
  • Episode 37: Replacing Meat - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 73 views
    For many reasons, people are starting to live lives that do not include the consumption of meat. There are now many companies that are creating synthetic meat and even cloned meat. We look at the t...
  • Episode 36: The Nature of Gravity - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,239 views
    Gravitation is the weakest fundamental force of nature, and one of the least understood. What is gravity, really? What makes it work, and where does it come from?
    From the earliest ideas of celes...
  • Episode 35: Medical Implant Security - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 81 views
    How safe is your medical implanted device? Do you have a pacemaker or defibrillator? Maybe a chemotherapy port or dialysis device? Even breast implants have microchip tags inside them that can b...
  • Episode 34: Energy Storage Systems - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 84 views
    Everyone wants free power. Solar energy is cheaper than ever now, and solar cells can be had at a bargain. Even wind power can help during the night when there isn't any sunlight. But you have t...
  • Episode 33: Oceans of Plastic

    Episode 33: Oceans of Plastic - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 72 views
    It has become clear the the huge masses of plastic trash floating in our oceans is a threat to the environment. How did so much plastic end up there? There are simple solutions to the problem tha...
  • We're putting our podcast on video! Just uploaded Episode 32: Isotopes

    Episode 32: Isotopes - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 62 views
    When we hear the word "isotope", we often think about radioactive materials or nuclear threats. Isotopes are the brothers of the elements on the periodic table that have more or less neutrons but ...
  • Episode 31: Superconductors - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 65 views
    Some materials, when cooled, can lose all electrical resistance. This creates the potential for novel technologies. Levitating trains, frictionless bearings, new quantum computing methods emerg...
  • Episode 30: Open Lines - 3D Printers - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 17 views
    This show is dedicated to answering questions about 3D printers. We discuss some of the new technologies and look at what listeners are doing with it. The ongoing development and refinement is ...
  • Episode 29: The World in your Head - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 241 views
    The world you live in is an illusion. Your senses and mind gather information and create an image of the world. But we can prove that this is an illusion, although a convincing one. We look a...
  • Episode 28: Artificial Life - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 108 views
    This is a look at the discipline of creating life. Theoretical lifeforms are actually made and tested by scientists. Some are software, some robotic, and others actually live. We also receive ...
  • Episode 27: Space Travel - Open Lines - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 135 views
    We take your questions and comments on the air. Our show is targeted at space travel and related ideas. Send your questions and comments and we will respond. Also, can you think of a name for...
  • Episode 26: New Technologies - Promise and Peril - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 89 views
    Would you like a voice-activated assistant? New devices are available that can answer your questions, order groceries, and make appointments. These new devices also might be recording and savin...
  • Episode 25: The 10 Biggest Problems - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 35 views
    What are the biggest problems that we are facing? Our presence has had a major impact on the Earth. We are presently destroying our environment and making our planet uninhabitable. What are t...
  • Episode 24: Nuclear Waste - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 56 views
    How do we deal with nuclear waste? There are many sources of the material. Can we find a method of disposal or "burning out" nuclear waste? We look at the sources and what can be done with it...
  • Episode 23: Free Energy? - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 60 views
    Is there free energy? Can we create power without burning fuels? We consume a lot of power to keep our machinery running. Is it possible to use the power all around us and do some of these "f...
  • Episode 22: Navigation - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 37 views
    All about navigation. How does it work and what is the history? From the compass and landmarks to getting around in space, details of how we navigate.

    Originally aired December 21, 2016. Note:...
  • Episode 21: Open Lines - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 26 views
    Open lines tonight. We answer listener questions about science and technology. Do you have an unsolved science or technical question?

    Originally aired December 14, 2016. Note: our registration...
  • Episode 20: Clean Water Everywhere - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 26 views
    Where is all the clean water?   We are consuming our water supply without replacing it. How can we assure a supply of clean water - and where does water come from?

    Originally aired November 3...
  • Episode 19: Open Lines - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 19 views
    Open lines tonight. We answer listener questions all show long. Do you have a mystery or technical question?

    book recommendation:
    https://www.amazon.com/Zen-Art-Motorcycle-Maintenance-Inq......
  • Episode 18: Drone Technology and Warfare - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 37 views
    Drone technology has roots in military and hobby markets. Remote controlled boats and planes hve been with us for decades. Hobbyists have made planes, cars, helicopters, and even jets. Now it...
  • Episode 17: Transhumanism - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 52 views
    Science and medicine are coming together to augment the human race. Would you like enhanced abilities? Perhaps being ten times as strong or able to breathe underwater would appeal to you. May...
  • Episode 16: Is Time Travel Possible? - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 280 views
    Many people have thought about the possibility of going back in time and changing the past. Is this actually possible or would something prevent it?
    Some minor forms of "time travel" exist that a...
  • Episode 15: GMOs versus Selective Breeding - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 98 views
    The question of what GMOs are is examined. We have seen how selective breeding produced our foods in times past but now face a new method of creating different organisms.
    GMOs or genetically modi...
  • Episode 14: Movies and Science - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 29 views
    Science and technology have changed the look and the production of movies. New lighting technologies, more realistic computer graphics, and digital filming methods have altered our entertainment....
  • Episode 13: Mathematics and Modeling - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 67 views
    So much of our world has a mathematical basis that we are not aware of. It is now essential to create models of things and processes so that we can understand them and work with them effectively....
  • Episode 12: The Fermi Paradox - Where Are Our Neighbors? - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 17,459 views
    There should be life all through the universe but we don't see any signs of it. There are radio sources everywhere but they all appear to be natural and not made my minds or technology.
    What is t...
  • Episode 11: What's Really On Mars? (Part 2) - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 128 views
    There are many interesting signs of life on Mars. We look at the formation of planets and the chemistry of life, and even explore what life is.
    There is what many would consider convincing eviden...
  • Episode 10: Can We Create a New Earth? - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 41 views
    Our survival is linked to our planet, our only home in the universe. But could we make another home for humanity?
    This show is an exploration of the potentail of terraforming.

    Some links for our...
  • Episode 9: When Virtual Worlds Collide with Reality - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 44 views
    We explore the head-on collision between virtual worlds and reality. We have reached a place where our games, dreams, and entertainment are now capable of reaching out and influencing our lives d...
  • Episode 8: What's really on Mars? part 1 - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 194 views
    The show host (Sir Charles Shults) presents a series on Mars. What makes Mars such a fascinating place? It's the most Earth-like world in our solar system and has long thought to support life. H...
  • Episode 7: Are we destroying our world? Part 2 - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 9 views
    Originally aired August 24, 2016. Note: our registration and forums have been discontinued, and the podcast is now open to all. Visit our website at http://talkuniverse.org, or find us on iTunes or...
  • Episode 6: Asteroid Mining and Space Industry - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 164 views
    Originally aired August 17, 2016. Note: our registration and forums have been discontinued, and the podcast is now open to all. Visit our website at http://talkuniverse.org, or find us on iTunes or...
  • Episode 5: Virtual Worlds and our Society - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 32 views
    Originally aired August 10, 2016. Note: our registration and forums have been discontinued, and the podcast is now open to all. Visit our website at http://talkuniverse.org, or find us on iTunes or...
  • Episode 4: Complexity - Duration: 58 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 43 views
    Originally aired August 3, 2016. Note: our registration and forums have been discontinued, and the podcast is now open to all. Visit our website at http://talkuniverse.org, or find us on iTunes or ...
  • Episode 03 - 3D Printing - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 75 views
    Originally aired July 27, 2016. Note: our registration and forums have been discontinued, and the podcast is now open to all. Visit our website at http://talkuniverse.org, or find us on iTunes or S...
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  • Episode 02: Are We Destroying Our World? - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 74 views
    Originally aired July 20, 2016. Note: our registration and forums have been discontinued, and the podcast is now open to all. Visit our website at http://talkuniverse.org, or find us on iTunes or S...
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  • Episode 01: Are We Living In A Virtual World? - Duration: 31 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 232 views
    Originally aired July 13, 2016. Note: our registration and forums have been discontinued, and the podcast is now open to all. Visit our website at http://talkuniverse.org, or find us on iTunes or...
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