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Organic Flow Battery - 2014/01/18 - Pt. 6

New flow battery design could store large amounts of power inexpensively in organic molecules.

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Quirks and Quarks - GMO Poplar Trees Help The Environment - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 6Apr 19, 2014 | 8:54Quirks and Quarks GMO Poplar Trees Help The Environment - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks GMO Poplar Trees Help The Environment - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 6 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:54Genetically engineered poplar trees are easier for the pulp and paper and biofuel industries to work with.
Quirks and Quarks - The Goldilocks Planet, plus Why Male Black Widow Spiders Like Their Females Chaste and Well Fed; How the First Herbivores Learned to Love Their Vegetables, and more - 2014/04/19Apr 19, 2014 | 52:32Quirks and Quarks The Goldilocks Planet, plus Why Male Black Widow Spiders Like Their Females Chaste and Well Fed; How the First Herbivores Learned to Love Their Vegetables, and more - 2014/04/19 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Goldilocks Planet, plus Why Male Black Widow Spiders Like Their Females Chaste and Well Fed; How the First Herbivores Learned to Love Their Vegetables, and more - 2014/04/19 Apr 19, 2014 | 52:32Goldilocks Planet, Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat and Chaste, Vertebrates and Plant Power, LADEE's A Hit On The Moon, Farmer's Strong Bones, GMO Poplar Trees Help The Environment.
Quirks and Quarks - Farmer's Strong Bones - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 5Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27Quirks and Quarks Farmer's Strong Bones - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Farmer's Strong Bones - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 5 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27Farmer's bones were strongest 6,000 years ago.
Quirks and Quarks - Vertebrates and Plant Power - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 3Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27Quirks and Quarks Vertebrates and Plant Power - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Vertebrates and Plant Power - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 3 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27A primitive insectivore is the ancestor of the first large plant-eaters.
Quirks and Quarks - LADEE's A Hit On The Moon - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 4Apr 19, 2014 | 8:32Quirks and Quarks LADEE's A Hit On The Moon - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks LADEE's A Hit On The Moon - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 4 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:32NASA's LADEE mission will come to an end soon as it crashes into the moon.
Quirks and Quarks - Goldilocks Planet - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 1Apr 19, 2014 | 9:44Quirks and Quarks Goldilocks Planet - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Goldilocks Planet - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 1 Apr 19, 2014 | 9:44Kepler has found an Earth-like planet that is just right in terms of size and temperature.
Quirks and Quarks - Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat And Chaste - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 2Apr 19, 2014 | 8:25Quirks and Quarks Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat And Chaste - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat And Chaste - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 2 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:25Male black widows choose females that are well-fed and unmated to increase their own chances of not being eaten.
Spark - Autonomous car ethicsApr 13, 2014 | 13:12Spark Autonomous car ethics Audio
Spark Autonomous car ethics Apr 13, 2014 | 13:12Self-driving cars could reduce human errors that cause accidents, but crashes will still happen. Transportation research scientist Noah Goodall discusses whether cars can be programmed to make ethical decisions in cases where an accident is unavoidable.
Spark - 248: Machine ethics and autonomous cars. A robot code of ethics. The internet of needy things. Whole brain emulation.Apr 13, 2014 | 53:59Spark 248: Machine ethics and autonomous cars. A robot code of ethics. The internet of needy things. Whole brain emulation. Audio
Spark 248: Machine ethics and autonomous cars. A robot code of ethics. The internet of needy things. Whole brain emulation. Apr 13, 2014 | 53:59Noah Goodall on machine ethics and autonomous cars. Laurel Riek on a robot code of ethics. Simone Rebaudengo on the internet of needy things. Anders Sandberg and Evan Thompson on brain emulation, computers, and the body. \n
Spark - Uploading your mindApr 13, 2014 | 18:22Spark Uploading your mind Audio
Spark Uploading your mind Apr 13, 2014 | 18:22Philosopher Anders Sandberg argues that in the future, we can emulate brain function on computers and that consciousness will emerge out of that. But philosopher Evan Thompson argues learning and cognition require a body.
Spark - Robot code of ethicsApr 13, 2014 | 8:26Spark Robot code of ethics Audio
Spark Robot code of ethics Apr 13, 2014 | 8:26Laurel Riek is a roboticist based at Notre Dame University. She discusses the unique ethical challenges around designing robots, and proposes a code of ethics to govern human-robot interaction.
Spark - Brad the toasterApr 13, 2014 | 9:33Spark Brad the toaster Audio
Spark Brad the toaster Apr 13, 2014 | 9:33What if your toaster gossiped about you behind your back? Interaction designer Simone Rebaudengo imagines a world of "needy" products that want nothing more than to be used. \n
Quirks and Quarks - The Solar System Gets Wetter, plus Beetles Carry That Weight, and, Childhood Poverty Changes Your Biology - 2014/04/12Apr 12, 2014 | 51:38Quirks and Quarks The Solar System Gets Wetter, plus Beetles Carry That Weight, and, Childhood Poverty Changes Your Biology - 2014/04/12 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Solar System Gets Wetter, plus Beetles Carry That Weight, and, Childhood Poverty Changes Your Biology - 2014/04/12 Apr 12, 2014 | 51:38Enceladus' Ocean, Geese Put Their Heart Into Flying, Poverty Erodes DNA In Children, As Strong As A...Beetle?, What Puts The Bend In Bone, Whale Sets Deep Diving Record.
Quirks and Quarks - What Puts The Bend In Bone - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 5Apr 12, 2014 | 8:14Quirks and Quarks What Puts The Bend In Bone - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks What Puts The Bend In Bone - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 5 Apr 12, 2014 | 8:14A chemical called citrate allows bones to bend a little.
Quirks and Quarks - Whale Sets Deep Diving Record - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 6Apr 12, 2014 | 7:59Quirks and Quarks Whale Sets Deep Diving Record - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Whale Sets Deep Diving Record - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 6 Apr 12, 2014 | 7:59Curvier's beaked whale can dive up to 3000 metres for over two hours.

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