Best of: Wheels on Europa | FULL SHOW | #319
This week we’re exploring the latest advancements in scientific discovery, including the search for life on Europa, Zika updates, and even the reinvention of the wheel. | Download Full Episode #319
Segment 1: Zika Update | Download Segment 1
Recent breakthroughs in three Zika studies have supplied proof that the virus does indeed cause microcephaly. This evidence will help scientists better understand how to prevent and treat symptoms. Dr. Meghan Rosen (@MeghanDRosen) from Science News (@ScienceNews) joins us to explain more.
For an in-depth explanation of the studies mentioned, visit the Science News website.
Segment 2: Feel the Burn | Download Segment 2
New research has shown that heartburn drugs can damage cells that line blood vessels, leading to many serious health issues. Dr. Meghan Rosen (@MeghanDRosen) has the details on this study, as well as what you can do to protect yourself.
Read the full article here.
Segment 3: Use The Force | Download Segment 3
Have you ever wished you could use the Force to open doors or control things in your house? Technology could be making this Sci-Fi dream a reality. Docker Security Lead, and Engineer, Diogo Monica (@diogomonica), tells us about the possible emerging world of devices and appliances you can control with your mind.
Segment 4: Shark Wheel | Download Segment 4
The new big thing for skateboarding is in, and it’s… a square wheel? Shark Wheel (@SharkWheelSkate) Technical Officer, David Patrick, explains how they ended up reinventing the wheel, literally, and how the square design lends to a smoother ride.
Segment 5: Life on Europa | Download Segment 5
Is there life on Europa, and how could it help us here on Earth? Astronomer and Author, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, analyzes the possibilities of life on Jupiter’s icy moon and how finding any non-DNA based life forms could possibly propel our medical technology into the future.
Segment 6: Death on Mars | Download Segment 6
Many people have signed up for the one way trip to Mars to attempt to colonize it. Dr. Jeffrey Bennett explains the challenges behind having a stable colony on Mars, and why we probably aren’t ready for it yet.
CreditsHost: Alan Taylor
Producer: Brendon Massa
Production Asst: Joanne Bolden
Copy Editor: Cody Castleberry
Dr. Jeffrey Bennett