Tue, 5 January 2016
Topics: a deceptive, albeit important, YouTube video about Space Junk; how and why the field of genetics is suddenly dominated by CRISPR Cas9 gene editing experiments; the remarkable Scio, a tiny handheld spectrometer for only $250; a new underwater sonar glove that lets you feel things without even touching them; how you can see part of the new "Star Wars Visual Dictionary" for free on Amazon; a little drone that flies in autonomous mode; and more news about the Oculus Rift.
As promised: here are the links to my past episodes about Space Junk in which Les Johnson (NASA physicist and manager) and Dr. Gregory L. Matloff (professor of astronomy) explain just how big a problem Space Junk is, and ways we might be able to remove the Space Junk.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 6, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 34 minutes]
Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.