New Horizons - Pluto

Episode 043 – Little Planet with a Big Heart

David Rainsberger II Podcast, Science, Space Leave a Comment

The Dweebs talk about the historic New Horizons Mission to the Pluto system and beyond. New Horizons spacecraft took 9 years to get to the Pluto system and is sending back high resolution photos of the planet for the first time in history as well as doing some great science. …

Episode 043 – Little Planet with a Big Heart was last modified: July 16th, 2015 by David Rainsberger II

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A Critical Thought: Colorblindness

Riley Sproul A Critical Thought, Ideas, Neurology, Science Leave a Comment

Today we’ll be looking at colorblindness/deficiency: The definition and various types, technology that already exists, and what might exist in the future. Also, this topic is a personal one to me, so there are also some ‘fun facts about the author‘ included near the end. This topic differs from what I …

A Critical Thought: Colorblindness was last modified: June 6th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Episode 040 – Fallout for Pluto

David Rainsberger II Gaming, Movies, Podcast, Science, Space Leave a Comment

Dweebs wrap up the week in the nerd sphere talking about Fallout 4 and its official release announcement trailer. Also what has Marvel done showing the world a cinimatic universe is possible! They have set a precedent for studios to start connecting movies that have no reason to be connected. …

Episode 040 – Fallout for Pluto was last modified: June 7th, 2015 by David Rainsberger II

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Episode 038 – The Future of Humanity

David Rainsberger II Ideas, Podcast, Science, Space, Technology Leave a Comment

The Dweebs contemplate the next 85 years of humanity. Space exploration and biological manipulation are on the horizon. Will we take advantage of our exponential growth of technology in a positive way? Or will it inevitably be our demise? Suggested Media: Mining Legislation EmDrive and Cannae Alcubierre Drive Tsiolkovsky rocket …

Episode 038 – The Future of Humanity was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by David Rainsberger II

De-Extinction

Episode 037 – De-Extinction

David Rainsberger II Ideas, Podcast, Science, Technology Leave a Comment

The Dweebs talk about De-Evolution and how plausible it is to bring species back from the dead. With Jurassic World around the corner we touch on what all this creating dinosaurs stuff is about. Could we bring dinosaurs back from extinction? Suggested Media: Bird Beak Manipulation The Long Now Foundation …

Episode 037 – De-Extinction was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by David Rainsberger II

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Debunkery- Aspartame

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Health, Science Leave a Comment

We as humans, living our busy lives, want simplicity. We want something to be good or bad, healthy or deadly, Darth Vader or Anakin Skywalker; but unfortunately we live in a world of hybrids. Moderation is key to all things dietary (and in general I suppose), from high fructose corn syrup to …

Debunkery- Aspartame was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Book Review: Foundation and Earth

Riley Sproul Ideas, Literature, Science, Scifi, Space Leave a Comment

I’ve decided to read The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov, as per recommendation of David, and I’m going to make a few observations and sometimes summaries, each of the seven books. Also I’ll be reading the books, not in the order they were published, but in the chronological sequence. There …

Book Review: Foundation and Earth was last modified: May 13th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Book Review: Foundation’s Edge

Riley Sproul Ideas, Literature, Science, Scifi, Space Leave a Comment

I’ve decided to read The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov, as per recommendation of David, and I’m going to make a few observations and sometimes summaries, each of the seven books. Also I’ll be reading the books, not in the order they were published, but in the chronological sequence. There …

Book Review: Foundation’s Edge was last modified: May 13th, 2015 by Riley Sproul