Science in the News
Mike Meetz and Sam Wormley team up to provide a lively discussion with OLLI members about recent weeks' science in the news. Here are links to relevant science articles. A deep understanding in the sciences is not required to share and discuss each week's science articles.
BATTERY TECHNOLOGY (Recommended by Peter Hallock) Cooling Technique Developed for Space Use Makes Charging Electric Cars on Earth Quicker and Easier https://science.nasa.gov/technology/technology-highlights/cooling-technique-developed-for-space-use-makes-charging-electric-cars-on-earth-quicker-and-easier Battery Tech Breakthrough: 10-Minute Charge Time Paves Way for Mass Adoption of Affordable Electric Car https://scitechdaily.com/battery-tech-breakthrough-10-minute-charge-time-paves-way-for-mass-adoption-of-affordable-electric-car/ NASA's Solid-State Battery Research Exceeds Initial Goals, Draws Interest https://www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/nasa-solid-state-battery-research-exceeds-initial-goals-draws-interest A Hidden Flaw - Unlocking Better Batteries for Electric Vehicles https://scitechdaily.com/a-hidden-flaw-unlocking-better-batteries-for-electric-vehicles/ A New Concept for Low-Cost Batteries - Made From Inexpensive, Abundant Materials https://scitechdaily.com/a-new-concept-for-low-cost-batteries-made-from-inexpensive-abundant-materials/ Solid State Batteries - Autumn 2021 mass production in Japan. Is it FINALLY happening? (14 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSqibMhBwg
IN THE NEWS Sabine shares her take on the week's News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPupnpSB8YU 'Killer Robots' Are Already Here. They Just Don't Look Like You Think https://www.sciencealert.com/killer-robots-are-already-here-they-just-dont-look-like-you-think Gravity Is Still Shaping Earth's Surface From Deep Within, New Study Finds https://www.sciencealert.com/gravity-is-still-shaping-earths-surface-from-deep-within-new-study-finds Astronomers Think They've Developed an 'Early Warning System' For Supernovae https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-think-theyve-developed-an-early-warning-system-for-supernovae Quantum Entanglement Has Now Been Directly Observed at The Macroscopic Scale https://www.sciencealert.com/quantum-entanglement-has-now-been-directly-observed-at-the-macroscopic-scale Why did he suspect a COVID surge was coming? He followed the digital breadcrumbs https://www.npr.org/2022/10/16/1128692167/yankee-candle-review-amazon-covid-twitter-study-covid19-pandemic-biden
Popular Topics David Kaplan is not an Expert (2+ min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCLLJ6-7ez0 http://edu-observatory.org/olli/BH/index.html Alan Lightman On Richard Feynman's Amazing Mind, Or How "Hawking Radiation" Could Well Be "Feynman Radiation" (6+ min) https://player.vimeo.com/video/104516539 http://edu-observatory.org/olli/BH/index.html Brian Cox Explains Why Time Travels In One Direction (5+ min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQSoaiubuA0&t=4s firstname.lastname@example.org