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Discover scientists and people - who you typically won't see in mainstream headlines - who are working every day to increase each of our health spans, fight diseases, and build a better world. In this show, I will interview world-class scientists, startup founders, CEOs, and science authors covering who they are, what they are working on, and what you can do to be doing the same. You'll hear laughs, passion, and a side of science you don't normally get. Stay tuned every Tuesday for new episodes!

Learning With Lowell Lowell Thompson

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Discover scientists and people - who you typically won't see in mainstream headlines - who are working every day to increase each of our health spans, fight diseases, and build a better world. In this show, I will interview world-class scientists, startup founders, CEOs, and science authors covering who they are, what they are working on, and what you can do to be doing the same. You'll hear laughs, passion, and a side of science you don't normally get. Stay tuned every Tuesday for new episodes!

    Zoë Routh Expert of the PEOPLE STUFF in businesses #118

    Zoë Routh Expert of the PEOPLE STUFF in businesses #118

    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on leadership. She specialises in the people stuff – the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She believes developing perspectives is the gateway to better decisions and greater results.

    About Zoe (from her website)

    “I love the PEOPLE STUFF.





    I am obsessed with answering this question:

    Why can’t we just get along? 

    I believe that with a little more compassion and understanding, the world would be a better place.

    I’m not so naïve to think that this is easy. People Stuff is HARD. I’m on a mission to demystify it, to give leaders practical maps and tools to make people stuff the best stuff of leadership.

    I work with leaders and organisations who believe this one thing: people matter. We get to work on making the people stuff great.

    Who I am, where I’ve been.





































    I have had two great passions in my career: people and wilderness adventures. I’ve managed to combine these two in all roles that I have played.

    I led canoe trips for the YM-YWCA Winnipeg for 9 glorious summers. The canoe trips ranged from 2 to 6 weeks. Small groups, spectacular scenery, profound experiences.

    I hopped across the pond and landed at Outward Bound Australia where I made this my home for the next ten years. I was an expedition leader, set up the staff training program (which won numerous awards), and was part of the executive. Big operations, big responsibilities, and big changes. I learned a lot about myself as a human being and leader. Life-changing.

    I joined the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation after that to design and deliver leadership programs for various industries. All of them included deep, powerful outdoor experiential programs that shifted people’s understanding of themselves as people and as leaders. A privilege to be part of this team. Humbling.

    Other bits about me: I am a telemark skier (cross-country and downhill hybrid), I’ve run six marathons, I love my backyard chooks. I had cancer in 2005. It changed how I thought about myself and life and work. I am fiercely committed to leaders looking after themselves properly as a result.

    My core values are FUN, ADVENTURE, AND LEARNING.

    I love chocolate and gin, I don’t have a musical bone in my body, and parking in underground parking lots freaks me out. I cook a mean apple crumble and have a fascination with the history of the English monarchy. I believe Ryan Reynolds is one of Canada’s greatest exports.:





    Consider going to Zoe’s website for her amazing toolkit. if this sounds like you:

    “The People Stuff Toolkit

    Grab these free resources now!

    If you struggle with team engagement, and want to get better buy-in for projects, then the People Stuff Toolkit can help. 

    It shows you how to

    * Stop unwanted staff turnover

    * Build staff engagement

    * and create lifelong advocates.

    Includes free copy of my book Loyalty, checklists, guides, and weekly People Stuff tips.”

    Key links

    innercompass.com.au

    • 1 hr 11 min
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    Space Propulsion Startup Co-Founders Marcus and Manuel #117

    Space Propulsion Startup Co-Founders Marcus and Manuel #117

    “Neutron Star Systems core focus is the application of high-temperature superconductor (HTS) technology to Electric Propulsion (EP) solutions. Our primary product is the SUPREME thruster; an Applied-Field Magnetoplasmadynamic (AF-MPD) thruster incorporating HTS coils as a key enabling technology.AF-MPD thrusters are a type of electric propulsion for spacecraft. All current spacecraft propulsion systems operate by expelling a reaction mass, which generates an opposing thrust force according to Newton’s 3rd Law of motion. There are two primary types of spacecraft propulsion: Chemical Propulsion, and Electric Propulsion. Unlike chemical systems, EP uses electrical energy to produce thrust, rather than the chemical energy stored in the fuel. As such, electric propulsion systems are only limited by the amount of power available, rather than the limited amount of energy contained in a unit amount of propellant. In other words, they are able to utilise fuel much more efficiently than chemical systems, resulting in lighter spacecraft and reduced costs.ApplicationsThe characteristics of the SUPREME thruster are best suited to missions with heavy payloads which require fast transfers using a highly efficient systems. Some examples of such missions:Near-Earth:• Drag compensation of large structures (e.g. ISS)• Multi-use space vehicles for satellite servicing, satellite orbit raising, refuelling and debris removal.• Space Tourism• Space ManufacturingLunar:• Lunar Gateway Logistics• Lunar Cargo Missions• Lunar Space TugBeyond Earth:• Mars Cargo Missions• Mars Space Tug• Mars Gateway Logistics• Asteroid Mining• Human Exploration”

    Key links

    Marcus Collier-Wright

    Manuel La Rosa Betancourt

    Website

    http://www.neutronstarsystems.com/

    David Warmflash MD Author of Moon: Illustrative History #116

    David Warmflash MD Author of Moon: Illustrative History #116

    David Warmflash is an astrobiologist and science writer. He received his M.D. from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, and has done post doctoral work at Brandeis University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the NASA Johnson Space Center, where he was part of the NASA’s first cohort of astrobiology training fellows. He has written numerous articles covering a range of science topics, from the search for extraterrestrial life and space exploration to the origins of life, genetics, neuroscience, biotechnology, and the history of science. David’s articles have appeared in various publications, including Wired UK, Discover, Scientific American, Genetic Literacy Project, and Cricket Media. Throughout 2018, he did a blog post series on the emergence of ancient science for Vision Learning, covering thinkers from history. Many of these ancient pioneers of science also make an appearance in

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    * How I built the Tesla of Honey Bee Hives

    * Why Should You Care about Technology in Beekeeping?

    * 40% of Honey Bees died last winter, This is what I am doing to help Bees Everywhere

    * Technology In Beekeeping: What I am developing and seeking funding for



    Key links

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-warmflash-md-b1234a/

    https://leapsmag.com/author/david-warmflash/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Itai Kanot COO Beehero Episode #115

    Itai Kanot COO Beehero Episode #115

    About BeeHero

    “BeeHero maximizes crop yields through pollination. The company’s technology combines sophisticated machine learning algorithms with low-cost sensors to stimulate full output potential during peak pollination cycles. By tracking and optimizing pollination in real-time, BeeHero ensures hyper-efficient pollinators that can increase crop yields by 30% on average. Beehero’s platform already enables commercial growers to optimize crop-yield for 70% of major commercial crops. Based in California and operating globally, BeeHero manages the largest database of bees & pollination. The company has traction working with farmers and industry groups, including the largest association of almond growers in the world.”

    About: Learning with Lowell

    Discover scientists and people – who you typically won’t see in mainstream headlines – who are working every day to increase each of our health spans, fight diseases, and build a better world. In this show, I will interview world-class scientists, startup founders, CEOs, and science authors covering who they are, what they are working on, and what you can do to be doing the same. You’ll hear laughs, passion, and a side of science you don’t normally get. Stay tuned every Tuesday for new episodes!

    Key links

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/itaikanot/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/beehero/about/

    https://www.beehero.io/

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    * How I built the Tesla of Honey Bee Hives

    * Why Should You Care about Technology in Beekeeping?

    * 40% of Honey Bees died last winter, This is what I am doing to help Bees Everywhere

    * Technology In Beekeeping: What I am developing and seeking funding for

    • 56 min
    Preservation of Honey bee Germ plasm with Dr. Brandon Hopkins

    Preservation of Honey bee Germ plasm with Dr. Brandon Hopkins

    Germ plasm are the seeds that become everything we see around us, and even us. Now preserving germ plasm long term is a big deal, and that’s what we get into in this episode!

    Key links

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brandon_Hopkins

    Brandon Hopkins



    About Brandon (as seen on WSU website)

    Assistant Research Professor

    Apiary and Laboratory Manager of the WSU Apiary Program

    Areas of Interest

    Apiculture. Developing improved methods for the cryopreserveation of honey bee semen. Investigating the evolution of different reproductive strategies.

    Education

    Ph. D., Entomology, Washington State University

    M.S., Biology, Eastern Washington University

    B.A., Education, Eastern Washington University

    Publications

    Hopkins, B.K., Herr, C. and Sheppard, W.S. 2016 Gel-coated tubes extend above-freezing storage of honey bee (Apis mellifera) semen to 439 days with production of fertilized offspring.  Reproduction, fertility and Development (accepted/in press)

    Emamverdi, M Zhandi, M. and Hopkins, B.K. and Technical note: preservation of honey bee spermatozoa using egg yolk and soybean lecithin-based semen extenders and a modified cryopreservation protocol. Journal of Apiculture Research DOI: 10.1080/00218839.2016.1243292

    Hopkins, B.K. 2014 Artificial Reproductive Techniques In Honey Bees: Sperm Cell Physiology, Semen Collection And Storage. ProQuest. Dissertation Pub# 3628836

    Hopkins, B.K., Herr, C. and Sheppard, W.S. 2012 Sequential generation of honey bee (Apis         mellifera) queens produced using cryopreserved semen.  Reproduction, fertility and    Development 24(8) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RD11088)

    Hopkins, B.K., Baker, P., Sheppard, W.S., and Herr, C. 2011 Value of egg-yolk in the      cryopreservation of honey bee (Apis mellifera) semen Cryobiology (in press)

    Hopkins, B.K. and Herr, C. (2010) Factors affecting the successful cryopreservation of honey      bee semen. Apidologie 41 (5) 548-556

    Hopkins B.K. and Herr, C. (2008) Cryopreservation of frog (Rana pipiens) sperm cells collected by non-lethal methods. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 20 (1): 120

    Stucky, M., Hopkins, B.K., and Herr, C. (2008) Cryopreservation of honey bee spermatozoa.       Reproduction, Fertility and Development 20 (1): 127-128

    Talarico, C., Freiberger, D., Jones, T., Hopkins, B., Herr, C., Koh, M. and Rodriguez-Marek, E.    (2008) A Hybrid Approach for Modeling and Assessing Performance of Embedded Systems in a Biologically Critical Application. 15th Annual IEEE International         Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems: 227-232

     

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    * 40% of Honey Bees died last winter, This is what I am doing to help Bees Everywhere

    * Technology In Beekeeping: What I am developing and seeking funding for

    • 39 min
    Matias Viel CEO of Beeflow on Innovation in Pollination

    Matias Viel CEO of Beeflow on Innovation in Pollination

    A MIT Innovator under 35 is “Increasing crop yields by applying scientific knowledge to Bee Pollination”

    About Beeflow

    “Beeflow is a company that generates and applies scientific knowledge to improve crop yields with bees. We provide professionalized pollination services. With a team built by pollination and bee health scientists we can increase between 20-90% crop yields. Beeflow’s pollination service increases beekeeper’s income as well. Bee-hives are transported and safeguarded on fields within scientific standards to avoid any health problem. We can help to reduce bee population decline. Science-based solutions regarding pollination efficiency and bee health are also being developed.” Source

     

    Key links

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matiasviel/

    http://www.beeflow.co

     

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    * How I built the Tesla of Honey Bee Hives

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    * 40% of Honey Bees died last winter, This is what I am doing to help Bees Everywhere

    * Technology In Beekeeping: What I am developing and seeking funding for

    • 53 min

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Lowell finds a wide variety of professionals (mostly entrepreneurs) to discuss topics in medicine, space, and other innovations in science fields. His questions make the advance topics easy to understand even when you are unfamiliar with the technical side of things as well as asking personal questions of the innovators and entrepreneurs so the audience can learn about their struggles and hear their advice.

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