A science show for the East Bay and beyond by Leah Hitchings and Grant Burningham.
Bitcoin Doesn't Add Up
I talk to Dr. Nicholas Weaver about the structural problems with Bitcoin, its historical parallels, and why now probably isn't the best time to throw your money at it.
The Physics of Too Small to See
If you get small enough, to the size of atoms and electrons, things stop making sense to our Newtonian minds. We take a look at what's next in physics. Things like desktop particle colliders and superconductors.
Self-Driving Cars Are About to Run Over Our Economy and Other Facts
Just 2 years ago, the wait for automated vehicles seemed shorter than wait at the valet stand. But since then, cars that drive themselves seem to be about where they were, with a few major setbacks, and deaths. When will be freed from the menance of driving?
F as in Facebook and Fake News
At the core of the fake news epidemic is a story about new technologies and how they can upturn our world in unexpected places. It's a story about ISIS, algorithms and stock prices.
Your Brain on Football
We're not trying to rain on anyone's SuperBowl party, but we're talking about head injuries and football for the conflicted sports fan with "Diehards" author Chip Scarinzi.
Kim Stanley Robinson on Fixing the Future
Global warming, run away capitalism, ecosystem collapse. Kim Stanley Robinson's futures aren't always happy, but they're grounded in hard science, and we might have to start thinking about them seriously for our own sake.