16 episodes

A science show for the East Bay and beyond by Leah Hitchings and Grant Burningham.

Science Island Leah Hitchings and Grant Burningham

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A science show for the East Bay and beyond by Leah Hitchings and Grant Burningham.

    Bitcoin Doesn't Add Up

    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.

    • 28 min
    The Physics of Too Small to See

    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.

    • 28 min
    Self-Driving Cars Are About to Run Over Our Economy and Other Facts

    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?

    • 28 min
    F as in Facebook and Fake News

    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.

    • 28 min
    Your Brain on Football

    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.

    • 28 min
    Kim Stanley Robinson on Fixing the Future

    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.

    • 54 min

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