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  1. AI: Hollywood vs Reality (Part 1)

    Beginning nearly a century ago, Hollywood movies have portrayed artificial intelligence on the big screen… er… at least what they thought of artificial intelligence.  But just how much has cinema gotten right?  We hear from AI expert Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, as he ...

    09/21/2021

  2. Weathering Water on Mars

    From reports of UFO (or UAP) sightings across the globe to scientists scouring the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, humankind has been searching for proof that we are not alone in this universe.  In this episode, we talk to “Mars meteorologist” Dr. Michael A. Mischna of JPL ...

    06/29/2021

  3. Digital Twins Will Change the World

    Imagine you had a digital twin -- a computational model of yourself with not only all of your physical and physiological characteristics uploaded into it in real time, but also your thought patterns, personality traits, and opinions.  Suddenly, doctors would know exactly what treatments would be best customized ...

    06/08/2021

  4. Preventing Airplane Engine Explosions

    We’ve seen it on the news multiple times -- Engines exploding mid-flight on commercial aircraft, raining metal debris on anything and anyone below.  The cause is often the same -- fatigued fan blades hitting their last leg, snapping off and destroying the engine and its casing, while terrifying ...

    05/18/2021

  5. The Hack that Stopped a Country

    What if hackers were able to instantly cripple grocery stores, businesses, banks, hospitals, public transit, power plants, and government offices?  While you may not have heard about it, this terrifying worst case scenario has actually happened before, costing more than $10 billion in damages and spreading across global ...

    04/22/2021