Episode #743

News Items

  • Reusing Batteries
  • Bronze Age Baby Bottles
  • Planet 9 Black Hole
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  A new paper demonstrates how it is possible to have negative energy. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191002102750.htm

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Scientists have created nanoengineered silver which they claim is 42% stronger than the strongest steel alloy. https://www.uvm.edu/uvmnews/news/inventing-worlds-strongest-silver

                • Item #3 Science

                  A new prototype bionic leg has detailed sensory feedback sufficient to allow users to walk blindfolded. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191002144243.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.’ - Samuel Johnson (English writer, 1709-1784)