Kirk Sorensen is founder of Flibe Energy and is an advocate for nuclear energy based on thorium and liquid-fluoride fuels. For five years he has authored the blog “Energy from Thorium” and helped grow an online community of thousands who support a renewed effort to develop thorium as an energy source. He is a 1999 graduate of Georgia Tech in aerospace engineering and is also a graduate student in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee. He has spoken publicly on thorium at the Manchester International Forum in 2009, at NASA’s Green Energy Forum in 2008, and in several TechTalks at Google. He has been featured in Wired magazine, Machine Design magazine, the Economist, the UK Guardian and Telegraph newspapers, and on Russia Today.
How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean | National Geographic
December 17th, 2016
Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. Learn more about how to upend the current system of produce-use-discard, and transition to a system which promotes reuse and repurposing of plastics.
Michio Kaku on Alien Megastructure Found
December 10th, 2016
Michio Kaku talking about the recent Alien Megastructure Found, i.e. KIC 8462852 on his radio program (OCT 10.27.2015)
Introducing Amazon Go and the world’s most advanced shopping technology
December 6th, 2016
Amazon Go is a new kind of store featuring the world’s most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout – just grab and go! What would a store like this mean for retail jobs?
High-Speed Robots | Amazon
November 30th, 2016
High-Speed Robots Part 1:
Meet BettyBot in “Human Exclusion Zone” Warehouses – The Window
Get a bots’-eye view of the “human exclusion zone” in a massive warehouse where an army of high-tech robots finds and fulfills up to 30,000 orders a day.
High-Speed Robots Part 2:
Kiva Robots in the Workplace & in our E-commerce Economy – The Window
Follow a robot as it works its day job—transforming the world of e-commerce by hustling packages around the giant warehouses that propel the modern economy. New robot minions: Welcome to the team.