This episode contains: Steven starts off talking about a Google Maps hack.
Biological Imperative: Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash. ‘Green’ process promises pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic and other materials. Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by turning waste into valuable graphene that can then strengthen concrete and other composite materials.
What The, Huh?: Increased traffic injuries are a surprising result of restricting older drivers. Research has examined impacts of mandated cognitive testing at driver’s license renewal for people aged 75+. Such testing aims to identify potentially dangerous drivers and remove them from the road, upon which they may start bicycling or walking. The study found significant increases in traffic injuries among these older unprotected road users. This suggests need for testing that fully considers the safety of older people who lose their permission to drive.
Sci-Fi: Steven got a lot of free stuff, Devon introduces his new song, Zombie Land 2, Avenue 5, Picard, Lost in Space, and more!