129: Liquid Sunshine – Storing Solar Energy in a BottleListen now
Matt and Sean discuss carrying a sunburn in a bottle… oh and it’s an energy storage solution as well. Discussing a recent scientific advance that could allow us to store solar energy directly into a liquid for up to 18 years.
128: Biochar – Old Carbon Capture is New AgainListen now
Matt and Sean discuss biochar and other carbon capture methods that may overlap to help manage human generated CO2.
127: A Bright Future? Solar Panel BreakthroughsListen now
Matt and Sean discuss solar panel tech advances in efficiency breakthroughs, organic solar cells, perovskites, and multi junction solar panels.
126: Are Solid State Batteries Still the Future?Listen now
Matt and Sean discuss what to expect when breakthroughs miss their moment. Are solid state batteries in danger of missing their moment to other technologies like lithium sulfur or Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells, chemistry, and structural battery pack?
125: Sea(weed) What We Did? The Future of PlasticListen now
Matt and Sean discuss the potential of seaweed as a plastic replacement.
124: Geothermal… Boom!(?)Listen now
Matt and Sean discuss a Death Star we can all be excited about… that’s drilling with nuclear fusion technology, a gyrotron, for affordable geothermal energy.
123: Oops! A Battery! Lithium Sulfur Accidental BreakthroughListen now
Matt and Sean discuss accidental discoveries that push technology forward, like Drexel University and their lithium sulfur battery breakthrough.
122: Pump Up the (heat and the) Jam – Heat pumps!Listen now
Matt and Sean discuss letting physics do the heavy lifting via heat pumps in our homes for heat and air conditioning.
121: Are Solar Panels Worth It?Listen now
Sean is out, so Ricky Roy from Two Bit da Vinci is joining me to talk about his experience with solar panels on his home. Between the two of us we’ve got experience with solar panels in dusty California and snow covered Massachusetts.
120: Quantum Leap in Computing – Quantum Computer MadnessListen now
Matt and Sean discuss how quantum computers may impact our lives, whether they’ll be in our homes, and how our days might change the quantum world.