This week on Thinkly, your co-hosts Luke and Zander talk about a couple Tesla firsts, the dangers of football, and the many high-caliber films out now. Then we take a quick dip into the world of wireless signals and cell towers to look at the basics of how carrier networks and mobile devices communicate with … Continue reading Thinkly 15 – More Tesla, More Movies, and Cellular Networks.
It's been a chaotic, exciting past few weeks. But it's time to get back to science, culture, and curiosity! This episode Luke and Zander get excited over Tesla's reveal of the production Model 3 car, marvel at climbing legend Alex Honnold conquering a 3,000ft cliff in Yosemite (without safety gear!!), and discuss the three most … Continue reading Thinkly 14 – Summer! Tesla Model 3, Alex Honnold, and Solar Power
In this episode from June 1st, Luke has to tackle science, technology, and culture without the help of his copilot, Zander. Come along to hear about AlphaGo's campaign to dominate humanity, Penn State's ability to generate electricity where rivers meet the ocean, Trump's plan to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and GiveDirectly's experiment to … Continue reading Thinkly 13 – Salt Water Electricity, Paris, and Basic Income
Luke and Zander sit down to discuss the top news in renewable energy, E3 expectations and other gaming news, and finish by pondering the question: With recent and ongoing progress in human gene editing, does Natural Selection have a place in our biological future?
Hello beautiful people! Luke and Zander are back at it after a short break following our 10th episode. In that time, Tesla has opened it's new solar shingle roofing option for orders and an astoundingly-well-preserved ankylosaur fossil was unveiled to the world. Then we ask the question: What's the difference between AWD and 4WD? On … Continue reading Thinkly 11 – Tesla Roof, Mother’s Day, and All-Wheel vs Four-Wheel
Hey-oh, ten episodes! In celebration of this thinkstoric achievement, Luke and Zander go full hog on curiosity, peeking in on a small piece the history of science. Join us in this special episode as we learn about some of the most notable instances of Man's reach exceeding grasp—incredible dimensions that humans contemplated and tried to … Continue reading Thinkly 10 – A Brief History of Immensity
A lot of great content this week, including a premature sheep carried to term in a laboratory bag-and-hose womb, tech companies racing to put out the first production-grade flying car, and an archeological find in California that tentatively suggests proto-human activity in North America tens of thousands of years before we were supposed to be here. … Continue reading Thinkly 09 – Artificial Womb, Flying Cars, and Bills Saving the World
NASA's probe exploring Saturn has found chemicals evidencing a life-friendly environment on one of its moons. But in a galaxy far, far away, fans at Star Wars Celebration were treated to the first trailer for the next film in the series. Finally a short clip about how video games are made got Luke and Zander … Continue reading Thinkly 08 – Cassini, The Last Jedi, and Polygon Perspectives
Did you know a recent discovery in British Columbia could rewrite theories on early Native American migration routes? Humans living in Canada while mammoths and saber tooth cats still roamed the earth! Speaking of, time to get excited about the ancient cultures and crazy creatures at Star Wars Celebration and the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading Thinkly 07 – Star Wars, Period Pieces, and Evolutionary Purposes of Art
Ever wondered if a black hole really looks like the images in science fiction movies? Well the Event Horizon Telescope aims to find out. Also, Rick & Morty season 3 premiered on April Fools Day fooling everyone. Lastly we talk to Shakespeare expert Isabel Smith-Bernstein, graduate student at CU Boulder, about a mysterious notebook in a … Continue reading Thinkly 06 – Event Horizon, Rick & Morty, and Shakespearean Secrets