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The show notes here at Libsyn are only a rough draft. For the most refined and complete set of show notes, please go to unseenpodcast.com . Thanks for listening.

Dec 19, 2015

Recorded: 18 December 2015

Released: 19 December 2015

Duration: 83 minutes, 40 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, James Garrison and Patrick Festa to talk about some recent advances in space science and physics. Plus, a brief, informal tutorial on how rockets work.

We apologize for the brief audio glitch at 11:57. It hasn't happened before and hopefully will not happen again.

Erratum: ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) was launched in 1997.

 

Links

Pluto Images

Akatsuki Mission to Venus

LISA Pathfinder

LIGO

ACE Mission

Terra Mission

Gravitationally Lensed Supernova

Stellerator

Recommendations:

Adam: Cassini Enceladus Images

James: Cowboy Bebop

Patrick: Saying, "Oh, I was Wrong"

Paul: spaceweather.com

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, James Garrison, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Dec 12, 2015

 

Recorded: 11 December 2015

Released: 12 December 2015

Duration: 81 minutes

 

Host Paul Carr and panelists Marsha Barnhart, Adam Smit, Nick Nielsen and James Garrison talk about exoplanet discoveries and what all the exoplanets might mean for understanding the likelihood of us finding other technological civilizations. 

 

Links

The Wow! Signal: The Golden Age of Exoplanets

Moon Microbe Mystery Finally Solved

The Drake Equation

Fossil Microbes on Mars?

Dynamical Considerations for Life In Multihabitable Planetary Systems

Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature

Episode 24 - Define Panspermia

 

Recommendations

James Garrison: Gaelic Storm

Paul Carr: What If? by Randall Munro

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, James Garrison, Nick Nielsen, and Adam Smith

Music: Dj Spooky

 

 

 

 

Dec 6, 2015

Recorded: 6 December 2015

Released:6 December 2015

Duration:82 minutes, 36 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes new panelist Jeff Boerst, as well as Adam Smith, Buck Field, and Patrick Festa. They talk about the future prospect of super intelligence. Is super intelligence even possible? Will robots tolerate us after we are no longer of use to them? Can people opt out of the robot society? 

 

Links

Nick Nielsen on the Halos of Vanished Civilizations and The Wilderness Hypothesis

Help The SETI Institute

How Long to Continue?

 

Nick Bostrom: Superintelligence

Nick Bostrom: What Happens when our Computers are Smarter Than Us? (video) 

Robin Hanson on Human Emulations (Ems)

Robin Hanson's TED Talk on Ems

Episode 3 on Asimov's 3 Laws.

 

Recommendations

Adam Smith: Brain Pickings

Buck Field: Ghost In the Shell Standalone Complex

Patrick Festa: The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

Jeff Boerst: Bone Tomahawk

Paul Carr: The Frood by Jem Roberts

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Buck Field, Jeff Boerst, and Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Post Production: Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

 

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