Episode #561

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Meteor

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    Scientists have developed solar cells made from inexpensive perovskite crystals that are almost twice as efficient as silicon based solar cells. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/su-ssi040616.php

  • Item #2 Science

    Researchers announce that they have made and successfully tested a rechargeable battery that uses bacteria to store and generate electricity. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160406124941.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    MIT scientists have devised a technique for doubling the efficiency of coal burning to produce electricity. http://news.mit.edu/2016/hybrid-system-could-cut-coal-plant-emissions-half-0404

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“I’ve discovered the one cause of all the one-cause theories: a deficiency of critical-thinking skills combined with an overactive imagination. “ - Harriet Hall