Episode #608

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Compressed air motor

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Paleontologists have found the world’s oldest fossils, at least 3.7 billion years old, in Quebec, Canada. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301132012.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    The 94 year old inventor of the lithium-ion battery announced a new battery breakthrough, that has 3 times the energy density, more recharge cycles, greater stability, faster recharge, out of cheaper and environmentally friendly materials. https://news.utexas.edu/2017/02/28/goodenough-introduces-new-battery-technology

  • Item #3 Fiction

    A new study finds that American homeowners actually lost over $1 billion last year by refinancing incorrectly. https://phys.org/news/2017-03-americans-billion-refinancing.html

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” - From the adventures of Sherlock Holmes