Tag: science

Well that bites! – 01×08

Drug companies swindle by making you buy more medicine, Texas shooter was a militant atheist and we have a discussion on preventing more of these situations from happening. US government approves “killer” mosquitoes to fight diseased ones and we’ll talk about the pros and cons of this idea. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, Slade Winston and Fatina Shahzad [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:50) How drug companies make you buy more medicine than you need (12:26) Texas church shooter was a militant atheist (24:00) US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease Articles used in this episode: How drug companies make

From paper to bits; All over again.

Many years ago, we humans were dependent on human capabilities and limitations for all our work. Everything was done manually and if the work was ‘heavy’ or complex then it was definitely time consuming, erroneous or just not worth it. But all of that changed when computers were born. Where the work was erroneous it became accurate; where it was tedious or time consuming, it became efficient and quick. Our lives were changed immensely because of that shift from paper to bits back then, and now we are possibly in the middle of another such revolution thanks to Satoshi

Mo’ Hurricanes, Mo’ Problems – 01×07

Hurricane Ophelia and the devastation that has occurred in Ireland, the EPA says higher radiation levels pose no harmful effect although there’s evidence that show otherwise and the city of Munich is having growing pains after leaving Windows for Linux. Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis and Antwand Howard [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:43) Three people die as Hurricane Ophelia swoops down on Ireland (2:59) EPA says higher radiation levels pose no harmful effects. (8:18) Ditching Windows for Linux led to ‘major difficulties’ says open-source champion Munich Articles used in this episode: Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland Source: BBC

Blazing Saddles – 01×05

The controversy regarding multiple shooters in the Las Vegas shooting, a new study by Princeton shows that presidential elections more likely to look like 2016 in the future, and a new bill that would end Native American “sovereign immunity” for patents, also we will be covering the wildfires in Cali. Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:40) New bill would end Native American “sovereign immunity” for patents (16:10) Multiple shooter questions in Las Vegas Shooting (17:32) Explosive wildfires burn deep into California wine country (28:30) Princeton Study: Future Presidential Elections More Likely to Look Like 2016 Articles used in

Manna from Heaven – 01×03

China has a new technology that grows crops in deserts, Trump’s reluctant response to Puerto Rico crisis and three Americans earn the Nobel prize for Bio clock discovery and what could this mean for our future? Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis, Antwand Howard and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:50) New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops (11:00) Trump Says Puerto Rico in Trouble After Hurricane, Debt Must Be Dealt With’ (23:00) Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize Articles used in this episode: New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops.

Ai, blessing or curse in disguise?

Artificial Intelligence is not a foreign concept today. With advancing technologies and no limits to imagination, it is bound to become a necessity in the years to come. However, with every pro comes a con and with AI comes a threat. Elon Musk the co-founder, CEO and Product Architect at Tesla and CEO of SpaceX, believes AI to be a serious threat to humanity. When he says this, he is not referring to the kind of artificial intelligence that companies like Google, Uber, and Microsoft currently use but what may be called super-intelligent entities often found in sci-fi movies.