Displaying episodes 31 - 60 of 67 in total

36: Fuel Cells are Hard

...to understand. For Sean. But Matt helps him through it! We talk through a lot of questions around efficiency, why they aren’t catching on in cars compared to battery electric vehicles. Plus, an instructional blooper on how to pronounce "hydrogen production."

35: It’s Virtually a Grid — Talking Tesla Powerwall and Home Batteries

Matt and Sean talk about evolving approaches to renewable energy production on the local level, surprising impacts of house-based power storage like Tesla Powerwall and Sonnen Eco, and how they passed out upon seeing the Dune trailer.

34: We Have Engaged … the Pork … well, Supercapacitors

Matt and Sean talk about supercapacitor technology (aka ultracapacitors), trade terrible puns, and wonder if advances in the future will make our bacon sentient. Special thanks to all of the insightful comments from the supercapacitor YouTube video.

33: To Hype or Not to Hype - Tesla Battery Day

Matt and Sean discuss the possible paths that Tesla's battery day announcement might take, rank preferences, and talk about why a company doesn't want to build expectations too much. They also talk about the recent Tesla spy scandal with the Russians. Plus: Sean loses his mind.

32: You spin me right round - wind turbine viewer feedback

Matt and Sean talk about recycling wind turbines or maybe just growing some--the debate over the environmental impact of new technologies, and how some people aren't looking at the big picture enough when it comes to energy production.

31: It’s all about context - talking Tesla solar panels and YouTube

It’s all about context … and where you place your ads. Matt and Sean talk about the US solar installation costs versus other areas of the globe, Tesla solar panel prices, the YouTube algorithm and it keeps content creators jumping, and why are there so many bald tech pundits.

30: E-plane, E-plane! Talking about electric airplanes

Matt and Sean discuss the potentials of electric-powered flight, why it doesn't (and shouldn't) be a simple recreation of liquid-fuel flight, and ways we may be headed to a retro-future. Electric aircraft explained. And as usual they also dive into what they’ve been watching to stay sane, which includes Seth Rogan’s latest movie.

29: Bringing Shadow-power to Light - Talking About Solar Panels

Matt and Sean talk about the shocking advances to solar power production, record breaking solar panel efficiency, and the evolution of 'shadow' based power generation, and how streaming apps are providing (or not providing) positive experiences in a fractured viewing marketplace.

28: Why We Call it Undecided - Talking About Carbon Capture and Beer

Matt and Sean talk about the debate around carbon cleaning technologies and why an all-or-nothing approach may not be the best option, as well as ways to break up stale routines in the name of pandemic-sanity … that includes ginger beer, Dole whip and dressing up as Mickey Mouse.

27: The case of the missing episode

Matt and Sean talk about the evolution of remote work, including how it's impacting Matt's own YouTube channel. Also: suggestions on movies, television, and other Youtube channels to keep us sane during the pandemic-era.

26: Our chickenwire future (carbon nanotubes)

Matt and Sean discuss some possible (but unlikely) uses for carbon nano-tube technology such as Road Runner style escapes, space elevators, and cars that melt into the center of the Earth. Also: what to watch if you don't have a sensory deprivation chamber.

25: Making SENSE of it all

Matt and Sean talk about the Sense energy monitor, machine learning and smart home, and why someone might try to cook eggs on a dehumidifier.

24: The future is mechanical?

Matt and Sean discuss various battery options, mechanical power production, and how cool something as simple as a falling weight can actually be. And more quarantine content ... what we've been watching to keep our minds off of things.

23: Home Automation: Where to start?

Matt and Sean discuss different ways of approaching home-automation (cheapest, easiest, and most impactful), the balance between freedom and usability, and what songs should play when the lights go out unexpectedly.

22: I... Am... THOR(ium)

Matt and Sean talk about what scares people about thorium reactors and nuclear energy, how to take the long view on difficult projects, and how to eat rice off your pants. We also chat about some more about TV recommendations during the pandemic, like Dead Wood, Homecoming, and more.

21: Cast Iron Bikes and the Sound Barrier

Matt and Sean talk about the Rad Power RadRunner 1 E bike, the ins and outs of city cycling, and learning to ride a bike heavier than the Earth itself. Before getting an E bike check to see what is legal in your area.

20: Not to scale - the truth about graphene

NOT TO SCALE: Matt and Sean talk about graphene, how it's made and how it *might* be used. Everything from graphite to flash graphene. They also discuss interns singing Queen, absurd smiley faces, and the bad B-movie set design that is the SpaceX space program.

19: Is your mower on fire or are you just happy to see me?

Matt and Sean talk about how modern electric mowers give them flashbacks to harder yet simpler times. Plus they share suggestions for some show and movies to enjoy as we continue to isolate into mid-May.

18: Starlink - when you get caught between the moon and witches

Matt and Sean discuss SpaceX's plans to launch 42,000 (!) Starlink satellites, how goofy that sounds, 50s sci-fi tropes, and great (bad) tv viewing.

17: Home office and work-brain/decompression

Matt and Sean talk about the physical (home office) and the mental (motivation, anyone?) of a work-from-home situation. They also share some suggestions for decompression entertainment, and Sean explains why he was late to recording in a long-winded bonus story at the end!

16: Fusion Energy or Captain Planet?

Matt and Sean discuss relying on actual experts during a pandemic, fusion energy option and alternatives, and how many horses it would take to create a solar fusion reaction!

15: Keeping Sane in the Simulation (Sanulation?)

Matt and Sean talk about Bond super-villain Elon Musk, growing your own Spider-Man webbing, and shows to watch (and think about) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

14: We Do Awkward .... and Smart Thermostats

Matt and Sean discuss smart thermostats (Ecobee), technobabble (peak load, anyone?) and awkward pauses. A lot of awkward pauses.

13: Where is the Octoplug? EV charging standards and the grid

Matt and Sean discuss the myriad of charging cords, robot attacks, and dogs losing their minds. Also, electric vehicles.

12: Is that the Batmobile or a Braided Loaf?

Matt and Sean talk about cars other than Tesla's, braided bread loaves, keeping perspective during the pandemic, and how Matt's first shot at a live-stream went.

11: Respect my authority! Talking Tesla apps and more

Matt and Sean talk about Tesla apps, confusing authorizations, and recommendations for movies, pillows and other ways to while away your socially distant hours. Bonus track at the end: We don't know how to read a calendar.

Still TBD Trailer

Check out our podcast, Still To Be Determined, where we discuss electric vehicles, renewable energy, smart technologies and more.  Still TBD continues the conversations from the YouTube Channel, Undecided with Matt Ferrell.

10: Bread battery - EVs, solid state batteries, and avoiding the hype

This week Sean and Matt discuss the future of solid state batteries and avoiding the hype around them. As well as procrastination baking. We really think this episode will rise to the occasion (sorry ... bad dad joke).

9: Listener questions - Tesla solar, coronavirus, and more

This week Sean and Matt answer some listener questions about smart vents, Tesla solar roof, coronavirus impact on Tesla manufacturing, and the future of battery technologies. It's a full episode.

8: Who Moved My Espresso Cheese? Talking Tesla and Batteries

Matt and Sean talk about battery development, a pending announcement from Tesla, human rights abuse in cobalt mining, and how cheese can impact you during Daylight Savings transitions.

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