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Matt and Sean talk about puns and plastics and how they affect our health. Algae oils may be the future of of biodegradable plastic production.
Matt and Sean talk about solar panels that move away from silicon, and the industry’s challenge to balance panel longevity and energy production.
Matt and Sean talk about repurposing nuclear waste into radioactive diamond batteries. No, really.
Matt and Sean talk about earthships (off-grid homes built from repurposed materials like tires), their challenges and advantages, and what more conventional building could learn from them.
Matt and Sean talk about airships: their viability, their safety, and whether passenger travel will ever be something for the masses (or even the super-rich).
Matt and Sean talk about IT companies that have found a use for heat waste that provides for consumers’ hot water needs. A win-win-win.
Matt and Sean talk about lab grown meats, the positives to the environment, and the strange opportunities it serves up.
Matt and Sean talk about Matt’s experience with smart circuit breakers and smart electric panels, how you might need to divvy up your power needs in a blackout, and what to do when you’ve got a rogue dehumidifier.
Matt and Sean talk about the the future of car ownership, how there’s not just one solution for everything, and the viability of floating cities … and how many Bond villains it takes to make it happen.
Matt and Sean talk "massless" batteries, and how to tell if some of those apples you're comparing might actually be oranges. Or bananas.
Matt and Sean talk about molten metal batteries, how they may solve some power storage issues, and why their pace of development is slow.
Matt and Sean talk about possible advances in sustainable tech--even though the big picture project may be a pipe-dream--and what elements of that dream might even be truly crucial in the future (hint: there's salt in your water).
Matt and Sean talk about modular and panelized homes, if it’s an affordable path to net zero, Matt’s journey to his own modular home, and reaching 500,000 subscribers.
Matt and Sean talk about Mycelium Fungus, if it’s a good replacement for plastic, whether it might be a technology that will grow on us, and will we eat it or stick to cow.
Matt and Sean talk about space mining, the costs, the challenges, and if we’ll see it in our lifetimes. And we also talk about tidal turbines and how well they’ll stand up to the maintenance challenges.
Matt and Sean talk about water pipe turbine generators, turning your toilet into a power source, and the incredible number of ways we can turn wasted energy into electricity.
Matt and Sean talk about EV recycling research that could grow to a second source of critical battery components and help revitalize economically depressed cities in the US.
Matt and Sean talk about “bladeless” wind-powered electricity generation, and the inspiring (and awkward) design concepts behind them.
Matt and Sean discuss how the aesthetics of solar tiles might not find a mass market place if panels start to be an everyday item. Also: is the cost really out of control in the US?
Matt and Sean talk about recent progress in 3D printed homes, and what the future may hold. Also: STAR WARS: Bad Batch, Tenet, and FAST AND FURIOUS.
Matt and Sean discuss the ins and outs of transitioning to electric fleets of shipping trucks; also: hate watching Mortal Kombat, Space 1999, and how the 1970s were just plain weird.
Matt and Sean talk about what to expect from Solid State Batteries, and when to expect them. Also: NOBODY, SHADOW & BONE, and more.
Matt and Sean talk about green hydrogen options--where it might work today and what its tomorrow may look like. ALSO: Made For Love, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Tribes of Europa and more.
Matt and Sean talk about the comparison between our current era and previous large shifts in industrial revolutions in how industry evolved. Seismic shifts bring scary change. Has the public hopped on board? Also: INVINCIBLE, SEARCH PARTY, and more.
Matt and Sean discuss Matt's talk with a mobile-solar-RVing friend who lives off-grid wherever he might want to roll (including how it might not be for everyone). Also: GODZILLA vs. KONG, DEBRIS, and some award-nominated movie recommendations.
Matt and Sean talk Elon Musk and hyperloops, how you'd find enough real estate (or convince people to get inside), and why the train system itself may be beside the point. Also: more WandaVision, Say Anything, and Falcon & The Winter Soldier.
Matt and Sean discuss how the old technology of a Stirling Engine can have modern (and even futuristic) applications. How thermal energy storage and Stirling Engines could provide energy storage for renewable energy. Also: The Snyder Cut of Justice League, WandaVision, and The Lighthouse.
Matt and Sean talk about geothermal heating and cooling systems (impact, expectations, and costs). Also: WandaVision, For All Mankind, Punky Brewster flashbacks, and more.
Matt and Sean talk about Neuralink, Elon Musk's idealism, potential upsides and downsides, and how ethics need to catch up soon before bad acts (intentional or not) start happening. Also: sci-fi is coming true (eveything from Star Trek's BORG to Futurama's heads in jars), documentaries to check out, and a couple of creepy films and TV shows to make you feel... let's call it "better."
Matt and Sean talk about passive homes, saving on energy costs, and why you don't want the wrong kinds of studs! Plus: Babylon 5, Jack Nicholson, Jenny Slate, and video game hiccups in OUTRIDERS (and why we have compassion for them).
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