Josh Wodarz and Robert Algeo welcome guest Bryan Cord to the show. Bryan tells us about his day job using high energy electron beams to manufacture small things. From there it’s just a few Dr. Manhattan jokes to wondering what else can be done with electron beams, or even how electron beams work. They take a look at why picking generic terms to describe very specific things in Astronomy is dumb, jellyfish die offs, people who stay in doomed towns (and don’t forget to follow up with CSICON’s very own Coffee with Jeff to learn more about Centralia, PA), and the mysterious sleeping sickness in Kazakhstan.
Show notes and links:
- Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe is … a big hole | Science | The Guardian (theguardian.com).
- Why Are These Weird Blue Jellyfish Washing Up on Oregon’s Beaches? | Motherboard (motherboard.vice.com).
- BLDGBLOG: The Town That Creep Built (bldgblog.blogspot.com).
- Coffee With Jeff #32: Centralia Mine Fire | CSICON (csicon.net).
- This Scientist Says He Keeps Finding Aliens in the Stratosphere | Motherboard (motherboard.vice.com).
- The Most Realistic Cold War Game Is a Boredom Simulator | Motherboard (motherboard.vice.com).
- The village that fell asleep: mystery illness perplexes Kazakh scientists | World news | The Guardian (theguardian.com).