We Have Concerns

Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 21m. Bisher sind 652 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 2 Tage.

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episode 633: Dog Buttons and Flying.. Cars?


Bunny the dog has 5 million Tik Tok followers and an array of buttons that let's her talk to them. By pressing a button, she can construct rudimentary sentences that her owner believes constitutes a sophisticated understanding of language. Anthony and Jeff discuss the research into Bunny and other animals, and whether this technique might be used to unlock communication in pets...


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 2020-11-27  1h1m
 
 

episode 632: Stressful Interruptions and Sky Diamonds


New research suggests that micro interruptions during your day can have both mental a physical health impacts. Anthony and Jeff discuss the stress of being interrupted, as they both interrupt each other constantly. Then, what if we could make real diamonds and save the planet at the same time? One UK billionaire has a company to farm materials from the sky to create carbon negative diamonds. Jeff and Anthony get excited, then wonder where this man's secret underground lair might be.


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 2020-11-13  52m
 
 

episode 631: Good Nature and Micro Boats


According to a new experiment at a daycare in Finland, proximity and exposure to nature for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system. Anthony and Jeff discuss whether it is important to enjoy the green during a global health crisis. The, researchers have 3D printed the smallest boat in the world: a 30-micrometer copy of Benchy the tug boat, a well-known 3D printer test object. This boat is so small, it could float down the interior of a human hair...


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 2020-11-06  47m
 
 

episode 630: Zeptoseconds and Mummy Twinkies


Scientists have measured the shortest unit of time ever: the time it takes a light particle to cross a hydrogen molecule: 247 zeptoseconds. A zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second, or a decimal point followed by 20 zeroes and a 1. Anthony and Jeff sort through all of the smallest units of time and how they were named. Then, Colin Purrington thought that Twinkies could never go bad, so he bit into one he had been holding onto for 8 years...


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 2020-11-02  1h2m
 
 

episode 629: Octlantis and Tall Boy


In Jervis Bay, off Eastern Australia, researchers recently spotted 15 gloomy octopuses congregating, communicating, dwelling together, and even evicting each other from dens at a site the scientists named “Octlantis.” Anthony and Jeff discuss the reasons and potential dangers of Octopi starting cities. Then, Polish military divers are due to begin a delicate operation on Monday to defuse a massive World War II bomb at the bottom of a channel near the Baltic Sea...


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 2020-10-27  55m
 
 

episode 628: Paradoxes and Mr Fusion


Paradox-free time travel is theoretically possible, according to the mathematical modelling of a University of Queensland undergraduate student. Jeff and Anthony attempt to step through the methodology and ramifications of these computations. Then, what if we could have clean, abundant energy by 2035? All it takes is creating a star inside a power plant. Anthony and Jeff discuss just how close to nuclear fusion humanity might be.


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 2020-10-09  49m
 
 

episode 627: Cheaters, Liars, and Ignoble Prize Winners


In a new paper, a team of researchers in Spain have identified three different profiles of dishonesty and cheating, and within each profile, two distinct types. Jeff and Anthony discuss the science of lying and cheating, apropos of nothing in particular that might be happening in the news every single damn day. Then, the Ig Nobel Prize has been given out for 30 years, celebrating under-appreciated pioneers in many fields. Have Anthony and Jeff finally found the perfect award?


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 2020-10-02  47m
 
 

episode 626: Destroy the Sun and AI Know What You're Thinking


A new study finds direct correlation between proton density in the rays of the sun and seismic activity on earth, leading researchers to believe there may be a way to predict earthquakes up to 24 hours in advance. Jeff and Anthony consider the evidence that the Sun may be causing earthquakes and what it could mean. Then, scientists are connecting humans with EKG sensors to computers running AI algorithms. The resulting data is allowing the AI to be able to predict what a human is thinking...


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 2020-09-25  53m
 
 

episode 625: Life on Venus, but like, not.


My stars, the Internet is all excited about this life we found on Venus. Assuming we actually found life on Venus. So here's why we didn't find life on Venus. ALSO: It turns out that over-the-counter medications have some side effects we've been ignoring.


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 2020-09-18  59m
 
 

episode 624: Save the Bees, Stop the Coal


Honeybee venom looks to have positive and dramatic application for the treatment of breast cancer. Anthony and Jeff discuss the details of this encouraging news, and how we need to save the bees. Then, the city of Centralia, Pennsylvania is on fire - and has been since 1962 - because subterranean coal continues to burn. 1500 people have left, but 10 stubborn souls remain...


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 2020-09-14  52m