Category: ArtScience

The Dark Cost of Electric Cars | Our Changing Climate

In this Our Changing Climate video essay, I look at the horrors of the cobalt supply chain fueling the electric car and renewable revolution. Specifically, I zero in on cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo in under to uncover what exactly it takes to bring modern batteries to life. The conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo are dismal and are fueled by a long history of colonial plunder and imperialism. To forge an environmentally ethical world that avoids the worst of climate change, we cannot turn a blind eye.

How Microwave Lenses REALLY Work! | Machining and Microwaves

Refraction, Focusing and Magnification are usually explained because light “slows down” in transparent materials. But DOES it? 3D-printed Microwave Dielectric Lenses are transforming how RF Engineers think about focusing Microwave and mmWave energy. Additive machining has changed the design process forever.

Transit Doesn’t Need to Profit | RMTransit

Detractors often bring up the profitability of public transit as a point against spending money on transit projects, but does transit actually need to make money? Let’s talk about that.

NASA on Emerging Tech: The Blended Wing Body with Dr. Fay Collier | ETI

What is the blended wing body concept? Why is the BWB receiving more attention than ever before? What advantages does it provide? How can it be utilized for National Defense? Join us in this episode with Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Fay Collier, Associate Director for Flight Strategy, Integrated Aviation Systems Program at NASA to learn about the Blended Wing Body and the future of air superiority.

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