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Tag: Science to Save the World

STSTW Solar Panels
This episode of Science to Save the World focuses on an interesting quirk of physics by which solar panels become cooler than the surrounding air, a fact that can be harnessed for energy. In recent years, solar panels have become cheaper and more effective, providing much-needed sustainable energy. But they only work in daylight. What...
STSTW Ultrasound Diabetes
This episode of Science to Save the World is on how ultrasound might be able to affect blood sugar by stimulating sensory nerves in the liver, potentially offering a treatment for diabetes. Insulin prices have skyrocketed, threatening the lives of many people who are no longer able to afford the drug. Is the day approaching...
STSTW Women
On this episode of Science to Save the World, in honor of Women's History Month, we'll celebrate ten women who have helped save the world with science. Ada Lovelace was a self-taught Victorian English mathematician who is often regarded as the "world's first computer programmer". Some even say she was the prime force behind the...
STSTW AI Ancient Texts
This episode of Science to Save the World is about how an artificial intelligence system can offer clues to the missing pieces of ancient parchments and clay tablets. Over the centuries, many important ancient texts and inscriptions have been damaged to the point of illegibility. Can AI solve the mystery of broken or incomplete texts,...
STSTW Last Moments
On this episode of Science to Save the World, we focus on what happens to the mind and the brain in the last moments of life. Does our life really flash before our eyes when we die? Neuroscience may finally have clues to an answer. Near-death experiences are a curious phenomenon shared by millions of...
STSTW Aliens
On this episode of Science to Save the World, we discuss METI and how it intends to communicate to anyone who might be listening. We sent a message to aliens. Should we be doing that? What if someone answers? Or, perhaps even more alarming, what if no one answers and we find out that we...