Sparks and Quarks

E7: CO2 Battery and New Hearing Mechanism

February 3, 2019

Our first episode of 2019! We're sorry we took a while, Dan had health issues and Adam was doing exams. But we're back! This episode, Dan's talking about a new type of battery that uses CO2 to produce energy, whilst Adam is talking about a newly discovered hearing mechanism that could create new hearing-aid technology.

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Dan's sources:

Article: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/fuel-cell-based-system-co2/

Paper: https://www.accessscience.com/content/superionic-conductivity/801340

Additional paper info: https://ars.els-cdn.com/content/image/1-s2.0-S258900421830186X-mmc1.pdf

Superionic conductivity: https://www.accessscience.com/content/superionic-conductivity/801340

 

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Adam's sources

https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.028101

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-mechanism-ear-exquisite-sensitivity.html

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2007-10-mit-mechanism.html#nRlv

 

UPDATES FROM LAST EPISODE: New double-slit experiment using X-ray scattering:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-classic-double-slit.html

AI to create most accurate black hole merger simulation ever:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-physicists-supercomputers-ai-accurate-black.html

 

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"Electrodoodle" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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