Can We Spread Nuclear Power Without Another Chernobyl?

On the 26th of April, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant burst open, releasing a massive amount of radiation which rendered a 1000-square-mile area completely uninhabitable. Then, a couple weeks ago, there was an explosion at an oil refinery in Philadelphia, just a couple miles from my house. My dad actually heard the explosion, and […]

Why Don’t We Have Water Powered Cars Yet?

Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin! Hey there! Welcome to my garage-slash-workshop-slash-Olympic-sized swimming pool room. And it’s the perfect place to work on my new invention, a water-powered car! Well, ok, it’s not *technically* my invention. The idea for water-powered cars has been kicking around for ages. Jules Verne wrote that “water will be the […]

Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI

What if the state covered your cost of living, would you still go to work? Go back to school? Not work at all? What would you do? This concept is called a universal basic income or UBI And it’s nothing less than the most ambitious social policy of our times in 2017, basic income is […]

Charge Electronics with Your Shirt!

Cell phone dying? Just plug it into your shirt. What have your clothes done for you lately? I mean, sure they keep you warm, and they give you a style, and I guess they help prevent you from getting arrested for public nudity. But apart from that they just kind of hang there. Well not […]

GIANT 3D Printers Make Ten Houses in Only a Day!

Looking for your dream home? Just press print. You know, I love 3D printing. I’ve talked about it a lot, in fact the second episode ever of Fw:Thinking was about 3D printing. And it was pretty thorough. But I’ve got to talk about it some more, so here’s a way to catch up. It’s also […]

The Future of Alternative Energy

– [Narrator] What do algae, viruses and seawater all have in common? They could all put fossil fuels out of business. 2010. The United States goes through about 19 million barrels of oil per day. And now we’d all like to think that coal and oil are gonna last forever, but we have to face […]

The Future of Solar Energy is TINY Technology!

The future is huge for tiny technology. Miniaturization is, perhaps ironically, a huge deal. I mean, without it we wouldn’t have had the personal computer revolution and we wouldn’t have this world we live in now, where we have smartphones and tablets and other devices just as powerful as a computer, that can fit in […]

Will Solar Power Be The Energy Miracle?

– What’s the status on solar power? It’s gonna be a bright sunshiny day! (upbeat music) Renewable energy is on our minds. Bill Gates himself, co-founder of Microsoft, recently said that we are in need of an energy miracle. So, could solar power be that miracle? Well, it’s a story we’ve heard for decades. I […]