TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Oct 21, 2020
Apple's promise to be carbon neutral by 2030 | Lisa Jackson and Liz Ogbu
6 min
Under the leadership of Lisa Jackson, Apple's environment and social VP and former head of the EPA, the company is already carbon neutral within their own corporate and retail boundaries. By 2030, Apple hopes to extend carbon neutrality to their supply chain and consumers. In conversation with urbanist and spatial justice activist Liz Ogbu, Jackson shares thoughts on leadership, tech, the environment and building a green economy.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Discovery
Why It’s Relaxing to Breathe in Through Your Nose
Learn about why it’s relaxing to breathe in through your nose and the first woman who’s ever been struck by a meteor. We’ll also answer a listener question about why smacking electronics helps to make them work again. Why do relaxation exercises have you breathe in through your nose? Two words: nitric oxide by Grant Currin Hirschlag, A. (2020, July 14). Breathing Through Your Nose Is Healthier for You | Elemental. Medium; Elemental. https://elemental.medium.com/how-nasal-breathing-keeps-you-healthier-3695bb5c6cd1  Ignarro, L. J. (2020, June 19). The right way to breathe during the coronavirus pandemic. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/the-right-way-to-breathe-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-140695  ‌Lundberg, J. O. N., & Weitzberg, E. (1999). Nasal nitric oxide in man. Thorax, 54(10), 947–952. https://doi.org/10.1136/thx.54.10.947  ‌Ritz, T., Trueba, A. F., Vogel, Pia. D., Auchus, R. J., & Rosenfield, D. (2018). Exhaled nitric oxide and vascular endothelial growth factor as predictors of cold symptoms after stress. Biological Psychology, 132, 116–124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.11.006  Only One Woman Has Ever Been Struck by a Meteor by Mae Rice Clipping from Enterprise-Journal - Newspapers.com. (2019). Newspapers.com. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28689668/enterprise-journal/ ‌George, A. (2019, November 26). In 1954, an Extraterrestrial Bruiser Shocked This Alabama Woman. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/1954-extraterrestrial-bruiser-shocked-alabama-woman-180973646/ This Meteorite Hit an Alabama Woman While She Was Napping on Her Couch. (2015). Slate Magazine. http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/06/02/the_hodges_meteorite_is_one_of_the_few_space_to_ever_strike_a_human.html?wpisrc=obnetwork The True Story of History’s Only Known Meteorite Victim. (2013, February 20). Nationalgeographic.com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/2/130220-russia-meteorite-ann-hodges-science-space-hit/ LISTENER Q: Why does smacking electronics make them work again? by Ashley Hamer  Engber, D. (2014). Can You Fix A Machine By Smacking It? Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/can-you-fix-machine-smacking-it/  ‌TV Troubles. (2017). Nasa.Gov. https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a12/a12.tvtrbls.html  ‌It’s not stupid, if it works - why percussive maintenance is a legit repair method. (2019, March 29). It’s not stupid, if it works - why percussive maintenance is a legit repair method? Technology Org. https://www.technology.org/2019/03/29/its-not-stupid-if-it-works-why-percussive-maintenance-is-a-legit-repair-method/  Why Does Smacking A Remote Control Sometimes Make It Work Again? (2017, November 14). Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/why-does-smacking-a-remote-control-sometimes-make-it-work-again.html  https://www.facebook.com/modernsurvivalblog. (2019, September 13). Battery Corrosion | Why They Leak And How To Prevent It. Modern Survival Blog. https://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/battery-corrosion-why-they-leak-and-how-to-prevent-it/ Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 min
Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
Neutrinos give insights into the workings of the Sun’s core
Scientists have finally confirmed the existence of a CNO cycle fusion reaction in the Sun, and why women’s contraception research needs a reboot. In this episode: 00:47 Detection of CNO neutrinos Since the 1930s it has been theorised that stars have a specific fusion reaction known as the CNO cycle, but proof has been elusive. Now, a collaboration in Italy report detection of neutrinos that show that the CNO cycle exists. Research article: The Borexino Collaboration News and Views: Neutrino detection gets to the core of the Sun 08:48 Coronapod We discuss the search for the animal origin of SARS-CoV-2, with researchers raiding their freezer draws to see if any animals carry similar viruses, and the latest vaccine results. News: Coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia News: Why Oxford’s positive COVID vaccine results are puzzling scientists 19:32 Research Highlights How sleep patterns relate to ageing, and a solar-powered steam sterilizer. Research Highlight: For better health, don’t sleep your age Research Highlight: Technology for sterilizing medical instruments goes solar 21:50 Getting women’s contraception research unstuck Since the 1960s there has been little progress on research into women’s contraceptives. This week in Nature, researchers argue that this needs to change. Comment: Reboot contraceptives research — it has been stuck for decades 29:35 Briefing Chat We discuss a highlight from the Nature Briefing. This time, a tool to summarise papers. Nature News: tl;dr: this AI sums up research papers in a sentence Try the TLDR tool yourself! Subscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 min
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