Tai Asks Why
Tai Asks Why
Feb 24, 2021
How else can we power the planet?
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Nothing on our planet could function without pooower! Even though energy is all around us, harnessing that energy and turning it into power is a massive challenge. Powering our day-to-day lives makes up almost half of fossil fuel emissions, which is causing climate change! Tai tries to find out if there's a better way to power the planet.

In this episode Tai talks to:

  • Richard Randell, engineer and PhD candidate at Stanford's Mechanical Engineering program

  • Daniel Ddiba, research associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute. He conducts research into how poop can be used as fuel for industries and other applications in African cities

  • Jim Green, chief scientist at NASA, who tells Tai how NASA's planning on providing power for future colonies on Mars, 140 million kilometres away.

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