Introduction to Framing 2020

In the Introduction to this series of podcasts, we highlighted the fact that a few inheritors, skimmers, and hoarders of wealth have routinely thwarted the will of the many through a variety of political sophistries. Our Constitution advances the principle that our first duty is to advocate for the highest and best interests of “We …

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Introducing Your Thesis Advisor

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Batteries from Nuclear Waste

They will blow any energy density comparison out of the water, lasting anywhere from a decade to 28,000 years without ever needing a charge.  The nano diamond battery has the potential to totally upend the energy equation. The graphite is rich in the carbon-14 radioisotope, which undergoes beta decay into nitrogen, releasing an anti-neutrino and …

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Lessons from Raccoon Mountain

Ever try throttling back a nuclear power plant? Yeah right! Failing that, what would you do with the excess capacity? Engineers with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) faced these same challenges in the late 1960s. Their solution was to build TVA’s largest hydroelectric facility on the top of a mountain. What??? No really, the top …

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I Peeked at the End

The following will take you to the last seven minutes of the current Framing 2020 podcast. It’s a treatment on the difference between authentic and inauthentic corporations. https://overcast.fm/+WQEJojsRo/1:30:41

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