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Phil Bowermaster returns to FastForward Radio with a report on this year's Foresight Nanotech Unconference. Also, we have an audio interview with Dr. Zheng Cui who is developing a cancer treatment that works by strengthening the immune system.


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Topics we covered:

  • Stephen reported that baby powder really does kill fire ant beds.
  • Here are the links YouTube videos that taught Stephen how to solve the Rubik's Cube:
  • During the show we heard Phil's audio interview with Dr. Zheng Cui. Here's a link to Phil's earlier text interview with Dr. Zheng Cui. Scroll to the bottom of that interview for information on making a tax deductible contribution to this work.
  • 2007 Foresight Unconference
    • And check out the 2007 Foresight Unconference wiki
  • Michael reported that philosophers have a name for the Star Trek transporter problem - the Ship of Theseus paradox.
  • Once again, Stephen mentioned the film The Prestige. Here's his spoiler-filled review of that movie.
  • A related question - would a brain prosthesis change who you are?
  • Thanks to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, we may not need to worry too much about taking a trip by transporter any time soon.

Our front bumper is a sampling of Marginal Prophets' "The Difficult Song."

Our exit music this week is from Sonny Combs and Kitty Kat Rodeo. The song is "Anymore."

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