Phil Bowermaster, Stephen Gordon, and Michael Darling covered a lot of ground with this show.
They talked about The Dark Knight film, the hybrid bridge to electric vehicles, how a Blue Ray player makes regular DVD's look better, and they took a shot at figuring out how an electron can be two places at once.
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- The Dark Knight
The movie was a successful combination of a gritty cop story, a James Bondesque spy story, a post-911 terrorism story, and a Horror movie. And, oh yeah, it was also a superhero movie.
Stephen thought it was so good he wondered how they could go forward with the series. How could a Penguin story possibly compare? Sure there will be sequels, but what more is there to say? Nevertheless, it was worth it to get this movie.
Here's the final trailer:
- The hybrid bridge to all-electric vehicles:
The chairman of Tesla Motor Company, Elon Musk, argues that hybrids are not the future - all-electric is where we're going. Your hosts agreed that electric car problems of range, refuel time, and infrastructure will be solved during the transitional hybrid era. They also agreed that this could be a relatively short bridge - a decade or so - to an all-electric transport era.
- Researchers have controlled the position of a single electron in a silicon circuit.
An international team of researchers has shown that it can control the quantum state of a single electron in a silicon transistor--even putting the electron in two places at once. Their discovery could help pave the way toward a practical quantum computer.
- The Washington Post interview with President and CEO of TVPredictions.com Phillip Swan about the HD/DVD war. Part of what they got into was the fact that standard DVD's can be made to look better with the right equipment.
Our front bumper is a sample of Marginal Prophets' "The Difficult Song."
Our exit music this week is from Lato. The song is "Hollywood for You."
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