Science Bytes with Joe and Craig

Science Bytes with Joe and Craig

By Joe & Craig
Every Thursday morning we dive into new and future Science trends that will change the world. Future medical procedures, to new advanced technologies and out into space. If you love science, technology and facts, then this is the show for you!
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Octomom | Artificial Eyeball | NASA Spaceflight Simulator | My Science Bytes with Joe and Craig S01, E10
The octopus was a Graneledone boreopacifica, a species of octopus that we know very little about. But the scientists were not there for her, after making a note of what they saw they moved onto business. The team went back a month later and found the same octopus on a rock sitting on 160 eggs. The human eye is a complex organ. Scientists have enough theoretical evidence to suggest the first eye-like structure was a light-sensitive pigmented spot on the skin. Through natural selection, this first eye has gone through changes to form the human eye we know today. NASA is looking for participants to spend eight months together inside a spaceflight simulator at the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems in Moscow.
16:08
May 28, 2020
Permafrost Melting | Human Chimera | Giant Lizards | My Science Bytes with Joe and Craig S01, E09
Today is Thursday, May 21st, 2020. If we were in a spaceship and approached Earth from the North pole in the summer, we would see a roughly circular mass of blue water dotted with ice, and almost encircled by landmasses. Some reflecting in a brilliant white from ice and snow, but mostly the landmasses are brown and green. What we cannot see from space is what lays just beneath the surface. It is the subsection of the Earth, we are discussing today. A genetic Chimera is a single organism composed of cells with more than one distinct genotype. To produce a Chimera animal, scientists need to merge multiple fertilized eggs. If you are not quite sure what a Chimera is, let’s take a quick look into mythology. The centaur: chest and arms of a man attached to a horse. Or the three-headed hound of hell. The best example may be Medusa, the body of a woman merged with serpents. You get the idea. Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources is warning residents that an invasive species of giant lizards has established in the state, posing a threat to wildlife and crops because they eat “anything they want.”
19:08
May 21, 2020
Rescue Dogs | Elon Musk's Neuralink | Asian Giant Hornets | My Science Bytes with Joe and Craig S01, E08
Today is Thursday, May 14th, 2020. The bond between dogs and humans can be traced back to about 15,000 years ago. These lovable and loyal animals have found their way into 48% of American households. For centuries canines have been listed as man’s best friend. Neuralink is a device that will first be used to help paraplegics with simple tasks such as using an iPhone and making mouse clicks on a computer — by making no physical movement. The Asian giant hornet can kill humans with its stings. It also decapitates bees methodically. Then they rip out the bee’s chest, which they bring back to their hive to feed their young. The hornets leave the honeybee hives vacant, all that remains is the honey.
16:47
May 14, 2020
Heart Attak Risk May Be Foreseen In Your Genes | Spinal Cord Injury May Soon Have A Cure | Science Bytes with Joe and Craig S01, E07
Today is Thursday, May 7, 2020. When it comes to heart attack risk, how do you score? If you want a sneak peek into your risk of heart disease, here are your options: Your doctor can measure cholesterol and blood pressure, ask about your history of smoking and diabetes, and consider age and gender. For the 50-plus crowd, this approach works well, but these traditional risk factors do not account for heart attacks in those who are younger. Soon this may all change; scientists have an idea, based on your genes. Each year thousands of patients face life-long losses in sensation and motor function from spinal cord injury and related conditions in which axons are badly damaged or severed. New research in mice shows, however, that gains in functional recovery from these injuries may be possible, thanks to a molecule known as Lin28, which regulates cell growth. This week we can’t stop talking about Elon Musk saying the star link network will go live in six months.
11:24
May 7, 2020
Copper Kills Viruses! Is That True? | Rice Engineered to Resist Heatwaves | Science Bytes with Joe and Craig S01, E06
Today is Thursday, April 30, 2020. How many times, especially lately, have you heard that copper kills viruses. Can this be true, or is it just another snake oil cure? The SARS-CoV-2 virus endures for days on plastic or metal but disintegrates soon after landing on copper surfaces. Let’s discuss why. scientists made rice genetically engineered to resist heat waves, and can also produce up to 20% more grain. United States Police testing Pandemic Drones that monitor your temperature and heart rate from the skies.
14:34
April 30, 2020
A gene drive that disarms a deadly wheat pathogen | A gene variant may drive back Alzheimer's
A gene drive is a genetic engineering technology that propagates a particular suite of genes throughout a population. Gene drives have been proposed to provide an effective means of genetically modifying specific populations and entire species. The new wheat strategy would be the world’s first use of a gene drive to control a pathogen in plants. People with a gene variant that puts them at high risk for Alzheimer's disease are protected from its devastating effects if they also carry a variant of a completely different gene, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators reported in a large new study.
10:20
April 23, 2020
NASA's new Telescope | Smart Toilets Are Coming Your Way
A new NASA telescope idea that could spot vegetation on distant exoplanets. We have spoken about smart toilets before on the Joe and Craig Music Show. This smart toilet is much different than the ones we’ve spoken about in the past. The only difference, we may see this product available commercially within this decade.
11:55
April 16, 2020
Science Bytes: Why America Has No N95 Masks
Why doesn't the United States have any surgical masks? How can something like that happen to a superpower country like America? A New Blood test can detect up to fifty different cancers. This could revolutionize the way we detect cancer. Fact-checking disturbing claims that troubled us this week.
08:58
April 9, 2020