What we're about

The objective of this meet up group is to discuss cutting edge advances in technology, science, and medicine. Before attending an event, please read up on advances in two of the above fields so you can describe in some detail to the group. If you can, post links containing information your topics prior to attending meetings so other members can read up on them beforehand.

Additionally, if you find interesting articles on science, tech, or medicine, feel free to bring and share it regardless of what year they were published. In my opinion, anything is cutting edge if you didn't know about it until recently.

Here are some topics that we have discussed in the past:

Time restricted eating:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R-eqJDQ2nU

Energy transitions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkj_91IJVBk&feature=emb_title (https://sundaynewsletter.com/february-video-summaries/vaclav-smil-lecture-on-energy-transitions/)

The issues with industrial corn production:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/time-to-rethink-corn/

The economic feasibility of electric scooter startups:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pcb2cnEw

The effects of journaling on quantifiable markers of health and wellness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ1J9mrj9U4

Large molecules exhibiting wave particle duality:

https://phys.org/news/2019-09-atoms-quantum-superposition.html

The effects of automobile exhaust on infant health:

https://www.macfound.org/media/files/HHM_Research_Brief_-_Living_Along_a_Busy_Highway.pdf

Bisphenols (Such as BPA) in receipts:

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/green-chemistry/bpa-thermal-paper

Electronic glove offers ‘humanlike’ features for prosthetic hand users https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2019/Q3/electronic-glove-offers-humanlike-features-for-prosthetic-hand-users.html

Reducing the symptoms of autism with broccoli:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=x6G9knttpZc

America's most promising artificial intelligence companies:

https://flyingeze.com/americas-most-promising-artificial-intelligence-companies/

The shift away from coal as a primary energy source in the U.S

https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/renewables-coal?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

A French man who lives a normal life despite missing most of his brain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oXoMYJIvJ4

Advances in aviation technology:

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-19/eviations-alice-fly-year

An amphibious electric aircraft:

https://newatlas.com/amphibious-electric-aircraft-prototype-flight/59354/

What truckers think about AI driven trucks:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/business/truck-drivers-autonomous-trucking.amp.html

What AI developers think about AI driven trucks:

https://nyti.ms/1rQAM9E

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Discussions of Advances 5/1/2021

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Discussions of Advances 3/20/2021

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Discussions of Advances 2/21/2020

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