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  1. 9.8 hrs • 1/19/2016 • Audio Theater

    Doctor Geek and friends return to continue their mission to investigate science inspired by fiction in the hope to encourage the exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Season 2 Investigations: Episode 7 - Our Companion the Robot Investigation BeginsEpisode 8 - Cyber-WorldEpisode 9 - Karaoke ContestEpisode 9.5 - The Science of SantaEpisode 10 - 3D Printer Investigation BeginsEpisode 11 - Through the Looking GlassEpisode 12 - The SwarmEpisode 13 - Bionics Investigation BeginsEpisode 14 - Pedantic’s LabEpisode 15 - Night of the Working DeadSpecial Feature - Cast Interviews Science fiction meets real-world technology in Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 2. It’s the twenty-first century—have you ever wondered what happened to all those inventions, conveniences, and other concepts the future was supposed to bring? Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 2 explores all the realms of applied geekdom, examining the future that was, the future that is, and the future that has not yet come to pass. Dr. Scott Viguié created Doctor Geek’s Laboratory as an outreach to explore the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the hope of bringing people closer to the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, and others who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. Together we will help the future along—and give it a little push when needed. Viguié is an archaeologist and attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and storytelling. He is the creator of Dr. Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, a website and podcast, where the audience is brought closer to those who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. At the 2013 TimeGate science fiction convention Viguié was called the next Bill Nye. Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom is produced by Brazen Wench Productions, LLC, and distributed by Waterlogg Productions.

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    Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 2 by Dr. Scott C. Viguié

    Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 2

    Produced by Joe Bevilacqua
    Performed by a full cast
    9.8 hrs • 1/19/16 • Audio Theater
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  2. 12.2 hrs • 5/1/2015 • Unabridged

    In this follow-up to his bestselling The 80/20 Principle, the power law that helped hundreds of thousands achieve more by doing less, Richard Koch puts science to work, applying ninety-two other natural laws to promote the “science of success” within the ever-changing world of business. What does Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection prove about developing a niche product line? How can Isaac Newton’s laws of motion and gravity help in a crowded marketplace? This is a must-have book for business leaders looking for clear, evidence-based reasoning that explains why some companies seem to find success everywhere they turn, while others don’t make progress.

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    9.1 hrs • 2/3/2015 • Unabridged

    From the coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Abundance comes their much anticipated followup: Bold—a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions. Bold unfolds in three parts. Part one focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Part two of the book focuses on the psychology of bold, drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos. In addition, Diamandis reveals his entrepreneurial secrets garnered from building fifteen companies, including such audacious ventures as Singularity University, XPRIZE, Planetary Resources, and Human Longevity, Inc. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into ten’s of billions of dollars of capital, and how to build communities—armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true. Bold is both a manifesto and a manual. It is today’s exponential entrepreneur’s go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies, thinking at scale, and the awesome power of crowd-powered tools.

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    Bold

    9.1 hrs • 2/3/15 • Unabridged
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    6.6 hrs • 7/29/2014 • Unabridged

    An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally-renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. In Stuff Matters, Miodownik entertainingly examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper. He offers a compendium of the most astounding histories and marvelous scientific breakthroughs in the material world, including the imprisoned alchemist who saved himself from execution by creating the first European porcelain;the hidden gem of the Milky Way, a planet five times the size of Earth, made entirely of diamond; andgraphene, the thinnest, strongest, stiffest material in existence—only a single atom thick—that could be used to make entire buildings sensitive to touch. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, our lives are overflowing with materials. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way.

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    Stuff Matters

    6.6 hrs • 7/29/14 • Unabridged
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  5. 6.0 hrs • 12/1/2013 • Audio Theater

    Science fiction meets real-world technology in Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 1 It’s the twenty-first century—have you ever wondered what happened to all those inventions, conveniences, and other concepts the future was supposed to bring? Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 1 explores all the realms of applied geekdom, examining the future that was, the future that is, and the future that has not yet come to pass. Dr. Scott Viguié created Doctor Geek’s Laboratory as an outreach to explore the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the hope of bringing people closer to the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, and others who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. Together we will help the future along—and give it a little push when needed.

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    Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 1 by Dr. Scott C. Viguié

    Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Season 1

    Produced by Joe Bevilacqua
    Performed by a full cast
    6.0 hrs • 12/1/13 • Audio Theater
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    4.8 hrs • 5/7/2013 • Unabridged

    Legendary “space statesman” Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who set foot on the moon during mankind’s first landing with Apollo 11—and an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings—Aldrin has a vision, and in Mission to Mars he plots out the path he proposes, one that will take humans to Mars by 2035. Sections include Foreword by Andrew AldrinChapter 1: The View from Air Force OneChapter 2: Time for Decision-MakingChapter 3: Your Space: Building the Business CaseChapter 4: Dreams of My MoonChapter 5: Voyage to ArmageddonChapter 6: The March to MarsChapter 7: Homesteading the Red PlanetChapter 8: The Clarion Call

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    Mission to Mars by Buzz Aldrin

    Mission to Mars

    By Buzz Aldrin, with Leonard David
    Foreword by Andrew Aldrin
    Read by John Pruden
    4.8 hrs • 5/7/13 • Unabridged
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  7. 5.3 hrs • 3/29/2011 • Unabridged

    Why do certain civilizations, societies, and ecosystems collapse? How does the domino effect relate to the credit crunch? When can mathematics help explain marriage? And how on earth do toads predict earthquakes? The future is uncertain. But science can help foretell what lies ahead. Drawing on ecology and biology, math and physics, Crashes, Crises, and Calamities offers four fundamental tools that scientists and engineers use to forecast the likelihood of sudden change: stability, catastrophe, complexity, and game theories. In accessible prose, Len Fisher demonstrates how we can foresee and manage events that might otherwise catch us by surprise. At the cutting edge of science, Fisher helps us find ways to act before a full-fledged catastrophe is upon us. Crashes, Crises, and Calamities is a witty and informative exploration of the chaos, complexity, and patterns of our daily lives.

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    Crashes, Crises, and Calamities

    5.3 hrs • 3/29/11 • Unabridged
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  8. 8.7 hrs • 2/23/2010 • Unabridged

    From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world’s most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources. While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them. It is the inherent practicality of engineering, which takes into account structural, economic, environmental—and other factors that science often does not consider—that makes engineering vital to answering our most urgent concerns. Henry Petroski takes us inside the research, development, and debates surrounding the most critical challenges of our time, exploring the feasibility of biofuels, the progress of battery-operated cars, and the question of nuclear power. He gives us an in-depth investigation of the various options for renewable energy—among them solar, wind, tidal, and ethanol—explaining the benefits and risks of each. Will windmills soon populate our landscape the way they did in previous centuries? Will synthetic trees, said to be more efficient at absorbing harmful carbon dioxide than real trees, soon dot our prairies? Will we construct a sunshade in outer space to protect ourselves from dangerous rays? In many cases, the technology already exists. What is needed is not so much invention as engineering. Just as the great achievements of centuries past—the steamship, the airplane, the moon landing—once seemed beyond reach, the solutions to the twenty-first century’s problems await only a similar coordination of science and engineering. Eloquently reasoned and written, The Essential Engineer identifies and illuminates these problems and, above all, sets out a course for putting ideas into action.

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    The Essential Engineer

    8.7 hrs • 2/23/10 • Unabridged
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  9. 7.4 hrs • 1/3/2006 • Unabridged

    The technology underground is a thriving, humming, and often literally scintillating subculture of amateur inventors and scientific envelope-pushers who dream up, design, and build machines that whoosh, rumble, fly—and occasionally hurl pumpkins across enormous distances. In the process they astonish us with what is possible when human imagination and ingenuity meet nature’s forces and materials. William Gurstelle spent two years exploring the most fascinating outposts of this world of wonders: meeting and talking to the men and women who care far more for the laws of physics than they do for mundane matters like government regulations and their own personal safety. Adventures from the Technology Underground is Gurstelle’s lively and weirdly compelling report of his travels. In these pages we meet Frank Kosdon and others who draw the scrutiny of the FAA, ATF, and other federal agencies in their pursuit of high-power amateur rocketry, which they demonstrate to impressive—and sometimes explosive—effect at the annual LDRS gathering held in various remote and unpopulated areas (a necessary consideration since that acronym stands for Large Dangerous Rocket Ships). Here also are the underground technologists who turn up at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada high desert, including Lucy Hosking, “the engineer from Hell” and the creator of Satan’s Calliope, aka the World’s Loudest Thing, a pipe organ made from jet engines. Also at Burning Man is Austin “Dr. MegaVolt” Richard, who braves the arcing, sputtering, six-digit voltages of a giant Tesla coil in his protective metal suit. Add in a trip to see medieval-style catapults, air cannons, and supersized slingshots in action at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition in Sussex County, Delaware, and forays to the postapocalyptic enclaves of the flamethrower builders and the future-noir pits of the fighting robots, and you have proof positive that the age of invention is still going strong. In the world of science and engineering, despite its buttoned-down image, there’s plenty of fun, humor, and sheer wonder to be found at the fringes. Adventures from the Technology Underground takes you there.Launch homemade high-power rockets.Catapult pumpkins the better part of a mile.Watch robot gladiators saw, flip, and pound one another into high-tech junk heaps.Dazzle the eye with electrical discharges measured in the hundreds of thousands of volts.Play with flamethrowers, potato guns, and other decidedly unsafe toys… If this is your idea of fun, you’ll have a major good time on this wild ride through today’s Technology Underground. From the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s high desert to the latest gathering of Large Dangerous Rocket Ship builders to Delaware’s annual Punkin Chunkin competition (a celebration of “science, radical self-expression, and beer”), you’ll meet the inspired, government-unregulated, and corporately unfettered men and women who operate at the furthest fringes of science, engineering, and wild-eyed arc welding, building the catapults, ultra-high-voltage electrical devices, incendiary artworks, fighting robots, and other machines that demonstrate what’s possible when physics meets human ingenuity.

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