Michael Giacchino, composer for Star Trek, Lost, The Incredibles, Up, and many of more of your favorites stops by and we nerd out.
When a fan asks how we can solve the looming question of energy storage, engineer and guest host Bill Nye explains the science involved in liquid metal batteries… and, with an evil laugh, the potential profit involved for any company that makes them. Bill tells co-host Eugene Mirman and guest Mike Massimino how the batteries, which use magnesium, salastro t and antimony, can be placed in buildings and store renewable wind and solar energy during the day for later use, revolutionizing society and improving the quality of life for everybody.
Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy has a question of his own for astronaut Mike Massimino: “Do you guys really drink Tang?” The answer isn’t so simple, thanks to NASA rules, regulations and restrictions, but it makes for a surprisingly “generic” Star Talk Radio “Behind the Scenes” video. As co-host Eugene Mirman says, “There’s no branding in space.” Candy covered chocolates, anyone?
A fan wants to know if there are any theoretical limits on the size of a star, but there’s no way he could have anticipated just how theoretical comic co-host Eugene Mirman would get with Bill Nye’s answer involving black holes and gravity.