Some of the other things we talked about were:
- Astronomy Night at JMU on April 2nd
- Replacing bar codes using radio frequency identification technology and the possible replacement of cashiers
- Genetically enchanced muscle-trout and the troubles they might cause the ecosystem
- A mini-Ice Age that followed the last Ice Age that ended 13,000 years ago due to the melting of a glacier
- A small satellite using a solar sail not only for gaining momentum, as you'd normally expect, but also for a relatively gentle slowing down due to collisions within the extremely rarefied atmosphere
- Computer simulations of comets delivering glancing blows to planetary surfaces and, in turn, the possible generation of biochemical molecular precursors within the comets
- The discovery that identical twins don't have identical sets of bacteria within their intestines, a finding that resulted from the in-depth study of their fec. . . well, perhaps I've said too much.
If you want to follow up on any of these, send Brian and me an e-mail at JMUScienceRadio@gmail.com. And let me remind that you have a brain--don't be afraid to use it!