Archives for Technoptimist Show

The Technoptimist Show 6/9/21: Could Stealth “Nanotraps” Capture COVID?

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers virus-catching “nanotraps,” how to track wildfire smoke, and genetically modified grasses.

To learn more about the topics:
These “Nanotraps” Capture SARS-CoV-2 for the Immune System to Kill
How Wonky Cell Phone Signals Help Track Wildfire Smoke
This Genetically Modified Grass Can Clean Up Toxic Pollution

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

The Technoptimist Show 6/2/21: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Coming to the U.S. Soon

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers a future-proof coffee, preconception genetic tests, and genetically modified mosquitoes.

To learn more about the topics:
1 Billion Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Be Released in the U.S.
Rare Wild Coffee Species Brews Hope For Coffee’s Future
This Spit Test Will Help Couples Know Their Baby’s Risk Of Genetic Disease

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

The Technoptimist Show 5/26/21: Could Edible Insects Save the Planet?

Producer/Host: Teresa Carey

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers ultra-strong diamonds made from explosions, a unique use for solar panels, and edible insects.

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

To learn more about the topics:
We Don’t Have to Eat Insects. But Feeding Them to Animals Could Save the Planet
Solar Canals in CA Could Save 63 Billion Gallons of Water a Year
This New Crystal, Produced With Gunpowder, Is Stronger Than Diamond

The Technoptimist Show 5/19/21: Carbon capture balloons, fish farms on the moon, and metal-eating trees

In today’s show, Teresa covers carbon capture balloons, fish farms on the moon, and metal-eating trees.

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com. Before becoming a journalist she was a US Coast Guard licensed captain and professional mariner. She works primarily on the Atlantic Ocean, and from a tiny desk in Midcoast Maine. As a grad of the University of California Santa Cruz science communication graduate program, and a NatGeo Explorer, she loves telling stories on the intersection of science, culture, and heart. Carey’s work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey