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Season 1, Episode 3
Farting cows, birds breathing circularly, bio-ink, Hummingbird wings and DIY desalination
In this episode Dr Sophie Calabretto and Dr David Farmer talk about… the work being done to bring an end to farting cows, how bird’s ability to perform circular breathing could be the reason why they can fly, bio-ink is making incredible advancements in printing replacement parts, how one man’s love of hummingbirds is revolutionising the sounds in our society and a DIY desalination plant that could mean the end of water stress globally and rival solar panels for space on our rooftops.
So we’re going to make lots of seaweed and put it in the cow feed and that’s going to reduce the methane output, but it’s also going to take carbon dioxide out of the air. And that’s good.
Birds can breathe circularly and should therefore be excellent at playing instruments like the didgeridoo.
Lungs for everyone!
We make a lot of noise and it disturbs animals, et cetera. And so part of it is actually just finding where the source is.
They’ve basically created what I would like to call the love child of desalination and water purification or water recycling.