Nuclear energy: is it too good to be true? Find out a little about the environmental impact of nuclear engineering on the environment- and whether it's the clean energy source we should be investing in.
Nuclear energy has a pretty bad reputation- radioactive materials, nuclear meltdowns- most people don't really trust the safety of nuclear power plants. Most people might just be unfairly biased against nuclear power, and we'll discuss it in the latest podcast about the health and safety of nuclear engineering.
The ScienceCourt team was lucky enough to sit down with MPR host and former television reporter Kerri Miller to discuss their research and arguments. Gear up- because the science court team is ready for court!
So you might be curious as to what actually happened at our Evidence Challenge a couple of weeks ago? What went down? Who argued what? What did Judge Bill McGinnis decide as to what research the science and legal teams could use as evidence and what they must throw out of the pool? Watch this explainer video made by our Programming Team member Grace O'Neil to see for yourself!
Tonight's Science Court class began our mock trial preparation for the final trial, which...believe it or not... is a mere week and a half away! Our science team began the show tonight by presenting their domain research to the class as a practice round for their presentations at the trial. With expert feedback from Assistant US Attorney Tim Rank who joined us for tonight's class, the science domains are on track to tidy up their presentations for the trial and make sure that they are able to give our jury all of the necessary background research to make their final decision.
We've all heard of nuclear power, but how much does the average person really know about it? How important is it in the energy industry? And what is the current status of nuclear power here in the US? In this episode you'll get a crash-course in the state of nuclear power in the United States, and with it a good idea of why we're taking it to court.
Yesterday evening, our Science and Legal Teams participated in the Science Court Pre-Trial Evidence Review Challenge. The members of the Science Team presented the sources that the class and instructors decided should be challenged on the grounds of relevance and cause. Each domain group argued why their sources should not be thrown out of the usable evidence pool for the trial.
Welcome back for year 2 of the science-court podcast! Find out what we’ve been up to in the first few weeks of class, and what we’ll be learning about and sharing with you for the rest of the semester. (Hint hint: this year’s going to be powerful!)
Still wondering what Science Court is all about and why you should be interested in it? Take a look at this video made by our amazing Programming Team viedographer, Grace O'Neil, on what Science Court is all about and how we got to where we are now in the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51dxUKY_Yt4&feature=youtu.be