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Olfactory Produced

Adrian David Cheok, the founder and director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, is attempting to record odors digitally, and recreate them without the use of chemicals.  While a breakthrough in the area is still a long way off, the idea of digital smells has Jeff and Anthony wondering what this technology could possibly be used for, and, moreoever, what working in a place called the Mixed Reality Lab" might be like.

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Today's Story: http://nautil.us/blog/the-long-hard-quest-to-create-digital-smells

Today's story was sent in by Mike Becker. Thanks Mike! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-074-olfactoryproduced.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Dawn of the Planet of the Mice

Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York have successfully implanted human glial cells into the brains of mice to shocking result.  Not only were the cells not rejected, but the human cells completely dominated the mouse brain cells.  More incredibly, this led to mice which demonstrated a much higher capacity for memory and cognitive skill.  Yep, Anthony and Jeff are thinking what you're thinking: the age of super-intelligent mice is upon us, and it is only a matter of time before we are all doomed.  Listen as the guys bid farewell to the human race.

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Today's Story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26639-the-smart-mouse-with-the-halfhuman-brain.html?cmpid=RSS%7CNSNS%7C2012-GLOBAL%7Conline-news#.VJz1sV4AAC

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Direct download: whc-073-dawnoftheplanetofthemice.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Past Word Passwords

A New Yorker article all about passwords has Jeff musing on what Anthony's passwords mean about him.  It is a secret people tell themselves every time they log on to something, so what are the most common topics that appear in passwords?  What are the smartest passwords?  How can they can used to hack your life?

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Today's Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/magazine/the-secret-life-of-passwords.html?_r=2

Today's story was sent in by Shawn Stringfield. Thanks Shawn! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-072-pastwordpasswords.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Drying Too Hard

A new study suggests that using hand dryers in public restrooms is actually less hygienic than using paper towels.  This leads Jeff and Anthony to discuss bathroom etiquette, personal hygene, germophobia, assumptions about cleanliness, and the coolest way to dry your hands.

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Today's Story: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3629/hand_dryers_can_spread_bacteria_in_public_toilets_research_finds

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Direct download: whc-071-dryingtoohard.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Anthony and Jeff delve into perhaps the most disturbing topic they have ever tackled.  An article in National Geographic features the top 5 most terrifying "zombie" creatures - parasites that get inside of other creatures and force them to change their behavior, malform, or otherwise serve the parasite's procreation.  These are some of the most horrible organisms in the natural world.  This episode is not recommended for sensitive listeners.

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Today's Story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141031-zombies-parasites-animals-science-halloween/

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Direct download: whc-070-naturesparasitichellscape.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

200 PC

New anaysis suggests that the bronze computing device known as the Antikythera, discovered at the bottom of the Aegean Sea in 1901 is even older than previously thought.  In fact, this computer dates back to 200 BC and represents a incredible feat of pre-historic human engineering.  Anthony and Jeff marvel at a people that could devise such a thing, and rail at the Dark Ages for stealing away so many awesome advancements.

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Today's Story: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/ancient-computer-even-more-ancient

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Direct download: whc-069-200pc.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Work the Planck

According to quantum physics, Planck's Constant is the smallest unit of measure in the universe, beyond which nothing can be further divided.  Scientists at the Fermilab are building a Holographic Interferometer, or Holometer, with which they intend to test this theory.  If true, it could mean that our entire dimension is a hologram, projected into 3D space like a pixelized image on your computer screen.  Heavy stuff, but Jeff and Anthony wonder if it is cause for existential crisis or if it would even really matter.   Of course, that's exactly what holograms would say.

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Today's Story: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/planck-length/?mbid=social_twitter

Today's story was sent in by Joe Steiner. Thanks, Joe! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-068-worktheplanck.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Sound Shapes

Researchers at the University of Bristol are using ultrasound to create invisible objects in the air that you can reach out and touch.  Of course, Anthony and Jeff see this as the first step toward full holodeck technology, and and try to determine which industry can accelerate progress to that goal fastest. Hint: it's porn.

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Today's Story: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/ultrasound-used-create-3d-shapes-mid-air-can-be-seen-and-felt

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Direct download: whc-067-soundshapes.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Must Seethe TV

An NPR story about NBC's Peter Pan Live television event points out that a significant portion of the audience of major TV hits are people who self-identify as "hate-watching" the programming.  In fact, some networks are even programming to take advantage of these tendencies, embracing the live-tweeters who mock and add snide comments to the viewing experience.  Jeff and Anthony have a major problem with the idea of "hate-watching", but also both enjoy a great bad movie.  Are they hypocrites, or is there a difference between ironic enjoyment and vicious mockery?

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Today's Story: http://www.npr.org/2014/12/04/368308833/hate-the-idea-of-peter-pan-live-nbc-is-counting-on-it

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Direct download: whc-066-mustseethetv.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:46pm PST

Cocoa Beware

We are consuming more chocolate than we produce, and at the current deficit we may soon be facing a global cocoa shortage.  As a fan of chocolatey goodies, Jeff is worried about a potential joyless chocolate-free future, while Anthony welcomes a forced worldwide dietary shift.  One thing's for certain, this episode is totally sweet.

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Today's Story: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/11/17/chocolate-makers-warn-that-world-is-running-out-chocolate/

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Direct download: whc-065-cocoabeware.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:49pm PST

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