EarthSky 22: Smart grids and killer asteroids

How the smart grid for the 21st century will affect your electric bill. Plus … will asteroid Apophis collide with Earth in 2036? And more on this week’s EarthSky 22.

What a great time to be alive. This week – smart electric grids to save energy and lower cost for 21st century electric consumers. Plus the already-legendary asteroid Apophis. Will it threaten Earth in 2036? And learning about biofuel from the stomach’s of cows. This week’s super science presentations come to you from EarthSky 22 host Jorge Salazar and from producers Deborah Byrd, Beth Lebwohl, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard and more … including …

Better biofuel? The cow knows how. Image Credit: Locomotive Stillstand

Bill Meehan of ESRI talking about GIS and smart grid technology

Deborah Byrd on asteroid Apophis

Ryan Britton on parrot fish asleep in a mucus coccoon

Geneticist Eddy Rubin on how cows can help us build a better biofuel

Special thanks to EarthSky 22 lead producer Mike Brennan and to this week’s musical contributors:

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

My Education

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