Adult Forum for January: Changing Technologies

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/23/22
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location
Red River UU Church

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During January, we will learn about various changing technologies that impact our lives

Jan 2: The Webb Telescope
How does the Webb Telescope work? :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P8fKd0IVOs   29 min 45 sec
What makes Lagrange points special locations in space:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PHvDj4TDfM  13 min 30 sec
Jan 9: Power Grid Storage

Pumped water Storage : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66YRCjkxIcg   9 min 13 sec
Iron air Battery storage:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui6wWzxCrQ8   12 min 2 sec
Rail gravity energy storage :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHrlnnbJuDg&t=112s    2 min 51 sec
Liquid metal battery :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRyo0Nr7CrY&t=1561s    32 min 33sec
Flywheel energy storage:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2U7bDNcPM&t=598s    11 min 19 sec

Jan 16: Coal plans and mines in Navajo county

Navajo nation buys coal mines on the cheap:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_cLRzGAJ0.    6 min 11 sec
Dropping stacks at Navajo Power Plant in Page, AZ:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWTH2zoiNX0.    3 min 4 sec
Demolition of Nucla Power Plant this year in July:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL1vRqykFf0.    3 min 46 sec
Nanticoke Generating station demolition, Ontario, Canada:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAMary8h9c4   11 min 2 sec
Wind turbine failures, top ten: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nemy4TD4I3A   10 min 27 sec
Thermal solar farm in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZzaTs_q72k.     8 min 6 sec
World’s biggest Energy Megaprojects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp02tB7UDec    10 min 9 sec
Jan 23:An overview of some of the nuclear power plant accidents.
They seem terrible, but compared to the thousands of people killed by coal mining accidents and “Black Lung” disease, nuclear is pretty minuscule.

First fatal accident in US SL-1 reactor in Idaho:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ8cYheR5xo   24 min 53 sec
Comparisons of dangerousness of nuclear power:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3znG6_vla0    15 min 02 sec
Economics of nuclear power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC_BCz0pzMw.    16 min 10 sec
Jan 30: The great Texas blackout 202

Fault Lines; The Texas blackout:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6hII8876QU.  25 min 38 sec
What really happened?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08mwXICY4JM   16 min 47 sec
Who’s to blame :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RIy-AOtPzo    2 min 50 sec