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Best BNR Nieuwsradio podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best BNR Nieuwsradio podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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A weekly podcast on space, rocket science, the hunt for life, telecommunications and maybe even some espionage. Space Cowboys is brought to you in English from Amsterdam by science and technology journalists Herbert Blankesteijn and Thys Roes.
 
AI in Real Life: machine learning, neural networks, deep learning. We’re on the threshold of something big. Join us as we explore what this means, not just for humanity in the future, but also for you and me, tomorrow.
 
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Philippe Schoonejans is project manager at ESA, and works on the communications module of Lunar Gateway. If all goes according to schedule, 2024 will be the year in which the first American woman will take her first steps on the lunar surface. We talk to him about the steps ESA will need to take to get her there - and what future European contr ...…
 
In this episode, we discuss the the progress that has been made with NASA's new Moon mission (Artemis), the Commercials Crew program (Crew Dragon and Starliner) and the apparent wake-up call at NASA after SpaceX's Starship presentation. And, to top it all off, we also find out how an Iranian launch failure revealed the USA's spy satellite capab ...…
 
In our conversation today we're exploring how far we will be able to peek into other solar systems in the coming years, after we've just had the first golden decade of exoplanet research. We'll talk about oceans of methane, robots vs humans, and a drunk moose that fell off the stairs at the mansion of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe in the 17th c ...…
 
Will Crowcombe of Dutch research organization TNO explains what laser data comms is about, who's working on it and when we can expect it to fly. Guest: Will Crowcombe Links: Read up on laser satcom at TNO News: Lost Vikram probe located on Moon surface Credits: Space Cowboys is made by Thys Roes and Herbert Blankesteijn in collaboration with BN ...…
 
Meanwhile Thys is still traveling in Asia where he encountered a new and hitherto undiscovered space agency, which was never before in contact with civilization. ;-) ==NEWS== Russian satellites spy on satellites Unmanned Soyuz carries a not too peaceful humanoid robot The Planetary Society's lightsail wasn't very effective after all Did Bereshe ...…
 
That's where Satelligence comes in. This Dutch company can analyze satellite data to verify not too much forest is cleared, it is cleared the right way and some decent replanting is done. Companies that failed to live up to the standards they agreed to, have lost important customers or investors due to information Satelligence provided. Space C ...…
 
But stay tuned for other important updates, such as a satellite that prints itself in space, a mysterious ooutage of the European Galileo satnav system and an equally mysterious Chinese space station that burnt up in the atmosphere. Meanwhile Thys travels in Asia, using information on deforestation from Satelligence, a Dutch company that we wil ...…
 
On the 20th of July it will be 50 years ago that the first human, Neil Armstrong, made his first 'small step' on the Moon. In this episode we discuss this event, what it has meant to us and what it has meant to space exploration. Herbert Blankesteijn and Joeri Nortier talk with our guest, space entrepreneur Arno Wielders, about the plans to ret ...…
 
==NEWS== Russia to launch X-ray satellite, was in the works for 30 years Orion Launch Abort System test The Titan drone mission proposal Apollo Mission Control restored Starlink, Elon Musks 12,000 satellite plan, has a failure rate of 5% Apollo 11? YT-channel Space Rip has a documentary about Apollo 12! ==CREDITS== Space Cowboys is made by Thys ...…
 
Blue Origin started as Jeff Bezos's space tourism company. Amazon's boss wanted to offer people a trip to the edge of space, about 100 kms high - no orbits around the Earth. Today Blue Origin's rockets return form a mission and land upright, just like those of SpaceX. The company launches missions for NASA, has three different rockets in the wo ...…
 
ESA has started projects where scientists and companies develop stuff ESA could use in spacecraft, or that would make space technology useful for people. An example is a wearable device that in some way has 'satellite communication capabilities'. Space Makers initiatives are ongoing in Ireland, Switzerland and Germany with more on the way. We a ...…
 
The Planetary's Society Lightsail 2 mission President Trump's perculiar tweet about moon and mars missions Co-founder of the Planetary Society Carl Sagan on Lightsail: Space Cowboys is made by Thys Roes and Herbert Blankesteijn in collaboration with BNR Nieuwsradio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Athena will co-operate with LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. How do two satellites work together? Both are scheduled for launch in the early 2030s and have been in the works for more than five years already. This is not uncommon in astronomy but how does a person work on such a time frame? Michael happens to be married to Sera Mark ...…
 
In this episode of Space Cowboys, were talking about the amazing icy worlds of Enceladus, Europa, and Titan - and ask why it might take some curious billionaires to actually fund ELF. Because NASA has still not allocated money to fund this most important of missions. Lunine is a planetary scientist and physicist and the Director of the Cornell ...…
 
You don't use a match to start a rocket engine. Dutch company APP specializes in igniters, and has found itself in related businesses such as parachute deployment devices and fire extinguishers. Their products are to be found on many space missions. Hosts Tyse Roes and Herbert Blankesteijn talk to Edwin Vermeulen of APP, who explains why igniti ...…
 
Space Cowboys is a weekly podcast about space, rocket science, the hunt for life, telecommunications and maybe even some e-spionage. Space Cowboys is brought to you from Amsterdam by science and technology journalists Herbert Blankesteijn and Thys Roes. Herbert is off today and Joeri is taking his place. ISIS https://www.isispace.nl & htttps:// ...…
 
Space Cowboys is a weekly podcast about space, rocket science, the hunt for life, telecommunications and maybe even some e-spionage. Space Cowboys is brought to you from Amsterdam by science and technology journalists Herbert Blankesteijn and Thys Roes. The moon rover we had on our desk Here's What Happened When The World's Space Agencies Simul ...…
 
But also stay tuned for space debris, Mars quakes and where the Voyagers are going. Our in-house space nerd Joeri Nortier is our guest. ==LINKS== We're NOT going to Mars Mystery accident with SpaceX crew capsule Blue Origin's mystery tweet Hayabusa blows 16 meter crater into asteroid Space janitor supposed to clean up space debris Where will th ...…
 
Space Cowboys is made by Thys Roes (https://yeah-science.net/) and Herbert Blankesteijn (https://blankesteijn.com/) in collaboration with BNR in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. SHOW NOTES https://eventhorizontelescope.org/ http://www.lofar.org/By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Protecting the environment of Mars and the Moon, let alone other planets and their moons? You'd think we have plenty to worry about the environment here on Earth. Still, the space organizations NASA and ESA both have Planetary Protection Officers, whose sole job it is to make sure we don't mess up other celestial bodies. Gerhard Kminek is ESA's ...…
 
In this Space Cowboys episode we discuss with Lisa how exoplanets are discovered, what changes life can make to the chemical makeup of an atmosphere and how you can detect those changes from lightyears away. The telescopes that are needed to do this, the James Webb Space Telescope and the Extremely Large Telescope, are expected to come into ser ...…
 
Space's main selling points are, in his view, inspiration, plain utility as in gps satellites, economic value as in return on your invested dollar or euro. We also discuss differences between ESA's and NASA's pr and what companies like SpaceX add to the mix. ==LINKS== Michel van Baal SpaceX's Starship tests in South Texas Video feed of same: li ...…
 
Popular fiction is nice and all, but it needs a soundtrack.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
From New York Drew Silverstein from Amper Music joins is. In the most amazing conversation we had on AI ... ever! You think you know how it works, but you really don't!By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Fun fact: the data that is Vandersat's raw material is free since governmental space offices love to have their work put to good use. This enables them to secure new funding. Join us as we discuss with Robbert lots of recent developments in spaceflight. ==LINKS== Vandersat ESA's Sentinel program America going back to the moon Timelapse of the U ...…
 
De Mink has had fellowships at Princeton and Bonn, and at NASA working with data from the Hubble Space Telescope. She has won the MERAC prize, and is a VIDI and Aspasia laureate. She also graduated cum laude at her two BA's, MA's and PhD. Space Cowboys is a show about the exploration of space hosted by tech and science journalists Herbert Blank ...…
 
And is it something we should be scared of? Spike Jonze gave us the beatiful 2013 movie HER, with a not so distant future is intelligent operating systems. Let's take a look at the status of the tech then and now.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Euro Beinat is Global Lead Data Science and AI for Naspers which gives him an unique position with a worldwide overview of all the Naspers subsidiaries. Where as David Lin, Global Head of Data Science for PayU works with that local knowledge to create more freedom with microcredits in India.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
The Voyager missions will be in the history books long after much of our time has been forgotten, Carl Sagan said. Voyager 1 and 2 are the first objects made by humans who have left the Sun's bubble called the heliosphere, and are now in interstellar space. They both send data back every day, with the power of a small light bulb. ==PATREON== Yo ...…
 
If you like to support weekly reporting on outer space, please consider supporting this show on Patreon: www.patreon.com/spacecowboys SHOW NOTES Capsule cheat sheet: https://qphl.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-72cadbb192c86ddeaf850b36ce7dc4fe Order a Fluffy Earth in two months: https://www.celestialbuddies.com SLS delayed again? https://spacenews.co ...…
 
T-minus has its onw rocket, the Dart, which can reach heights of around 100 km, it has contributed to the Insight mission that recently landed on Mars and it is starting its own factory of rocket fuel in the Netherlands itself. Quite a list for a company of no more than seven people. And that's not all, as he tells Tyse and Herbert in this epis ...…
 
We already discussed Jurassic Park and now it's time for Westworld! Or... is there a better theme park out there?By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
The loss of students gets greater with the loss of professors and research fellows to the big companies who are scouting talent non stop. The future of artificial intelligence starts with a proper education, but with not enough people able to teach them, where will the knowledge and talent come from in the near future? At the University of Amst ...…
 
We have many questions, such as Why, How, and Who pays. So this is going to be one hell of an exciting episode of Space Cowboys. Patreon You can support this show on patreon.com/spacecowboys Show notes Spacelife Origin The weather on Mars Dutch invention to find alien life Russian press conferenceBy BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Hiber's CFO Coen Janssen tells us about building satellites, covering all of the globe, getting your spacecraft launched, abiding by the rules in orbit, being a space company in Amsterdam, making money doing it and much more. ==SHOW NOTES== Hiber Coen Janssen Flyover of Europa (Jupiter's moon, that is) Mars One in trouble, talks to 'new investo ...…
 
Space law is dominated by a handful of (rather old) international treaties. Court cases do not occur, since countries and companies mostly resolve any disputes in a reasonable way. Legal fighting is in nobody's best interest. Tanja Masson is one of the world's leading experts in space law and she has lots to tell about space mining, travel to M ...…
 
Let me tell you a story about storytelling. And how Ai tells us the real story.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
For some people AI is like Lego; building blocks, which you can stake together, and solve real problems. AI as Lego looks like a box with apparently the same blocks, but when put together, you get different buildings, solving different problems. Bruno Jakic, co-founder of AI Applied and KeenCorp makes artificial intelligence and all its possibi ...…
 
So tells us Joeri Nortier, a colleague of ours at BNR who is a space nerd and acts as something between a guest and a co-host in this episode. We try and embarrass him by asking questions he can't possibly know the answer to, but then he does. Dive into Asian spaceflight with us and be surprised. ==SHOW NOTES== NASA tries to revive Opportunity ...…
 
In this sweeping episode we talk to Anthony Brown, Chair of the Gaia data processing and analysis consortium and researcher at Leiden Observatory - about the huge piles of data this mission is collecting, and the insights its giving us about our own cosmic backyard. ==SHOW NOTES== Impact of meteor on moon during eclipse Blue origin NS-10 launch ...…
 
All this lead Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb to propose that it might be a product of extraterrestrial technology. His colleague astronomer Seth Shostak knows a thing or two about looking forextraterrestrial life: he works at the SETI institute in Mountain View, CA, where the search for extraterrestrial life is their core business. So we asked Set ...…
 
Isaac Asimov the father of science fiction? Nah... He gets beat by a 200 year old story which is still relevant today. Come and take a look at the herstory of the mother of science fiction: Mary Shelley.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Jean-Paul van Oosten, Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Target Holding explains how to transform words into math, to make dictionaries from and for resumes, for use in human resources and at recruitment agencies. Which is very different from implementing AI for selection within a company, as a single company will almost always have a biased d ...…
 
==SHOW NOTES== Abandoned Space Hardware: CANCELLED Part Tess discovers new exoplanet Nasa's planetary protection officer The Enceladus LIFE finder mission was proposed as a NASA New Frontiers mission. It is not expected before 2030. ==PATREON== Please consider supporting us through Patreon, a website designed to fund creators like us to make th ...…
 
On New Year's Day the spacecraft New Horizons flew by Ultima Thule, a rock about 30 km in size way beyond Pluto. Images are on their way. In this first episode of Space Cowboys we ask astronomer Rudolf le Poole (and ourselves) what we already know about Ultima Thule, what we can expect of the data News Horizons gathered in the mere hours that t ...…
 
You want to feel something? In popular fiction AI wants feelings as bad as most of us want to get rid of them. In the future 2005, which is our past now, Robin Williams, who knows all too much about feelings, makes us care about robot feelings.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Kay Firth-Butterfield, head of AI and machine learning at the World Economic Forum and perpetually ahead of her time, talks about bringing governments, corporations, academia and citizens together to govern AI in an agile way: to accelerate, not impede, technology - but in the right direction.By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
Ever considered that whatever is helping you might need help? And maybe by helping, youre getting the help you need. So how wonderful if your helping hand is Ai, functional but not emotional. Right?By BNR Nieuwsradio
 
With good technology, content makers and users can broaden their world. Rather than focusing on our differences, lets start listening to better understand each other - techies, makers and users. Start with to this episode on AI in media: Check the episode 'AI in media Part I - Tech' hereBy BNR Nieuwsradio
 
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