To all the esteemed listeners,

We want to formally thank all of you for listening this podcast for so long. We finally reached the big milestone of 1 year of actual episodes and we are still planning on going. We will try to invite more and more interesting guests (while having easy access to professors in the university) and, hopefully, start the microfabrication series.

This episode was more for us since we are just having a random conversation among friends, we deserved after 1 year I think. If you actually get to the end let us know on Twitter, I'm curious to see how many get that far.

Again thanks and best regards,

STG podcasting team.

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In this shorter episode we have a discussion about the articles found on the Research*eu magazine on nuclear power research in the European Union. The discussion starts from a general overview of the nuclear energy in Europe in both technical and political/feelings prospective and moves to the new research and the Generation 4 liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactor designs.

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In this episode we have a very interesting discussion with Anna Fait from ETH Zurich (Twitter @AnnaFeit and http://annafeit.de) about her research on inputs methods and optimization of keyboard layouts in particular the research on the new French official layout (more info here and here the layout (in French) ).

The discussion is about all the new input solutions that are researched from better typing to VR and how the research is performed. The french layout is the best example of that, using algorithms and real data from people typing to analyze where all the special characters in a keyboard should be placed.

Sorry for the audio quality, we had some connection issues apparently and it is really hard to remove those clicks. I will try more and re-upload the audio if I manage to get it fixed.

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In this smaller episode Juhana is telling what a game engine is and how he is trying to build one for fun. The discussion is mainly focused on how an engine handles keyboard inputs, it is not something easy as you would imagine.

This episode is somehow connected to a future one we will have about research on the ideal keyboard layout that needed to be postponed.

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In this episode we discuss with Professor Kujala from Aalto university about his research work in Marine technology with a focus on the arctic (being located in Finland, there is always a focus on ice) and the expertise that the University and companies in Finland have acquired over the years.

We go through Ice breaker technology, how does an ice breaker actually works and then all the studies that are done on the ice itself to understand its behavior as a material and in relation to ships and, nowadays, offshore wind turbine in cold climates.

More info in the website of the project https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-mechanical-engineering/marine-and-arctic-technology

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In this episode we are discussing with professor Esa Kallio from Aalto about the satellites built in the university and how do you build a cube satellite with students. The Aalto-1 was the first satellite built in Finland and now, after 2 more built in Aalto University, some commercial cubesat have being built from spin off company.

The discussion is around what you can do with cube satellites, the possibility you can have to do science on a different scale (both complexity and price) compared to traditional, big and expensive satellite.

More info in the website of the project http://suomi100satelliitti.fi/eng

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In this episode we are discussing with Aalto University professor Armi Temmes about the future of district heating in Finland. Most of the discussion is revolving around the use of renewable energies for both electricity and direct heat generation.

Starting with an introduction to the topic and then following the needs and challenges from a technical and policy point of views of moving the heat production from fossil fuel to, mostly, wind and solar. All the discussion are on a planing phase and, while the technology might be there, there are still many big and small issues that need to be solved also on a policy and society level.

The project has a website is you want to know more: http://smartenergytransition.fi/en/front-page/

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In this episode we are discussing with Mario about HVDC electricity transportation starting from the electricity war between AC and DC and moving around the topics a lot trying to explain all of it in a understandable manner. Hopefully it was easy to follow, surely it was interesting for us to discuss and learn about!

PS Mario had a youtube channel so go and check it!

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In this episode we start speaking about some books we have read and the conversation quickly goes to the difference we think there is between some movies and their relative book. In particular 2001:space Odyssey, Fight Club, The Martian and Gravity even if it is not from a book.

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In this episode I'm discussing with Nicola our plans for a series of episode where we will go through generally and in depth into Micro and Nanofabrication as well as how the modern semiconductor industry works.

In the meanwhile we are discussing the new battle royale game Apex Legends from Respawn (the maker of the Titanfall series). From there the discussion always move around and we are discussing free 2 play models (apex included).

Sorry for the less interesting episode, we hope to start with more interesting technical episodes soonTM!

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