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Friday, May 25 • 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Will Asteroid Mining Solve our Resource Shortages?

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As humanity continues to industrialise and advance technologically, deposits of accessible minerals are being exhausted, leading to concerns of global shortages of rare materials over the next 40 years. But many minerals that are rare on Earth are abundant in space, and space-based-solar is an order of magnitude more productive without night or atmosphere.

Will the industrialisation of space solve our resource and energy shortages of the future?

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Paul Fenwick

Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, futurist, software developer, and science educator. Paul is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience, machine ethics, space exploration, and mental health. His dynamic presentation... Read More →

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Jandy Hanna

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Division at WVSOM. Her PhD is in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and she currently teaches medical gross anatomy and studies the biomechanics of locomotion. Her Masters is in bioethics, in which... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson B
  Science