Episode 051: Night Diving

Recorded May 13th, 2015

This episode contains:“Funny anecdote here,” Devon’s trip to Hawaii, manta ray night diving, plankton attracted to light

Pop-Sci: NASA and squid robots, NASA funding new ideas, soft robot squid pros and cons, mermaids, critic robots

http://io9.com/nasa-is-considering-the-use-of-soft-robotic-squids-to-e-1703592055

Nature-watch: Bird migration and climate change, weather affects seeds in turn affecting bird migration, bird irruptions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150511162906.htm

Biological imperative: Neurons changing careers after maturity, changing a neuron for one sense to another, brain plasticity, managing senses in the brain, the brain and blindness, WWW series by Robert Sawyer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150511154915.htm

TV Reviews: hidden cameras, Daredevil, Netflix v. cable, poor lawyers, character development and flashbacks, Stick, Rated R Karate Kid, Daredevil second season, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Night Nurse, David Tennant, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, OASIS, 80’s pop culture, Steven Spielberg directing movie version, awesome ride, Star Wars: Rebels, compare with Clone Wars, start of the Rebellion, stupid “roger, roger” droids (I hate them, I hate them so much!), characters of Rebels, Chopper is a jerk, violence in Star Wars cartoons, Vader, Tarkin, Lando, spoilers for end of first season of Rebels, the Inquisitor, Ahsoka, disappointment with new Star Wars books, new canon v. old canon, favorite Rebels episodes, Futurama quote, what Steven learned.

 

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