Episode 267: Technosignatures

This episode contains: Devon did not play Armada. Steven is looking forward to more X-wing releases. Steven talks about his D&D experiences.

This Week in Space: Advanced Alien Civilizations May Produce ‘Technosignatures’ That We Could Find, Experts Say. Scientists have devised a way to detect mega structures on the surfaces of exo-planets. They may also detect artificial light on an exo-planet surface. Devon tells us about an Iced Earth concept album.

https://www.space.com/search-for-advanced-aliens-technosignatures.html

Biological Imperative: FDA phase 1 trial shows hydrogel to repair heart is safe to inject in humans — a first. “Scientists successfully conducted a first-in-human, FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectible hydrogel that aims to repair damage and restore cardiac function in heart failure patients who previously suffered a heart attack. The trial is the first to test a hydrogel designed to repair cardiac tissue. It is also the first to test a hydrogel made from the natural scaffolding of cardiac muscle tissue.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190911142821.htm

Sci-Fi: Steven gives us a synopsis of Earth Abides by George R. Stewart. Devon is reading the Neanderthal Parallax by Robert J. Sawyer. Kevin Feige is on board for Star Wars.

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