Episode 269: Voluntary Bionic Arms

This episode contains: Devon is getting back into recording music and finally learns what a DAW is. Devon also changed the pickups on a guitar, using the solder and all; and it actually worked! Steven tells us about replacing the exhaust on his Mustang.

Biological Imperative: Amputees merge with their bionic leg. “Scientists have helped three amputees merge with their bionic prosthetic legs as they climb over various obstacles without having to look. The amputees report using and feeling their bionic leg as part of their own body, thanks to sensory feedback from the prosthetic leg that is delivered to nerves in the leg’s stump.” We also discuss whether we would elect to have a health limb replaced with a bionic one depending on the advantages of the mechanical arm.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191002144243.htm

This Week in Space: New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains. “New kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, have been detected in the plumes bursting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The findings are the result of the ongoing deep dive into data from NASA’s Cassini mission.” WE discuss what this could mean for finding life in our solar system and galaxy.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/new-organic-compounds-found-in-enceladus-ice-grains

https://www.britannica.com/science/organic-compound

Sci-Fi: Force Friday happened. Apparently a lot of new Star Wars stuff won’t come out until after the new movie does for spoiler reasons. Steven also tells us about Fallen Order. Steven is reading Iron Gold, the 4th book in the Red Rising series. Devon read the second book of the Neanderthal Parallax by Robert Sawyer. Steven also read the new X-Men comics and gives us his review.

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