Episode 379: Some Rejoice, We Mourn

This episode contains: Happy belated birthday Steven! Sorry about Christmastime. Devon built a garage for his son’s Lego MacLaren. Devon talks Let It Be, The Beatles documentary. You’re a fly on the wall in the studio. Ben and Devon talk about the digital restoration of both the video and audio. In other news, Ben is Batman, Devon is Superman, and Steven is Catwoman. Mmmrowl!

X Gon’ Give It To Ya: Let’s talk about XRays and how scientists may have discovered the first exoplanet found in the M51 galaxy. Turns out finding exoplanets in other galaxies is really difficult, you guys. This exoplanet may be Saturn-sized and orbit a black hole and neutron star. Devon and Steven think maybe we should focus on the problems in our galaxy.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211027094914.htm

Engage: DARPA-funded researches accidentally discover the world’s first warp bubble. The “Alcubierre/White Warp Drive” is a fascinating almost-viable propulsion theory, which was first theorized in 1994. If you accidentally discover warp drive while working on a death ray, finish the death ray. Ever wondered what DARPA stands for? Devon looked it up for you.

https://thedebrief.org/darpa-funded-researchers-accidentally-create-the-worlds-first-warp-bubble/

Science Fiction: Steven needs a new soundboard, as it’s crapping out on him. Help us out: patreon.com/sciencefactionpodcast. Netflix has canceled the live action Cowboy Bebop. Some people rejoiced. We mourn. Devon is sick of the drama on Netflix’s Lost In Space. “Just tell me what happens!” he screams into the void. Steven and Ben played Walkabout Mini Golf in VR together and it’s a blast. Can they convince Devon to get a VR headset? Ben says Star Trek: Discovery is firing on all cylinders in season 4. Devon calls a time of death on the podcast.

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