Episode 462: Metal and Bone

This episode contains: Ben and Steven do their worst (by which I mean their best) this episode. No Devon no cry. Ben went to a Renaissance Faire with his son and tells us all about it. Steven and his wife had a date night, with tacos.

Light, Keep It Light: Light-based “LiFi” is stunningly fast, notably fragile—and now standardized. Wireless communication now has a choice between radio and light waves, but this choice comes at a cost. LiFi has a ability to be extremely fast, but requires line-of-sight to be successful. We’re looking forward to future developments!


Aaaaauugggghhhhh: Surgical and engineering innovations enable unprecedented control over every finger of a bionic hand. A multidisciplinary team of surgeons and engineers have crafted a bionic arm with unparalleled functionality. This prosthetic arm required rewiring nerves, osseointegration, and AI algorithms to function. It’s amazing.


Science Fiction: Ben and his son watched Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which prompts a conversation about Transformer movies. But really, they got a very specific fact about technology and games from 1994 WRONG and it really bothers Ben. Steven chimes in with some Stormtrooper facts (that he stole from the YubNub Podcast) and also talks about the SAG-AFTRA strike. Ben is excited to talk about the best new episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Steven is trying to catch up on Foundation.