It’s new podcast day! We’ve finally made it to Episode 10. In this episode we thank our first Patreon supporter (thanks Tony!) and follow up on a couple of things. First was the bittersweet end of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, which we covered on our twitter page. Second, we talked about our experience with the recent solar eclipse and our plans for 2024’s solar eclipse.
For topics this week, we talk about a process being developed by French researchers to use microbes and light to turn fatty acids into long-chain hydrocarbons that could replace traditionally-produced fossil fuels. And finally, we talk about a ruling from a US appellate court that selling or streaming altered version of copyrighted films (particularly Return of the Jedi sans Leia’s bikini) constitutes infringement, which could affect fan edits like the Despecialized Edition.
Episode 10 Show Notes
- Support Science [and/or] Fiction on Patreon! For as little as $1 a month, you could help us keep making this podcast and we’ll be eternally grateful.
- Check out NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s follow up on the end of the Cassini-Huygens mission here.
- We shared the illustration (on the right) of Saturn hugging Cassini by Lisa Poje (@pojemotion) on our Twitter. Go buy it printed on something here!
- Info about the 2024 solar eclipse here.
- Researchers Find an Enzyme That Harvests Light to Make Hydrocarbons (via Ars Technica)
- Selling Alterable Versions of Star Wars is Still Infringement, Court Says (via Ars Technica)
- Listen to previous episodes of the podcast here!