Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of June 9

Adam and Jamie from MythBusters were on Live With Kelly and Michael earlier today/Monday (Taye Diggs is the guest/substitute co-host).  The segment ended with a stunt modified from their tour.  Video is available online, though those outside the U.S. may have trouble accessing it.  (The link may also disappear after a few days.)

In stuff you may have missed, actor Kellan Lutz discussed his invention hobby last week on Conan.

It was an audio interview, but Morgan Freeman visited the Nerdist podcast to help promote the new season of Through the Wormhole (airing Wednesdays on the Science Channel in the U.S.).  It is rated Explicit on the iTunes, but all that might mean is that somebody (probably not Freeman) swore.  (No, I haven’t had the chance to listen yet.)  Since it’s just over an hour, do not expect the whole interview to focus on the science show.

As I noted shortly after posting last week’s late night post, Bill Nye sat in with the band on Late Night With Seth Meyers.  It’s a short clip, with not as much music as I’d like.  If you’re a little put off by Nye doing a comedy bit, it might help to note that The Science Guy had its start on a Seattle comedy program of note, Almost Live.

Before the new stuff, a repeat of note.  Neil deGrasse Tyson’s appearance on Carson Daly’s program from March will air again late Thursday (or early Friday, depending on your perspective).

On to the new stuff (besides this morning’s appearance of Adam and Jamie).

The Talk‘s technology expert, Chi-Lan Lieu, was on the show earlier today (Monday)  Simon Helberg, who plays an engineer on The Big Bang Theory, will be on the show Thursday.  Jumping back to tonight, relationship therapist Esther Perel visits with Stephen Colbert.  On Wednesday Colbert welcomes the main force behind Soylent, Rob Rhinehart.  Soylent, as its name might suggest for those steeped in science fiction, is a food substitute.  The commercially available form has approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so the ingredients do not map closely to its namesake.  The first version of Soylent was released last month, and it will be refined periodically based on input from Rhinehart and others.  There are already forums for using Soylent as a supplement in other recipes, rather than as a replacement (which would limit you to a liquid diet).  You can also create your own (which will not have FDA approval), though not every ingredient will be available at your mega-mart.

If you want something to wash the (imagined) taste of Soylent out of your mouth, the best I can recommend is the DVD/Blu-Ray of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, available starting tomorrow.


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