articles tagged "physics"

The Physics of Ant Swarms

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 | buzz
An ant

Swarming ants flow like syrup or spring back like rubber balls, whichever suits them. Could this lead to self-healing bridges? Is there a swarm intelligence directing this behavior? New York Times science reporter James Gorman chats with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing. more »

The Wonders of Physics

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | A Public Affair
The Wonders of Physics creator and director Dr.Clint Sprott

Did you know that only 80% of Americans know that the center of the Earth is incredibly hot? Or that only 75% of people know that the Earth revolves around the Sun? On Wednesday July 24th, host Tim Hansel talked with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Clint Sprott about these startling statistics of physics and science literacy in the United States. more »

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