Tag: science

Nature’s fireworks: glowing fireflies lighting up Utah

Nature’s fireworks: glowing fireflies lighting up Utah

By Micah Moen 40 Comments January 18, 2020

So we’re out at Goshen ponds. We’re out here today looking for fireflies. People don’t think they’re here in the West because fireflies are traditionally an eastern species. We found flashing fireflies in Utah. That’s a pretty big deal and we can’t wait to get them back to the lab and start to analyze them […]

Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait

Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait

By Micah Moen 10 Comments January 18, 2020

for a long time roboticists have been inspired by nature in designing their robots for example when looking at how to construct six legged robots they’re inspired by insects. In insects if you look across many different species use the same locomotor strategy for moving fastest: they use the tripod gait. it’s a movement in […]

Planet Flat Earth | 2020 Documentary II

Planet Flat Earth | 2020 Documentary II

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 17, 2020

Just our common sense everyday perception of the earth it is flat as far as we can tell it is motionless as far as we can tell and everything in the sky is revolving around us as far as we can tell if Nobody told us otherwise we’d logically assume that the earth was flat […]

How Chaos Theory Unravels the Mysteries of Nature

How Chaos Theory Unravels the Mysteries of Nature

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 17, 2020

If someone showed you a swinging pendulum—like this and asked you to calculate the pendulum’s position at some point in the future, you might think it’d be relatively simple. We should be able to predict that with the known laws of motion, right? But this calculation is actually so complicated that it requires a relatively […]

RICHARD FEYNMAN – Nature of Nature

RICHARD FEYNMAN – Nature of Nature

By Micah Moen 54 Comments January 17, 2020

If I’m sitting next to a swimming pool and somebody dives in and she’s not too pretty, so I can think of something else, I think of the waves and things that have formed in the water, and when there’s lot’s of people that have dived in the pool, there’s a very great choppiness of […]

The nature of matter

The nature of matter

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 17, 2020

One of the coolest things about science is how it can completely blow your mind and teach you that something that you thought you understood very well is completely and totally wrong. Take ordinary matter- the kind that makes up you and me and, well, everything around you. You probably think you have a pretty […]

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How This Living Art Can Make Our Air Better to Breathe

How This Living Art Can Make Our Air Better to Breathe

By Micah Moen 2 Comments January 16, 2020

do you ever feel sluggish or brain fogged at your desk find yourself struggling to stay awake through a conference call well a study out of Harvard says that could be because of more than just a caffeine or sugar crash it could literally be the air we breathe let’s go over some quick basics […]

A network of science: 150 years of Nature papers

A network of science: 150 years of Nature papers

By Micah Moen 68 Comments January 16, 2020

This is Nature’s publication record. 150 years of interconnected research represented by the majority of Nature’s papers. A snapshot of the ever growing web of collaboration and discovery that is science. Each dot is a paper. The colour represents the field – yellow for Earth and space science, green for physics, and so on. Two […]

The Tomales Bay Watershed: Giacomini Wetlands

The Tomales Bay Watershed: Giacomini Wetlands

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 15, 2020

[Daniel Strain] This is the Natural Laboratory, a podcast exploring science for Bay Area National Parks. I’m Daniel Strain. In the second part of this series on the Tomales Bay watershed, we’ll explore wetland restoration projects here on the Point Reyes peninsula and across California. [background voices] [Daniel Strain] These eighth-grade students are getting a […]