Sunday, April 17, 2016

Big Picture Science for Monday April 18, 2016 - Moving Right Along

Big Picture Science - Moving Right Along

ENCORE: You think your life is fast-paced, but have you ever seen a bacterium swim across your counter top? You’d be surprised how fast they can move.

Find out why modeling the swirl of hurricanes takes a roomful of mathematicians and supercomputers, and how galaxies can move away from us faster than the speed of light.

Also, what happens when we try to stop the dance of atoms, cooling things down to the rock bottom temperature known as absolute zero.

And why your watch doesn’t keep the same time when you’re in a jet as when you’re at the airport. It’s all due to the fact that motion is relative, says Al Einstein.


This encore podcast was first released on August 18 2014

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