Animals & Robotics, Surgery Models, Ice Music, Permaculture

Animals & Robotics, Surgery Models, Ice Music, Permaculture

Constant Wonder

  • Apr 19, 2019 8:00 pm
  • 1:38:41 mins
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How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future Guest: David Hu, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering and biology, Georgia Institute of Technology and author of “How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future” Have you ever wondered how a snake slithers? Or how do certain insects walk on water? What about the ability that certain species have to navigate on both water and land? What is it about these animals that allows them to move, and why should we care? What can animal motion tell us about the future of robotics? Making Music with Icestruments Guest: Tim Linhart, Founder of Ice Music in Luleå, Sweden  What does it take to make a cello or guitar? Probably some suitable wood. String of some kind would be good. And a fair amount of know-how. But what if you were to make them out of water instead of wood? Water would trickle away … so maybe snow and ice instead? Tim Linhart makes icestruments, and they make an amazing sound. When Medical Marvels and Movie Magic Collide Guest: Gregory Loan, Simulation Engineer for the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program Gregory Loan helped build lifelike models for films like Jurassic Park. He now works at Harvard making props so realistic that doctors can perfectly practice surgeries before getting to a live patient. Building a Garden of Eden Denise Devynck, Founder, Utah Valley Permaculture Classroom Gardens & Greenhouse We’re going to teach you how to design a garden that recirculates water, maintains and fertilizes itself, attracts native pollinators and produces a bountiful harvest. Your very own Garden of Eden.

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