Episode #575

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Carbon fiber bicycle wheels

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Scientists create a plastic polymer barrier that is 1 million times less permeable to water by adding a monolayer of graphene. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.6b02588

  • Item #2 Fiction

    A biodynamic study of sauropod necks shows that, in order to be stable they would have had to be very rigid, with a range of motion no more than five degrees in any direction. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711120523.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    A biodynamic study of sauropod necks shows that, in order to be stable they would have had to be very rigid, with a range of motion no more than five degrees in any direction. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711120523.htm

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘It is not the antiquity of a tale that is an evidence of its truth; on the contrary, it is a symptom of its being fabulous.’ – Thomas Paine, Age of Reason