May 23, 2014 8:55 pm

Sunday on StarTalk Radio: Darkons, Repelatrons, and Fun with Physics

Photo of StarTalk Radio guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice in studio.

Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice in studio.

By the time you’re done listening to this Sunday’s podcast, Cosmic Queries: Space and Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy, you will know the following things about him:

  1. What his favorite ice cream flavor is, and why it’s the best flavor.
  2. Why you can’t watch too much Star Trek, and that Bill could quit if he wanted to.
  3. The reason he considers conspiracy theories to be lazy thinking.

And, because Bill is at heart a mechanical engineer, you will find out more than you ever thought you’d learn about microwave clock circuits, global positioning satellites, asteroid velocity, and how to use a moon-based laser to volatize the surface of an asteroid heading towards Earth to change its trajectory enough to stave off our extinction.

You will also learn:

  1. Why even though you age more slowly if you live at the equator, it’s not enough to make it worth relocating.
  2. That a significant problem with launching rockets is the acoustic wave energy in flame ducts.
  3. How to figure out the gravitational attraction between a man and a woman. (Although comic co-host Chuck Nice offers up an entirely different way to solve the problem.)

And if that wasn’t enough, Bill happily expostulates on darkons, repelatrons, smoochifying and what we might discover if we use the Large Hadron Collider to smash things with more smashness.

Join the fun with Bill and Chuck this Sunday night, May 25, starting at 7:00 PM ET on our website and within mere moments on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and TuneIn.

That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!
–Jeffrey Simons

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