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“Any sufficiently advanced technology,” as Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Is indistinguishable from magic.” But the real magic in the world of science and technology comes from understanding it. Join University of Tulsa professors Jerry McCoy and John Henshaw on a magical mystery tour of scientific knowledge. They’ll entertain you and raise your science IQ all at the same time. Ready? Earbuds in; amazement on; listen.

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Science Matters
11:05 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Structural Color

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You thought you learned everything you needed to know about color when mucking around with tempera paints in kindergarden. Not so. Nature has clever ways of revealing colors that we never imagined.

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Science Matters
4:36 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Aging

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In the Darwinian struggle for survival, why do some species age so much more quickly than others? Jerry and John slowly come to a quick conclusion. In dog years.

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Science Matters
3:38 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Golden Rectangle

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Some rectangles are really golden and we cherish them enough to carry them in our pockets or purse. But what did Pythagoras and his cronies have to do with this discovery? Let's dive in and explore on this edition of Science Matters.

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Science Matters
12:44 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Henry Mosely

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He should have won a Nobel prize at the tender age of 26 when he introduced amazing physics insights to what exclusively had been a chemistry problem. But World War I intervened.

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Science Matters
9:21 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Perpetual Motion: Start Building That Model For The Patent Office

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These days, you aren't required to actually build a model any invention that you're wanting to file at the U.S. Patent Office except for one thing: a perpetual motion machine. And for good reason, it seems.

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Science Matters
9:21 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein's path to the Nobel prize was anything but smooth. He was nominated eleven different years for the prize and finally didn't win what you think that he did. 

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