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Season 1, Episode 6
Herding sheep, A breaking model, Yawning lions, fusion energy and blue dye
In this episode Dr Sophie Calabretto and Dr David Farmer talk about…
In today’s episode of STEMology, we’re going to talk to you about …
A new way to herd sheep that is not as stressful on the sheep, the physics community are keeping a careful watch on some results which are coming out showing a foundational model is broken, yawning means more to lions than humans, we take a step closer to fusion technology and the discovery of a natural blue dye
Correction from Mark in New Zealand… cow burps produce more methane than a cow fart
it turns out that our traditional herding methods, which are often using things like sheep dogs, really stress the sheep out in a way that’s maybe a little bit unkind.
physicists are not upset about this, they’re actually quite excited that it might be broken
not only are the yawns contagious, but they provide some kind of important social cue for the lions to coordinate their behaviour.
what they’ve managed to do using their physics and particle magic is create stable plasma at 50 million degrees Celsius.
what they wanted to do was create this natural blue. And in fact, they were still using the red cabbage
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