A Moment of Science: Video
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You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. These short video podcasts provide the scientific story behind some of life's most perplexing mysteries. There's no need to be blinded by science. Explore it, have fun with it, but most of all learn from it. A Moment of Science is a production of WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
|1||VideoGood Morning, Dave||What does it mean to say that a computer can "think"? Learn more about the "Turing Test" on this Moment of Science.||2 2 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoParkin’ and Honkin’||All you want is a parking space, but the jerk you’re waiting on to leave is just sitting in his car taking his time. Why do we find this so aggravating?||6 1 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoHypnic Jerks||You're nodding off in class, suddenly your muscles twitch and you're wide awake again. What causes these sudden muscle contractions?||6 12 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoLaughter is a Social Signal||Recent research has shown that people are 30 times more likely to laugh in a social situation than when they are alone. Find out why on this Moment of Science.||3 11 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoThe Trick Inside A Trick Candle||You keep huffing and puffing, and…the candle still doesn’t go out. Learn about the science behind trick candles on this Moment of Science.||6 10 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoGet Angry, Think More Clearly||Ever have trouble concentrating? Studies have shown that anger can actually sharpen your concentration.||1 9 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoHaven’t We Met?||Wouldn't it be creepy if you woke up one day and didn't recognize even your closest friends? Learn about facial agnosia on this Moment of Science.||4 8 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoDog Mouth vs. Human Mouth||Which would you rather be bitten by, a dog mouth, or a human mouth? and which is really cleaner? Find out on this episode of A Moment of Science.||20 7 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoCaffeine Persuasion||Can consuming caffeine make you more easily persuaded? Find out on this Moment of Science.||18 7 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoGuys and Video Games||Why do guys tend to get so much more into video games than girls? Turns out, there's a scientific explanation. Learn more on this Moment of Science.||17 7 2009||Free||View In iTunes|