On the fourth leg of our road trip, we figure out where traffic comes from and what it would take to make it finally go away.
At the third stop on our road trip series, we coast in for a pit stop and check out car design. We find out how monster trucks are different than cars, how culture influences car design and what it’s like to make car into animated, talking movie stars.
Our planet needs some carbon dioxide, but cars are pumping more into the atmosphere than our carbon cycle can handle. We’ll explore what all this carbon means for our planet. And we talk to a scientist who is working to change how we fuel our cars, so we can cut back on all this carbon dioxide.
On the first leg of our road trip, we’re exploring the history of engines and how they work, with a little help from Car Talk’s Ray Magliozzi.
There are a whopping 10 sounds for you to guess in this episode. Are your ears up to the challenge?
So far, we’ve debated bridges vs. tunnels, fire vs. lasers and whether cats are evil or just misunderstood. What’s next?
What happens in your brain when you read? What goes into the writing of the words? And what about the making of the books themselves, the physical objects?
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Homemade slime is sticky, gooey and all the rage, but what is it? When you combine ingredients like glue and laundry detergent you get a strange, flubbery substance. We’ll explain what’s happening on a molecular level to make this stuff.
What was the very first lifeform like? What was the first fish or mammal? Is it even possible to know?