October 4, 2011

EP. 23 — Weapons

One of the coolest things about science is that you can use it to blow things up! Our guest, physicist Robert Ike III, knows all about harnessing atoms and can explain just how particle accelerators, Uranium, and lasers work. Mostly lasers. This episode is primarily about lasers. And gerbils, surprisingly. It’s a real blunderbuss of an episode! Am I using that term correctly?

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