Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2010 (1of 11)

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2010 (1of 11)

November 19, 2019 8 By Kody Olson


Hello every body… my name is Mark Miodownik. I’m a material
scientists from king’s college London. I’m going to tell you something about stuff, but you made of stuff i made of stuff, this floor is made of stuff and it’s wonderful stuff but you think you
know something about stuff don’t you? I’m going to show you some strange stuff, that perhaps you don’t know about. the royal institution such a civilized place
a cup of tea before I’ll start my lecture, how wonderful! I’ll need some sugar… let’s get a some sugar stuff
here it is. Putting it in my thee. Now, look even the cup is made of stuff,. the spoon is made of stuff steering my cup the thing is about stuff is that sometimes
it does Things That you weren’t really expected The spoon that melts in your thee!
Maybe but still incredible they think While we’re on incredible I got here a liquid that so incredible And before I shut you, I will ask you if you will do my
favour Could you turn off you common sense for this lectures and he just a tiny open every month and that’s
what it had all of us the time off to his finalisation things are so strange so aud
basis only hindrance if you keep saying all the best make any sense the turn of the points
that now liquids and mobile phones make agreements anyone who’s ever sat family with iphone back
pocket how distraught he think quite excited he should be doing make changes writes umberto company sold if you’ve got the strange
liquid to look for a company this stuff doesn’t hurt mobile phone to talk
about little things love it’s still working fighting right now that you could you put this in a loose as it was all a lot of bob after that says stop really can’t just take it completely
unawares hit is eight coffee cup sent sent it on my arms i was using it for a visit to actual something
very order that this i took it into the lab and material for the tests on it nothing came up positive until we use the
guy to count on it now geiger counter to text redemptive iti if i’m radioactive this’ll click very strange present primary hiding checking all the presence of
mind cement on the big i and insanity so how do you understand the strange properties
of matter and can we once we understand that we use them to make even more marvelous things well in order to understand that anita taking
only jenny which is going to be involved understanding about science we you know what does that mean what was on
the east to the three dimensions of specks of me so that’s why i said left to right down back
up and so i think if i know where and that is
the nation’s surely i know everything but it turns out not to be true it turns out that even for a while forty cotton you need to know how big you are if you know how things are going to happen in the world’s leading technology with anytime
mention travelers in these lectures and i’m going to take you to the really big
undertaking to skyscrapers i’m gonna show you that the forces that don’t make up that off is gravity and that’s the really make
a big difference to change things and then within israel into small things actions and when you see that different physics domains
dumbass quantic annex brother restraints that goes
on and also despite the fact that very small this is off to space down there how we use that the key point is going to be but at different scales different physics
dominick so even though i can stand on a tiny so crystal right it isn’t it’s not gravity that keep me stuck to it it’s the separates forces of this crystal plaintiff action at
least fifty in this lecture what we’re gonna be doing
is looking at animals right and how size affects animal behavior in particular what’s very
useful to these small so we can look at aunts and we’re gonna see
how this is the strong to be honest when you find out what it’s secrets
gary and then we can look at the big things efforts right wonderful here religion preaches maze ing things that time
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in effect onto octet pasta uh… hamish has anyone here co-op act but if you got packed you have so that they
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to the bottom you go this way bright and i’ll take the lead and the funny thing is that he comes up for
that he was up for jumping practices break tenable position perhaps there
is it jumping off the building or is it maybe he knows something that i don’t now by telephone this hype but certainly done but couldn’t survive bronze five months of when it comes to forego
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anything except that the six nation survive it but will be top of a tall building quality and we think that i had no chance hamish has
no charges about the things that give you the right people okay so we have with went
undecided insulin selling okay but what about what about sleeping pill pay six was adopted by and large bore of the
building well now i wonder all you can’t by passing a high-technology
i think the rights okay so what how would we decided how can we decide this is true
or not well let’s do next time right now you have no chance we’ve got this lunch
box here ineffective now this isn’t as total building but it’s pretty high so if we do experiment dropping pacts we can actually find out the answers the phone of culture knowledge what real pat because
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some crash tests at seventy-eight you’re going to take the price of the facts now look at these links back to the fact that
fact but later on when it reaches back on to review the results that came in it yeah you can watch a movie you go back and
take your seat and the d_c_ and we’ll see what happens side of is pretty exciting this is an eight
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see wealth not author turns out that that essentially as as you guys thought most
of you it does actually matter how big you are babysat by a foal what’s changed and the we got the same material one of the news it’s stronger than the other
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