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Title Sleek Geeks: Time - Ep 4 of 6
Published Australia : ABC, 2007
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Summary Sleek Geeks is a six-part factual series featuring Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and maths whizz Adam Spencer. Developed off the back of their successful stage show of the same name, the series is an everyday look at science in Dr Karl and Adam's eclectic and energetic style.The Sleek Geeks mix science with humour as they set out to answer some of the perplexing scientific mysteries we encounter on a daily basis. Sleek Geeks harks back to the days of Julius Sumner Miller and his memorable catch-cry: "Why is it so?" Like Sumner Miller, the Sleek Geeks' mission is to reveal the surprising science that lies hidden in our homes, offices and backyards. Based loosely around themes such as 'Time', 'Mind Games' and 'Senses' Sleek Geeks provides moments of deep thought to the most arcane and bizarre ideas imaginable.Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. Time seems such a predictable and constant part of our lives, but in fact it's anything but reliable. This week we're going to mess with your head and show how time is warped, twisted and altogether unreliable. Putting aside what calendar you're into (Mayan, Persian, Greek Orthodox or nude) we'll also show just how infinitesimally brief human life is in the epic history of the universe. We'll be examining Einstein's mind-bending theory of relativity as it relates to time, the speed of light and how all that helps you catch fish. And if that doesn't throw your body clock out of kilter we'll illustrate that none of us is actually living in the real world, because we're all on time delay. Things might speed up way too fast when we see Adam cope with one of the world's fastest bowlers. But don't worry. We'll also show you the world's slowest experiment. PRODUCTION DETAILS:Executive Producer: Alan Erson. Developed and produced by Cordell Jigsaw in association with ABC TV
Event Broadcast 2012-07-05 at 10:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Science -- Experiments.
Science television programs.
Time -- Systems and standards.
Time perception -- Experiments.
Form Streaming video
Author Kruszelnicki, Karl, host
Spencer, Adam, host