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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

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19:00 – 20:00 23 Nov 2016
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IOP Publishing, Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol, BS1 6HG

Speakers: Liz Kalaugher and Matin Durrani

The animal world is full of mysteries. How does a tiny turtle hatchling from Florida circle the entire northern Atlantic before returning to the very beach where it hatched? And how can a Komodo dragon kill a water buffalo with a bite only as strong as a cat’s? From heat and light to electricity and magnetism, popular-science book Furry Logic unveils the ways that more than 30 animals exploit physics to eat, drink, mate and dodge death. For this IOP South West Branch meeting, Liz Kalaugher and Matin Durrani detail how cats lap up water with a delicate flick of the tongue, why giant squid have eyes the size of dinner plates, how mosquitoes avoid death by raindrop, and more.

Free and open to all with refreshments from 18:30. To register, go to furrylogicphysics.eventbrite.co.uk

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP South West
Contact details: Miriam Howland, miriam.howland@iop.org

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19:00 – 20:00 23 Nov 2016
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