Episode 26 is up. The paper is:
Comanns, P., P. C. Withers, and W. Baumgartner. 2016. Cutaneous water collection by a moisture-harvesting lizard, the thorny devil (Moloch horridus). Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.148791.
The puzzle is called “Four Balls in a Box” (Not to be confused with last week’s five-ball question).
Get your mind out of the gutter. This is about fluid dynamics! (Get your mind out of the gutter, again.)
Episode 25 is up. The paper is:
Truscott, T. T., B. P. Epps, and R. H. Munns. 2016. Water exit dynamics of buoyant spheres. Physical Review Fluids. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.1.074501.
The puzzle is called “Five Balls in a Box” (get your mind out of the gutter).
Episode 24 is up! The paper is:
Zimmerling, J. R., and C. M. Francis. 2016. Bat mortality due to wind turbines in Canada. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21128.
The puzzle is called “Tip Speed”
Episode 23 is up! The paper is:
Chang, B., M. Croson, L. Straker, S. Gart, C. Dove, J. Gerwin, and S. Jung. 2016. How seabirds plunge-dive without injuries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1608628113.
The puzzle is called “Skipping Baseballs”