Quirks & Quarks

For the past 35 years, Quirks & Quarks has taken us to the cutting edge of scientific inquiry. Host Bob McDonald presents the people behind the latest discoveries in the physical and natural sciences — from the smallest sub-atomic particle to the largest objects in the sky and everything in between. The program also examines the political, social, environmental and ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. Quirks & Quarks is a program for those of us fascinated by the world above, below and around us.

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Episodes

Quirks & Quarks Seeing Through a Falcon's Eyes

Falcons are deadly hunters that can rocket towards their prey at upwards of 300 km/h to take them on the wing. But how do they make sure their speed kills their prey — and not themselves? Dr. Suzanne Amador Kane, a physicist at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, has been studying the question with new technology. She collaborated with falconers to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

Quirks & Quarks Stormy Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Brown dwarfs are strange interstellar objects that are similar to giant planets in size and sometimes temperature, but more massive and luminous, like stars. Dr. Stanimir Metchev, an astrophysicist at Western University, has been studying the weather on brown dwarfs, and found that all brown dwarfs are home to extreme storms, featuring winds of hundreds or thousands of kilometres per ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

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