Secrets of Lost Cities! Fluids Have Memories? Faerie Orphans!
Friday, July 27th, 2012
Explore the Lost City of Z in Brazil and the ancient city of Catalhoyuk in Turkey! Genetic Engineer & "How to Defeat Your Own Clone" author Terry Johnson shows us how fluids like corn syrup have memory thanks to laminar flow! And help us find an '80s sci-fi book about an orphan faerie.
Interested in exploring ancient cities? Now you can! Plus fluids have memory and hunting down '80s sci-fi books.
io9: We Come From the Future is a news show about science, entertainment and culture from a tomorrow that you wish you lived in today. Annalee Newitz, editor in chief of io9, and Esther Inglis Arkell, io9 writer, cover science fiction and science fact in a studio format with segments including Esther Gets Experimental, Ask a Scientist, Tragic Trailer, Doom of the Week, Trivia Quiz and This is Awesome. The show will feature field segments and interviews with scientists, experts, and authors. In a whimsical yet authentic format, Annalee and Esther will explain weird and interesting science, feature interesting material from the web, discuss popular culture in reviewing books, tv, and film, and perform fantastic experiments.
We start our look at the lost by checking out lost civilizations. When it comes to fiction, Esther is a big fan of DCs Atlantis, because that's where Aquaman lives. But for stuff that actually is based in fact, she likes The Lost City of Z. Annalee secretly lusts after R'lyeh, the secret loathsome city where Cthulhu sleeps.